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(CONNECTICUT.) [Thomas Hooker.] The Soules Exaltation. , 311 pages. 4to, later 1/4 calf, boards detached, needs binding; minor wear to title page, lacking free endpapers, minimal worming toward rear; two early signatures on title page, library bookplate and withdrawal stamp on front pastedown. London: John Haviland, 1638
Thomas Hooker (1586-1647) was an early English settler of New England, serving as the first minister in Cambridge, MA before helping to found the Connecticut Colony in 1636. In 1639, he helped draft the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, a pioneering democratic constitution. The present theological work contains 3 parts, of which only the second, "The Soules Benefit from Union with Christ," has its own title page. Sabin 32850. None traced at auction since 1948; no other contemporary printings of any works by Hooker traced at auction since 2009.
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