by WATTS, Isaac
1748. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION 1748 WATTS, I[saac]. THE WORLD TO COME: OR, DISCOURSES ON THE JOYS OR SORROWS OF DEPARTED SOULS AT DEATH, and the glory or terror of the resurrection. Whereto is prefix'd, an Essay toward the Proof of a Separate State of Souls after Death. London: Printed. Boston: New-England, re-printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle in Queen-Street, 1748. First American edition. Two octavo volumes bound in one: ,v,,12-189,; ,v,,10-192, pp. Volume two has a separate title-page at the beginning and a publisher's prospectus, dated Boston, 15 April 1748, and advertisements at the end. Pages 63 and 183 of v. 2 are misnumbered 67 and 185 respectively. In a worn, contemporary full leather binding, with corners rounded and missing a piece of leather on lower board. The bookblock shows evidence of early repair, having been resewn in a couple of places, with the front fly-leaves and title-page resewn as well. The edge-chipped fly-leaves have early ink ownerships (Bridget Taylor, 1788, and John Walton, 1777). The text leaves are lightly thumbed at fore-margin, with occasional foxing and/or light soiling. One leaf (I8) has loss at the inside bottom corner, just touching the initial or final letter of type in the lines near the bottom of the page. Several of the leaves have dog-eared corners. Very good overall. (Evans 6261).
(Inventory #: 80442)