A HISTORY OF THE WORK OF REDEMPTION. CONTAINING, THE OUTLINES OF A BODY OF DIVINITY, In a method entirely new. Jonathan EDWARDS.

A HISTORY OF THE WORK OF REDEMPTION. CONTAINING, THE OUTLINES OF A BODY OF DIVINITY, In a method entirely new

Boston: Draper & Folsom, 1782. First American Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto (5" x 8") in contemporary sheep; v, [2], vii-viii, 6-296 [i.e. 6-298], [2] pages. First published posthumously in Edinburgh in 1774, this first publication in America is very scarce. Here Edwards attempts to establish a theology in the form of history to show how events were adapted to promote the work of redemption. The DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY describes Edwards as "the first great philosophic intelligence in American history." Early ink name scratched out at top of title page; one leaf with short tear with no loss; lacks front endpaper, otherwise complete with the Advertisement leaf and blank at the end; occasional pencil notes, early ink stamp of John Clark on recto of rear endpaper, text evenly browned. Binding rubbed with slight loss of leather and mild wear at the spine tips. Very Good. Item #019597

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