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1 ANDERSON Farmer Seeks Jeffersonian Democracy.

ANDERSON, BRUCE. The Farmer Seeks Jeffersonian Democracy. Baltimore, King Brothers, Inc., Printers (c1943) vii, 279pp, bibliography, index. Bound faded blue cloth with gilt title on spine and front cover, covers lightly soiled, contents clean. "This is a series of eleven studies dealing with the status of democracy in the United States. The first eight are a history of the movement from early times; how our founding Fathers through the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Dream of Jefferson laid the foundation to preserve liberty within the nation; how forces within our body, economic and politic, heave deflected democracy from its natural course. The last three chapters deal with the individual, the organized community and nation, working through laws governing the democratic principle, which, with our genius for freedom will use the forces of farm technology, mass productions and the ballot to restore the abundant life for the masses of mankind, popularly known to Christians as the Kingdom of God... This study is a result of my trying to find the solutions to the problems facing the farmers of the United States..."--Intro., p. vi. 
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The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion.  With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions., ANONYMOUS.
2 ANONYMOUS. The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions.
Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion 1825 First American Edition Leather Scarce Georgetown, D.C. Imprint by Joseph Milligan, 1825, Catholic Conversion 9.3 x 14.3cm. Georgetown, DC 
ANONYMOUS. The Old Fashion Farmer's Motives for Leaving the Church of England, and Embracing the Roman Catholic Faith, and His Reasons for Adhering to the Same: Together with an explanation of some particular points, misrepresented by those of a different persuasion. With an Appendix, By way of antidote against all upstart new Faiths: Concluded with asking thirty plain Questions. First American Edition. Georgetown: Published by Joseph Milligan, Agent for a Company of Gentlemen. 1825. (Printed by William Cooper, Jun. Washington City). 9.3 x 14.3cm. $125.00 Printed by Joseph Milligan the Georgetown printer, bookseller and binder. He is know for having appraised Jefferson's library for Congress and for transporting the 6000+ books from Monticello to Washington. He was also somewhat of a skilled binder as Jefferson praises his binding in his letters. A somewhat scarce imprint. Concerning the book we are offering, the anonymous author states in 'The Author's Advertisement:' "And my reasons for now presenting this to the public, are first, to prevent people from being imposed upon by false notions concerning my conversion. Secondly, to shew that I became a Roman Catholic upon no other motive than from a thorough conviction of the truth of what that Church teaches; and that after a mature deliberation and strict scrutiny into the most substantial points of doctrine, especially those that seem to clash most with sense, and man's natural inclination, not from any particular pique, or temporal interest. And thirdly, to make it appear the Roman Catholics are by no means such abominable, idolatrous, wicked wretches, as some roaring Protestant preachers, and authors, represent them." Bound black leather spine with vellum corners and marbled paper over boards, spine with simple single horizontal fillet lines dividing it into 5 panels, gilt title directly on spine, small piece chipped from top of spine, worm holes & track along about 1.5cm of front hinge, wearing through vellum at top corners, worn through marbled paper at edges, rubbed & scuffed, faded yellow page edges, worm damage to front endpapers and first 5 leaves in upper inner corner--does not come close to any text, removed signature scar and/or tag on front paste-down endpaper, light damp stains in bottom margin of most pages, medium foxing throughout, tear in third leaf repaired with archival paper. Collation: A-M8, N4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, [iii]-iv The Author's Advertisement, [5]-199pp text, (1) blank. American Imprints #1825-21738. 
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3 BEECHER Gospel the Only Security for Eminent and Abiding National Prosperi
19TH-AM-NY-NT 
BEECHER, LYMAN. The Gospel the Only Security for Eminent and Abiding National Prosperity. In: The American National Preacher. Vol. 3, No. 10, March, 1829. Edited by Rev. Austin Dickinson. New-York: Stereotyped by A. Chandler, and Printed by J. & J. Harper. 1829. Octavo. Printed at top of title wrapper: Dr. Beecher's three Sermons on National Prosperity. Pamphlet in printed paper wrapper, untrimmed, light foxing, light damp stain on top of last few pages. Pagination: printed wrapper, pp147-160pp, containing Beecher's 3 sermons on the text of Jeremiah 9:23-24. Lyman Beecher, N. W. Taylor's "most energetic disciple...Although he has never been considered as one of the great American theological thinkers, he is important as a promulgator of the New Haven views..."--Burr: Critical Bibliog. of Religion in Amer., p.997. 
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An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ, BELLAMY, JOSEPH
4 BELLAMY, JOSEPH An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ
Joseph Bellamy's An Essay on the Nature and Glory of theGospel of Jesus Christ, Boston, 1762, First Edition 1762 First Edition leather good+ 12mo in 6's; 10.7 x 16.6cm, Boston Early signature on front free endpaper: "Daniel E
BELLAMY, JOSEPH. An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: As also on The Nature and Consequences of Spiritual Blindness: and The Nature and Effects of Divine Illumination. Designed as a Supplement to the Author's Letters and Dialogues on the Nature of Love to God, Faith in Christ, and Assurance of a Title to Eternal Life. By Joseph Bellamy, A.M. Minister of the Gospel in Behlem, in New-England. "We all with open Face, beholding as in a Glass "the Glory of the Lord, are changed into the "same Image. "But if our Gospel is hid, it is hid to them that "are lost. Boston, N.E. Printed and Sold by S. Kneeland, in Queen street, opposite to the Probate Office. 1762, 12mo in 6's, 10.7 x 16.6cm. $550.00 Joseph Bellamy(1719-1790) ardent disciple of Jonathan Edwards and earliest and most faithful of his successors. "He was full of enthusiasm for the Great Awakening, and for the New Light theology inaugurated by Jonathan Edwards, which had been the occasion of the revival, since it enabled the preacher to call men to repentance, as the older Calvinism had not. In this vein he preached with fervor, cogency, and success, first to his own parish, and from 1742 on, from place to place in and around Connecticut for part of the year, during several years... Settling down at the close of the revival he bagan writing in defense of this new theology... Young men came to him to study for the ministry, and a sort of theological seminary grew up in this tiny backwwods settlement... He was a striking example of bold independent thinking in early New England."--Dictionary of American Biography, II:165. We offer the First Edition of his An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A few quotes from the book: "Section VI. Vindictive Justice an amiable Perfection the Diety; a Beauty in the Divine Character. Vindictive Justice is that Perfection in the Divine Nature, whereby God is inclined to punish Sin according to it's Desert...God's giving his Son to die in our Stead, to redeem us from the Curse of the Law, as led some to think, that God is not inclinded to punish Sinc according to it's Desert: whereas his Inclination to punish Sin according to it's Desert, induced him to give his Son to die in our Stead."--p.95. "Section XI. The Nature of Divine Illumination... To see the Holy Beauty of God's moral Character, to see the Beauty of Holiness, to have Holiness appear beautiful and seem lovely to the Soul, is of the same Nature as to love Holiness; but to love Holiness, is Holiness it self."--pp.201, 205-206. Bound original calf with raised bands and double gilt fine fillet lines outlining bands and red morocco title label, covers scuffed and rubbed some, endpapers split at inside hinges but hinges tight, light tanning of pages, light foxing but a bit heavier on endpaeprs. Collation: A6, a2, B-Y6, Z2. D3 mis-signed C3. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi Preface, (8) Contents, [1]-254pp. (2) vi (8) 254pp. Evans: American Bibliography #9064. Early signature on front free endpaper: "Daniel Emerson's." 
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5 BOAND Lewis Littlepage.

