A discourse delivered before the association at the dedication of a new meeting house. August 9, 1791

Newport, RI: Printed and sold by John Mycall, 1792. 8vo, pp. [5]-46; lacking half-title, title leaf and final leaf of text, the latter two leaves being replaced by manuscript transcriptions; first page of text with a header of elaborate ornamentation, textblock foxed and toned with occasional pencil marks, first page with a chip to fore-edge not affecting type. Fair only. Bound with: Dutch. A discourse delivered at Bradford, January 25th, 1795. Haverhill: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1795. Untrimmed 8vo, pp. 31, [1]; half title toned with small chip to gutter, touching ornaments, and larger loss to bottom of leaf, not affecting text, light spotting, good and sound. The half title reads, "Mr. Dutch's discourse on occasion of the numerous deaths which took place among his people, in a very short space of time." Bound with: Perry, Gardner B. History of Bradford, Mass., from the earliest period to the close of 1820. Haverhill, Mass: C. C. Morse & Son, 1872. 69, [3] (blank); nibbling all across the top of the textblock, the word "East" inserted in pencil on the title page, clean and sound. The whole bound in later 19th century half leather over pebbled cloth, gilt title and rules on cover, spine partially perished, joints perished but hinges refreshed, cloth bubbling. Overall a collection of two scarce, early Rhode Island pamphlets, with an accompanying history giving a brief biography of Dutch, the author. According to Perry: "So far as books are concerned, I suppose though respectable, he had less learning than any of his predecessors. He was a man however of an active, ready mind... and could without preparation hold forth on any subject connected with his profession... " Evans 24283; 28605. Item #53730

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