Lot 191 of 455:
18th c. sermons by great-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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Collection of 18th century Sermons

Emerson, Joseph





(8vo) 16x10 cm. (6¼x4"), period calf decoratively stamped in blind. Includes:

  • Emerson, Joseph. Meat out of the Eater, and Sweetness out of the Strong. A Sermond Preach'd at Malden, September 28th, 1735. Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland & T. Green for D. Henchman, 1735. [4], iv, 23, [1] pp. Evans 3898.
  • A Pastoral Visit to the Afflicted. n.p. [1737?] [2], 13, [1] pp. Evans 4181.
  • Emerson, Joseph. Early Piety Encouraged. A Discourse occasion’d by the Death of a Young Woman of Malden, of the Throat-Distemper, Sept. 6, 1738. Boston: Printed by J. Draper for H. Foster, 1738. [4], viii, 30 pp. Missing blank. Evans 4243, Sabin 22436.
  • A Word to those that are afflicted very much. A Sermon in Malden, October 20th 1738. On the repeated and multiplied Deaths of Children in many Families in said Town, by the Throat Distemper. Boston: Printed by J. Draper for H. Foster, 1738. [4], 20 pp. Missing last 6 pages. Evans 4244. Sabin 22443.

Collection of sermons delivered by Joseph Emerson (1700-1767), great-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Lot Amendments

Binding disintegrating, covers, spine and extremities rubbed with leather thin or entirely rubbed away to reveal wooden boards, lean to spine; both hinges split, some insect damage to first few pages, heavy staining and foxing throughout, several pages trimmed with minor losses, missing leaves noted in description, ownership markings dated c.1735 throughout; overall poor.

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