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Felker, Christopher

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Item Description: Northeastern University, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 094764

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Felker, Christopher D

Published by Northeastern University Press (1994)

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Item Description: Northeastern University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. First Edition Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Fine; firm binding; contents fine. Hard Cover First Edition Northeastern University Press 1994 History. Bookseller Inventory # 81533

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FELKER, Christopher

Published by Northeastern University Press, Boston (1993)

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Item Description: Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1993. Hard Cover. First Edition. Large octavo, cloth lettered in white, xx + 309pp. Very minor wear at extremities. A very good, clean and sound review copy with review slip laid-in. Bookseller Inventory # 9294

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Murdock, Kenneth B. (editor)

Published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, London (1977)

ISBN 10: 0674541553 ISBN 13: 9780674541559

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Item Description: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, London, 1977. first. Octavo; VG/VG-; Blue spine with white & yellow text; Dust jacket has edgewear such as slight fraying and slightly rubbed exterior; Boards have slight edgewear, otherwise strong; Textblock is slightly age toned; Ex-library stamp embossed on front end paper with ink markings, light stains on exterior edges; pp 500. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-19-1277966

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MATHER, Cotton.

Published by Cambridge, Mass. & London, England, Harvard University Press (The Belknap Press) 1977. (1977)

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Item Description: Cambridge, Mass. & London, England, Harvard University Press (The Belknap Press) 1977., 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Top edge slightly foxed, neat ownership signature (dated 1978) on the front free endpaper, otherwise fine in very good dustjacket. This edition makes Mather's ecclesiastical history of New England available for the first time in a thoroughly accurate and scholarly version. This heavy book will cost more to send overseas, than any default postage rate noted. Bookseller Inventory # 34320

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Mather, Cotton

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Item Description: Silas Andrus, Hartford, CT, 1820. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First US Edition. Rear cover attached by binding thread only. Front outer hinge split. Spine is missing pieces from the ends and has some cracking. Covers have a large scrape to the rear and light wear to the corners. Lightly foxed, mostly to margins. Owner's name written in two places. ; Volume Two out of Two, only. Full leather covers. First American edition from the London edition of 1702. Bookseller Inventory # 284064

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Mather, Cotton; Murdock, Kenneth B.; Miller, Elizabeth W. (ed)

Published by Belknap Press of Havard Univ Pr, Cambridge, MA (1977)

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Item Description: Belknap Press of Havard Univ Pr, Cambridge, MA, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st of This Edition. 500 pp. (RELIGION). Bookseller Inventory # 003298

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Mather, Cotton

Published by First American Edition, From the London Edition of 1702, published 1820 by Silas Andrus: Hartford (1820)

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Item Description: First American Edition, From the London Edition of 1702, published 1820 by Silas Andrus: Hartford, 1820. hard cover, full leather, 570 pp. good-minus condition, spine leather dried with portion of it missing, front cover close to detaching, previous ownerÕs name, page edges darkened; Bookseller Inventory # 34428

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Cotton Mather

Published by Belknap Press (1977)

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Item Description: Belknap Press, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0674541553

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MAGNALIA CHRISTI AMERICANA: OR, THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY: Cotton Mather

Item Description: Silas Andrus, Hartford CT, 1820. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First American edition. 5 3/4 x 9 inches. 595 pages. Condition is Good; Worn and scuffed on all edges, front joint and hinge are cracked, holding on by strings, rear hinge is sound, small bookplate on front pastedown, occasional light to moderate foxing to pages. Volume II only. STK. Bookseller Inventory # 23576

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Mather, Cotton

Published by Banner of Truth (1979)

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Item Description: Banner of Truth, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1979 reprint of 1852 edition, 1st thus. 2 vol. set complete. Near fine/near fine. Blue boards with gilt titles. Sharp corners, unmarked text. Clean externals. Pictorial dust jackets unclipped. Frontispiece of C. Mather in each volume. PON ffep vol.1. An exemplary, collectible set. Quite nice. Bookseller Inventory # 82

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Rev. Mather, Cotton

Published by Silas Andrus & Son, Hartford (1855)

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Item Description: Silas Andrus & Son, Hartford, 1855. First American Edition. Set of two thick octavos in 3/4 brown marble and leather; six-band embossed spine with gold letters; VG; marble edges and end pages; good binding; slight fraying on spine; previous owner's name inside ffep; text and paper in good condition; tight print; pp. 626 and 682; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-19-1270605

