LAYNG, Henry. ~ The Rod, a Poem. In three Cantos... Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson... 1754.
4to (268 × 210 mm), pp. 7, , 46; with an engraved frontispiece by James Green of Oxford; printed on good-quality paper; light waterstain to upper edge of a few leaves, slight offsetting onto the title; recent boards.
First edition. The author was a Fellow of New College, Oxford, and the subject of his poem is corporal punishment, for he tells how Scotus is assassinated for indiscriminate use of the Rod, taught to him by Minerva.