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    First Edition of The Life of the Very Reverend and Learned Cotton Mather

    [Cotton Mather, subject]. Samuel Mather. The Life of the Very Reverend and Learned Cotton Mather. Boston: Samuel Gerrish, 1729. First edition. Octavo. [2, blank], [4], iv, 6, 10, 186 pages. Complete with half-title. Bound in contemporary full paneled calf, spine tooled in gilt in compartments, with burgundy gilt morocco lettering label, five raised bands. Binding worn, especially at joints and corners, both boards re-hinged, and hinges reinforced, front free endpaper missing lower third (at an angle), previous ownership signature and inkstamp on front free endpaper and first blank, rear free endpaper with some ink markings, text toned, foxed, and somewhat soiled. Still, a good copy in a contemporary binding.
    Written by his son, this is the first biography of Cotton Mather and also includes the first listing of his many publications.
    Evans 3188. Holmes, Minor Mathers 76A. Howes M409. Sabin 46799.


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