Boston: Printed and sold by S. Kneeland and T. Green, 1747. , ii, 37, [1 blank] pp, lacking the half title. Scattered foxing, bit of inner margin chipping [no text lost], one corner chip knocks out the last two letters in the title word 'obedience.' Good+, in contemporary plain drab wrappers.
Elvins became pastor of the Second Church of Scarborough in November 1744, and remained there until he died in 1776. The Preface, commending the Sermon despite the author's lack of academic credentials, is by Jedidiah Jewit.
The pamphlet is rare, NAIP recording copies only at AAS, the Library of Congress and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Williamson records this in his bibliography of Maine, but provides an incorrect collation.
Evans 5940. Williamson 3102. NAIP w028216 . Item #28791