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HE UI no ka Mooolelo Kahiko a ke Akua.  he mea eao aku ai i na Kamalii
1 HE UI no ka Mooolelo Kahiko a ke Akua. he mea eao aku ai i na Kamalii
1832 Pamphlet 9.6 x 13.7 x 0.35cm. Oahu, Hawaii 
Early Hawaiian Mission Imprint, Oahu, 1832: "Catechism of the Ancient History of God, to be Taught to Children." With Presentation by the Translator.


HE UI no ka Mooolelo Kahiko a ke Akua. he mea eao aku ai i na Kamalii. Oahu: Na Na Misionari I Pai. 1832. 9.6 x 13.7 x 0.35cm. $675.00

"The text, taken by Samuel Ruggles (Dibble) from the book of Genesis, contains 12 numbered sections of questions and answers. It was issued with printed wrappers; the title repeats on the front, and the back wrapper has a caption title "No Ka Hele Ana i ke Kula Sabati," followed by eight numbered paragraphs. The printed minutes of the June 1833 General Meeting record an edition of 10,000 copies."--David W. Forbes: Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Vol. II, item #815.

The Hawaiian mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) had its beginnings in 1820 when a company of missionaries sailed for Hawaii, lead by Hiram Bingham. "With abundat courage and an inflexible will, yet cheerful, good-natured, and highly capable, he was from the beginning the natural leader of the mission (caricatured as Abner Hale in James Michner's novel Hawaii).... The phenomenal success of the mission due in considerable part to the role he and his wife, Sybil, played in winning the strong allegiance of the principal chiefs. [She] did much to bring the powerful regent Kaahumanu and others to the Christian faith. Hiram, too, won the allegiance of Hawaiians, but his forcefulness not only brought him into conflict with foreigners who resented missionary interference with their commercial, political, and sexual interests, but also irritated collegues... He helped create a writing system for the Hawaiian language, translated several books of the Bible, and produced Elementary Lessons, First Book for Children, Scripture Catechism, First Teacher, and a hymn and tune book."--Gerald H. Anderson: Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, (c1998) p.63-64. Samuel Ruggles and his wife Nancy sailed with the first company of missionaries to Hawaii which also included the printer Elias Loomis. They spent 15 years at the Hawaiian Island working as teachers. Ruggles also translated the Catechism on Genesis, with some help from Sheldon Dibble--another missionary who arrived in the fourth company of missionaries, as a 22 year old, as a 22 year old.

Bound in printed wrapper pasted to blank sheet, side-stitched, two small 19th century library or shelf number tags on left side of front wrap, chipped at spine with loose ends pasted back down, inside of front wrapper repaired at hinge with strip of archival paper, front wrapper chipped at bottom outside corner and top edge, damp stain down left side of front wrapper, light to medium foxing.

Library blind stamp on bottom outside corner of first and last three pages, there is a 4 digit stamped accession number on the verso of the title page, 19th century printed bookplate of the "Library of the Theological Institute of Connecticut," above this bookplate is written in 19th century hand "Presented by the Rev. Mr. Ruggles"--this is highly likely the translator, Samuel Ruggles, mentioned above.

Collation: 1-3|8, 4|4. No pagination but 56 un-numbered pages not counting the wrapper.

OCLC locates 11 libraries in the U.S. holding this catechism: NY Public Libr; Huntington Libr; Yale Univ Libr; Libr of Congress; Emory Univ Pitts Theol Libr; Univ Hawaii at Manoa Libr; Newberry Libr; Amer Antiquarian Soc; Harvard Univ-- Houghton; Peabody Essex Mus. Copies are also located in Alexander Turnbul Libr--Natl Libr of New Zealand; State Libr of New South Wales Australia; and Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
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Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natural History.  In Ten Centuries.  Wherevnto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life., BACON, FRANCIS.
2 BACON, FRANCIS. Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natural History. In Ten Centuries. Wherevnto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life.
Francis Bacon: Sylva Sylvarum, 7th Edition, London, 1658 1648 7th Edition Early leather, rebacked w/ raised bands Bound early calf boards with three fillets in blind around edges, sometime rebacked in the last 20 years in leather with raised bands, recornered, original leather scuffed with some chips & cracks at edges, early 20th century endpapers pasted over earlier endpapers and on the front cover and old piece of paper with a bookplate cut out pasted over the newer endpaper, archival handmade paper sometime pasted over inside hinges, worm damage in pp209-216 affecting 3 to 4 letters on each page, light foxing. Small folio, 19.7 x 29.8 x 3cm. London 
BACON, FRANCIS. Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natural History. In Ten Centuries. Wherevnto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life. Both Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St. Alban. Published after the Authors Death, By William Ravvley Doctor in Divinity one of his Majesties Chaplains. Hereunto is now added and Alphabetical Table of the Principall thing contained in the ten Centuries. The Seventh Edition. London, Printed for William Lee, and are to be sold by Thomas Williams at the Bible in Little-Britain, and William Place at Grays-Inne Gate in Holburn, 1658. Small folio, 19.7 x 29.8 x 3cm. $975.00

Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Albans (1561-1626) "British philosopher, statesman and early advocate of the scientific method. He was also an important essayist. Successively attorney-general, lord keeper and lord chancellor, he was forced to resign his offices in 1621 when found guilty of corruption. None of this interrupted his efforts to break the hold of Aristotelian logic and establish an inductive empiricism."--"Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Albans." World Encyclopedia. 2005. Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jan. 2015 . "Bacon's contribution to philosophy was his application of the inductive method of modern science. He urged full investigation in all cases, avoiding theories based on insufficient data.... Today his contributions are regarded with considerable respect."--"Bacon, Francis (English philosopher and statesman)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. 2014. Encyclopedia.com. 26 Jan. 2015 . "Two main strands can be distinguished in Bacon's impact on the Western philosophical tradition. First, his theory of scientific method in general, and induction in particular, was much commented on in subsequent epistemological debate. Second, and more important, Bacon's impact on Western philosophy is to be found in the ideological part of his philosophy--the active ethos with which he infused modern science."

"During his last years Bacon composed his utopia, the New Atlantis, and a natural historical work entitled Sylva sylvarum, meaning a collection of collections, a miscellany of subjects. It is a vast compilation of one thousand paragraphs consisting of extracts from many books and Bacon's own experiments and observations. The New Atlantis is a description of an island society and its scientific community: Salomon's House. In it Bacon developed ideas which he had outlined thirty years earlier in the early 1590s. The aim of the Salomon's House was nothing less than `the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible' (Works, 3.156).... The Sylva sylvarum and the New Atlantis were posthumously published in the same volume in 1626."--Markku Peltonen, `Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Alban (1561-1626)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2007 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/990, accessed 26 Jan 2015]

Examples of the 1000 experiments in Sylva Sylvarum: Of Separations of Bodies Liquid by weight; Of Magnitude, Exility, and Damps of Sounds; Of Infectious Diseases; Of Exercise of the Bodie, And the Benefits, or Evils thereof; Of Clarification of Liquours, and the Accelerating thereof; Of Accelerating or Hastening forward Germination; Of Making Herbs and Fruits Medicinable; Of the different Heats of Fire and Boyling Water; Of the Hiccouchs; Of the Insecta, or Creatures bred of Putrefaction; Of Sweat; Of some Prognosticks of Hard Winters; Of certain Medicines that condense and relieve the Spirits; of the Causes of Apetite in the Stomach; Of the Super-Reflexion of Eccho's; Of Maleficiating; etc.

