London: Printed for Nathanael Ranew at the Kings - Arms in St. Paul's Church - Yard, 1692. 1st edition, issue without the Author's name, and with Basilike correctly spelled (Madan 167; Wing W-310A). , 37,  pp. The "B" in Basilike appears to have been reimpressed over an "E" giving rise to the supposition that this the second state of the title leaf, and that the t.p. with the erroneous "E" is an earlier state. 4to: A - E4. 8" x 6". Modern grey boards, red leather title label to spine, gilt lettering. Modest wear & age-toning to binding, VG+. Age-toning & browning to text, Very Good. Item #50271
"When the controversy upon the authorship of the 'Eikon Basilike' occasioned by Anthony Walker's assertion that the book was not written by Charles I. but by John Gauden, broke out in 1691, Hollingworth loudly proclaimed his intention of defending the King's claim and character with his last breath...Accordingly he made a savage attack upon Walker in 'A Defence of King Charles I.' Walker answered Hollingworth in this a 'A True Account of the Author of a Book entituled Eikon Basilike."
Madan comments, "Walker's account impresses by its modesty and obvious sincerity, though he was considerably nettled at the way in which his good faith had been impugned by Hollingsworth."