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An Essay on the Nature and Glory of the Gospel ofJesus Christ, BELLAMY, JOSEPH
1 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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2 BIBLE. GERMAN. 1710. Biblia Pentapla. Das Neu Testament...
Radical Pietists' Biblia Pentapla, New Testament & N.T. Apocrypha, Wandesbeck bey Hamburg, 1710. With Map 1710 Bound full leather Bound full leather with double fillet lines in blind around edges of covers, brown morocco title label and raised bands, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at corners, leather separating in a few places along hinges but loose edges pasted back down, hinges are solid, spine leather mottled with cracks in surface finish, 1.5x4cm hole in leather of front corner, several worm holes, covers rubbed & scuffed, lacks free endpapers, heaving foxing on endpapers from leather turn-ins, light to medium foxing. Copperplate frontispiece of Christ on cross in lower half and in a cloud above it risen Christ and saints. book Quarto Wandesbeck bey Hamburg: Herman Heinrich Hole 
BIBLE. GERMAN. 1710. [Biblia Pentapla.] Das Neu Testament, Oder: Der Neue Bund, Welchen Gott Durch Jesum Christum Mit Uns Menschen gemachet, Und durch dessen Apostel und Lehr=Funger erstlich in Grieschischer Sprache schriftlich aufzeichnen lassen. Jetzo Nach den gebrauchlichsten 4 Hoch deutschen Ubersetzungen nebst der Hollandischen, da immer eine die andere erklahret, dem Christlich=Deutschern Leser zu Dienst zum Druckbefordert. Wobey noch mit angehanget sind Einige zur Erlauterung des Neuen Testaments dienliche Apocryphische Bucher. Gedruck und verlegt durch Herman Heinrich Hole, Buchdr. in Wandesbeck bey Hamburg. Anno 1710. Quarto.

Bound full leather with double fillet lines in blind around edges of covers, brown morocco title label and raised bands, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at corners, leather separating in a few places along hinges but loose edges pasted back down, hinges are solid, spine leather mottled with cracks in surface finish, 1.5x4cm hole in leather of front corner, several worm holes, covers rubbed & scuffed, lacks free endpapers, heaving foxing on endpapers from leather turn-ins, light to medium foxing. Copperplate frontispiece of Christ on cross in lower half and in a cloud above it risen Christ and saints.

Collation: frontispiece, )(3, )()(4, A-Zzzz4, Aaaaa-Ppppp4, Qqqqq2; a-f4, g2; )(2, A-X4, Y2, Z4, A-B4, C1. Pagination: frontispiece, (1) title, (1) blank, (12) Kurtzer Begriff etc., 1-859 NT, (1) Die Gebot des Neuen Bundes; (1) title, [2]-49 N.T. Apocrypha, (3) Reizens Erlauterungen; (1) title, (1) blank, (2) Bericht, 1-162pp Matthai Hillers' Erklarungs=Register Aller Nahmen in der Heil Bibel, 1712; (2) Alphabet-Tafel zur Charte vom gelobten Lane, 163-167 Erklärung Der Land=Charte Landes Canaan, Autore Matth☼ Hillero; 168-173 five tables; 173-198 Auxzug Der Merkwürdigsten Geschichte des Alten Und Neuen Testaments.

With a handsome folding map of ancient Israel, 21.5 x 48.5cm. Tears repaired with archival rag paper. It is placed between pages 162 & 163 in the final pagination, following the alphabetical key to the map and just before Hiller's 5 page commentary on the map.

Five versions in parallel columns. Only one German version of the N.T. Apocrypha. The Jewish version of the Old Testament is by Josef Witzenhausen, rather than Athias--see the British Museum Catalog & the Jewish Encyclopedia article on Athias. Darlow & Moule ##4227, "This edition of the whole Bible embodies four principal German versions, viz. those of Ulenberg (Catholic), Luther, Piscator (Reformed) and Athias-Reitz."

