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Bishop, George (d. 1668) New-England Judged, by the Spirit of the Lord.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Bishop, George (d. 1668) New-England Judged, by the Spirit of the Lord. London: Printed and Sold by T. Sowle, 1703.
Originally published in 1661, this is the first combined edition of both parts of Bishop's work, and the first edition to include Whiting's response to Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi, octavo, with divisional titles and printer's advertisement after the index, in modern half dark blue morocco and cloth boards, some water stains, occasional marginal tear, some with loss of margin, tight in the gutter, generally good, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Bishop describes the atrocities carried out on the Quaker population by 17th century Puritans, a campaign that rivals the witchcraft trials in its systematic injustice and cruelty based on profound religious intolerance.
[Together with] William Camden's (1551-1623) Remains Concerning Britain, London: Harper, 1674, octavo, "seventh impression," with the engraved frontis portrait and heraldic text woodcuts, rebound in modern half brown morocco, gutters tight, edges trimmed close, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (2)

Provenance: the Estate of Stratford W. Carter, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $300-500

New-England Judged: *4, [ ]1, A-Z8, Aa-Xx8, Yy6.
Camden's Remains: A4, B-Z8, Aa-Nn8.

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United Kingdom, London, William Camden, Massachusetts