November 5, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Lot 38: Foxcroft [Early Amer. Imprint, Presentation Copy](23 views)
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Description: Foxcroft, Thomas: THE DIVINE RIGHT OF DEACONS. A SERMON PREACH'D ON OCCASION OF THE ORDINATION OF MR. ZECHARIAH THAYER, TO THE OFFICE OF A DEACON IN THE OLD OR FIRST GATHER'D CHURCH IN BOSTON, LORD'S DAY, MAY 23, 1731. BY...ONE OF THE PASTORS OF SAID CHURCH. Boston, New-England: B. Green for D. Henchman and J. Phillips, and Sold at their Shops., 1731. 8vo. , 42, [1 errata], [1 blank] pp, with half-title. Bound in paper over boards with printed paper title-lable. Toning and foxing, small paper remnant to half-title leaf, dark water-stain to lower quarter throughout though largest near front and dissipating toward the rear. An untrimmed example with generous margins. Slightly clipped presentation inscription to half-title. ********************************** First edition, presentation copy with inscription to half-title reading, "Steph. Sewall's. The Gift of the Rev. Author." In this early American imprint, Reverend Foxcroft explains the Office of Deacon. That Office, a "special calling," was "instituted and receiv'd in the first days of the Gospel." Evans 3421.