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THE WITCHCRAFT DELUSION IN NEW ENGLAND, 1866, SCARCE LIMITED FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 280 COPIES

(MATHER, Cotton) (CALEF, Robert) DRAKE, Samuel G. Witchcraft Delusion in New England. Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1866. Three volumes.

Limited first edition, number 219 of only 280 copies, an exceptional edition of Drake's annotated publication of the two key works on the Salem Witch Trials: Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World and Robert Calef's oppositional response in More Wonders—"a literary milestone that helped shift prevailing views about witchcraft." $3500.

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“A LIFE OF CEASELESS STRIVING IN THE SERVICE OF PURITANISM AND NEW ENGLAND”

(MATHER, Cotton) MATHER, Samuel. The Life of Cotton Mather. Boston, 1729.

First edition of this important early biography of the Puritan Divine—"the last great member of a Puritan dynasty"—written by his son, here bound with first editions of two scarce 1728 eulogies on the death of Cotton Mather, by Thomas Prince and the man who would succeed Mather as pastor of the North Church, Joshua Gee. $3200.

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