The Portraits of Increase Mather…
1924 · Cleveland:
by Murdock, Kenneth B.
Small 4to, leather spine with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine, illustrated with ten plates (one in color), 70 pp. Limited to 250 copies (this is number 56). Top cover detached, bookplate on front pastedown, author's signature on title page, contents clean and bright; a very nice copy, despite detached top cover.One of 250 copies (number 56). This work was privately printed by William Gwinn Mather, a descendant of the Mathers. A signed letter from Mather to Howard Mansfield of New York City, presenting him with this copy, is included. Also, the author has signed this copy on the title page. Increase Mather (1639-`723) was one of the most important and prolific clergymen in early New England. He was president of Harvard College, and his religious writings had an important impact on American Religious thought during the early colonial period. ANB. (Inventory #: 100936)