130
130
Mather, Cotton
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
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130
Mather, Cotton
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Mather, Cotton

Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England from Its First Planting in the 1620. unto the Year of our Lord, 1698.  London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702

Foolscap folio (15 x 9 1/4  in.; 381 x 2325 mm).  Full-sheet folding engraved map of New England and New York; some browning and soiling to general title and first section title, minor scattered marginal soiling and dampstaining.  Two-toned paneled calf, spine gilt in seven compartments, sides gilt-ruled and with the arms of the Earl of Cawdor in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endleaves; spine and sides somewhat rubbed.


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Provenance

John Frederick Campbell, Earl of Cawdor (1790–1860) — Stackpole Court (arms on binding, armorial bookplate on front pastedown) — Copley bookplate (on front pastedown)

Literature

Church 806; Holmes, Cotton Mather 213A; Sabin 46392; Streeter sale 2:568

Catalogue Note

First edition.  A large-paper copy of "the most famous American book of Colonial times and the indispensible source for colonial social history" (Streeter).

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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New York