A COURSE OF SERMONS ON EARLY PIETY. BY THE EIGHT MINISTERS WHO CARRY ON THE THURSDAY LECTURE IN BOSTON
by [Mather, Cotton, editor]
Boston: S. Kneeland, 1721. ,v,,34,30,36,26,52,36,32,65,,16pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving most of the original spine, corners repaired. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Worming to front fly leaf, titlepage, and first five leaves, with some loss to imprint and text on lower portion of pages. Titlepage and fly leaf and first few leaves of text backed and repaired with tissue. Foxing and soiling with some slight wear. Two leaves in penultimate sermon trimmed close with slight loss to text. Good. In a half morocco box. An important volume of sermons edited by colonial New England divine Cotton Mather. The works contained herein were targeted at a youthful, if not entirely juvenile, audience, focusing on the benefits and importance of "early piety." The sermons are as follows: "A sermon, setting forth the nature of early piety..." by Benjamin Wadsworth; "The nature of early piety as it respects men" by Mr. Colman; "Sober-mindedness explain'd as a necessary part of early piety" by Joseph Sewall; "The great and solemn obligations to early piety" by Mr. Prince; "The peculiar advantages of early piety" by John Webb; "Objections answered" by Mr. Cooper; "Exhortations & directions to young people" by Mr. Foxcroft; and "Advice to the children of godly ancestors..." by Increase Mather. ESTC W20092. EVANS 2256. HOLMES, COTTON MATHER 76. HOLMES, INCREASE MATHER 3, 95.
(Inventory #: WRCAM46687)
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