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        POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS

      1727. Fine. BROOME, William. POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. London: Bernard Lintot, 1727. Octavo. xiii(3)248pp. First edition. Fine frontispiece portrait engraved by George Vertue. Three pages of publisher's ads. Broome, a country clergyman, contributed the notes to Pope's Iliad (1715-20), and wrote eight of the 24 Books of "Pope's" translation of the Odyssey, published in 1725-6, as well as the Notes. He felt he received insufficient credit or payment for his work, and Samuel Johnson (in Lives of the Poets) said there was "more than coldness" between him and Pope. Facing the first page of text here is Broome's rather caustic "Advertisement:" "The Author has not inserted into this Collection any part of his translation of the Odyssey, published by Mr. Pope: he thought it an Imposition on the Public to swell this volume with Verses taken from a Work that is in the hands of almost every Reader." Johnson quoted a comic verse current at the time: "Pope came off clean with Homer, but they say/ Broome went before and kindly swept the way." Pope lampooned Broome in The Dunciad and Bathos. Johnson called Broome an "excellent versifyer, his lines smooth and sonorous, his diction select and elegant," but admitted that he was not a great poet. Tipped-in on the flyleaf is a description of another copy of this edition from a Sotheby's catalogue of 1870, copied out in longhand. Contemporary calf boards, skillfully rebacked with black morocco spine labels. Scarce

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        COPIA DE UNAS INFORMACIONES, FEES DE BAPTISMO, Y CASAMIENTOS, Y OTROS INSTRUMENTOS QUE SE PRESENTARON POR DOÑA MARIA DE VIVERO MONTEZUMA Y DON NICOLAS DE VIVERO Y PEREDO EN EL PLEITO DE TENUTA SOBRE EL ESTADO DE FUENSALDAÑA Y SAN JUAN SACADA

      [Valladolid. May 14, 1727].. 339 leaves of manuscript. Ornate titlepage. Folio. Contemporary plain wrappers. Minor edge wear and curling at corners. Internally clean. Near fine, untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth box. An exhaustive transcript of baptismal and marriage records presented by Doña Maria de Vivero in support of her claim to the Montezuma estates of Fuensaldaña and San Juan. The many lawsuits perpetuated by the several heirs persisted over hundreds of years and lasted into the 19th century. The documents present here include an overwhelming amount of genealogical evidence, presumably gathered to prove the legitimacy of Vivero's claim on the estates, as well as other data relevant to the famous lawsuits. The persistence of Vivero and the other heirs is a testament to the value of the land in contest. Such disputes were not limited to the Montezuma estates. In the early years after Cortés' conquest, nascent Mexican agriculture developed on an ad hoc basis. Land grants were common, but the most frequent method of expanding one's property was to simply seize adjacent acreage. Naturally, this behavior gave rise to numerous lawsuits, and the problem never reached a satisfactory decision until large haciendas emerged and consolidated available resources and power. A fine resource for Mexican legal history, reaching back to the earliest Spanish colonization. MAGGS BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA 2049a, 5313 (this manuscript). CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA, pp.153-88.

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        TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. IN FOUR PARTS. BY LEMUEL GULLIVER, FIRST A SURGEON, AND THEN A CAPTAIN OF SEVERAL SHIPS. London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726 [with:] TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. BY CAPT. LEMUEL GULLIVER. VOL. III. [&] ... VOL. III. PART II. A VOYAGE TO SEVARAMBIA &C