BOAND, NELL HOLLADAY. Lewis Littlepage. By Nell Hollady Boand. 1970 Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia (c1970). Octavo. Bound maroon cloth, lightly sunned top edges, library stamp on title and endpapers, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpapers, otherwise tight & clean. Pagination: x, 290pp. "Lewis Littlepage, a seventeen-year old... left Virginia for Spain to join the Jay Commission there while the heaviest fighting of the Revolution was going on and who wound up a fabulous career in Europe as chamberlain and first confidential secretary to the last king of Poland, Stanislaus Augustus II. The series of his adventures that followed Lewis Littlepage's arrival in Europe, so fantastic that they could not be believed except that there was documentation for every step of the way, Mrs. Boand collected into an amazing story."--Introduction by Marjorie Peters. 
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6 BOARDMAN, HENRY A. The American Union: A Discourse Delivered on Thursday, December 12, 1850, the Day of the Annual Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania, and Repeated on Thursday, December 19, in the Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia.
1851 Disbound pamphlet light foxing, small (? inch & less) water stain on bottom of title and next 10 leaves, title and last leaf lightly soiled, light foxing throughout--a bit heavier on title and last leaf. Pamphlet Octavo Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Successors to Grigg, Elliot & Co., 
BOARDMAN, HENRY A. The American Union: A Discourse Delivered on Thursday, December 12, 1850, the Day of the Annual Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania, and Repeated on Thursday, December 19, in the Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. By Henry A. Boardman,D.D. Sixth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Successors to Grigg, Elliot & Co., 1851, octavo.

