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Apology for the Liberties of the Churches in New England: To Which

MATHER, Samuel.

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MATHER, Samuel. An Apology for the Liberties of the Churches in New England: To Which is Prefix'd, A Discourse Concerning Congregational Churches. Boston: Printed by T. Fleet, for Daniel Henchman, 1738. [8],ix,[3],216pp. Last page wrongly numbered 116. Contemporary paneled calf, sympathetically rebacked in antique-style calf. Mildly ex-lib. with bookplate on front pastedown, remnant of removed bookplate on rear pastedown, and inked number in lower margin of first text page. Ink ownership signature dated 1785 on front free endpaper. Some light, scattered foxing, but on the whole a very good copy. EVANS 4275. HOLMES, MINOR MATHERS 60. SABIN 46791. NAIP w037808. One of Samuel Mather's earlier works, attempting to explain the peculiarities of New England Congregational churches, "that they are means for the edification and spiritual advantage of the faithful.in this we have a sort of politicks, which are spiritual and all divine; a government that is founded on charity, the public good being the sole end of it." Samuel was the son of Cotton Mather. At the time of this publication, Samuel was pastor of Second Church in Boston. Bookseller Inventory # 45769

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