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Political Memorabilia including the Daniel Schofield Collection

February 16, 2018

Lot #87
DepartmentPolitical Sermons
Sold For$150.00(hammer price)
 $180.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedMay 1, 2018


1) A Sermon, Delivered in Presence of His Excellency Samuel Huntington, Esq. L.L.D. Governor ... on the Day of the Anniversary Election. May 14th, 1789. By Ammi R. Robbins, A.M., Pastor of the Church in Norfolk." (Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1789.) Robbins celebrates the adoption of the Constitution and the inauguration of Washington. 2) "A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency Samuel Huntington ... on the Day of the Anniversary Election. May 9th, 1793. By Charles Backus, A.M. Pastor of a Church in Somers." (Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1793.) Somers preaches on the importance of Christian virtue in the "civil rulers" of the new republic. Marbled wraps, possibly original, inscribed "A very good Sermon". 3) "The Necessity of the Belief of Christianity by the Citizens of the State, in order to our political Prosperity; Illustrated in a Sermon, Preached Before His Excellency Samuel Huntington ... on the Day of the Anniversary Election. May 8th, 1794 by Jonathan Edwards, D.D., Pastor of a Church in New-Haven." (Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1794.) Believed to be a first edition. Edwards argues "political prosperity requires the general practice of a strict morality." 4) "Absalom's Conspiracy: A Sermon, Preached at the General Election, ... May 10th, 1798. By Azel Backus, A.M. Pastor of a Church in Bethlem." (Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1798.) An attack on Thomas Jefferson. 5) "A Sermon Preached at Hartford, in Connecticut, on the General Election. May 11th, 1809. By Samuel Nott, A.M. Pastor of the Church in Franklin." (Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1809.) Nott claims "were religion generally to prevail, party spirit would cease, our political horizon brighten ..."."


All generally well preserved for their age and use. Collations not verified.
1) Evidence of binding on spine. Various ink inscriptions on title page. Water stain. Other areas of soiling. Evenly toned. Last page with minor chips and other small losses. 2) Wraps faded and missing at spine. Even toning. Foxed. Soiled. Other ink inscriptions. Pages curled at lower corner. Embossed library stamp. 3) Toned. Foxed. Remnants of binding on spine. Pinholes along outer margins of late pages. Last page starting to come loose. 4) Folded and stitched with no evidence of further binding. Ink iscription on half title page. Evidence of water damage. Pages with minor curling at corners. 5) Toned. Foxed. Ink marking on half title page. Evidence of binding on spine. One page creased at upper corner.

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