      London: Printed in the Year 1727.. Two volumes, with uniform third volume. viii,[4],310; [6],353pp. [with:] Two parts bound in one volume [8],118, [8],159pp. Octavo. Uniform contemporary paneled calf, gilt labels. Frontis portrait, 4 maps & two plans in the first two volumes; half-title and engraved frontis in the third volume. Old small manuscript shelf-label on each spine, engraved bookplate of Ricasoli Firidolfi in each volume on prelim, some wear to spine extremities and minor cracking to joints, some foxing and occasionally pronounced tanning (often varying between signatures), small wax drop in one blank margin, but a good set in a moderately well- preserved contemporary binding. First edition, Teerink's "B" edition (i.e. the third octavo edition), with the frontis portrait in the first volume in the second state, with the inscription within the oval frame rather than on a tablet below it, accompanied by the first edition of the spurious continuation. The 'A' edition appeared on 28 October 1726, the 'AA" edition in mid-November, and this 'B' edition, which was set up from the AA edition, was published in December. This, Swift's best known work, was published anonymously. Written in Dublin between about 1720 and 1725, the finished manuscript was brought to England by Swift when he left Ireland for London in March 1726. During his visit he stayed with friends, including Alexander Pope. Pope, along with John Gay and John Arbuthnot, helped Swift arrange for the publication of the book. Even after its publication Swift kept up the public pretence of having had no hand in it, but the immediate popularity of the work can be gauged from the fact that there were four printings within a year, translations into French, German, and Dutch, and the spurious continuation and other pastiches. The second part of the continuation was adapted from Siden's THE HISTORY OF THE SEVARITES (1675- 9), but the first part is an original imitation. During the 18th century, it was often included in translations of the genuine work. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 185. ROTHSCHILD 2108. TEERINK 291-2. BLEILER, p. 190. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 42. SARGENT, p.10. GOVE, pp. 254- 58.

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        MISCELLANIES IN PROSE AND VERSE. THE FIRST VOLUME [with:] MISCELLANIES. THE SECOND VOLUME [with:] MISCELLANIES. THE LAST VOLUME

      London: Printed for Benjamin Motte, 1727.. Three volumes. 16,[4],408;[14],358;92[6],8,17- 64,313,[1],[4]pp. plus errata leaf. Large octavo. Contemporary polished gilt paneled calf, spines gilt extra, gilt labels, marbled endsheets. Bookplate of the Bibliothèque de Champvieux in corner of each front pastedown, early ink name on each title in upper margin, occasional smudges or minor foxing, with modest tanning to isolated gatherings, otherwise a very pretty set, very good or better. First edition of this iteration of the evolving Swift - Pope - Gay - Arbuthnot MISCELLANIES. The first volume features the canceled forms of K7-8 and L6-7 and the third volume is the state noted by Teerink as 3b, but also includes the errata leaf characteristic of 3d. The reading at II:292:8 is the correct form: 'port'. TEERINK 25 (1b, 2a & 3b-d). GRIFFIN 184, 185 & 197. ROTHSCHILD 1421.

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        Nouvel examen de l'usage général des fiefs en France pendant le XI. le XII. le XIII. & le XIVe. siècle, pour servir à l'intelligence des plus anciens titres du domaine de la Couronne [Two Volumes]

      Paris: C. Prud'homme et C. Robustel, 1727. First edition. Full speckled calf, spine with five raised bands, two morocco lettering pieces, one red, one green, four compartments heavily decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. Very good copies, joints rubbed, corners worn with minor loss, volume I with one inch split to lower joint and shallow chips to spine ends, small insect hole on front board, but has not penetrated, edges of free endpapers and blanks stained, otherwise leaves quite clean with the odd bit of foxing. . 4to. One of the most remarkable works on Feudal law published in France. "Un des plus remarquables travaux sur le droit féodal publiés en France," (Albert Maire, Manuel pratique du bibliothécaire p. 4). Later editions were published in 1739 by LeClerc and in 1750 by Nully. Brussel (d.1750) was auditor of accounts at Paris. Graesse I, 558. Brunet I, 1306. See Barbier III, 15357.

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        Magnalia Dei in Locis Subterraneis Oder Unterirdische Schatz-Cammer Aller Königreiche und Länder, in Ausführlicher Beschreibung Aller, mehr als MDC. Bergwercke Durch Alle vier Welt-Theile, Welche Von Entdeckung derselben bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit gebauet worden, und noch gebauet werden, in was Stand sie jemahls gewesen, und wie sie jetzo beschaffen; was vor Ertze, Steine und Berg-Arten aus solchen jemahls gewonnen, und noch zu Tage ausgefördert werden; Nebst Anmerckung aller derjenigen Länder und Oerter, wo Edelgesteine zu finden ... Teil 1 und 2 mit Supplement: I.stes Svpplement, Die Schwedischen Weltberühmten Bergwercke betreffend. (= alles Erschienene)