Bound early calf boards with three fillets in blind around edges, sometime rebacked in the last 20 years in leather with raised bands, recornered, original leather scuffed with some chips & cracks at edges, early 20th century endpapers pasted over earlier endpapers and on the front cover and old piece of paper with a bookplate cut out pasted over the newer endpaper, archival handmade paper sometime pasted over inside hinges, worm damage in pp209-216 affecting 3 to 4 letters on each page, light foxing.

There is an engraved portrait of Bacon facing an engraved title depicting the "Mundus Intellectualis." The engraved title is dated 1651 with the imprint: London Printed for W.Lee and are to be sould at the Great Turks head next to the Mytre Tauerne in Fleetstreet. Engr. title signed: "Tho: Cecill Sculp:" Printed title printed within double rules. Woodcut initials and headpieces.

Collation: frontipiece leaf facing title, engraved title page, A4, (a)4, B-T6, V-Y4; A-B2, C-K4; A4, b-e4. Pagination: (1) printed title, (1) blank, (2) dedication to Prince Charles, (3) To the Reader, (7) Table of Experiments, (2) Books printed for William Lee, 1-218 text, (1) table of chief matters (index), (1) blank, (1) Receipt for the Gout, (1) blank; (1) title: Hist. Life & Death, (1) blank, (1) to the reader, (1) To the present Age, (3) preface, 1-64; (1) half-title New Atlantis, (1) blank, (1) To the Reader, (1) blank, 1-36 (p. 35 misnumbered 21). Second title page reads: History Natural and Experimental of Life and Death. or Of the Prolongation of Life. Written in Latine by the Right Honourable Francis Lord Verulam, Vis-Count Saint Alban. London, Printed for William Lee, and Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at their Shops. 1658. There is a divisional title for New Atlantis, without imprint. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B328. ESTC Citation No. R27204.
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A leaf from a medieval manuscript Bible.  Paris, France, mid 13th century, in Latin on the finest of vellum (197 x 134mm)., BIBLE.  LATIN.  1250, FRANCE.
3 BIBLE. LATIN. 1250, FRANCE. A leaf from a medieval manuscript Bible. Paris, France, mid 13th century, in Latin on the finest of vellum (197 x 134mm).
Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible, Paris France, mid 13th century 1250 Fine. Matted in double window and mylar wrap. Manuscript leaf 197 x 134mm Paris, France 
Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible, Paris France, mid 13th century


BIBLE. LATIN. 1250, FRANCE. A leaf from a medieval manuscript Bible. Paris, France, mid 13th century, in Latin on the finest of vellum (197 x 134mm). $325.00

There are fifty-five lines of double column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script. Book headings, chapter numbers, one versal initial in blue pen work with large dragon in red ink. Verso: there are fifty-five lines of double column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script with one large versal initial blue ink with lovely dragon in red. Chapter heading: Chronicles chapter I. Thirteenth century Bible leaves have become rare. Condition: Fine. Matted in double window and mylar wrap.
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A leaf from a medieval manuscript Bible.  Paris, France, mid 13th century, in Latin on the finest of vellum (197 x 134mm)., BIBLE.  LATIN.  1250, FRANCE.
4 BIBLE. LATIN. 1250, FRANCE. A leaf from a medieval manuscript Bible. Paris, France, mid 13th century, in Latin on the finest of vellum (197 x 134mm).
Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible, Paris France, mid 13th century 1250 Matted in double window and mylar wrap. Manuscript leaf 197 x 134mm Paris, France 
Leaf from a Medieval Manuscript Bible, Paris France, mid 13th century


BIBLE. LATIN. 1250, FRANCE. A leaf from a medieval manuscript Bible. Paris, France, mid 13th century, in Latin on the finest of vellum (197 x 134mm). $325.00

There are fifty-five lines of double column text in microscopic-miniscule Gothic script. Book headings, chapter numbers, one versal initial letter in red pen work with large dragons in blue ink. Verso: red & blue heading. Book headings: Leviticus chapter 9. Thirteenth century Bible leaves have become rare. Condition: Fine. Matted in double window and mylar wrap. (17887-lstbr/GMM 3071-6) 
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The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David, BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
5 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David
Circa 1870-1900 Leather Book 48mo. 6.2 x 9.7 x 1.5mm (binding) Oxford, London 
Very Nice Small Book of Common Prayer/Hymns set, in Charming Leather Mini-Carry Case with Strap, Oxford, circa 1870-1900


BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches, and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons. Oxford, Printed at the Universiy Press, London: Humphrey Milford, n.d., circa 1870-1900? Pearl 48mo. 6.2 x 9.7 x 1.5mm (binding). $225.00
Collation: A12, B-R, Q20. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, p.3 contents, (1) blank, 5-11 Act of Uniformity, 12-512pp.

Bound with:
CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Hymns Ancient and Modern for the use in the Services of the Church, With First Supplement. London: Printed for the Proprietors by William Clowes and Sons, Limited. Publishing Office: 31, Haymarket, S.W. N.d., circa 1870-1900.
Collation: B-Q16, R1. Pagination: (1) title, (3) contents, 1-454 hymns, 455-470 index of first lines, 471-[478] Reference Table Hymns for the Old and New Editions.

The two volumes are bound in matching black morocco with a gilt cross on each front cover and gilt title on each spine, a blind tool roll around the edges of covers, nice gilt/red page edges, black endpapers, contents clean. "Hymns A & M" has two 3mm gouges in spine and a slight vertical crease down spine. The two volumes are housed in a black morocco slip case case with double plain fillets around edges with lines of dots between, the case has a morocco carry strap attached with two morocco covered button. The two volume fit vertically in the slip case from the top. The carry strap hinges out of the way on it button to be able to remove the books. The carry strap is complete and intact but a bit fragile with small splits in the surface leather.

This is a very charming set in very good condition. 
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A leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours, France, unknown use, circa 1425-1450, on vellum, in Latin, 177 x 118mm., BOOK OF HOURS.  FRANCE.
6 BOOK OF HOURS. FRANCE. A leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours, France, unknown use, circa 1425-1450, on vellum, in Latin, 177 x 118mm.
Medieval Manuscript Leaf, Book of Hours in Latin, circa 1425-1450, on Vellum 1425-1450 Mounted in a double-sided, conservation matte boa Manuscript leaf 177 x 118mm. France 
Medieval Manuscript Leaf, Book of Hours in Latin, circa 1425-1450, on Vellum


BOOK OF HOURS. FRANCE. A leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours, France, unknown use, circa 1425-1450, on vellum, in Latin, 177 x 118mm. $350.00

