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    John Cotton Warns Against the Neglect of Religion

    John Cotton. A Briefe Exposition with Practicall Observations Upon the Whole Book of Ecclesiastes. London: T[homas] C[hilde], 1654.

    First edition. Small octavo. [8], 277, [1] pages.

    Modern quarter leather with marbled boards. Four raised bands with gilt decorated compartments. All edges stained red. Pages toned with occasional areas of dampstaining. A few pages with modest abrading. A very good copy in a bright, attractive binding.

    Cotton uses Ecclesiastes to warn his New England audience against the neglect of religion in pursuit of worldly gain. Much of the work reveals Cotton as a scholar who is somewhat remote from the problems of ordinary people.

    ESTC R20578.


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