Johann Otto Glüsing, the editor and compiler of the Biblia Pentalpa, was also the editor of Jakob Böhme's works and the founder of the ascetic 'Angelbrothers' society. "Glüsing was a key part of a group of separatists and spiritualists who gathered in Altona (a hotbed of Spinozists, Mennonites, radical Pietists and Jews) in the early years of the eighteenth century. The Biblia Pentapla represented, for Glüsing, an entirely new direction for the German Bible... Because, in Glüsing's words, 'different German translators...have different dialects,' the Biblia Pentapla would provide all Germans with access to all the all the translations... The side-by-side placement of representative biblical texts was to serve, then, both as an ecumenical bridge between readers, giving them a common language of religions, and a means to unify a Bible divide by centuries of confessional strife... On the one hand, the Biblia Pentapla--like the venerable scholarly tradition of the polyglot Bible--used techniques of accumulation to weave a web fine enough to capture God's Word. As such, it was linked with the formal conventions of biblical scholarship as it developed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (though unlike the Complutensian or Walton's English Polyglot, the Biblia Pentapla was, to my knowledge, the first attempt to put this scholarly practice entirely into the vernacular domain). On the other hand, the Biblia Pentapla offered a passage to God opened by a single translator--Johann Heinrich Reitz--who, with washed hands and baptized by the Holy Spirit, presented humanity the exact essence of His Word. Reitz's translation guaranteed this access through its fidelity to the original manuscripts. It was a formal effort to re-create in their perfection the original manuscripts of the Bible, and more specifically the New Testament, by an obsessive insistence on literal translation. I will call these two different methods scholarly and linguistic objectivism. Both methods were key to the radical Pietist project to replace theology--long monopolized by orthodoxy--with a text whose meaning was perfectly reproduced for the reader. The history of the post-theological Bible and, indeed, the Enlightenment Bible more generally must therefore start here, at the far fringes of the radical religious underground inhabiting the early eighteenth century."

"The year 1703 was a bad one for orthodox guardians of the Luther Bible. 'I can easily imagine that it will not please everyone,' Caspar Triller laconically commented, and indeed his 1703 New Testament translation pleased almost no one... And 1703's second irritant--the New Testament of Johann Heinrich Reitz, featured translator of Glüsing's Biblia Pentapla--fared no better. Orthodox theologians accused the new translator of a swarm of more or less mortal heresies. Indifferentism, naturalism, fanaticism, Socinianism, Arianism, Nestorianism, acephalism, crypto-calvinism: the list went on. The invective was fierce, but the threat was apparently real. For Triller and Reitz represented the nightmare of orthodoxy: the latter once a follower of Pietists Theodor Untereyck and Philip Spener, now a confirmed spiritualist... And if Triller's work fell onto largely deaf ears, Reitz's was received with applause, at least in some circles, and went through at least four editions by 1738, much to the dismay of the Leipzig book commission."--Jonathan Sheehan: The Enlightment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture. pp.62-65.

We are pleased to offer the New Testament volume of the Biblia Pentapla. It also contains the N.T. Apocrypha in just one translation, which is followed by the Reitz's 3 page "Erläuterungen." 
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3 BIBLE. GERMAN. 1769. N.T. Die Heilige Schrift Neuen Testaments, Nach der fürstreflichen Uebersetzung und mit den Vorreden auch Rand=Glossen D. Martin Luthers: Da dann neue nach dem Zweck eingerichtete Summarien, weitläuftige Parallelein, neue Vorreden, reiche Anmerkungen, gestliche Anwendungen und Gebeter, einem jeden Capitel beygefüget, Auch der Teutsche nach dem Grieschischen Grund=Text best=möglichst erläutert und erkläret wird.
Pfaff's Commentary on the New Testament, with Luther's version 1769 Speyer, gedruckt und verlegts Ludwig Bernhard Frie Bound leather spine and corners with heavily rubbed decorated paper over boards, orange title and green volume labels on each spine, slight raised bands, worn and chipped through leather at all edges and spine ends, leather split along front hinge of v. 2 and starting to split on other hinges, two spots of sealing wax on front cover of vol. 1, red page edges, ownership inscription on front free endpaper of vol. 1 dated 1833, light to medium foxing, several places with a small amount of pencil marks in margin or text. book Small but thick octavos. 12 x 18.5cm. Speyer, gedruckt und verlegts Ludwig Bernhard Friederich Segel, Stadt=Buchdrucker 
BIBLE. GERMAN. 1769. N.T. & PFAFF, CHRISTOPH MATTHAEUS. Die Heilige Schrift Neuen Testaments, Nach der fürstreflichen Uebersetzung und mit den Vorreden auch Rand=Glossen D. Martin Luthers: Da dann neue nach dem Zweck eingerichtete Summarien, weitläuftige Parallelein, neue Vorreden, reiche Anmerkungen, gestliche Anwendungen und Gebeter, einem jeden Capitel beygefüget, Auch der Teutsche nach dem Grieschischen Grund=Text best=möglichst erläutert und erkläret wird. Ausgefertiget Von D. Johann Christian Klemmen, Der Heiligen Theologie un Sprachen Professorn. Speyer, gedruckt und verlegts Ludwig Bernhard Friederich Segel, Stadt=Buchdrucker, 1769. 2 vols. Small but thick octavos. 12 x 18.5cm. $110.00