Seventeen lines ruled in black ink, in Gothic Script. Capitals in one and two lines with raised embossed gold filled in with blue or red with white tendrils. Mounted in a double-sided, conservation matte board, 11 x 14 inches.
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The Anatomy of Melancholy.  What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it.  In three Partitions, with severall Sections, members & subsections.  Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically opened & cut up., BURTON, ROBERT.
7 BURTON, ROBERT. The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it. In three Partitions, with severall Sections, members & subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically opened & cut up.
Robert Burton The Antaomy of Melancholy, 6th Edition, London, 1652 1652 6th Edition Bound in early leather boards, sometime rebacked  worn down round corners re-cornered round, covers a bit rough, later endpapers (late 19th cent?)--lacking front free endpaper, first 5 leaves with worn pages edges and small short tears in edges, ink spots on half-title and title leaves, light foxing--heavier near page edges, large damp stain in bottom outside corner throughout. Small folio, 19.6 x 28.7 x 5.7cm. London Two inscriptions on front flyleaf: "Francis Jenks
BURTON, ROBERT. The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & seuerall cures of it. In three Partitions, with severall Sections, members & subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically opened & cut up. By Democritus Junior. With a Satyrical Preface Conducing to the following Discourse. The Sixt. Edition, corrected and augmented by the Author. Omne tulit jzunctum. qui miscuit utile dulci. London Printed & are to be sold by Hen: Crips & Lodo: Lloyd at their Shop in Popes head alley, 1652. Small folio, 19.6 x 28.7 x 5.7cm. $1,250.00

Robert Burton (1577-1640). "Robert Burton went up to Oxford in 1593 and in 1599 was elected to a studentship at Christ Church where he lived for the rest of his life... his masterpiece was The Anatomy of Melancholy, first published in quarto in 1621 and reprinted in folio in 1624, 1628, 1632, 1651, 1652, 1660 and 1676... the sixth [edition] was printed posthumously from a copy containing his last corrections.... Burton had read much, and all that he had read, or nearly all, was refined and incorporated in the Anatomy... The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour--and its pedantry--are there. It has something common with Brant's 'Ship of Fools (37), Erasmus's "Praise of Folly" (43), and More's Utopia (47), with Rabelais and Montaigne (95), and like all these it exercised a considerable influence on the thought of the time. Dr. Johnson deeply admired it, and Charles Lamb's often and strongly expressed devotion, served to rescue the Anatomy from a brief period of oblivion; its admirers will continue to read and re-read it."--John Carter & Percy H. Muir, eds.: Printing and the Mind of Man, #120, p.73.

Bound in early leather boards, sometime rebacked with portions of original spine strip laid over new leather, worn down round corners re-cornered round, covers a bit rough, later endpapers (late 19th cent?)--lacking front free endpaper, first 5 leaves with worn pages edges and small short tears in edges, ink spots on half-title and title leaves, light foxing--heavier near page edges, large damp stain in bottom outside corner throughout.

Engraved title page signed "C Le Blon fe." Woodcut initial letters & woodcut head & tailpieces. "The Argument of the Frontispiece" on the verso of the half-title faces the title, explaining the various scenes on the engraved title. Two inscriptions on front flyleaf: "Francis Jenks Bought in Newyork, May 1821" and "800/100 Morill[?] Wyman Cambridge 1842."

Collation: half-title leaf, engraved title leaf, §2-4, A-K4, A6, B-R4, S6, T-Z4, Aa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Eeee4, Ffff2, Gggg-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4. Pagination: (1) half title, (1) key to frontis., (1) engraved title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (2) Democritus, (2) author's abstract, 1-78 Dem. to the Reader, (2) Lectori, (4) Synopsis, 1-97, 96-140, p. 141 not numbered, p. 142 misnumbered 128, 143 & 144 not numbered, then 141-454 [i.e., 218], (4) Synopsis, 216[i.e. 219]-402, (3) Analysis 3rd part, 406-574, then Dddd1-4 are numbered 575-578 by the leaf not the page with Dddd1-3 numbered on the recto and D4 numbered on the verso, the pagination begins again on Eeee1 recto with p. 579-723, (1) blank, (9) table, (1) blank. Page 112 misnumbered 122, 123 m/n 113, 189 m/n 190, 218 m/n 454, 219 m/n 216, 296 m/n 292, 311 not numbered, 336 not numbered, 434 not numbered, 659 m/n 651. Online ESTC Citation #R27822. Wing B6182.

Colophon on bottom of final leaf: Printed by R.W. for Henry Cripps of Oxford, and are to be sold by Andrew Crook in Pauls Church-yard, and by Henry Cripps and Lodowick Lloyd in Popes-head Ally. 1651.
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The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley.  Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: And Those which he Design'd for the Press, Now Published out of the Authors Original Copies., COWLEY, ABRAHAM
8 COWLEY, ABRAHAM The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: And Those which he Design'd for the Press, Now Published out of the Authors Original Copies.
The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley, Third Edition, London, 1672 1672 Third Edition Bound early plain calf boards, sometime recently leather boards pocked and rubbed, worn through leather at corners, lacks front free endpaper, rear free endpaper pasted to paste-down along inside edge, many notations in old ink in the margins, 1 marginal tear repaired, mark on endpapers, light foxing, light damp stain in outer margins. Folio, 19.7 x 29.9 x 4.2cm. London 
COWLEY, ABRAHAM. The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: And Those which he Design'd for the Press, Now Published out of the Authors Original Copies. The Third Edition. [small woodcut device] London, Printed by J.M. for Henry Herringgman, at the Sign of the Blue Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1672. Folio, 19.7 x 29.9 x 4.2cm. $425.00

Abraham Cowley (1618-1667), "one of the English metaphysical poets. He published his first volume of verse, Poetical Blossoms (1633), when he was 15. While a student at Cambridge, Cowley wrote three plays and began the scriptural epic Davideis (1656), in which he developed the use of the couplet as a vehicle for narrative verse. As a result of the Puritan uprising he left Cambridge and in 1656 went to France, where he served as secretary and royalist agent for Queen Henrietta Maria. Cowley's principal works include The Mistress (1647), a love cycle written in the manner of John Donne; Poems (1656), including the Pindaric odes and the elegies on Richard Crashaw and William Hervey; and Verses on Several Occasions (1663), including "To the Royal Society," an ode recalling his earlier prose tract Proposition for the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy (1661)."--"Cowley, Abraham." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. 2014. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 .

"In 1647 he published The Mistress, a collection of poems, included with revisions in the Poems of 1656, which contained other poems as well, including his odes and the unfinished Davideis, a biblical epic. His odes made this form the vehicle for grandiose invention and influenced poetry for the next century. More verses appeared in 1663, and in 1668 his posthumous Works made additional poetry and his essays available... The lyrics of The Mistress were influenced by metaphysical and cavalier traditions. They lack the virtues of the poetry they imitate, however, and thus served Dr. Johnson well in the next century when he chose them to illustrate the shortcomings of the metaphysical school. Cowley's religious epic, however, is the work of a man of common sense and rationality."--"Abraham Cowley." Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 .

Bound early plain calf boards, sometime recently rebacked with earlier title label, decorative stamp in blind in spine panels, raised bands, leather boards pocked and rubbed, worn through leather at corners, lacks front free endpaper, rear free endpaper pasted to paste-down along inside edge, many notations in old ink in the margins, 1 marginal tear repaired, mark on endpapers, light foxing, light damp stain in outer margins.

