London: Print for Tho. Parkhurst, Tho. Cokerill and Benj. Alfop, (1680).
Titus Oakes was a religious fanatic and conspiracy monger during the "Popish plots" in the late 17th century. He was also a known homosexual (expelled from several schools in his early life for sodomy) and was eventually found guilty of perjury in 1685. See Norton, R. Mother Clap's Molly House @34; Herrup, C. A House in Gross Disorder @128. In the 1630s, the sensational Castlehaven affair had whetted the appetites of those who equated homosexuality with the degeneracy of the Catholic church in England.
Folio pamplet (31 x 20cm), sewn, but separated from a bound volume. pp. ,24,33-36. The jump in pagination is common to all copies & a printer's pagination error. Slightly frayed on the lower outer margins, light dampstain affecting upper inner margin first few leaves, otherwise very good. [Wing O41; Watt 713r].