Bound leather spine and corners with heavily rubbed decorated paper over boards, orange title and green volume labels on each spine, slight raised bands, worn and chipped through leather at all edges and spine ends, leather split along front hinge of v. 2 and starting to split on other hinges, two spots of sealing wax on front cover of vol. 1, red page edges, ownership inscription on front free endpaper of vol. 1 dated 1833, light to medium foxing, several places with a small amount of pencil marks in margin or text.

Collation: A-Sss8; A-Rrrr8. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-1023; (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-1375pp.

Matthaeus Christoph Pfaff(1686-1760) successor to Jager as chancellor at the Univ. of Tübingen. He was pietistic in "both his understanding of theological method and of the purpose of theology... Pfaff was at least intellectually on the side of the developing Pietistic Movement and for that reason helped to make the Stift at Tübingen its theological center."--Stoeffler: Ger. Piet., pp.93-94. This work known as Pfaffischen Bibelwerks, is Luther's translation, prefaces & comments, and with "new prefaces, summaries, extended parallels, comments and spiritual applications, also prayers at each chapter...edited under the direction of Chr. M. Pfaff." We offer the New Testament volumes (vols 7 & 8) of the larger work of 9 vols (index v.9). The New Testament volumes were edited by Joh. Chr. Klemmen. 
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Human Nature, in its Fourfold State, of Subsisting in Primitive Integrity, Entire Depravation...in several Practical Discourses., BOSTON, THOMAS
4 BOSTON, THOMAS Human Nature, in its Fourfold State, of Subsisting in Primitive Integrity, Entire Depravation...in several Practical Discourses.
1794 Paper & leather Book 12mo Edinburgh 
Thomas Boston's Human Nature in Its Fourfold State, Edinburgh, 1794.


BOSTON, THOMAS. Human Nature, in its Fourfold State, of Subsisting in Primitive Integrity, Entire Depravation, Begun Recovery. And Consummate Happines or misery . Subsiting in The Parents of Mankind in Paradise, The Unregenerate, The Regentate. Al Mankind in the Future State. In several Practical Discourses. A New Edition, Printed from a copy of the last Edition revised and corrected by the Author.... Edinburgh, Printed for the Booksellers, MDCC,XCIV [1794], 12mo.

One of the best known works of Thomas Boston(1677-1732) Church of Scotland minister. He wrote much & exercised great influence in the Presbyterian Churches of both Scotland & England.

Bound leather covers, rebacked with modern tan acid-free tan paper with printed title label, leather rubbed and worn through at corners and edges, later endpapers, foxing, edge of title worn some, page edges trimmed close to text.

Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) recommendation, [iv]-viii preface, ix-xvi contents, [17]-408pp.
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5 DRESCHER, JOHANN GOTTLIEB. Dissertationem Biblicam Doctissimi Ioh. Christoph. Sticht, Gymnasii qvod alto nae floret, Professoris, de Keri et Kethibh Vocabvlis Compositis ac Divinae Dignitatis Examinat.
1763 Pamphlet side-stitched with original narrow strip  light foxing, title and last leaf lightly soiled. Pamphlet Quarto Lipsiae ex Officina Jacobaeriana. 
DRESCHER, JOHANN GOTTLIEB. Dissertationem Biblicam Doctissimi Ioh. Christoph. Sticht, Gymnasii qvod alto nae floret, Professoris, de Keri et Kethibh Vocabvlis Compositis ac Divinae Dignitatis Examinat. Atqve viro Svmme Venerando, Amplissimo, Doctissimo Iohanni Friderico Bvrgio Regio Svpremi Consistorii Consiliario Gravissimo, Ecclesiarvm et Scholarvm A.C. Inspectori Vigilantis-simo, ad aedem S. Elisabetae Pastori Meritissimo, Sacro Sanctae Theologiae Polemicae in Vtroqve Wratis-Laviensivm Gmnasio Professori Primario Doctissimo, Praeceptori, Patorno ac Promotori Stvdiorvm, ad Vrnas vsqve Maxima Mentis Observanta Devenerando, svspiciendo, Colendo, Iobelaevm post qvinqvaginta annorvm Ministerivm Celebrandvm D. IV. Cal. Apr. A. O. R. CI?I?CCLXIII [1763]. Ex Sincerrimo Cordis Affectv Gratvlatvr cvltor Observantissimvs Iohann Gottlieb Drescher Wratislaviensis. Lipsiae ex Officina Jacobaeriana. [1763] Quarto.

Pamphlet side-stitched with original narrow strip of gold paper pasted over spine area, light foxing, title and last leaf lightly soiled.

Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (2) preface, V-XXVII, (1) blank.

OCLC locates the Harvard U. copy & Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin copy. Re Hebrew language with Hebrew type in the text. 
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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.
6 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.
7 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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8 ERHARD, THOMAS AQUINAS. Isagoge et Commentarius in Universa Biblia Sacra Vulgata Editionis Sixti V. Clementis VIII.
Commentary on the Bible by a Benedictine Monk, Augsburg, 1735, German pigskin binding 1735 Panel-stamped pigskin binding with raised bands Nicely preserved original panel-stamped pigskin binding with raised bands, beveled wooden boards, working clasps & catches, later hand lettered title on spine, small 19th century paper label at bottom of spine, pigskin soiled, small worm holes in front cover near fore-edge with some extending into endpapers and two on into the next three leaves, blue-green page edges, medium foxing, 4cm corner torn from bottom of half-title page. book Folio, 24.5 x 37.5cm. Augusta Vindelicorum [Augsburg] et Pedeponti vulgo Statt am Hof prope Ratisbonam. Sumptibus Strotter, Gastel & Ilger, Bibliopolarum. Typis Antonii Maximiliani Heiss, Celsissimi & Reverendissimi Principis & Episcopi Constantiensis. Typographi Aulici. 
ERHARD, THOMAS AQUINAS. Isagoge et Commentarius in Universa Biblia Sacra Vulgata Editionis Sixti V. Clementis VIII. Pontific. Maxim. Auctoritate Recognita, Illustrans & Explicans Sacram Scripturam per Clara Prolegomena in Omnes et Singulos Libros: per Dilucida Summaria in Quavis Capita: per Selectas Annotationes, Breves Paraphrases, et Exegeses in loca et versus Paulo Difficiliores, ex optimis Catholics interpretibus, Prasertim SS. Patribus, desumptas; Tomus Primus [& Secundus] Opera & Studio P. Thoma Aq. Erhard Ord. S. Benedicti, Theologi & Professi, in antiquiss. & Exempto, Monasterio Wessofontano. Cum Licentia Superiorum et Sacra Casarea et Regia Catholica Majestatis per universum S.R.I. nec non Terras Austriacas Privilegio Speciali. Augusta Vindelicorum [Augsburg] et Pedeponti vulgo Statt am Hof prope Ratisbonam. Sumptibus Strotter, Gastel & Ilger, Bibliopolarum. Typis Antonii Maximiliani Heiss, Celsissimi & Reverendissimi Principis & Episcopi Constantiensis. Typographi Aulici. Anno MDCC.XXXV. [1735] Folio, 24.5 x 37.5cm.

Nicely preserved original panel-stamped pigskin binding with raised bands, beveled wooden boards, working clasps & catches, later hand lettered title on spine, small 19th century paper label at bottom of spine, pigskin soiled, small worm holes in front cover near fore-edge with some extending into endpapers and two on into the next three leaves, blue-green page edges, medium foxing, 4cm corner torn from bottom of half-title page.

