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By: BELLAMY, JOSEPH.
Publisher: Boston, N.E. , Printed and Sold by S. Kneeland, in Queen street, opposite to the Probate Office.: 1762
Edition: 1st Edition
Inscription: Early signature on front free endpaper: "Daniel Em
Item Number: 17739
Condition: 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, -254pp. (2) vi (8) 254pp. Evans: American Bibliography #9064.
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... View more info
Publisher: Boston, in New-England:, Printed by S. Kneeland, by Order of His Excellency the Governor, Council and House of Representatives.: M,D,CC,LIX. 
Item Number: 17990
Condition: Bound full split leather, sometime rebacked with original spine strip laid over, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, corners bumped, lacking free endpapers, flyleaves appear to be from a different book, 8 cm diameter damp stain on rear free endpaper, light to medium foxing with a some pages having heavier foxing. The first few page and including the table have small tears (1 cm or less) in the bottom edge of the pages. The four leaves comprising pages 15-20 of the table have four vertical tears in the bottom edge of 2cm, 4cm, 7cm, & 13cm. Page 14 of “The Table” has at rectangular stain 3.5 x 13cm over the top left half of the first column of print. See photo.<br> Collation: title leaf, 3 unsigned leaves, B-C2; A-F2, title leaf, A2-4, B-T4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Ccc4, Ddd2, Eee1. V2 mis-signed T2, Dd2 mis-signed Cc2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, 1-14; Charter; -24 Table, (1) title, (1) printer, 1-396pp.<br>Evans #8400 & 8399 bound together with the 24pp “Table being part of #8399.
This volume is a running compilation of the acts and laws of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1692 through 1761. It is organized chronologically, beginning with the 1692 charter granted by “William and Mary..... King & Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland.” It starts with “An Act for building with Stone or Brick in Town of Boston, and preventing Fire.” Includes all the usual laws relating to criminal offenders, townships & officers, marriages, etc. Placement of nuisances such as slaughter houses, stills, etc. proscribed. Also the use of leaden pipes were prohibited in ... View more info
By: MATHER, COTTON.
Publisher: London;, Printed for Eman. Matthews, at the Bible in Pater-Noster-Row.: M.DCC.XXI.  1721
Item Number: 17901
"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 s... View more info