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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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1738 FIRST EDITION OF MATHER’S APOLOGY FOR THE LIBERTIES OF THE CHURCHES, WITH PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION, HANDSOMELY BOUND

MATHER, Samuel. Apology for the Liberties of the Churches in New England. Boston, 1738.

First edition of Samuel Mather’s vigorous defense of congregational church polity, inscribed opposite the title page, “For the Honorable Mr. Dummer from his most respectful obliged Friend and obedient Servant, The Author,” handsomely bound. $1800.

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