Disbound pamphlet, light foxing, small (? inch & less) water stain on bottom of title and next 10 leaves, title and last leaf lightly soiled, light foxing throughout--a bit heavier on title and last leaf. 56pp.

Early signature of an "E. R. Bates" on title page.

Henry Augustus Boardman (1808-1880) Presbyterian leader and minister of the Tenth Presbyterian Church, Phila., 1833-1876, his first an only pastorate. He was elected by the General Assembly to be Professor of Pastoral Theology in Princeton Seminary but declined to accept. We offer his discourse on the importance of keeping the American union intact.
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7 CARUTHERS, E. W. Revolutionary Incidents: and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the "Ol
1854 Book Duodecimo Philadelphia 
CARUTHERS, E. W. Revolutionary Incidents: and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the "Old North State." By the Rev. E. W. Caruthers, D.D. Philadelphia: Hayes & Zell, 193 Market Street. 1854. (Philadelphia, King & Baird, Printers.) 12mo.

Bound publisher's original embossed maroon cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine, gilt eagle & shield on front cover, bottom half of original spine lacking but sometime partially rebacked with a piece of maroon cloth, heavily worn through original cloth on all edges of cover and with corners worn down, top of spine chipped away, original owner's name scratched out on front paste-down endpaper but remaining is "Bought in Raleigh Feb. 5th 1855," modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, lacking 3cm strip along fore-edge of front free endpaper, endpapers soiled some, light foxing throughout, scattered marginal dampstains. Collation: 1-36. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-iv contents, [v]-xii preface, [13]-431pp, (1) blank. Howes C210. Sabin 11167. First Edition, first series.

A standard history of the Revolutionary War in North Carolina, though partly by remembrance and tradition. Chapters include: Causes of Toryism in North Carolina; Regulators--their Origin and History; Scotch Highlanders; Attempt of McDonald to reach Wilmington; Battle of Moore's Creek; Capture of the Court in Pittsboro; Battle at McFall's Mill; Capture of Gov. Burke; Colonel Andrew Balfour; Colonel Wade and the Affair at Piney Bottom; The Battle of Elizabethtown; etc.
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8 DAVY Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in A Course of Lectures for the
PHILADELPHIA 
DAVY, HUMPHRY, Sir. Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in A Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture. By Sir Humphry Davy... To which is added, A Treatise on Soils and Manures, as Founded on Actual Experience, and as Combined with the Leading Principles of Agriculture: in which the Theory and Doctrines of Sir Humphry Davy, and other Agricultural Chemists, are Rendered Familiar to the Experienced Farmer. By a Practical Agriculturist. Philadelphia, B. Warner, M. Carey & Son, and Bennet & Walton; and in Baltimore, by F. Lucas, Jr., Joseph Cushing, and Edward J. Coale, 1821, octavo. Bound full tree-calf with red title label, chipped top of spine, rubbed, scuffed, foxing, worm holes in outside margin last 10pp of second title. Pagination: 304pp, index; 92pp. 
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9 DAYTON Lewisburg Landmarks. Drawings by Naomi S. Hosterman.

