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COTTON, John (1594-1652). The Way of the Churches of Christ in New-England. Or, The Way of Churches walking in Brotherly equality, or co-ordination, without Subjection of one Church to another. Measured and examined by the Golden Reed of the Sanctuary. Containing a full Declaration of the Church-way in all Particulars. London: Matthew Simmons, 1656.
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COTTON, John (1594-1652). The Way of the Churches of Christ in New-England. Or, The Way of Churches walking in Brotherly equality, or co-ordination, without Subjection of one Church to another. Measured and examined by the Golden Reed of the Sanctuary. Containing a full Declaration of the Church-way in all Particulars. London: Matthew Simmons, 1656.

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COTTON, John (1594-1652). The Way of the Churches of Christ in New-England. Or, The Way of Churches walking in Brotherly equality, or co-ordination, without Subjection of one Church to another. Measured and examined by the Golden Reed of the Sanctuary. Containing a full Declaration of the Church-way in all Particulars. London: Matthew Simmons, 1656.

4o (125 x 174mm). [8], 116, [4]pp. Woodcut capitals and head-pieces. (Upper corner of title defective, repaired with loss of seven letters and part of ruled border, small rectangle cut from margin of second leaf, a few headlines, notes, bottom text lines and table shaved by binder). Nineteenth century crimson morocco gilt (Rubbed). Second printing (distinguished by the spelling "equality" in title) the same year as the first. A detailed plan for the creation and governance of the ideal Congregational church of New England. Sabin 17091; Wing C6471

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