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Magnalia Christi Americana: or, The Ecclesiastical History: Mather, Cotton

Mather, Cotton

Published by Silas Andrus, Hartford (1820)

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Item Description: Silas Andrus, Hartford, 1820. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. First American Edition. 8vo. 2 volumes: [1], 573; [1], 595pp. Ex-library set. Restored. New brown cloth bindings. Red leather gilt stamped title labels on spines. New end sheets added. Small vintage blue library stamp "Newton Free Library Mass" on title pages. Light toning to contents. Howes M 391; Sabin 46393. Bookseller Inventory # 10515

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Mather, Cotton

Published by Published by Silas Andrus. Roberts & Burr, Printers, Hartford (1820)

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Item Description: Published by Silas Andrus. Roberts & Burr, Printers, Hartford, 1820. Hardcover. First Am edition. 2 vols. (573, 595 p.) very good condition, in full calf. Bookseller Inventory # 44535

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Magnalia Christi Americana: or, the Ecclesiastical History: MATHER, Cotton

MATHER, Cotton

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Item Description: Silas Andrus, Hartford, 1820. First U.S. edition. Two volumes, complete. 573 pp.; 595 pp Quarto. later full brown calf, burgundy gilt lettered spine labels. The books were owned by Rev. Herman Landon Vail (1790-1870), each volume signed by him. Cotton Mather, FRS (February 12, 1663ÊÐ February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer. Known for his vigorous support for the Salem witch trials, he also left a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention. He was subsequently denied the Presidency of Harvard College which his father, Increase, had held.Mather wrote more than 450 books and pamphlets, and his ubiquitous literary works made him one of the most influential religious leaders in America. Mather set the moral tone in the colonies, and sounded the call for second- and third-generation Puritans, whose parents had left England for the New England colonies of North America, to return to the theological roots of Puritanism. The most important of these, Magnalia Christi Americana (1702), comprises seven distinct books, many of which depict biographical and historical narratives.From his religious training, Mather viewed the importance of texts for elaborating meaning and for bridging different moments of historyÑlinking, for instance, the Biblical stories of Noah and Abraham with the arrival of such eminent leaders as John Eliot, John Winthrop, and his own father, Increase. Highly influential, Mather was a force to be reckoned with in secular, as well as in spiritual, matters. After the fall of James II of England, in 1688, Mather was among the leaders of the successful revolt against James' governor of the consolidated Dominion of New England, Sir Edmund Andros.Mather was not known for writing in a neutral, unbiased perspective. Many, if not all, of his writings had bits and pieces of his own personal life in them or were written for personal reasons. In 1689, Mather published Memorable Providences, detailing the supposed afflictions of several children in the Goodwin family in Boston. Catholic washerwoman Goody Glover was convicted of witchcraft and executed in this case. Robert Calef, a contemporary critic of Mather, considered this book responsible for laying the groundwork for the Salem witch trials three years later:Mr Cotton Mather, was the most active and forward of any Minister in the Country in those matters, taking home one of the Children, and managing such Intreagues with that Child, and after printing such an account of the whole, in his Memorable Providences, as conduced much to the kindling of those Flames, that in Sir Williams time threatened the devouring of this Country.Nineteenth-century historian Charles Wentworth Upham shared the view that the afflicted in Salem were imitating the Goodwin children, but put the blame on both Cotton and his father, Increase Mather:They are answerable. more than almost any other men have been, for the opinions of their time. It was, indeed a superstitious age; but made much more so by their operations, influence, and writings, beginning with Increase Mather's movement, at the assembly of Ministers, in 1681, and ending with Cotton Mather's dealings with the Goodwin children, and the account thereof which he printed and circulated far and wide. For this reason, then in the first place, I hold those two men responsible for what is called 'Salem Witchcraft.' -wikipedia. [Sabin 46393. Howes M391 "Most famous 18th century American book."]. Some rubbing and scuffing of covers, browning and some foxing throughout, top of title page excised, albeit a nice copy The books were owned by Rev. Herman Landon Vail (1790-1870), each volume signed by him. Bookseller Inventory # 33691

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MATHER, Cotton (1663-1728).

