Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green, for D. Henchman in Corn Hill, 1732. , 35, , , 24, , [1 blank], , 4 pp, lacking the half title and final blank. Disbound with old pinholes but new stitching. Final leaf [consisting of the second half of the poem of Mather Byles] is very spotted, with archival repair to blank outer margin [all legible]. Good+.
The last page of the title is "An Account of the Deceased from the Weekly News-Letter..." Oliver was a member of "His Majesty's Council for the Province, and one of the most considerable Merchants of this Place," as well as "a great Friend to the Poor." His ancestry is delineated, as well as that of his wife, who was elated to the Governor and other distinguished Massachusetts public servants.
Two other items are bound with this title, with separate title pages but signed consecutively. They are Prince's YOUNG ABEL DEAD, YET SPEAKETH. A SERMON OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF YOUNG MR. DANIEL OLIVER, DELIVERED AT THE SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON SEPT. 10TH. 1727. Boston: D. Henchman. 1732. The deceased was the elder Oliver's son. The second item is AN ELEGY, ADDRESS'D TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOUR BELCHER: ON THE DEATH OF HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, THE HONOURABLE DANIEL OLIVER, ESQ., without an imprint. It is signed in type at the end, "M. Byles."
Evans 3597, 3599. Sabin 65597. ESTC W15565. Item #38106