First title printed in red & black, woodcut head & tail pieces, woodcut initial letter at beginning of each book of the Bible, Greek & Hebrew words and phrases, broken off leather tab on second title with piece of blank paper pasted on verso of title to strengthen tab mount.

Collation: )(3, )()(2, [H]2, A-Kk4, Ll2; title leaf, (A)-(Ss)4, (Tt)-(Zz)2. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) synopsis, (2) prafatio, (1) censura ordinarii, (1) approbatio, (1) facultas, (1) privilegium casar 
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9 FLEETWOOD Sermon Preach'd at Ely-House Chapel In Holbourn; On Thursday June 7,
1716 18TH-ENG-LOND-MIDWITNER 
FLEETWOOD, WILLIAM. A Sermon Preach'd at Ely-House Chapel In Holbourn; On Thursday June 7, 1716. Being the Day of Publick Thanksgiving, For the Blessing of God upon His Majesty's Counsels and Arms, in Suppressing the late Unnatural Rebellion. By the Right Reverend Father in God, William ,Lord Bishop of Ely. The Sixth Edition. London: Printed for D. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns in St. Paul's Church-Yard, M.D.CC.XVI. [1716]. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, foxing, edges of half-title and title worn with small chips in the edges. Fleetwood (1656-1723) bishop of St. Asaph & Ely. He was considered one of the best preachers of his day. 
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10 GILPIN Life of Bernard Gilpin.
18TH-ENG-LOND-RIVINGTON 
GILPIN, WILLIAM. The Life of Bernard Gilpin. By William Gilpin, M.A. Of Queen's College, Oxford. The Second Edition. [9.5 x 8.7cm engraving of dragon between cross and Bible] London: Printed for John and James Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCCLIII. [1753] Octavo, 13 x 20.2cm.

Bound early calf boards sometime rebacked calf spine with red morocco title label & raised bands, original leather over boards is worn, pock-marked and rubbed, worn through leather at corners, lacking free endpapers and front flyleaf, contents quite clean with minimum of foxing. There is a nice copperplate engraving of Bernard Gilpin, facing the title page.

Collation: frontispiece leaf, title leaf, B-U8, X4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [1]-239 Life of Gilpin, (1) blank; (1) title, (1) blank, 243-311, (1) blank. Page 241 is the title page for Gilpin's sermon: "A Sermon Preached in the Court at Greenwich, Before King Edward VI. The First Sunday After the Epiphany, MDLII.[1552]" ESTC Citation No. T99014.

