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Cotton, John (1584-1652) Gods Mercie Mixed with His Iustice, or His Peoples Deliverance in Times of Danger, Laid Open in Several Sermo

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
45
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Cotton, John (1584-1652) God's Mercie Mixed with His Iustice, or His Peoples Deliverance in Times of Danger, Laid Open in Several Sermons. London: by G.M. for Edward Brewster, and Henry Hood at the Bible on Fleet-Bridge, and in S. Dunstanes Church-yard, 1641. First edition, quarto, rare, no auction records, last listed for sale in a 1952 Goodspeed's catalog, no subsequent editions published; bound in later full dark morocco, tooled in gilt by Matthews, marbled endleaves, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

"John Cotton, the majority of the English Puritans knew, was the American with the widest reputation for scholarship and pulpit ability; of all the American ministers, he had been consulted most frequently by the prominent Englishmen interested in Massachusetts; of all of the American ministers, he had been the one to supply England not only with descriptions of his practice, but with the theoretical base for it. John Cotton, the majority of the English Puritans concluded, was the prime mover in New England's ecclesiastical polity." (Quoted from Larzer Ziff's The Career of John Cotton: Puritanism and the American Experience, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1962, p. 197).

A-K4.
http://estc.bl.uk/R2386
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Some spotting and toning to contents, smudges, a few rust stains, a tiny hole or two, collates complete, no facsimile or missing leaves.


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Keywords

princeton university press, Edward Brewster, Henry Hood, Mercie Mixed, Christianity, Cotton, John Cotton, Mather family, Protestantism, Puritans, Religion in the United States, United Kingdom, London

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