      Braunschweig, 1727 -1734. 32 cm. In 1 Band; Porträt des Autors (in Faksimile), (12), 368, (16) Register, Kupfer 1 - 13 (davon 4 - 13 als Faksimile); (2) "Autoris edita" Schriftenliste; (22), 1138 (irrig 1136), (12) Register, (16) Literaturverzeichnis; (4), 64, (2) Druckfehlerverz. Seiten und 37 Kupfertafeln zu Teil 2 (statt 38, Tafeln 11 fehlt, 35 - 38 als Faksimile) mit insges. 3 Titelvignetten; insgesmat 50 (von 51) ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln, davon 14 als Faksimile. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Koch, Bergm. S. 78f. - Poggendorff I, 313 (ohne Suppl.) - Duveen Nr. 57 (incplt.) - Hoover-Coll. 181 (nur Teil 1) - "... ist nach Agricola 'De veteribus et novis metallis' und Sebastian Münster 'Cosmographia' der erste Vesuch einer ausführlichen Beschreibung aller mehr als 1600 Bergwerke ... Brückmann hat dieses Werk auf Grund von Studien in Bergwerksgegenden Deutschlands und Ungarns und reicher Kenntnisse der gesamten Literatur geschrieben." (Koch) - Umfassendes Werk über Bergwerke und a. in Europa, Arabien, Persien, Ostindien, China, Guinea, Ägypten, Angola, Südafrika, Mexiko, Florida, Peru, Chile, Brasilien, Puerto Rico. Ausführlich werden die Geschichte, wirtschaftliche Bedeutung, Organisation, Arbeitslöhne, etc. der Bergwerke im Harz behandelt. Brückmann (1697 - 1753) war Arzt zu Helmstedt, später zu Braunschweig und Wolfenbüttel. Teil 1 enthält am Schluß ein zusätzliches Blatt mit Werkverzeichnis Brückmanns bis 1727. Einband mit Schabspuren; Teil 1 Titel unterlegt, Teil 2 Titel unten beschnitten. In Faksimile: Teil 1 Porträt, Tafeln 4-13; Teil 2 Tafeln 35-38; Teil 2 ohne die in allen zum Vergleich genutzten Exemplaren ebenso fehlende Tafel 11; Tafeln 25 unten bis über die Einfassungslinie beschnitten. Im ganzen schönes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar mit dem seltenen Supplement, das in Wolfenbüttel gedruckt wurde. -

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        Nouveau Voyage D'Italie

      Henry Van Bulderen, 1727. Leather Bound. Very Good. 12mo. 3 volume set. Hardcover. Bound in contemporary leather. Early speckled calf, ribbed gilt-decorated spines, red morocco labels, edges marbled. Bindings moderately worn, contents very good condition. Includes several lovely fold out pages of antiquities and places of interest. Of Protestant heritage, Maximilien Mission fled France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1683. Mission's Voyage to Italy was written from his experience during his Grand Tour of Europe. Mission's guide describes 18th century Italy's notable cities, sites, and antiquities. His book serves as an excellent first-hand account of the period and presents lively details about his travels.

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        Theatrum arithmetico geometricum, das ist: Schau-Platz der Rechen- und Mess-Kunst, ... [With:] Theatri machinarum supplementum das ist: Zusatz zum Schau-Platz der Machinen und Instrumenten, ...

      Leipzig: Christoph Zunkel and Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf, 1727-1739. Folio. (372x239mm). Two parts in one volume. Contemporary vellum, two cuts in spine, modern slip case. Provenance: Book plates of Arnaud de Vitry and Andras Gedeon. Stamps to half title and title page from Stadtbibliothek Augsburg - sold as duplicate. First part: (14],200,(4) pp. and 45 plates, numbered I-XLIII (plate III with volvelle). Second part: (12),100,(94) pp. and 40 plates on 36 sheets, numbered I-XL. All plates intact. An exceptional fine copy.. Both first editions. The eighth and tenth volume of Leupold's ten-volume "Theatrum Machinarum" - one of the first encyclopedias of technology, and the most complete and the most extensively illustrated work on mechanical engineering published hitherto. Complete sets of Leupold's Theatrum are virtually never found and Ferguson stated in his bibliography of technology that he had never seen a complete set. Each volume is complete in itself. The eighth volume is of particular interest in the history of computers as it mainly deals with calculating machines. This volume contains detailed descriptions of the calculating machines of Schott (1668), Grillet (1673), Leibniz (1674), Poleni (1709), and Leupold himself. The tenth volume is a supplement to the series published after Leupold's death by Ernst Scheffler. It deals with odometers, gyrometers, step counters and other devices for the measurement of distances. However this volume is important because it contains the 90 page general index to the entire series. Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, no. 6 (volume 8 only).Honeyman Sale, lot 1997 (volume 7 and 8).Macclesfield Sale, lot 1242 (volume 8 only).Ferguson: Bibliography of the History of Technology, pp.45-46.Wolf: A History of Science, Technology, & Philosophy in the 18th Century, pp.657-8