Bernard Gilpin (1517-1583) "English clergyman, called 'The Apostle of the North'... He was educated at Queen's College, Oxford... He was one of the first scholars elected to Christ Church, on the completion of Wolsey's foundation by Henry VIII. To clear up his theological doubts he went abroad in 1552 and lived for several years in Louvain and Paris. On his return to England in 1556 he was made rector of Easington and archdeacon of Durham, despite the fact that he now adopted the theology of the Reformation. Soon afterward he became rector of Houghton-le-Spring. His life at Houghton is said to have been a ceaseless round of benevolent activity; and his extensive charities here and throughout the northern counties soon won for him wide popularity, which, coupled with his Protestant views and his fearless denunciation of clerical vices, naturally made him enemies among the clergy. He was accused before Edmund Bonner, bishop of London, and would have been tried for heresy, and probably beheaded, but for an accident. While on his way to London for trial he broke his 
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11 HEINSIUS Unpartheysiche Kirchen=Historie Alten und Neuen Testaments, Von Erscha
1730 18TH-GER-JENA-HARTUNG 
[HEINSIUS, JOHANN GEORG, et al.] Unpartheysiche Kirchen=Historie Alten und Neuen Testaments, Von Erschaffung der Welt bis auf das Jahr nach Christ Geburt 1730 [bis 1765]. Darinnen von der Lehrer und andererScribenten zu allen Zeiten Leben und Schriff=ren, von der Leehre aller Religionen, vom Gottesdienst, Kirchen=Regiment, Ketzereyen und Trennungen, von ausserlichen und innerlichen Zustand der Kirchen, und von den dahin gehorigen Neben=Sachen a. a. aufrichtig gehandelt wird. Mit einer Vorbereitung Welch die Auctores, benbst ihren Schrifften, die so wohl die Kirchen=als Politische Historie erlautert, behorig anfuhret; Einer Vorrede Darinnen die Beschaffenheit des gantzen Werkes ausfuhrlich erzehlet wird, Und vollstandigen Registern versehen. Erster [-Vierter] Theil. [9.7 x 7.4 cm copperplate device] Mit Koniglichen Polnischen und Churfurstlichen Sachsischen allergnadigsten Privilegio. Jena, 1735 [1735, 1754, 1766]. Verlegts Johann Bernhard Hartung. 4 bound in 5 volumes, large quartos. Bound full leather with acid stained designed leather over boards, black title and red volume leather labels on spine, worn through leather at corners, leather splitting along hinges, rubbed & scuffed, v. 1 & 2 with spine ends and corners taped with black book tape, other volumes with ? to 1 inch of spine ends chipped away, removed tape marks on spine ends of volume 4, rubbed and scuffed, title & volume labels heavily rubbed, marbled endpapers, library bookplate, library stamp & withdrawn stamp on verso of titles, endpapers split at inside hinges. Red and black printed title, woodcut head & tailpieces. Collations. Vol 1: title leaf, half-title leaf, 2 unsigned leaves, )()(4, A-8K4, 8L2. Vol. 2: title leaf, (a)-(7z)4, (8a)2, (8b)3. Vol. 3 pt. 1: )(4, A-8A4, 8B2; Vol. 3, pt. 2: title leaf, 1 unsigned leaf, 8B3-4, 8C-11Y4. Vol. 4: )(2, A-4Uuuu4, 4X2; title leaf, ):(2, 4Y2-4, 4Z-6U4, 6X2. Pagination. Vol 1: (1) half title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, (1) Dem Durchlauchtigste 
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12 HEZEL Syrische Sprachlehre, durchaus nach seiner Hebraeischen eingerichtet
18TH-GER-LEMGO-MEYERISCHEN 