Engraved portrait of Cowley at frontispiece--"W. Faithorne Sculp." A few woodcut initials. Large armorial engraved bookplate on front paste-down endpaper but print at bottom cut off. "Maria Louisa Whyte, Barrow Hill" written on front paste-down endpaper, and in a very large hand "Henry Hunloke." The Mistress, Pidarique Odes, and Davideis, a sacred poem each have separate dated title pages and pagination. Register is continuous.

Collation: frontispiece, title leaf, a-c4, B-Ccc4, Ddd2, A-S2, T2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (24) Life of Cowley, (3) Elegia Dedicatoria, (1) blank, (12) Author's Preface, 1-41 Miscellanies, (1) blank; (1) title--The Mistress, (1) blank, 3-80 (p. 45 misnumbered 41); (1) title--Pindarique Odes, (1) blank, (2) preface, 1-70 [i.e., 68] (pagination skips numbers 59-60); (1) title--Davideis, (1) blank, 3-154; 1-23 Davideidos, (1) blank; 1-148 Verses...several occasions. Wing C6651. Online ESTC Cit.# R2839.
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A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion.  Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not.  Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections., EDWARDS, JONATHAN.
9 EDWARDS, JONATHAN. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion. Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not. Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections.
1746 First Edition Leather Book Octavo, 14 x 20 x 3cm binding; 13.2 x 19.5cm page Boston 
Jonathan Edwards' Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, First Edition, 1746


EDWARDS, JONATHAN. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, In Three Parts; Part I. Concerning the Nature of the Affections, and their Importance in Religion. Part II. Shewing what are no certain Signs that religious Affections are gracious, or that they are not. Part III. Shewing what are distinguishing Signs of truly gracious and holy Affections. By Jonathan Edwards, A.M. And Pastor of the first Church in Northampton. [11 lines of scripture texts] Boston: Printed for S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queen-street, over against the Prison. 1746. Octavo, 14 x 20 x 3cm binding; 13.2 x 19.5cm page block. $1,500.00

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Congregational clergyman, theologian, philosopher. "During the rise of enthusiasm in New England in the Great Awakening, Edwards fused Calvinism, Plotonism, Pietism, and Lockean empiricism into a system of religious philosophy. In it the absolute sovereignty of God beomes an 'inward, sweet delight,' not through reason but by an additional or sixth sense... The claim of Edwards to be the founder of the New England 'school' of 'Reformed Divinity' is based upon three works... Freedom of the Will... The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended...and A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections... These works, with some other writings, reveal Edwards the philosopher, Lockean pyschologist, and empirical thinker, who used the new philosophy to bolster traditional theology, to become 'the eighteenth-century philosophical apologist for the truths of the Christian religion'"--Nelson R. Burr: A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, 2 vols. 1961, pp979-980.

Re The Treatise Concering Religious Affections, we quote the Dict of Amer. Biography: "Since, however, in Connecticut and central Massachusetts, revivals resulted in social cleavage and church divisions with partisan conflict between exponents of religion as violent emotion and those who regarded it as rectitude of conduct, Edwards needed to intervene further by a series of sermons in 1742-43 which became A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, published in 1746. This is the supreme expression of Edwards's psychology of religion. The mind has two activities: understanding, and inclination or will, the latter having inseparable aspects of affections and choice, since man wills what he loves. True religion involves both activities. While in great part it consists in holy affections, there must also be light to the understanding implied in all reasonable affections. At great length he cautions against reliance on mere intensity of feeling, on its effect on the body, on fervor of speech, or on a confidence in righteousness which may be only exalted natural feeling..."--Dict. Amer. Biography, VI:34.

Bound full sheep, double panel in constrasting brown, rubbed & scuffed, old 8cm long scrape on front cover, recently professionaly rebacked and top two corners recornered, spine with raised bands outlined by single fillets to match original spine, light to medium foxing, mark-off from turn-ins on endpapers, front free endpaper just slightly tattered along fore-edge.

Note: this binding closely matches binding #8 (a Boston 1747 binding) in Frederick E. Masers's Bookbinding in America 1680-1910, p.46.

Early signatures on top of front free endpaper: "Josph Fisks - 27/0 Dom: 1747" and also "Joseph Fisk's Book Dom 1764."

Collation: [A]4, B-Y8, Z4, §*§4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [i]-vi preface, 1-343 text, (1) errors to be corrected, (8) A Table of the Contents of the foregoing Treatise. Verso of the last page contains "The Booksellers Advertisement." Evans: Amer. Bibliography #5767. Johnson: Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards #97. First Edition.
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History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies., EDWARDS, JONATHAN.
10 EDWARDS, JONATHAN. History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies.
1793 Leather Book Octavo, 13.3 x 21.4 x 4.5cm. New York 
Jonathan Edwards' History of Redemption, NY, T. & J. Swords, 1793


EDWARDS, JONATHAN. History of Redemption, On a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment [sic] of Scripture Prophecies. By the Late Reverend Jonathan Edwards, President of the College of New Jersey. To which are how [sic] added Notes, Historical, Critical, and Theological, with the Life and Experience of the Author. Whoso is wise, and will consider these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.--Psa.cvii. New-York: Printed by T. and J. Swords, for the Editor, M,DCC,XCIII. [1793]. Octavo, 13.3 x 21.4 x 4.5cm. $350.00

Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758, "the first great philosophic intelligence in American history... He created the first great religious revival of modern times; intensified the power of Calvinism to stem the tide of the world's new thought; fused the iron logic of that system with a rapture of mystic communion; and initiated a New England Theology as a new chapter in the history of doctrine"--Francis A. Christie in Dictionary of American Biography, VI:36-37.

Regarding his History of Redemption: "Yet another aspect of Edwards' thought, never fully expressed before his early death, is detailed in his projected A History of the Work of Redemption... edited by John Erskine, which is believed to constitute Edwards' claim to real originality: a system of theology in the form of a history of God's work of redemption."--Nelson R. Burr: A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, pp.982-83.

Bound full tree calf with red morocco title label and horizontal single fillets dividing spine into 6 compartments, small chip and start of crack at top of front hinge, covers rubbed and scuffed a little, rear cover corners are worn through leather, front corners bumped a bit, fore-edges of first four pages worn with short tears into edge, large dampstain on frontispiece and on last four leaves & endpapers, light to heavy foxing , small narrow piece torn from bottom margin of leaf 3E2--about 2cm into margin and 2-6mm wide.