Published by Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1820. (1820)

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Item Description: Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1820., 1820. 2 volumes. 8vo., (8 4/8 x 5 1/8 inches). (Browned and some offsetting, insect damage to margins of last 30 pages or so). Contemporary tree sheep (worn). Provenance: with copious notes of Huntington Williams, M.D. of Baltimore on the end-leaves of each volume, apparently a descendant of Samuel Whiting and Philip Eliot, brother of John Eliot, called the Apostle to the Indians, (1604-1690). HIS MAGNUM OPUS First American edition, first published in London in 1702. The grandson of the founding ministers of Massachusetts Richard Mather and John Cotton, Mather's "Magnalia Christi." is the most important of his approximately 380 separate published titles, the others including: "Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcraft and Possessions" (1689); "The Wonders of the Invisible World" (1692); and "Bonifacius, Essays to do Good" (1710). "Magnalia Christi." is a history of puritan New England, "I write the wonders of the CHRISTIAN RELIGION, flying from the Depravations of Europe, to the American Strand" (General Introduction)" but includes important biographies of governors and ministers, histories of Harvard College, the conflicts with the American Indians, and selected churches. When Thomas Robbins, a bibliophile in Connecticut, published the first American edition as here, it was to become "important in the American literary renaissance of the mid-nineteenth century. For Herman Melville in 1856, 'His style had all the plainness and unpoetic boldness of truth' (Silverman, Life, 54). Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), and Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902) are among the American writers who were inspired by "Magnalia". Twentieth-century scholars continued these opposing patterns: for some, scathing ridicule of Mather's pedantic, overblown prose, and for others, admiration for the coherence, power, and influence of his vision" (Michael G. Hall for DNB). Sabin 46393. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib165

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MATHER, Cotton

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Item Description: 0. MATHER, Cotton. Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The Ecclesiastical History of New England from Its First Planting in the Year 1620.to 1698. Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1820. 1st American ed. A very good set bound in orig. full calf, with red leather spine labels. In custom slipcase. Howes M-391. Bookseller Inventory # 27266

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MATHER, Cotton [1663-1728].

Published by Hartford: Published By Silas Andrus, Roberts & Burr, Printers, 1820. (1820)

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Item Description: Hartford: Published By Silas Andrus, Roberts & Burr, Printers, 1820., 1820. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 573; 595. contemporary mottled calf (head of Vol. II spine chipped, some light to moderate foxing). library bookplates. First American Edition, from the first London edition of 1702. "This, the most famous of Cotton Matherís works, though relating generally to New England, is principally devoted to Massachusetts. It is the most famous book produced by any American during colonial times. Filled with a vast amount of valuable material, it is indispensable to the student of New England history; but its statements should be accepted only when corroborated by other contemporaneous writers." (Church) "Matherís Magnalia is the most famous book of colonial times and the indispensable source for colonial social history. One part of it gives the history of the settlement of New England, another contains the lives of its governors and magistrates, the third relates the lives of "Sixty Famous Divines", the fourth a history and roll of Harvard College, the fifth is the history of the New England Church, and the last treats of the "Wars of the Lord", namely against the devil, the Separatists, Familists, Antinomians, Quakers, clerical imposters, and the Indians." (Streeter) Mather, who was born in Boston and educated at Harvard, followed in the footsteps of his father, Increase Mather, and became a Puritan clergyman. He was ordained in 1685 at the Boston Second Church, where he held office for the rest of his life. Howes M-931. Sabin 46393. cfChurch IV 806. cfStreeter II 658. Bookseller Inventory # elala1101

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Mather, Cotton

Published by Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside, London (1702)

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Item Description: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside, London, 1702. First Edition. [XXX], Folding Map, 1-38, [2], 1-76, [2], 238, [2], 125-222, 100, 88, 118, [4] p., ads. Bound in antique-style spotted calf with a red morocco spine label. The map has been laid down, with the loss of a ¾ x 4 inch section along one fold. Lacking the blank leaf between books five and six, else complete. Two small marginal tears were long ago repaired with a few letters supplied in hand-written facsimile, and there is the odd other marginal tear, not generally affecting text in any way. The head of the first leaf of advertisements is trimmed close, touching the first line of text on the verso. A very good copy of a true cornerstone of American Literature and Americana. "It is the most famous book produced by any American during colonial times. Filled with a vast amount of valuable material it is indispensable to the student of New England history." - Church. HOWES M 391. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000074

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MATHER, Cotton (1663-1728).

