Lot 165 of 222:
The Way to the True Church from Mather Family Library  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$960
Estimate:
$250 - $350

Title:
The Way to the True Church

Author:
White, John

Place:
London

Publisher:
John Bill and William Barret

Date:
1616

Description:

193mm x 149mm. pp [i-lix (intro, dedication, etc)], 1-456, [i-x (table)] 8°: a-d⁸ A-Z⁸ Aa-Ff⁸ Gg¹ Printed by Richard Field for John Bill and William Barret, 1616. Rebound by Colgate University into maroon boards, with gold stamping.

The "1" on the spine indicates volume 1 of a two part library bound set, the second being the "Defence [sic] of the Way to the True Church", no longer present. Research has led me to understand that this book is probably from the library of Samuel Mather (brother of Increase), and was willed to his nephew, Samuel. It is probable that it was also willed to Samuel from Richard (Increase's and Samuel's father). Samuel Mather was one of the more serious book collectors in the Colonial period.

Donated by Christopher Korczak, Easthampton, MA.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Binding is sound. There are some unobtrusive dampstains along the edges of the text block, especially at the second half. Two pencil marked passages found. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings (Colgate Divinity School). Scattered foxing.


 
Item number:
254879b
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