ABAA ILAB

|   Home   |   Contact   |   Catalogs   |   Upcoming Fairs   |   Principal References   |   New Arrivals   |   Checkout   |  

Saybrook Convention:

A CONFESSION OF FAITH OWNED AND CONSENTED TO BY THE ELDERS AND MESSENGERS OF THE CHURCHES IN THE COLONY IN CONNECTICUT IN NEW-ENGLAND, ASSEMBLED BY DELEGATION AT SAY BROOK SEPTEMBER 9TH 1708. NEW LONDON IN N.E. PRINTED BY THOMAS SHORT. 1710.

Green., New London: 1760 118pp, close trimming affects one catchword at page 58. Light institutional stamping at blank verso of title page. Contemporary full leather [a bit of rubbing, private bookplate on front pastedown]. Lightly foxed. Else Very Good. "First edition after the rare original, of which only two copies are known...Rosenbach 37-513: 'This work includes The Heads of Agreement...And Also Articles for the Administration of Church Discipline, which has a separate title-page but continuous signatures. This is the first reprint of the first book printed in Connecticut, and generally known as the Saybrook Platform, one of the most influential books printed in the American Colonies.'" Jenkins. The Elders and Messengers "joyfully Congratulate the Religious Liberty of our Brethren." Had that Liberty existed in Britain at the time New England was settled, their forefathers "would have been far from exchanging a most pleasant Land for a vast and howling Wilderness." The first printing issued from New London in 1710. Evans 8733. I Jenkins 55, III Jenkins 156. Johnson 705.


Book Id: 20458

Price: $750.00

privacy policy | security | Site Map | Site by Bibliopolis