Lot 240 of 613:
Early mention of George Washington as Father of His Country  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$420
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Jerubbaal, Or Tyranny's Grove Destroyed, and the Altar of Liberty Finished. A Discourse on America's Duty and Danger, Delivered at the Presbyterian Church in Newbury-Port, December 11, 1783, on the Occasional of the Public Thanksgiving for Peace

Author:
Murray, John

Place:
Newbury-Port

Publisher:
Printed by John Mycall

Date:
1784

Description:

75 pp. Half-title present. (8vo) 19.5x12.5 cm (7¾x5") stitched into old limp leather covers. Custom red cloth folding case. First Edition.

One of earliest references to George Washington as the "Father of His Country." John Murray is the founder of Universalism in America. Because of departure from Calvinist orthodoxy and preaching without church authorization, pulpits were often closed to him. Nevertheless, he gained many followers in New England, and founded the Independent Church of Christ. Well represented in institutional holdings but no copies in auction records since 1920. Evans 18618; Sabin 51518. Rare.


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Condition:
An old amateur binding, worn; first and final leaf soiled and chipped, some other light edge wear, some staining and foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
288057
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