3 December 2007
MATHER, Cotton. The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements. London: Eman. Mattews, 1721.
8o (192 x 118 mm). Contemporary panelled stained calf (rebacked, endpapers renewed).
FIRST EDITION, IN A CONTEMPORARY BINDING. Mather is referred to, on the title of this work, as Fellow of the Royal Society, causing Henry Stevens to atart a controversy over whether Mather was in fact elected. More recently, however, George Lyman Kittredge has shown that Mather was entitled to the F.R.S. rubric. Holmes 52A; Sabin 46253.
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