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        DOTTRINA DELLO STOICO FILOSOFO EPITTETO CHE CHIAMASI COMMUNEMENTE ENCHIRIDION TRADOTTO DAL GRECO IN SPAGNOLO NELL'ANNO 1612 IN MADRID DA D. FRANCESCO SANCHEZ ED ORA IN ITALIANO IDIOMA DA DON MARC-ANTON.CITARELLA.

      In Pistoja, per il Biagioni e Franchi, 1727. In 8vo; cc. 15 n.nn., pp. 115. In antiporta ritratto del Citarella. Stemma al frontespizio. Pergamena coeva.

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        A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery

      First edition of Lord Hardwicke's only published work, "of great legal research and argument", legislation soon thereafter confirming his view of the Master of the Rolls' independence and significantly affecting authority within the Chancery. Modern calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite a good clean copy. Printed by W. Bowyer [etc.], London, 1727.

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        THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Compared with the Former Editions and many Valuable MSS, out of which, Three Tales are added which were never before printed; By John Urry, student of Christ-Church,Oxon...

      Together with a Glossary by a Student of the same College. To the Whole is prefixed The Author's Life, newly written. Illustrated with a fine engraved frontispiece portrait of Chaucer (by Vertue), letterpress title incorporating an engraving of Chaucer's tomb, with a full-page engraved portrait of Urry following title page. Engraved illustration of the pilgrims leaving the Tabard Inn on the first text leaf and a half-page engraved illustration of each of the pilgrims at the commencement of each tale. [vi], [50], 626, 82pp very tall large folio, full early calf (probably contemporary) on heavy boards professionally and sympathetically rebacked with raised bands and red leather morocco label gilt, an attractive copy, London, Lintot, 1727. PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST. *The Works of Chaucer were first printed in 1532, followed by editions in 1542, 1561 (Stowe), and 1598 (Speght). Urry's important luxurious 1727 edition was the next to be published and kept Chaucer's name alive for the 18thC and into the 19thC. It was the first to be printed in Roman, not Gothic type. In it appeared for the first time, The Tale of Gamelyn, The Pardoner and the Tapster, an account of what happened after the pilgrims had reached Canterbury, and The Second Merchant's Tale, or Tale of Beryn. Although interesting in themselves, none of these "Tales" are in fact by Chaucer. Urry was a friend of the antiquarian, Thomas Hearne, and was one of a number of scholars in the early eighteenth century who undertook research into Anglo-Saxon, and early English. This edition includes an extensive "Glossary explaining the obsolete and difficult words in Chaucer." The work was left unfinished at Urry's death, and the final revision and completion were entrusted to Timothy Thomas, who wrote the preface and glossary. The life of Chaucer was originally written by John Dart, but was revised and altered by William Thomas. A spectacular edition of Chaucer.

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        The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundeville, Kt. Which treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of Marvayles of Inde, with other Ilands and Countryes. Now publish'd entire from an Original MS. in the Cotton Library [Edited by Halliwell]

      London: Woodman Lyon and C. Davis 1727 London: Woodman, Lyon and C. Davis, 1727. Reissue of the 1725 edition, with cancel title-page. 8vo. xvi, [8], 384, [8] pp. Half dark brown polished calf and cloth, red leather spine label. Title and final leaf backed, title page a little toned, otherwise a clean, crisp copy . Translation of a French manuscript of Mandeville's Itinerarium., and for centuries a standard book for travellers. "Mandeville is said to have set out on his travels in 1322, and after visiting Egypt, Palestine, Tartary, India, the Indian isles, etc., returned home in 1355. His death is set at 1371." (Cox, I, 319). This is the second issue of the "best English edition" (Lowndes), and "the completest edition up to date" (Cox).

