THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS; WITH SEVERAL REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES INTERMIXED. WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN LOW-DUTCH, AND ALSO TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH. THE THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED. William Sewel.
THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS; WITH SEVERAL REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES INTERMIXED. WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN LOW-DUTCH, AND ALSO TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH. THE THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED.

THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS; WITH SEVERAL REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES INTERMIXED. WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN LOW-DUTCH, AND ALSO TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH. THE THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED.

Burlington, New-Jersey: Printed and Sold by Isaac Collins, 1774. Folio. xii,812,[16] pp, as issued. Original sheep with raised spine bands [rubbed, front board detached but present]. Light to moderate foxing and toning. Good+. Front pastedown with the ownership signature, "Sarah Paxson her Book 1797." The front flyleaf with a detailed manuscript genealogy of the prominent Quaker Paxson family, beginning with Samuel Paxson [1718-1773], the son of Joseph and Sarah; Anna Paxson; John Paxson; William Paxson, etc.

The first American printing of this third edition issued from Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia press in 1728, Franklin's first book [see, Miller 1], after London printings in 1718, 1722. and 1725. Miller recounts in detail the book's early printing history.
A Dutch historian, Sewel devoted most of his career to the book. Material on William Penn and Pennsylvania is included. DNB described the book as follows: "Its accuracy has never been impugned, and it remains a classical authority." Larned says the History "Possesses great value, not only on account of its freedom from error, but because it was written at an early period in the history of the Society of Friends" [quotation sources eliminated].
Evans 13607. Felcone 238, 239. Larned 3080. Item #38137

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