Collation: [A]-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4F4, last leaf is ads. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-v, "Advertisement," signed by David Austin, and dated "Elizabeth-Town, Dec. 1, 1793," (1) blank, [vii]-ix Preface by Edwards the Younger, p.[x] Advertisement to this edition, xi-xii Authors cited, [3]-573pp., (13) Index, (4) Table of Texts, (2) ads. Johnson: The Printed Writings of Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758 A Bibliography, #250. Evans #25433.
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A Journal or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry, of that Ancient, Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, George Fox; Who departed this Life in great Peace with the Lords, the 13th of the 11th Month, 1690., FOX, GEORGE
11 FOX, GEORGE A Journal or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry, of that Ancient, Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, George Fox; Who departed this Life in great Peace with the Lords, the 13th of the 11th Month, 1690.
First Edition of Quaker, George Fox's Journal, London, 1694 1694 First Edition Bound full leather, sometime early on rebacked full leather, sometime early on rebacked with a piece of leather pasted over spine--this eventually failed and sometime more recently rebacked in the same style in lighter leather and with the earlier rebacked spine strip laid over, leather on original boards worn through at all edges, heavily chipped, cracked & flaking, corners rounded down considerably as are the page edge corners, a strip of old cloth strengthens the inside hinges, lacks free endpapers and flyleaves, light to heavy foxing, damp stains scattered throughout. Folio, 20.5 x 32.2 x 7.9cm. London "Matthew [E]stes Book Bou[ght] of Thomas Northcot
FOX, GEORGE. A Journal or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry, of that Ancient, Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, George Fox; Who departed this Life in great Peace with the Lords, the 13th of the 11th Month, 1690. [6 lines scripture quotes] London, Printed for Thomas Northcott, in George-Yard, in Lombard-Street. MDCXCIV. [1694]. Folio, 20.5 x 32.2 x 7.9cm. $950.00

George Fox(1624-1691) founder of the Society of Friends. "Born in Leicestershire and apprenticed to a shoemaker, he apparently had no formal schooling. In 1643 he parted from family and friends and traveled in search of enlightenment. After long painful struggles he came in 1646 to rely on the `Inner Light of the Living Christ.' He forsook church attendance, dismissed contemporary religious controversies as trivial, and in 1647 began to preach that truth is to be found in God's voice speaking to the soul--hence, `Friends of Truth' later abbreviated to `Friends.' In 1649 he was jailed for interrupting a Nottingham church service with an impassioned appeal from the Scriptures to the Holy Spirit as the authority and guide. In 1650 at Derby he was imprisoned as a blasphemer, and there a judge nicknamed the `Quakers,' after Fox had exhorted the magistrates to 'tremble at the word of the Lord.' ...Fox spent six years in different prisons, sometimes under terrible conditions. He campaigned against the latter and against other social evils... His famous journal was published posthumously in 1694."--Douglas: The New Int'l Dict. of the Christian Church, pp.383-384. We offer the 1694 First Edition of his Journal, indispensable for the study of his life and the early days of the Quakers.

Provenance, the following two inscriptions written on leaf A1 and bottom of p.632. 3rd inscription on leaf A1 only. Leaf A1 of Penn's Preface has the following in old pen: "Matthew [E]stes Book Bou[ght] of Thomas Northcott & George Yard, Lombard Street, London the 9th of 3rd Month 169[5] 24,-6 SIH." "Samuel Pope his Book Bougt of Hannah Estes of Salem(?) the 7th of ye 1c 1727/8 Cost 14£." "Descended Aln____ [missing words] [Po]pe y. 3 in a tight Line unto 1763."

This is the true First Edition with the original printing of pages 309 and 441 to which corrections were made and substituted in many copies. See Joseph Smith: A Descriptive Catalogue of Friends' Books, Vol. I, p.691.

Bound full leather, sometime early on rebacked with a piece of leather pasted over spine--this eventually failed and sometime more recently rebacked in the same style in lighter leather and with the earlier rebacked spine strip laid over, leather on original boards worn through at all edges, heavily chipped, cracked & flaking, corners rounded down considerably as are the page edge corners, a strip of old cloth strengthens the inside hinges, lacks free endpapers and flyleaves, light to heavy foxing, damp stains scattered throughout. LACKING title but a facsimile sometime supplied on old paper, the next five leaves A-B2 & C1, have smaller outside margins--i.e. they are either from another copy or have had tattered edges trimmed off. They do have a similar water mark to the following pages. Leaf A1 encapsulated but lacking two large pieces including some text, the next 2 leaves lacking marginal pieces and repaired, top third of a4 torn away, Zzz4 lacking corner & some text, numerous other leaves with tears and repairs. LACKING last two leaves or 4 pages of index--index ends in the O's. The last 8 leaves are smaller--same size as the first six leaves.

Collation: title, A-M2, A2-4, a4, b2, B-Oo4, Pp2, Aaa-Eeee4, Ffff6, Aaaaa-Bbbbbb4, Cccccc-Ffffff2,--lacking gathering Gggggg1-2 at the end. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (48) Wm Penn's Preface, i-xviii Testimony of Margaret Fox & friends, 1-284pp, next 8 pages are numbered as leaves(i.e. number on recto only) leaves 281-284, then pages 285-287, 188-423 (page numbers 424-427 not used), 428-632pp, (4) place index, (6) names of friends(index), (4) subject matters & things (index)--but lacking 4 more pages of this index. Pp. 204-205 misnumbered 104-105; p.399 misnumbered 309. Online ESTC Citation No.R3344. Wing F1854.
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An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness., HOPKINS, SAMUEL
12 HOPKINS, SAMUEL An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness.
1791 Leather Book . Duodecimo, 10.2 x 15.5cm page block; 10.5 x 15 New York 
Samuel Hopkins' An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness, 2nd Edition, NY, 1791 A work that explained his influential doctrine of disinterested benevolence.


HOPKINS, SAMUEL. An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness. By Samuel Hopkins, D.D. Pastor of the first Congregational Church in Newport. Newport--Printed. New-York:--Re-printed For M. Smith and C. Davis, by William Duell, No. 19, Queen-Street. MDCCXCI. [1791]. Duodecimo, 10.2 x 15.5cm page block; 10.5 x 15.9 x 2.8cm binding. $375.00

Samuel Hopkins (1721-1803) New England theologian. "Hopkins is chiefly remembered, however, for his profound influence on New England theology. The pupil and intimate friend of Jonathan Edwards, he carried the principles of the New Divinity to their logical conclusions. This he did in a fashion so complete and acceptable to large numbers of thinking men of his day that his school of thought was called "Hopkinsianism," and its philosophy, which quickened the spiritual life of New England, largely prevailed until different modes of thinking discredited its premises and antiquated its methods. He was the first of the New England theologians to form his teachings into a closely articulated scheme, and his System of Doctrines Contained in Divine Revelation, is the presentation of the matured thought which he had preached and written in pamphlets during his long life. He taught that a sovereign God does all things for his own glory and the greatest happiness of the whole; sin and evil are the occasion of great good as through his dealings with them the Deity displays his divine justice and mercy. ...the `system' as a whole, with its teaching of disinterested benevolence as the supreme motive of the individual, was of great ethical value, and its conception of a universe steadily set towards the greatest happiness of all had real spiritual grandeur..."--Dict. of Amer. Biography, IX:218. "In 1773 he published An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness, a work that explained his influential doctrine of disinterested benevolence. He defined true holiness as radical selflessness; ultimately, he argued, a truly virtuous person ought to be willing to be damned, if necessary, for the glory of God and the good of humankind. He also began to see the connection between disinterested benevolence and the antislavery cause, and in 1776 he published A Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans. Hopkins described slavery as a sin, claimed that British attacks on American liberty were providential punishment for the oppression of blacks, and insisted that the revolutionary cause would not prosper until freedom was extended to slaves. Thus, in the Dialogue and other works Hopkins linked the Revolution and slavery in a providential framework that was one of the central religious elements in the first major antislavery movement in America..."--Joseph Conforti, . "Hopkins, Samuel"; http://www.anb.org/articles/01/01-00419.html; American National Biography Online Feb. 2000. Access Date: Apr 13 2017.

