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1743, First Edition Religious Book titled, “Seasonable Thoughts on the State of Religion in New-England”, by Charles Chauncy, Boston, Printed by Rogers and Fowle, Fine. An Engraved Bookplate of William Chauncey inside the front cover, where some remnants of old pencil and more serious research notations in deep brown ink can be read. It contains 424 pages of text, plus 18 pages of subscribers and a lengthy preface, all bound in brown calf hard covers and a ribbed spine. The front board has separated and the back board is held on by a single piece of twine from the spine. Internally, the pages are all sound and lightly toned around the edges, but generally free of foxing and staining. Overall, the condition is fine and very clean internally. Autograph notations appear on the inside front cover and the front side of the first leaf, presumably in the hand of the minister Charles Nice Davies (1794-1842), whose signature (and dated 1822) appear on the title page as prior owner. Very scarce. Evans 5151, Sabin 12327. In his autograph text at the beginning of the book, Davies makes an interesting observation on Chauncy’s book: “There is a good deal of work, and a proper respect to religion manifested in this book, tho’ some opinions in it are rather lax.” Noted at the top edge of the inside cover page as “Scarce”.
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Colonial Religion in New-England

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Minimum Bid: $325.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
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