Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 113

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Colman, Benjamin. A Humble Discourse of the Incomprehensibleness of God. xii, 109 pages. Small 8vo, contemporary paneled calf, worn and repaired; lacks half-title, dampstaining, top edge of title page restored, repaired tears to leaves C1 and final leaf with slight loss, lacking rear free endpaper; early owner's inscription on front pastedown. Boston: B. Green for Daniel Henchman "at his Shop on the South side of King-Street," 1715

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first edition, with the scarcer variant imprint line. "An ambitious explanation of the comprehensibility of God's work. Emphasizing the goodness and beauty of the created order, he centered his lectures on the evidence for providence in the design of the cosmos and the human mind"--Valeri, Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America, page 211. Evans 1735; none known at auction since the 1886 Brinley sale.