Overbound in slightly later full sheep, covers box-ruled with double fillet enclosed within box-rule of wide single fillet, same fillets form 3 spine panels, top 1cm of front hinge split, rubbed and scuffed, lacking free and paste-down endpapers, dark water stain in top outside corner of first 70 pages, light to medium foxing with first and last few pages heavier, 1.2cm worm track on bottom outside corner of title page, slightly larger worm track in last leaf and extending as a hole into the previous 6 leaves, .9cm hole in margin of p.10, 1.3 x .5cm hole in edge of p.107, some dog-ears.

Written on verso of title page: "No. 3 Nathaniel Paige" and "Elizabeth Paige Book 1816"

Collation: 6 unsigned leaves [i.e., A1-6], B-V6, W-X4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (iii)-vii preface, p.[viii] contents, [9]-218pp, (1)p. extract from Edwards, (1) blank. Evans: Amer. Bibliography 23448. 2nd Edition.
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A Commentary on the Book of Psalms: in Which Their Literal or Historical Sense, as the relate to King David and the People of Israel is Illustrated, HORNE, GEORGE.
13 HORNE, GEORGE. A Commentary on the Book of Psalms: in Which Their Literal or Historical Sense, as the relate to King David and the People of Israel is Illustrated
A.W. Warren 1826 Leather Book 24mo, 7.8 x 12.4cm London 
Commentary on the Psalms, London, 1826, 2 vols in Nice Gilt Leather & Marbled Paper Binding

HORNE, GEORGE. A Commentary on the Book of Psalms: in Which Their Literal or Historical Sense, as the relate to King David and the People of Israel is Illustrated; An their Application to Messiah, to the Church, and to Individuals as Members thereof, is pointed out; With a View to render the Use of the Psalter pleasing and profitable to all Orders and Degrees of Christians. By George, Lord Bishop of Norwich, and President of Magdalen College, Oxford. [6 lines scripture: Luke xxiv.44; I Cor. Xiv.15; Rev. Xv.3.] In Two Volumes. Printed for C. And J. Rivington; Longman, Rees, and Co.; Geo. B. Whittaker; T. Cadell; J. Nunn; Baldwin and Co.; J. Richardson; Hatchard and Son; J. Cuthell; J. Booth; Hamilton and Co.; J.M. Richardson; Hurst and Co.; R. Scholey; Simpkin and Marshall; J. Duncan; Saunders and Hodgson; and T. Tegg. 1826. 2 vols, 24mo, 7.8 x 12.4cm (binding). $150.00

George Horne (1730-92) Bishop of Norwich. "Though an adherent of High Church principles, he was in sympathy with the spiritual earnestness of the Methodists and refused to forbid John Wesley to preach in his diocese... His most important work is his Commentary on the Book of Psalms (1771); in it he maintained that the greater number of the Psalms were Messianic."-F.L. Cross: Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, (1963) p. 655.

Nicely bound in black half leather (spine & corners) with gilt spine and orange-brown gilt morocco spine labels, multi-color marbled paper over boards, spines are tooled in a x pattern, leather is rubbed some at extremities, 2mm & 4mm long worm holes in leather of rear hinge of vol 1, marbled paper rubbed some and wearing through marbling, small & large pieces of marbled paper chipped or worn away, 2 color orange & light tan marbled page edges, brown endpapers with stains, light foxing, otherwise contents good+ condition.

Collation: half-title leaf, [portrait frontispiece and engraved title inserted here], title leaf, a-b12, B-T12, U4; half-title leaf, [engraved title], title leaf, B-T12, U8. Pagination: (1) half-title (1) printer, (1) title, (1) blank, [v]-l preface, [1]-439pp, (1) printer; (1) half-title, (1) printer, (1) title, (1) blank, [1]-448pp. Verso of each title and bottom of last page of both volumes reads: London: Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars.

Vol. 1` with a steel engraving portrait of Horne, and the engraved title with a steel engraving two cherubs in cloud above kneeling & praying young lady. 2nd volume's engraved title of the two cherubs and the young lady has now joined them in the clouds. All three engraved by A.W. Warren.
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The Genuine Epistles of St. Ignatius, IGNATIUS, Saint, Bishop of Antioch.
14 IGNATIUS, Saint, Bishop of Antioch. The Genuine Epistles of St. Ignatius
1708 Book 10.3 x 16.6 x 2cm Edinburgh 
Wake's English Translation of The Genuine Epistles of St. Ignatius, Edinburgh, 1708


IGNATIUS, Saint, Bishop of Antioch. The Genuine Epistles of St. Ignatius, Translated into English By W. Wake D.D. Printed at Lond. in 1693. As Also, A Vindication of Them By Lewis Ellies Du Pin Dr. of the Sorbon, both put together, and Re-printed at Edinburgh in 1708. To which is Added, A Short Answer To Mr. William Jameson's Nazianzeni Querela, where he Impugns the Authority of the foresaid Epistles. By R. C.[Robert Calder] Edinburgh Printed Anno 1708. 10.3 x 16.6 x 2cm. $215.00

"The author of following Epistles lived in the age of the Apostles. He was the disciple and friend of the Apostle St. John, by whom he was instructed in the doctrines of the gospel. He was the companion and correspondent of St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna; and became Bishop of the church at Antioch, about thirty-seven years after the ascension of the Lord. And finally, having labored in the ministry for the space of forty years, he suffered martyrdom at Rome, by order of the emperor Trajan, A.D. 116. These considerations confer eminent value and authority upon his Epistles--which, by comparison, will be seen also to harmonize with the spirit and doctrines of those written by the Apostles."--Introduction to The Epistles of St. Ignatius, Troy, NY, 1834.

The translator of The Genuine Epistles of St. Ignatius was William Wake (1657-1737) Archbishop of Canterbury. "Alongside his commitment to pastoral work, Wake hankered after a life of scholarly retreat. During a period of convalescence after illness he produced a translation of the Genuine Epistles of the Apostolic Fathers, which was published in 1693. Although reprinted twice, this was not a work of original scholarship but of popularization, making available to English readers texts which helped to demonstrate that the Church of England `in all respects comes the nearest up to the primitive pattern of any Christian Church at this Day in the World' (Genuine Epistles, vi)."--Stephen Taylor, `Wake, William (1657-1737)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28409, accessed 19 May 2016].

The editor/compiler of the entire work, Robert Calder (1658-1723) "was a minister of much note in the Episcopal Church of Scotland."--Allibone's Dict. of Authors. Calder was a persistent foe of the Church of Scotland and fought with numerous anti-Presbyterian works and pamphlets in which he repeatedly expounded the superiority of the episcopalians' claims to scriptural and historical authority for their government and worship.

Written on the verso of the front flyleaf (original): "One of the late Dr. Balfeins[?] Books Purchased at the Sale." Name written on title that might be "Laurlhill ___?" Another word written at the top of the title.

