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    Early Book on New England Churches

    John Cotton. The Way of Congregational Churches Cleared: In Two Treatises. In the Former, from the Historical Aspersions of Mr. Robert Baylie, in his Book, called [A Dissuasive from the Errors of Time]. In the latter, from some Contradictions of Vindicae Clavium: And from, Some Misconstructions of Learned Mr. Rutherford in his Book Intituled [The Due Right of Presbyteries]. By Mr. John Cotton, Sometime Preacher at Boston in Lincoln-shire, and now Teacher of the Church at Boston, in New-England. London: Matthew Simmons for John Bellamie, [1648].

    Second edition, first being a broadside. Small quarto. [ix], 1-104, 1-44 pages, lacking final two leaves as is common.

    Polished levant morocco with gilt ruling and spine titles; five raised bands by Stikeman. Slight rubbing and bumping. Toning shadow to free endpapers. Text edges toned and very minor foxing throughout. Title page has neat markings and signature of White Kennett. Small burn hole at bottom. The text has been trimmed to meet this handsome binding, unfortunately cutting off some of the margins of each page. Otherwise a very good copy of this scarce volume.

    Bishop White Kennett's copy. Kennett, an English bishop and antiquarian, was the author of Bibliothecae Americanae Primordia, the first English bibliography of America.


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