MATHER, Increase (1639-1723). The Order of the Gospel, Professed and Practised by the Churches... in New England, Justified... In Answer to several Questions, relating to Church Discipline. Boston: B.Green & J.Allen for Benjamin Eliot, 1700.
12° in 6s (140 x 82mm.). Colation: A-M6 (pp. [1-2], 3-143 + ). (Browned, title, B1, M5 and M6 restored with some loss, A2, A3, B1-6, K1, K6, L1-6, M1-4 restored, outer margin of G2 torn with alittle loss). CONTEMPORARY ?AMERICAN SHEEP OVER BEECH-WOOD BOARDS (some damage to covers). Provenance: Richard Iveson or Ivson (various inscriptions dated 1763); Aaron Horne (inscription acknowledging Iveson's gift of the book, dated 1768).
FIRST EDITION, second issue. Rare on the market. Cf.Sabin 46714; Wing M-1235 (Bodlean copy only in the U.K.).