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Magnalia Christi Americana: or, The ecclesiastical history of New-England, from its first planting in the year 1620. unto the year of Our Lord, 1698. : In seven books ...

Author: Cotton Mather; Thomas Parkhurst; William Gwinn Mather
Publisher: London: : Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside, MDCCII. [1702]
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Church history
Early works
History
Bookplates (Provenance)
Early works to 1800
Biography Early works to 1800
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cotton Mather; Thomas Parkhurst; William Gwinn Mather
OCLC Number: 11458048
Notes: Running title, books I, II and VII: Magnalia Christi Americana: or, The history of New-England.
Running title, books III-VI: The history of New-England.
Each part has special t.p. and separate pagination.
Book I: [30], 38 p., [1] folded map; book II: [2], 75, [1] p.; book III: [2], 238 p.; book IV: [2], 125-222 p.; book V: 100 p.; book VI: [2], 88 p.; book VII: 118, [4] p.
Folded map in Book I has title: An Exact Mapp of New England and New York.
Errors in paging: Book 3: p. 69, misprinted 79; Book 6: p. 86, misprinted 98.
Signatures: Book I: pi1 A-C⁴ D² ²B-F⁴; book II: 2A-2I⁴ 2K²; book III: 3A-4G⁴; book IV: 4A-4M⁴ 4N², book V: 5A-5M⁴ 5N² (5D2 signed D2, 5E signed E); book VI: 6A-6L⁴ 6M² (6M2 blank); book VII: 7A-7P⁴ chi² [Final two advertising leaves].
Text printed in two columns.
"Books printed for Tho. Parkhurst": [4] p. at end.
UVa Library copy: A 1702 .M37: Second leaf of "Books printed for Tho Parkhurst, at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside" in book VII, p. [121-122] misbound after A4 in Book I.
UVa Library copy: M 1702 .M3 M26a: Binding: Bound in full speckled calf. Covers tooled and stained into a three panel design ("Cambridge style"). Panels are framed with blind decorative rolls. Outer and inner panels were stained and speckled. At angles in the outermost panel is a large fleuron stamp. Bound without blank 6M2; final advertising leaf (chi2) misbound. Bound before the title page of the first book. Provenance: With armorial bookplate of Thomas Macknight. Motto: Nil Durum Volenti.
UVa Librayr copy: M 1702 .M3 M26b: Binding: Bound in full speckled calf. Covers tooled and stained into a three panel design ("Cambridge style"). Panels are framed with blind double rule fillet; middle panel has an additional decorative roll, inside the double rule fillet. Inner panel stained and speckled. At angles in the outermost panel is a large rhombus shaped ornament stamped in blind. Spine seven panels; Gilt lettered red leather spine label in the second panel. Final advertising leaf (chi2) misbound. Bound before the title page of the first book. Bound with blank leaf 6M2. Provenance: With William G. Mather's pictorial bookplate. Wm. G. Mather Accession No. 1169.
Description: 7 books in 1 v. : 1 folded map ; 33 cm (fol.)
Contents: Book I. Antiquities.--book II. Ecclesiarum clypei.--book III. Polybius.--book IV. Sal gentium.--book V. Acts and monuments.--book VI. Thaumaturgus.--book VII. Ecclesiarum prælia.
Other Titles: Ecclesiastical history of New-England
Magnalia Christi Americana
Responsibility: By the Reverend and learned Cotton Mather, M.A. and pastor of the North Church in Boston, New-England.

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