DAYTON, RUTH WOODS. Lewisburg Landmarks. Drawings by Naomi S. Hosterman. Charleston, WV, Education Foundation, Inc., 1957. 20 x 26.5cm. Bound light red or rose colored cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, endpapers slightly tanning, contents clean, dj in mylar sleeve and is soiled some, a few small tear in dj, name of a previous owner on back cover of dj. 62pp, illustration on every page, ow good+ condition. The book devotes one page to each historical house or building in Lewisburg, WV, for a total of 52 places. Each one of these is illustrated with a pencil drawing by Naomi S. Hosterman. This copy inscribed by the author: "Dear Mrs. Snediger[?] With my love Ruth Woods Dayton." 
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10 FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 1916. Marion County in the Making. By the J. O. Watson Class of the Fairmon
NEWMAN 
FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 1916. Marion County in the Making. (James O. Watson, c1917; Baltimore, Md., Press of Meyer & Thalheimer) octavo. "By the J. O. Watson Class of the Fairmont High School, West Virginia. Under the supervision and direction of Dora Lee Newman, Head of the Department of History in the High School." 362pp, many ills., bound green cloth spine and corners with light green paper over boards, paper rubbed & chipped at edges, soiled some. 
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11 GARNETT, JAMES M. Lectures on Female Education. Comprising the First and Second Series
1825 4th edition Bound full calf with red leather title label spine ends chipped away, rubbed at edges of hinges, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, light to medium foxing--heavier on endpapers. Thick 12mo in 6's. Richmond, VA Early ownership signature of a "Mary Willa Banger"
GARNETT, JAMES M. Lectures on Female Education. Comprising the First and Second Series of a Course Delivered to Mrs. Garnett's Pupils, at Elm-wood, Essex County, Virginia. By James M. Garnett. To Which is Annexed, The Gossip's Manual. Fourth Edition. Richmond: Printed and Published by Thomas W. White, Sole Proprietor of the Copy-right. 1825. Thick 12mo in 6's. Bound full calf with red leather title label, spine ends chipped away, rubbed at edges of hinges, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, light to medium foxing--heavier on endpapers. Early ownership signature of a "Mary Willa Banger" on front flyleaf. Collation: engraved frontispiece, 13, 25, 3-336. Pagination: engraved frontispiece, (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-5 editor's preface to third ed., (1) blank, [7]-15 commendatory letters, (1) blank, [19]-51 introductory remarks, (1) blank, [55]-246 First Series, (1) half title, (1) blank, [249]-352 Second Series; (2) blank, (1) half title, (1) blank, [357]-389 Gossip's Manual, (1) blank. The author in his introduction, emphasizes the importance of women's education, based on the assertion that women were the primarily educators of children both male & female. He proceeds to decry "the preference which many parents, as well as teachers give to the driving, rather than to the leading system of teaching; and the principle of envious rivalship, most falsely called 'generous emulation...' The driving system consists simply in carrying the verb flagellare--to flog,--flogging,--flogged, through all its various moods, tenses, participles, gerund, and supines on the bodies of its victims... Boxes on the ears are substituted for the vocal sounds which should be addressed to the understanding through those organs; birching is applied in lieu of argument... As to the much vaunted principle of emulation,--what i 
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12 GIBBS, JOSIAH FRANCIS. Lights and Shadows of Mormonism.
1909 Bound green cloth with gilt title on spine, title in blind on front cover, rubbed and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners, spine faded, contents with just very slight tanning of pages, otherwise good condition. Book Octavo Salt Lake City 
GIBBS, JOSIAH FRANCIS. Lights and Shadows of Mormonism. J. F. Gibbs. (Copyrighted by Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Co., 1909.) Octavo.

Bound green cloth with gilt title on spine, title in blind on front cover, rubbed and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners, spine faded, contents with just very slight tanning of pages, otherwise good condition.

Pagination: (1) dedication, (1) frontispiece, (1) title, (1) copyright, 5-9 contents, (1) blank, 11-15 prefatory & personal, (1) blank, 17-535pp. Flake: A Mormon Bibliography #3552, only edition.

