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    John Cotton's Controversial Reply to Roger Williams

    John Cotton. The Bloudy Tenent Washed and Made White in the Bloud of the Lambe. London: Printed by Matthew Symmons for Hannah Allen, 1647.

    First edition. Small quarto. 195, [1] pages. Modern quarter morocco with marbled boards. The title page is torn at top corner with expert facsimile repair, first six leaves have tears to top right corners with variable loss of some text, last two leaves in facsimile, lacks part II of 144 pages. Despite the flaws, a fair copy in a fresh binding.

    Despite the defects as described, this is an extremely rare and important work in the literary controversy between John Cotton and Roger Williams. This is a reply to Roger Williams' The Bloody Tenet of Persecution (1644). A letter from John Cotton to Williams had earlier been printed without his authorization as A Letter of Mr. John Cottons. [to] Mr. Willims (1643). Williams had answered this with Mr. Cotton's Letter Lately Printed, Examined, and Answered (1644). Williams responded to The Bloudy Tenant Washed and Made White with his own The Bloody Tenent Yet More Bloody (1652). By this time Cotton had died, ending the controversey.

    ESTC R836.


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