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Wesley, John (1703-1791) and Charles (1707-1788) Hymns and Sacred Poems.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1270
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Wesley, John (1703-1791) and Charles (1707-1788) Hymns and Sacred Poems. Philadelphia: Andrew & William Bradford, and sold for the Benefit of the Poor in Georgia, 1740. First and only American edition, rare, two copies only listed in ESTC http://estc.bl.uk/W8870; bound in full contemporary speckled calf, some damage to spine repaired with homespun stitchery, structurally sound, rubbed, boards somewhat reflexed, abrasions, leather split along spine, joints dry; spotting to contents, 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
This rare early American Methodist imprint was published five years after John and Charles Wesley traveled to America on a mission to Native American Indians in Georgia.
Estimate $300-500

A6, B-L12 (with final leaf L12 blank and present; strangely signed throughout, with special confusion surrounding the third leaf in several signatures; for example in signature F, F2 is signed F3, recto and verso; collation of preliminaries in accordance with pagination as stated in ESTC.)


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William Bradford, Charles Wesley, John Wesley, Philadelphia, Anglican saints, Bookbinding, Hymn, Wesley

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