New York: Printed and Sold by J. Parker, and W. Weyman, at the New-Printing-Office in Beaver-Street, 1754. , 128 pp. Disbound, trimmed closely with occasional loss of catchword, lightly foxed. Good+. Housed in a modern custom folding case.
This is the rare first American edition-- and the only 18th century printing-- of a Sermon which went through four 17th century London editions starting in 1667. The Preface is signed "R.S. May 10, 1667." ESTC records only four locations for this American imprint.
A Puritan minister, Steele was often in conflict with civil authorities after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.
Evans 7323; Sabin 91147. ESTC W26961 [4- AAS, Huntington, HSP, NYHS]. Item #39570