Recently rebound in nice leather spine with orange-red morocco title label, yellow/mauve/greens/white marbled paper over boards, new endpapers, light foxing but a bit darker on original front flyleaf and title as well as the last leaf, dampstain top 2cm of title. Collation: a4, b2, *4, A-M4, A-F4, A-F4, G2. A mis-signed A2. Online ESTC Citation No. T55170.
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The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements., MATHER, COTTON.
15 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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A Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More Fellow of Christ's Colledge in Cambridge.  As Namely, His Antidote against Atheism.  Appendix to the said Antidote.  Enthusiasmus Triumphatus.  Letters to Des-Cartes, &c.  Immortality of the Soul.  Conjectura Cabbalistica., MORE, HENRY.
16 MORE, HENRY. A Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More Fellow of Christ's Colledge in Cambridge. As Namely, His Antidote against Atheism. Appendix to the said Antidote. Enthusiasmus Triumphatus. Letters to Des-Cartes, &c. Immortality of the Soul. Conjectura Cabbalistica.
Cambridge Platonist Henry More: A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings, London, 1662 1662 The second Edition more correct and much enlarged. Bound in contemporary calf boards in Cambridge st worn through at other corner, original leather checked and rubbed, 1 start, new free endpapers, damp stain in gutter and top margins of some pages, light foxing, title lightly soiled, internal tear to C2 repaired, a couple of pages with old ink annotations in margin. Folio, 20.3 x 30 x 5cm. London 
MORE, HENRY. A Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More Fellow of Christ's Colledge in Cambridge. As Namely, His Antidote against Atheism. Appendix to the said Antidote. Enthusiasmus Triumphatus. Letters to Des-Cartes, &c. Immortality of the Soul. Conjectura Cabbalistica. [The words "Antidote ... Cabbalistica.' are gathered by a left brace on the title page.] The second Edition more correct and much enlarged. [8 lines: two quotes in Greek from Aristotles Ethics] London, Printed by James Flesher, for William Morden, Book-seller in Cambridge, MDCLXII. [1662]. Folio, 20.3 x 30 x 5cm. $1,350.00

Henry More, (1614-1687) "English philosopher, one of the foremost representatives of the school of Cambridge Platonists. His writings emphasized the mystical and theosophic phases of that philosophy, and as he grew older mysticism dominated his writings. Newton studied under him, and his concept of space and time as "the sense organs of God" greatly influenced Newton's theory of absolute space and time."--"More, Henry." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. 2014. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 . "In his day More came to be regarded as one of England's leading contemporary philosophers. One of the first proponents of Cartesianism, he attacked Thomas Hobbes and Baruch Spinoza and was an enthusiast for the new science of Galileo and the Royal Society. His own philosophy owes much to Plato and Plotinus and is largely dedicated to the defense of religious belief against the twin forces of skepticism and atheism."--Hutton, Sarah: "More, Henry (1614-1687)." Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 . "In theology More was a moderate latitudinarian, known for piety and an almost saintly nature. He wrote extensively against sectarians and enthusiasts, for their uncharitable doctrinal wrangling and their depreciation of reason in religion, and against the Roman Catholic Church, on the usual contemporary grounds. He concerned himself particularly with the interpretation of prophetic and apocalyptic Scriptures... A factor in More's return to philosophy was his discovery, sometime before 1647, of Descartes, whose writings seemed to show how to combine a scientific interest in nature with a primary concern for vindicating the reality of God and immortal human souls.... he conceived his main philosophical mission to be the refutation of mechanistic materialism. Appropriately, More's first major work was An Antidote Against Atheisme (1652), one of the most prominent early responses to Thomas Hobbes. More's opposition to mechanism eventually led him to a repudiation (in large part) of Descartes... The Immortality of the Soul is actually an elaborate treatise on the nature, kinds, and habits of spirits-by far More's most systematic work-in which many doctrines of Descartes and others are criticized. It defies summary."--"More, Henry." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 .

We are pleased to offer this collection of Henry More's Philosophical Writings.

Title page is printed in red and black. There are a few woodcut initial letters. There are about a dozen simple line figures printed in the text. Each item has a separate dated title page. There is an index for the entire work at the end.

Bound in contemporary calf boards in Cambridge style in blind, recently rebacked with raised bands and without title label, 3 of 4 corners recornered, worn through at other corner, original leather checked and rubbed, 1 start, new free endpapers, damp stain in gutter and top margins of some pages, light foxing, title lightly soiled, internal tear to C2 repaired, a couple of pages with old ink annotations in margin.

Collation: a6, b-c4, A-Xxx6. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, iii-xxvii Preface, (1) blank; (1) title--Antidote, (1) blank, (4) dedication, 1-142; (1) title--Appendix to, (1) blank, 145-190, (11) Contents of Antidote, (1) blank; (1) title--Enthusiasmus, (1) blank, 1-48, (3) Contents-Enthusiasm, (1) blank; (1) title--Des Cartes, (1) blank, 55-133, (1) blank; title--Immortality, (1) blank, (3) dedication, (1) blank, 1-234, (11) contents, (1) blank; (1) title--Cabbalistica, (1) blank, (4) dedication, 1-39, (1) blank, (1) title--Defence Cabbala, (1) blank, 43-184, (9) contents--Cabbala; (9) Index to entire volume in small print. Wing M2646. Online ESTC Cit.# R188746.
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Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which have remarkably been fulfilled and at this time are fulfilling in the World., NEWTON, THOMAS.
17 NEWTON, THOMAS. Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which have remarkably been fulfilled and at this time are fulfilling in the World.
1787 Leather Book 2 vols., octavo, 13.5 x 20.6cm. Elizabethtown, NJ 
First American Edition Thomas Newton's Dissertations on the Prophecies, 2 Vols, Elizabeth-town, NJ 1787, Leather, with early Rhode Island provenance


NEWTON, THOMAS. Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which have remarkably been fulfilled and at this time are fulfilling in the World. By Thomas Newton, D.D. Late Lord Bishop of Bristol. In Two Volumes. Volume the First [& Second] The Eighth Edition. Elizabeth-Town: Printed by Shepard Kollock, for Robert Hodge, No. 38, Maiden-Lane, New-York. M,DCC,LXXXVII. [1787]. 2 vols, octavo, 13.5 x 20.6cm. $250.00

Thomas Newton, (1704-1782), bishop of Bristol. "Newton himself knew bereavement in June 1754, when both his father and his wife died within days of each other. He creatively poured his grief into his Dissertation on the prophecies, which have been remarkably fulfilled, and are at this time fulfilling in the world, the first volume of which appeared in the winter. It was dedicated to Archbishop Thomas Herring and had been perused in manuscript form by Pearce, Warburton, and Jortin. In 1755 Newton was appointed Boyle lecturer, and he pursued the prophetic theme in these lectures, which were finally published in their entirety in 1758. In all there were twenty-six dissertations on the subject, ranging from Noah to the modern papacy, with the main argument that, despite the range of time, place, and cultures, scriptural prophecies had `a visible connexion and dependency, an entire agreement one with another' (Works, 1.775). The dissertation had gone into twenty editions by 1835. Its popularity both reflected and contributed to the persistence of the prophetic mode (and with it anti-papalism) as a key element in eighteenth-century Anglican apologetics, one that was at least as important as miracles. By choosing this subject Newton reclaimed it for orthodoxy and seized the initiative from Arians such as William Whiston and, most recently, Bishop Robert Clayton of Clogher."--Nigel Aston, `Newton, Thomas (1704-1782)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/20070, accessed 7 June 2016]. "A very valuable work"--Bickersteth's Christian Student.