"The initial thought in connection with the writing of this volume was to assemble the evidences relating to the political perfidy of the Mormon "prophets," and to make a brief statement of the political incidents in Utah from 1890 to 1909. ...The past fifteen years have been largely devoted to fighting the political encroachments of the prophets on the civil rights of the people. And the remainder of my life, so far as may be practicable, will be devoted to combating the Mormon swamp light on a broader plane than that of its political phase"--pp13 & 15. The author grew up in Utah as a Mormon. He was excommunicated from the church in 1907: "It served me right; I had been an apostate from the day when, in 1871, I first resented the domination of the Mormon priethood in politics."--p.14.
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13 HAYWARD Religious Creeds and Statistics of Every Christian Denomination in
1836 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-HAYWARD 
HAYWARD, JOHN. The Religious Creeds and Statistics of Every Christian Denomination in the United States and British Provinces. With Some Account of the Religious Sentiments of the Jews, American Indians, Deists, Mahometans, &c. Alphabetically Arranged. By John Hayward. Boston: Published by John Hayward. For Sale by the principal Booksellers generally in the several States. Press of Jonathan Howe, No. 39, Merchants Row, 1836. 12mo, 12 x 18.8cm. Bound publisher's brown cloth with embossed floral/vine pattern in blind, remains of printed paper title label on spine, bottom 2cm of spine cloth lacking, worn through cloth at top of spine and corners, worn through cloth along 4cm of rear hinge, covers soiled, bright yellow endpapers, both sets of endpapers split along lower 5 & 6cm of hinges, starts, damp stain on pp149-50, p150 with 4 lines crossed out with black pencil of some kind--can still read the crossed out text with a magnifying glass, light foxing. Collation: 2 unsigned leaves, 2-136, 144. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-4 preface, [5]-114 main text, [115]-156pp Appendix. American Imprints 36-37959, with locations: Pacific Sch Rel. Berkeley; Garrett Biblical Inst.; Amer. Antq. Soc,; N.H. Hist. Soc.; Brown Univ. OCLC adds: Columbia Univ; Stanford Univ; Univ. Minn.; Emory Univ.; Utah Hist Soc.; and in England: 2 in British Library. This work covers the United States and Canada is alphabetical by denomination. It includes Christian Connexion, Disciples of Christ, Harmonists (1 paragraph), Indian religions, Mormonites(13pp), Shakers(7pp), Tunkers. The article on the "Mormonites" is in the appendix and includes The Character of [Joseph] Smith, by his father-in-law, Isaac Hale. Flake: A Mormon Bibliography, #3926. Richmond: 
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14 HODGE Typed, signed letter on the letterhead of The Board of Education of
19TH-AM-PA-PHILA 
HODGE, EDWARD B. Typed, signed letter on the letterhead of The Board of Education of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Dated Philadelphia, Mar. 15, 1899. 20.5 x 26.7cm. Letter addressed to Mr. J.L.M. Curry, Room 3, Kellogg Bldg., Washington, D.C. Signed: "Edward B. Hodge" Corres. Secty. "As you ask particularly as to the location of schools for the colored race in the south, I would refer you for detailed information to the Rev. E.P. Cowan, D.D., #516 Market Street, Pittsburgh, Penna., who is Corresponding Secretary of the Board for Freedmen... An important Presbyterian institution for the education of colored men is Lincoln University, situated near Oxford, Chester Co., Penna. It has a collegiate and theological department..." Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (1825-1903) statesman, author, educator. Probably best known for his life long efforts for public education in the South. 
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15 HOLIDAY Politics in Fayette County.

HOLIDAY, ROBERT KELVIN. Politics in Fayette County. Montgomery (WV) The Montgomery Herald, Inc., 1956, (8) 53pp, 2 portrait in text, endpaper lightly foxing, bound original blue cloth, good+ cond. Title signed by author. 
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16 MASSACHUSETTS. GENERAL COURT Report of the Committee of the Senate of Massachusetts; Comprising The
19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-ADAMS 
MASSACHUSETTS. GENERAL COURT, SENATE. Report of the Committee of the Senate of Massachusetts; Comprising The President's Message of the 1st of June;--The Report of the Committee of Foreign Relations;--The Act Declaring War;--The Proclamation of the President, announcing that event;--and the Address of the Senate to the People of this Commonwealth. June 26th, 1812.--Ordered to be printed. Boston: Adams, Rhoades, & Co. Printers. 1812. Octavo. Pamphlet, side stitched, untrimmed, dog-ears, moderate to heavy foxing. Pagination: 28pp. Amer. Bibliog. #26011. An interesting piece of American history laying out the reasons that war has just been declared on Great Britain. 
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The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements., MATHER, COTTON.
17 MATHER, COTTON. The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements.
1721 First Edition Book Octavo, 13 x 21.2 x 3cm London 
First Edition of Cotton Mather's The Christian Philosopher, London, 1721


MATHER, COTTON. The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements. By Cotton Mather D.D. And Fellow of the Royal Society. [printer's device] London; Printed for Eman. Matthews, at the Bible in Pater-Noster-Row. M.DCC.XXI. [1721] Octavo, 13 x 21.2 x 3cm. $3,200.00

