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Dexter, Samuel (1700-1755) Our Fathers God, the Hope of Posterity. Some Serious Thoughts on the Foundation, Rise and Growth of the Sett

Auction:
3245T
Lot:
1080
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3245T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 08, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Dexter, Samuel (1700-1755) Our Fathers God, the Hope of Posterity. Some Serious Thoughts on the Foundation, Rise and Growth of the Settlements in New England. Boston: S. Kneeland & T. Green, 1738. First edition, octavo, half-title present (marbled paper pasted over the half-title as part of the original limp paper binding, now torn away, with old institutional rubber stamp on portion of half-title recto and on verso of same), with a number on page 23 and the errata printed at the foot of the last leaf; stab sewn, contents with some slight spotting and a few marginal corrections of typographical errors, contemporary inscription inside back cover, "May ye 1: 1739, A father's gift to Samuell Fisher," rare, no copies offered at auction since 1996, twelve U.S. copies listed in ESTC; 6 5/8 x 4 1/4 in.

Dexter was a graduate of Harvard College and the fourth minister of Dedham, Massachusetts. His sermon contains a short history of the Puritan settlement of New England in the 17th century, and more detailed consideration to the settlement of Dedham in particular.
Estimate $500-700

A-G4, H1.


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United States, Book arts, Book design, Book formats, Books, Dedham, Dedham station, Dedham, Massachusetts, Dexter, ESTC, Octavo, Publishing, Recto and verso

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