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        Camera Ed Inscrizioni Sepulcrali De' Liberti, Servi, ed Ufficiali della Casa di Augusto Scoperte nella Via Appia, ed illustrate Con le Annotazioni

      Giovanni Maria Salvioni Roma: Giovanni Maria Salvioni, 1727. First edition. leather_bound. 19th century three quarter calf and marbled boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. (8) 87 pages. 35 x 24 cm. Seven copper engraved plates, six are fold-outs, title page in red and black with engraved vignette. A study of funerary inscriptions of slaves, freedmen, and other officials in the household of the Roman Emperor Augustus excavated on the Appian Way, with plates engraved by Buonamici after Rossi. The author, a philosopher and scientist worked for the curia of three popes, including being camiere d'honore of Clement XI, librarian to Cardinal Ottoboni (later Pope Alexander VIII). Extensive index. BRUNET, Vol.I, p.847. CICOGNARA 3617. OLSCHKI 16462. Armorial bookplate, some intermittent internal toning, binding tight and firm.

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        Voyage du Sr.

      A. De La Motraye, en Europe, Asie & Afrique. Où l'on trouve une grande varieté de recherches geographiques, historiques & politiques, sur l'Italie, la Grèce, la Turquie, la Tartarie Crimée, & Nogaye, la Circassie, la Suède, la Laponie, &c. Avec des remarques instructives sur les moeurs, coutumes, opinions &c. des peuples & des Païs où l'auteur a voyagé; & des particularitez remarquables touchant les personnes & les auteurs distingués d'Angleterre, de France, d'Italie, de Suede, &c. [...] 1-2. The Hague, Chez T. Johnson & J. van Duren, 1727. Folio. Engr. front.+ (16),+ 472,+ 23 pp.+ 2 folding engr. maps,+ 29 engr. plates, of which 16 folding or doublepage; Engr. front.+ (6),+ 496,+ 39 pp.+ 2 folding engr. maps,+ 18 engr. plates, of which 7 folding. Titles printed in red and black and with engr. vignettes. First title-leaf with tear in inner margin, without any losses, and a minor hole with loss of half a letter. Contemporary half calf, spines with raised bands and beige labels, all edges red, some wear on the marbled paper boards, first volume with loss of calf on front lower corner. Exlibris of Graf von Bülow and owner's signature of H. von Flotow and, probably, with the latter's exlibris-stamp. Two volumes. Fine. Atabey 661. Blackmer 946. Weber 443. Bring 123. First French edition. It was first printed in English in London in 1723. La Mottraye spent twenty-six years travelling through northern Europe to Tartary and the Levant, beginning with a tour through Sweden in 1696, visiting Gothenburg, Skara, Trollhättan, Stockholm, Falun, Lappland etc. He was close to Charles XII of Sweden and, during his tour in Turkey, visited him at Bender. A number of the plates in this work are signed by Hogarth; they illustrate antiquities and genre scenes of Swedish and Turkish life. This French edition contains four plates which do not appear in the English edition. The rest of his travels, in Germany, Russia, Poland etc., was published in a separate work. The first Swedish translation was published by Hugo Hultenberg in 1918

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        Cum novo commentario Petri Burmanni.

      Leyden, Samuelem Luchtmans, 1727. 4:o. Engr. extra title,+ (51),+ (blank),+ 263,+ (49),+ 93 pp. Title printed in red and black. Browning and minor spotting,small hole page 177-178 affecting pagina. Contemporary full calf, richly gilt spine with raised bands, boards with gilt arms from the City of 's-Hertogenbosch in Brabant. Tear at hinges. Premium, with gift inscription on front fly leaf, to David van der Hammen 1741, when leaving fourth class, signed by rector J. Jungius and four curatores. Later owner's signature by G. J. Bekker, 1825. One extra fly leaf with contemporary annotations in ink. Fine copy. Schweiger II, p. 736. Graesse V, 253. Brunet IV, 587. Important edition with new comments by Burman and with a corrected text according to Bentley and Hare, but based on Burman's second edition from 1718. With an appendix containing critical notes by Richard Bentley. Petrus Burman the Elder (1668-1741) Dutch philologist. Born in Utrecht and educated there and in Leyden, he became professor in 1696 at Utrecht. "His numerous editorial and critical works spread his fame as a scholar throughout Europe, and engaged him in many of the stormy disputes which were then so common among men of letters. Burmann was rather a compiler than a critic; his commentaries show immense learning and accuracy, but are wanting in taste and judgment"