HEZEL, WILHELM FRIEDRICH. Syrische Sprachlehre, durchaus nach seiner Hebaischen eingerichtet, zum Gebrauch seiner Zuhorer, nebst den nothigen Paradigmen in Tabellen. Lemgo, im Verlag der Meyerischen Buchhandlung 1788. [At head of title:] Wilhelm Friedrich Hezels Furstl. Hessischen Geheimen Regierungsraths und Professors zu Giessen ac. Quarto. Bound modern acid-free heavy gray paper wrapper, sewn into wrapper with new cords, small grease stain on bottom of back cover of wrapper, pages untrimmed, light to heavy foxing, new front free endpaper, first 5 leaves re-hinged, paper repairs to edges of title page, damp stains on tables at the end of the book, a few tears in edges of folding tables. Collation: 5 unsigned leaves, A-T4, U3, A-D2, 7 folding tables printed both sides of sheet, A-E2, 8 large folding charts printed on recto only. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) blank, (2) dedication, (2) Vorrede, (2) Nachschrift, [1]-132 Erster Theil Etymologie, [133]-158 Anderer Theil Syntax; [I]-XVI Paradigmen der Suffixen; 7 leaves folding to the right and printed both sides--paradigm tables; [1]-19 Excerpta Pentateuchi, (1) An dem Buchbinder; 8 large sheets folding right and then down, printed on recto only--paradigm tables, etc. An alphabet table inserted between leaves A3 & A4 (between pp 6 & 7). OCLC locates the following libraries in the U.S.: Yale U. Libr; Emory U. Pitts Theol Libr; Harvard U. Col Libr.; St. Johns U.; Hebrew Union Col.; Gettysburg Col. It also locates one library in the U.K.: Edinburgh U. Libr., along with 1 library each in Denmark, & Israel; 2 libraries each in France, Sweden & Switzerland; and 12 libraries in Germany. Inscription on title: "J. P. Broch, Christiania d.27 Jan. 1837." Friedrich Wilhelm Hezel (1754-1824) German Orientalist and theologian; studied at Wittenberg and Jena; professor of Oriental languages at Giessen in 1766; librarian in that city 1800. Hezel held the professorship of Oriental literature in the Univer 
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13 HILLIARD Sermon Preach'd at the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, Before The Righ
18TH-ENG-LOND 
HILLIARD, SAMUEL. A Sermon Preach'd at the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, Before The Right Honourable The Lord-Mayor and Aldermen, On Sunday October the 9th. 1709. Luke XVI. 29. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them. [2 lines] London: Printed and Sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side, For the Benefit of the Poor, 1709, Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, light foxing. A1-8. 16pp. Hilliard was Prebendary of Lincoln 
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An Inquiry into the Nature of True Holiness., HOPKINS, SAMUEL
14 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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The Genuine Epistles of St. Ignatius, IGNATIUS, Saint, Bishop of Antioch.
15 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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Priestcraft Defended.  A Sermon Occasioned by the Expulsion of Six You, MacGOWAN, JOHN
16 MacGOWAN, JOHN Priestcraft Defended. A Sermon Occasioned by the Expulsion of Six You
1769 11th Edition Modern Acid-free tan paper wrapper frontispiece torn at inside edge--repaired with archival paper, large & small water stains through-out, dog-ears, library stamp on verso of title and bottom of p.51, accession number written in ink on title and bottom of p.51, light to medium foxing. Pamphlet Octavo, 13 x 21.3cm. 18TH-ENG-LOND-KEITH 
MacGOWAN, JOHN. Priestcraft Defended. A Sermon Occasioned by the Expulsion of Six Young Gentlemen from the University of Oxford, for Praying, Reading, and Expounding the Scriptures. Humbly dedicated to Mr. V__ C____r and the H__ds of H____s, By their humble Servant The Shaver. The Eleventh Edition Corrected and much Enlarged. To which is added A Further Defence of Priestcraft: Being a practical Improvement of the Shaver's Sermon. London: Printed for G. Keith, in Gracechurch-street; J. Johnson and J. Payne, in Pater-noster-row; and J. Gurney, at No. 54, in Hobourn. MDCCLXIX. [1769] [Price One Shilling.] Octavo, 13 x 21.3cm.

