Boston, New-England: 1765. 40, 7, [1 blank], 3, 4, [1 blank] pp. With the half title, as issued. Untrimmed. Stitched [last leaf loose but present]. Half title cut down at top margin [no text affected] and some contemporary notes on blank portion of the half title. Portion of one letter affected by a hole in the last leaf. Good+.
"Altho' his hardness of hearing was a great difficulty to him when debates were carried on, yet things being made known to him [to have his thoughts upon them] there always appeared in him such an accuracy of thought, such a wisdom and judiciousness in his observations, as were ever of great weight with us." With, as issued, the separate title page 'Oratio Funebris,' a 'Portrait of the Doctor's Character...by one of his learned and much esteemed Friends,' and a 'poetical Essay wrote by a young gentleman, a student in the College.' A contemporary ink notation at the end of this poem identifies the 'young gentleman' as "President Willard, then a student of the College."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 9905. ESTC W15567. Item #36553