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(Parentalia: An Essay The Blessings and Comforts Reserved for Pious Children After the Death of Their Parents) Blessings and Comforts For Pious Orphans

(Boston, Printed by J. Allen, for N. Boone, at the sign of the Bible in Cornhil) [John Barnard] 1715 6 x 3.75", sewn wraps, 34pp (p.1 is A3). Lacks title page, toned, chipped, edge tears, staining, creasing, most of the thread is gone so text block is loose, a few pages missing small pieces out of margin. With very faint writing on the last page "John Barnard his book 1730." Rev. John Barnard, 1681-1770, joined the North Church and studied to become a minister under the guidance of the church's leaders, Increase Mather and his son Cotton. He was later ordained at the North Parish of Andover at Marblehead, Massachusetts by Cotton Mather. Ten years later, in 1728, his friend Cotton Mather died and he, along with others put together "An Inventory of the Estate of the Reverend Dr. Cotton Mather" for the court. Cotton Mather's book, "Parentalia", sometimes referred to by the "running title" "Blessings and Comforts for Pious Orphans" was influenced by the deaths of parents Adam Winthrop in 1700 and Mary Winthrop in 1715. From the book/sermon: "The Pious Children of Pious Parents, AFTER THE DEATH of their Parents, Enjoy such Blessings and Comforts, as are the Harvest of what they did before dy'd, on the behalf of them that should come after them...Behave your selves every where as having the Eye of the Omnipresent GOD upon you...Thus all Blessings and Comforts are to be waited for." An early colonial printing, a very SCARCE Mather title which is associated with his good friend and well known minister and author John Barnard.

Book Id: 99-3366

Price: $2,500.00

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