Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 299

Price Realized: $ 469
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(RELIGION.) Elnathan Chauncey. Remarkes on the Rev. Mr. Edward Leigh. 48 manuscript pages. 4to, original wrappers, dampstaining; only minor wear to contents. Durham, CT, 1743-44

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Elnathan Chauncey (1724-1796) was son of the first Yale graduate (Nathaniel Chauncey, class of 1702) and himself a Yale Class of 1743 graduate. He then returned home to Durham, CT and was licensed to preach in 1745, but was never appointed as a clergyman; he became a militia officer and tax collector in Durham.

Offered here is his extended commentary upon Edward Leigh's 1646 work "A Treatise of Divinity," done as part of his theological studies. He notes on the rear wrapper that it was "wrote by Elnathan Chauncey of Durham in the year of our lord 1744, completed the 4th day of June."