Cotton Mather (1662/63-1727/28) Puritan clergyman, scholar and author, he was the eldest son of Increase Mather. "Cotton Mather was the most influential writer of his generation in America. He brought the puritan period of New England history to an end and started towards the evangelical pietism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His vision of Christian religion flying to America inspired nineteenth-century writers on America's manifest destiny..." Re his work with natural science: "Many of Mather's letters to England were about the natural sciences. In 1712 he sent the first of several accounts of unusual natural phenomena to John Woodward, a prominent English geologist. He followed up with letters addressed to John Waller, secretary of the Royal Society, with the hope that they be published in the society's Philosophical Transactions. From 1712 to 1724 Mather sent a total of eighty-two such letters, known collectively as `Curiosa Americana'. Many were printed in the Transactions. Mather made no secret of his wish to be included among the circle that made up the Royal Society, and was elated when news came of his election to the fellowship in 1713. Thereafter with great pride he put FRS after his name. In 1714 he sent to London a large manuscript epitomizing the science of the day that was published in 1721 as The Christian Philosopher. The chapter on astronomy, according to a modern historian, is `The finest example of how Newtonian Science came to America and was disseminated' (Theodore Hornberger in Holmes, 1.137).--quotes from: Michael G. Hall, `Mather, Cotton (1663-1728)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2013 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18321, accessed 18 May 2016].

Bound full calf Cambridge paneled style binding with darkened center panel, slight raised bands, rubbed & scuffed, leather splitting along front hinge but hinge still holding well, corners bumped and starting to wear through, surface worm track on rear cover, medium to heavy foxing with some lighter pages, scattered dampstains throughout, marginal only silverfish damage outside edge of pp 119-132.

Collation: A4, B-U8. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-vi Dedication by Tho. Bradbury, (1) An Index (i.e., contents), (1) publisher's ad, 1-304pp. Holmes: Cotton Mather 52-A. Sabin #46253.

Provenance: written at head of title: Theophili Pickering Libr. Maii 15. 1724." Written on recto of front flyleaf: "Nehm. Porter's 1759" then in different ink: "Price 25.s, then below in different hand: "This Book I give to my Son Nehemiah Porter, 1811." This is possibly Nehemiah Porter (1720-1820) Congregational clergyman, graduated of Harvard 1745, minister in Ipswich & Ashfield, Mass. and in between these Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, had a son Nehemiah born 1754 who likely was alive in 1811. Bookseller's tag on lower inside corner of rear paste-down endpaper: "This Book was Supplied by H. Seward, Bookseller Utica, New York, U.S.A., World Wide Out-of-Print Bookhunters Submit Your Wants! Printed in England."
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18 PEPPER Life and Times of Henry Gassaway Davis 1823-1916.

PEPPER, CHARLES M. The Life and Times of Henry Gassaway Davis 1823-1916. NY, The Century Co., 1920 (c1920, Published, February, 1920) octavo, xi (1 blank) 318pp, 16 illustrations including frontispiece, index; deckle page edges, light browning, bound blue cloth, mottled spots on spine and edges of covers--i.e., varnish coming out of cloth in spots; otherwise in good condition. Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) Railway builder & U.S. senator. Began his career as a brakeman for the Baltimore & Ohio RR in 1842. In 1881 he began construction of the West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh Railway, completed in 1904. 
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Purchas his Pilgrimage.  Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places discouered...., PURCHAS, SAMUEL
19 PURCHAS, SAMUEL Purchas his Pilgrimage. Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places discouered....
1614 Bound early leather, sometime rebacked Book Small quarto, 19.2 x 28.5 x 6.1cm (binding). London 
Early North America History Including Florida, Virginia, & New France: Purchas His Pilgrimage, London, 1614


PURCHAS, SAMUEL. Purchas his Pilgrimage. Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in all Ages and Places discouered, from the Creation unto this Present. Second Edition, of the First Part (Of Fower Intended) Much Enlarged with Additions through the whole worke. Containing a Theologicall and Geographicall Historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the Ilands Adiacent. Declaring the Ancient Religions before the Flovd, the Heathnish, Jewish, and Saracenicall in all Ages since, in those parts professed, with their seuerall Opinions, Idols, Oracles, Temples, Priests, Fasts, Feasts, sacrifices, and Rites Religious: Their beginnings, Proccedings, Alterations, Sects, Orders and Successions. With briefe Descriptions of the Countries, Nations, States, Discoueries; Priuate and Publike Customes, and most Remarkable Rarities of Nature, or humane Industrie, in the same. By Samvel Pvrchas, Minister at Estwood in Essex. Vnus Devs, una Veritas. London, Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, and are to be sold at his Shop in Pauls Church-yard at the Signe of the Rose. 1614. Small quarto, 19.2 x 28.5 x 6.1cm (binding).