Written at the top of the front free endpaper: "Cost 20s N. York Curency [sic]. 1787." New York (province/state) issued currency denominated in pounds from 1709 to 1793. The State of New York issued continental currency in £sd and in Spanish dollars with 1 dollar=8 shillings.

Both title pages have written towards the top of the title: "William Bliss 1787 Presented to Jeremiah Bliss 1807." Vol. 2 adds what appears to by "by his Father." A William Bliss of Newport, Rhode Island is in the list of subscribers. There was a William Bliss (1728-1808) who was a pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist church in Newport, R.I. from 1770-1808 when he died at the age of 81. He had a son know as Capt. Jeremiah Bliss (1770-1856).--Edward Peterson: History of Rhode Island, 1853, pp.344-345.

Two volumes bound in full leather with raised bands, red morocco title labels and black morocco volume labels, .3 x 1.5 cm piece of leather chipped from top of spine above front hinge vol. 2, leather starting to split top half of front hinge vol. 2, covers rubbed & scuffed some, worn through leather at one corner, 1 x 4cm ink stain on title of vol. 1, a few ink scratchings on first title and rear free endpaper of 1st volume, other ink scratchings in a few page margins, lacks front free endpaper and half of the front flyleaf vol. 2, light to medium foxing with heavier foxing on some gatherings. A2 and A3 in vol. 1 have a paper defect--the pages are shorter ending right after the text; volume 2 has a tear and slight fold in the bottom margin of S1 that predates its printing.

Collation: [a]4, b-c4, d2, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Bbb4, Ccc2; [A]4, B-E4, F2, F-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Iii4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (4) Dedication, (17) The Contents, (1) blank, [21]-412 Dissertations; (1) title, (1) blank, (2) Dedication, (20) The Contents, (20) Subscribers Names, [41]-407 Dissertations, (1) blank, [410]-439 A General Index, (1) ad for Robert Walker's Sermons on Practical Subjects. Paging error in vol. 2: p. 85 & 215 misnumbered 58 & 315. The 1st American Edition and 8th edition overall after 7 London editions. Evans #20589.
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Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem.  Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis.  Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa., PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Æthiops.
18 PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Æthiops. Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa.
1550 Leather Book Quarto, 14.9 x 20.5cm binding, 19.7 x 14.1cm page Louvain 
The Mode of Baptism in the Ethiopian Church, Louvain, 1550, translated into Latin


PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Æthiops. Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa. Lovanii. [Louvain] Apud Martinum Verhasselet in pingui Gallina Bibliop. Iurat. Anno Domini. 1550. Mense Ianuario. ¶Cum Gratia & Priuilegio ad quadriennium. Quarto, 14.9 x 20.5cm binding, 19.7 x 14.1cm page block. $1,250.00

This work was published at a time when the Ethiopian church had just endured years (1531-1543) of invasion and persecution brought on by the Muslin leader Ahmad Gragn. This excerpt will give some context for this work which was published 5 years before the founding of the Ethiopian Jesuit mission in 1555. "With the Ottoman conquest of the whole Near and Middle East, Islam was given a special impetus in the Red Sea area and in the Horn. The Muslim communities of the Ethiopian region began to be more and more aggressive particularly in their relations with the Christian Empire. ... The Muslim invasion of the Ethiopian highlands in the beginning of the sixteenth century was... a tremendous success. The leader of the Muslims forces during this conflict was Imam Amad Ibn Ibrahim or Gragn, as he is know in Ethiopian Chronicles.... As the center of the mediaeval Christian culture of Ethiopia and as the place where the kings also kept their fabulous treasures, the Church was attacked by the Muslim forces with particular fury. Dazzled by the riches of the churches and monasteries, the Muslim troops burnt and looted for a period of about fifteen years, and almost completely destroyed the mediaeval heritage of Christian Ethiopia... The Ethiopian kingdom was later restored after the death of Ahmad Gragn (1543) and after the defeat of his army by Emperor Galawdewos (1540-59) who was given effective military assistance by the Portuguese..."

"Relations with the Portuguese had already started towards the end of the fifteenth century, and reciprocal envoys had been exchanged between Lisbon and the Ethiopian court. The Ethiopians were impressed by reports of technical advances in Europe and wanted to share in this material civilization... Emperor Libna-Dingil requested artists, builders, craftsmen, and men who could make guns for him... Thus, almost completely ignorant of the history and the spiritual heritage of the Ethiopian Church the Portuguese sought to act as the agents of the See of Rome. This caused a lot of unnecessary bloodshed in the first part of the seventeenth century, and led to the expulsion of the Jesuit mission by Emperor Fasilads in 1632... The Jesuit experience was very bitter for the Ethiopian Church, and it naturally led to the creation of very strong antipathies towards anything European for a long time. During their short sojourn in Ethiopia, the Jesuits had done a great deal of damage and they had seriously disturbed the spiritual stability of the Ethiopian Church."--Professor Tadesse Tamerat: "Persecution and Religious Controversies." www.ethiopian orthodox.org/english/ethiopian/persecution.html

Bound full calf with raised bands, floral patterns in gilt in spine panels, title panel with gilt lettering lacking except for one letter, blind tooled roll outlines covers, covers edge rolled in gilt, wear to leather at top and bottom of hinges, spine ends chipped away, wear through leather at corners--consolidated with book adhesive, rubbed & scuffed some, red page edges; lighter shades of red, blue, orange, tan marbled endpapers; foxing on first and last few pages.

Collation: A-H4, I6. No pagination but there are (76)pp. There were two printings of this work, the first in Rome 1549 followed by the 1550 Louvain printing. OCLC locates no libraries in the U.S. holding a copy of the 1550 edition. They locate one copy each in libraries in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, & Denmark, 4 libraries in Germany and in the UK the British Library, Cambridge Univ. & Univ. of Oxford. Yale Univ. & Keller Library do each have a copy of the 1549 Rome edition, along with the same 3 libraries in the UK and one each in Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany & Netherlands. We are pleased to offer the 1550 Louvain edition.
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The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New-Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship., WATTS, ISAAC.
19 WATTS, ISAAC. The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New-Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship.
1818 Leather Book 12mo Exeter, NH 
Unusual Split-hymnal, Exeter, New Hampshire, 1818


WATTS, ISAAC. The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New-Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship. By Isaac Watts, D.D. [4 lines] Exeter, N.H., J. J. Williams, Printer. 1818. Bound with: WATTS, ISAAC. Hymns and Spiritual Songs. In Three Books. Exeter, 1818. Bound below: A Valuable Collection of Sacred Musick, Adapted to the Various Metres in Watts. [same imprint]. 12mo. $325.00

The two works bound one below the other so that the pages with the words can be turned independently of the music, allowing the words to be sung to various tunes.

Bound full leather, spine leather flaking, chipped top of spine, worn through leather at top two corners, leather begining to split top third of front hinge, foxing; library blind stamp on endpaper, flyleaf, title & index pages; accession number on verso of title.

Collations, Watts: 1-216, 222. Sacred Musick: 1-216, 222. Pagination, Watts: 250, (6)pp. Sacred Musick: 251 (3)pp. American Bibliography #46717 (MWA only).
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