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        DICTIONAIRE OU TRAITE UNIVERSEL DES DROGUES SIMPLES

      1727. Good. LEMERY, Nicolas. DICTIONAIRE OU TRAITE UNIVERSEL DES DROGUES SIMPLES. Rotterdam: Jean Hofhout, 1727. Quarto. [xx], 590, [58] pp. + 25 ff. Fourth edition, with corrections and many additions by the author. Contains twelve large folding plates, each with 16 individual engravings of plants, corals, and a little hippo. Nicolas Lemery (1645-1715), "the most celebrated pharmacist of France in the 17th century," gave popular and fashionable lectures on chemistry and pharmacy at his store in Paris until 1683, when he had to leave France for religious reasons. He was allowed to continue his practice only after converting to Catholicism in 1686, and then published the first edition of this "Dictionaire" in 1697. Early calf, spine gilt in five compartments, quite rubbed, and worn at head of spine. Faint damp mark to top edge, not affecting printed area. Fore-edge speckled, spotting edge of some plates, also not affecting print. Library markings. On the whole a good copy. (Haller p. 579; Pritzel 4211; LaWall pp. 276, 303-5; Ferguson II, p. 21).

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        INDIAN CONVERTS: or, Some Account of the Lives and Dying Speeches of a considerable Number of the Christianized INDIANS of Martha's Vineyard, in New-England. Viz. I. Of Godly Ministers. II. Of other Good Men. III. Of Religious Women. IV. Of Pious young Persons. To which is added, Some Account of those ENGLISH MINISTERS who have successfully presided over the Indian Work in that and the adjacent Islands. By Mr. Prince

      Printed for Samuel Gerrish Bookseller in Boston in New England and sold by J. Osborn and T. Longman in Pater noster Row. London:: Printed for Samuel Gerrish, Bookseller in Boston in New-England, and sold by J. Osborn and T. Longman in Pater-noster-Row.. 1727.. 8vo: A^4 B - X^8 Y^4, 2A^8. 1st edition (Field 1045; Howes M-452; Landis 727/158; Sabin 47124). xxiv, 310, [2], 16 pp. Prince's account [pp 277 - 310] with a separate dated t.p., though pagination & registration continuous. 2 publisher sale lists comprise last 18 pages.. Period full brown leather binding.. Boards detached. Spine leather chipping. Paper toned, with some. staining throughout. Prior owner signature ["Davis Smith"] to front. paste-down. Ffep lacks upper corner. Title leaf with some minor. edge rash. A Good copy.. Experience Mayhew was the fourth generation of Mayhews who preached to the Indians of MarthaÕs Vineyard, his great-grandfather being Thomas Mayhew, to whom Sir Ferdinando Gorges granted the patent in 1641, along with Nantucket and the Elizabeth Islands. At the time of writing there were upwards of three thousand Òpraying IndiansÓ on the Vineyard and Nantucket. Field's comments on this work are interesting enough that we quote, in-full, his remarks: "In this extraordinary relation of the effects of the Gospel upon the aborigines, are narrated biographical sketches of one hundred and twenty-nine Indians, who gave unexceptional tokens of conversion by Christian lives. The humane labors of this noble missionary contrast so strikingly with the bloody massacre of the Cheyennes in 1863, by the forces under the Rev. Colonel Chivington at Sand Creek, that we cannot but wonder if their religion was the same. We are reminded, however, that Mr. MayhewÕs own sect instigated wars between the tribes of New England, in order to weaken their forces, slaughtered the entire adult members of some tribes, and sold their children into slavery in the West Indies." Key title documenting the early history of religious interaction between the Native Americans & the English ministry. Uncommon in the trade, last coming to auction in 1999, when then it fetched $3000.

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