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Item Description: London: Thomas Parkhurst, 1702., 1702. 7 parts in one volume. Folio (12 4/8 x 8 inches). General title-page (remargined) and sectional title-page, 2 pages of publiserís adverts at end, and the blank leaf at 6m2. Double-page engraved map of New England and New York (edges a bit browned and with one or two short marginal tears). Contemporary panelled calf (expertly rebacked to style, endpapers renewed at an early date, a bit worn at the corners). PROVENANCE: with the large bookplate of John Albree on the front paste-down; ink duplicate library stamp of the Lenox Library New York on the verso of the title-page. "THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOK OF COLONIAL TIMES AND THE INDESPENSIBLE SOURCE FOR COLONIAL SOCIAL HISTORY" (Streeter) First edition. Including the first general map of New England published in the eighteenth century, "An Exact Mapp of New England and New Work", focusing on the region later affected by the Queen Anneís War, the first four 18th-century wars involving America, known in Europe as the War of the Spanish Succession, and lasting from 1702 to 1713. "In its American counterpart there were Indian raids on Maine settlements and the destruction of Deerfield, Massachusetts, French and Indians demolished the settlement of Bona Vista, New foundland, and in 1708 captured St. Johnís. At the conclusion of the war the Treaty of Utrecht ceded Newfoundland, Acadia, the Hudson Bay to England; France retained Cape Breton Island and the small islands in St. Lawrence Bay. The Treatyís failure to define precise boundaries in the region surrounding the bay led to later conflicts as did the vague definition of the frontier between Carolina and Florida" (Schwartz). The seven books of Matherís history include: the history and settlement of New England; the lives of its governors and magistrates; biographies of "Sixty Famous Divines"; a history and roll of Harvard College; a history of the Congregational Church in New England; a record of the remarkable providences revealing God's direct influence in particular events in the colonies; and the "War of the Lord" dealing with the devil, the Separatists, Familists, Antinomians, Quakers, clerical imposters and the Indians. Church 806; Holmes, Cotton Mather 213A; Sabin 46392; Schwartz page 133-135; Streeter sale 2:568. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib1082

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MATHER, Cotton.

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Item Description: 0. MATHER, Cotton. Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England, From Its First Planting in the Year 1620. Unto the Year of Our Lord, 1698. In Seven Books. London: Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. Seven parts. [30], 38, [2], 75, [2], 238, [2], 125-222, 100, [2],88,118pp., plus four pages of publisher's ads and a folding map. Without errata leaves, as usual. Folio. Period-style paneled calf, spine gilt with leather label. Titlepage reinforced along fore edge; Light to moderate staining, a few contemporary notations; small library ink stamp. Light soiling and foxing to text. A few leaves with small tears, some repaired. Minor foxing to map, else quite nice. About very good. HOWES M391, "b." STREETER SALE 658. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 702/127. HOLMES,COTTON MATHER 213. SABIN 46392. CHURCH 806. McCORKLE 702.3, 680.4 (ref). CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, pp.31-33. MapForum, PRINTED MAPS OF NEW ENGLAND TO 1780, 1702:01. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, pp.133-34. The first edition of what Streeter calls "the most famous American book of colonial times." Mather's opus is an indispensable source for the history of New England in the 17th century, both for its biographies and its history of civil, religious, and military affairs. Much of the book's value rests in its incomparable wealth of detail regarding daily life in early colonial New England. David Hall has referred to it as "a mirror of the 1690's," the decade in which most of it was written. Far from being a dull chronicle of events, the MAGNALIA. is full of lively biographical pieces, vivid descriptions of the times, and many surprising sidelights. It has been mined by all modern scholars of social history for its unsurpassed view of New England at the end of the 17th century. The map, which depicts New England, Long Island, and eastern New York, has been labeled by cartographic historian Barbara McCorkle as "the first eighteenth-century general map of New England." It was probably adopted from A NEW MAP OF NEW ENGLAND. NEW YORK. NEW IARSEY. PENSILVANIA. MARYLAND. AND VIRGINIA, likely composed by Phillip Lea in 1680. A landmark in colonial New England history, and a book of increasing rarity. Bookseller Inventory # 55852

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