Samuel Purchas (1577?-1626). "A Learned English divine, and compiler of a valuable collection of travels... educated at Cambridge. In 1604 he was instituted vicar of Eastwood in Essex, but, leaving the cure of it to his brother, removed to London, the better to carry on the great work he had undertaken. He published the first volume in 1613, and the four last in 1625... His Pilgrimages, and the learned Hackluyt's Voyages, led the way to all other collections of that kind, and have been justly valued and esteemed."--McClintock & Strong: Cycl Bibl Theol & Eccl Lit., VIII:794. This volume, though published first in 1613, in its 4th edition of 1626, always accompanies and forms the 5th volume of the authors 4 volume work published in 1625. Sabin: Dict. Books Relating to America #66680. This work "is an entirely different work from his larger collection of 'Pilgrimes," of which the fourth edition of this forms a fifth or supplementary volume. The distinction between the two works is explained by the author himself in the dedication prefixed to the fourth edition of the 'Pilgrimage' in the following words: 'I had pleased his Majestie to enquire further into the different scope of my Pilgrimage, & my then presented Pilgrims, which here also for the Reader's sake I think fit to answer; that These Brethren holdin much resemblance in name, nature and feature, yet differ both in object and subject: This being mine owne in matter (though borrowed) and in some of words and method. Whereas my Pilgrims are the Authors themselves, acting their owne parts in their owne words, onely furnished by me with such necessaries as that stage further required, and ordered according to my rules,' etc. The following parts relate to America: 'Relations of the Discoveries, Regions and Religions, of the New World. Of New France, Virginia, Florida; New Spaine, with other Regions of America, Mexicana, and of their Regions, and Religions, of the New World. Of Cvmana, Gviana, Brasil, Chica, Chilli, Perv, And other regions of America, Pervviana, and of their Religions.'"--quote from Sabin #66678. We offer the second edition, with an enlarged chapter on America.

Bound early leather, sometime rebacked in green leather with original red morocco title label pasted over, original boards heavily worn through leather at all edges and corners, later endpapers and strip of paper over inside hinges, bookplate and signature of an Anna Murphy, title remounted, a few insect holes near edges of title, title soiled, tears in second leaf with old repair as well as three 1cm holes in inner margin, dampstain in outer margin of most leaves.

Collation: ?6, A8, B-Kkkk6. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (4) epistle dedicatorie, (5) to the reader, (1) [notices], (7) contents, (1) black, (8) authors etc, 1-918 text, (23) the table, (1) errata. STC 20506. The second edition after the first of 1613. Online ESTC cit. no. S111828 with 17 libraries in the U.K, and in the U.S.: Amer. Mus. Natural Hist.; Boston Public; Folger Shakespeare (twice); Huntington, Art...; NY Pub. Lib.; Newberry Lib.; U. Penn.
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20 WHIPPLE, EDWIN P. Washington and the Principles of the Revolution. An Oration Delivered
1850 Pamphlet Octavo Boston 
WHIPPLE, EDWIN P. Washington and the Principles of the Revolution. An Oration Delivered before the Municipal Authorities of the City of Boston, at the Celebration of the Seventy-Fourth Anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence, July 4, 1850. By Edwin P. Whipple. Boston: 1850. J.H. Eastburn, City Printer. Octavo.

Pamphlet bound in modern olive cloth spine with light tan paper over thin boards, pamphlet with light tanning and foxing, a few small dog-ears torn off. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) request to print, (1) blank, [5]-30pp, (2) blank.

Edwin Percy Whipple (1819-1886) author, lecturer in the heyday of the lyceum movement. "He exhibited logical analysis, a playful imagination, discriminating criticism and a sensitive love of beauty... one of the most brilliant writers of our time"--John Lathrop Motley as quoted by the Dict. of Amer. Biography XX:68.
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