Pamphlet bound in modern acid-free tan paper wrapper, frontispiece torn at inside edge--repaired with archival paper, large & small water stains through-out, dog-ears, library stamp on verso of title and bottom of p.51, accession number written in ink on title and bottom of p.51, light to medium foxing. "Tho. Harris" written in old pen at top of verso of frontispiece.

Collation: frontispiece leaf, A-E8, F4, G-H2, but lacking final blank H2. Pagination: frontispiece facing the title, (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-viii preface, 9-44, (2) Hymn, (2) An Epitaph; (1) half-title: A Further Defence of Priestcraft..., (1) blank, 51-94pp. Last page includes an ad for two other books by "The Shaver." OCLC locates: Univ. Hawaii; Cornell Univ.; Emory Univ. (2); Duke Univ.; Brown Univ.; and in Australia Queen's Col. Libr. Online ESTC adds: Yale Univ. (2) and in England: Oxford Univ.; St. Deiniol's Library. There are many editions of this work first published in 1768. We offer the 11th edition which appears to be the first that has "A Further Defence of Priestcraft..."

John MacGowan (1726-1780) Scottish particular Baptist minister. "He was converted among the Wesleyan Methodists, and by them ordained to the ministry... he left the Methodists and untied with the Congregationalists; light continuing to increase upon him, he followed the Saviour in immersion. In July, 1767 he was ordained pastor of the Devonshire Square church, London. He continued in this office till his death."--Cathcart: Baptist Ency., p.730. "Macgowan was probably more effective with his pen than in the pulpit, certainly if the number of titles authored and the frequency of their reprinting be any criteria. He had a considerable following in America as well as in Britain, and his works were translated into Welsh and Gaelic."--Charlotte Fell-Smith, `Macgowan, John (1726-1780)', rev. J. H. Y. Briggs, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/17516, accessed 3 May 2013] In this work full of satire and irony, Macgowan mercilessly castigates Oxford University for expelling the six young men "for praying, reading, and expounding the Scriptures." Although listed in Green's bibliography of Anti-Methodist publications, the author is critical only of Oxford University & the Church of England. He does mention in his preface: "Concerning the Sermon I would have it observed, 1. That I pretend not to justify any part of the Methodists conduct, besides praying to God, reading, expounding the scriptures, and singing hymns, &c."
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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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History of the Church Under the Old Testament, From the Creation o, MILLAR
18 MILLAR History of the Church Under the Old Testament, From the Creation o
1730 18-SCOT-EDINBURGH-THOMAS & RUDDIMANS 
MILLAR, ROBERT. The History of the Church Under the Old Testament, From the Creation of the World: Wherein Also The Affairs and Learning of Heathen Nations before the Birth of Christ, and the State of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity to the present Time are particularly considered. To which is subjoined, A Discourse to promote the Conversion of the Jews to Christianity. By Mr. Robert Millar Minister of the Gospel in Paisley. Edinburgh, Printed by Mr. Thomas and Walter Ruddimans, M.D.CC.XXX. [1730] Folio. Bound leather spine and corners with marbled paper over boards, black morocco title label, leather split along hinges but sometime repaired with new endpapers so that the hinges are now tight, spine ends chipped away, worn through leather at corners, rubbed & scuffed, marbled paper worn through finish, 3cm diameter piece marbled paper torn from back cover, front paste-down endpaper with heavy foxing, title page tattered a bit at bottom edge and with old repairs to corners and two tears, a few small tears scattered in text, dampstain on outer margin of first 75 pages, light to medium foxing. Collation: a-c2, A-Ooooooo2, Ppppppp1; A-N1, O1. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-iv dedication, v-viii preface, ix-xi subscribers, xii(only) contents, 1-610pp text; 1-27 Discourse...Conversion of the Jews, (1) blank, 29-41 Chronological Table, 42-54 index. ESTC Online Citation No. T129555 with 12 libraries in the UK and 4 in N. America. OCLC adds 1 library in UK and 4 in N. America. Robert Millar, 1672-1752, "apologist and historian... Millar was the author of two essays in historical apologetics, A History of the Propagation of Christianity (2 vols, E, 1723) and A History of the Church under the Old Testament (E, 1730). In both, as an apologetic 
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19 MORRICE Social Religion Exemplified, in an Account of the First Settlement of
1786 18TH-ENG-SHREWSBURY-EDDOWES 
MORRICE, MATTHIAS, and EDWARD WILLIAMS. Social Religion Exemplified, in an Account of the First Settlement of the First Settlement of Christianity in the City of Caerludd; in Several Dialogues. Written Originally by the Rev. Matthias Morrice. The Fourth Edition. Revised, Corrected and Abridged; with Occasional Notes, A Copious Index, and a Preface, Containing Some Account of the Author, by Edward Williams. For who hath despised the Day of small Things? Zech. vi.10. Shrewsbury: Printed and Sold by J. Eddowes: Sold also by T. Longman and J. Buckland, Pater-noster-Row, and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London; A. Brown and Son, Bristol; and Smith, Sheffield. 1786. 12mo. Bound full leather with red title label, leather split at hinges, front cover re-attached with 3 cords, heavily rubbed and chipped, worn through spine ends and corners, light to moderate foxing, several small tears in front free endpaper. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper "Evan Roberts Book May 22, 1818." Printed paper tag on front paste-down endpaper of "R. and J. Pugh, Printers & Binders, Llanfyllin." Collation: A-S12, T6, U10. Pagination: xxiii (1) 422 (16) +(1)p ad. Matthias Morrice (1684- ) minister to a dissenting congregations in Wales: Henllan, Rhydyceisiaid, and Glandwr. He was seized as a ranting preacher and delivered into the hands of a press gang. He was rescued from this situation by friend settled in the independent church at Rowell in Northamptonshire, where he spent the remainder of his days. He wrote an number of books, "But his principal performance is Social Religion exemplified, which was a work of time... It hath been said, and it is highly probable, that though the names in this book are feigned, many of the characters were real; and that while he was giving an ideal representation of the church at Caerludd, or London, he had a reference to many real facts that had fallen under his own notice, and in which he was personally concerned." 
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Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which have remarkably been fulfilled and at this time are fulfilling in the World., NEWTON, THOMAS.
20 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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