Pope Joane (Joan), A Dialogue Betweene A Protestant And A Papist, Manifestly Proving, That A Woman Called Joane Was Pope Of Rome: Against The Surmises And Objections Made To The Contrarie, By Robert Bellarmine And Caesar Baronius Cardinals: Florimondus Raemondus, N.D. And Other Popish Writers, Impudently Denying The Same.
London: Ed. Blunt and W. Barret, 1610. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Small 4to. Bound in contemporary 1/4 smooth morocco with original marbled boards. The binding is moderately rubbed and scuffed but remains very solid. One word hand written marginal notation only. Two pages, L 2-3 added in facsimile. STC 5659 and, according to this source, the author's first published work. "Cooke was a person most admirably well read in the controversies between the protestants and the papists, vers'd in the fathers and schoolmen, a great Calvanist, yet witty and ingenious, and a satyrical enemy in his writings against the Romanists." Written as an interrogatory exploration, though, for this author at least, there was no doubt regarding the conclusion. Now quite scarce.