PRINCE, Thomas (1687-1758)
Extraordinary Events in the Doings of God, and marvelous in pious Eyes. Illustrated in a Sermon at the South Church in Boston, N.E. on the General Thanksgiving, Thursday, July 18, 1745. Occasion'd by taking the City of Louisbourg on the Isle of Cape-Breton, by New-England Soldiers, assisted by a British Squadron
Boston: D. Henchman, 1745. 8vo. (8 x 5 1/2 inches). 3-35pp; lacks half-title. (Repaired tears to terminal leaf).
Modern red morocco backed marbled paper covered boards
First edition of Prince's famous sermon on the taking of Cape Breton, in which he provides the background and narrates the battle.
Fully one-half of this pamphlet is occupied by a very interesting historical account of the Island of Cape Breton, its eventful story; productions; the proceedings of the French against the Colonists, etc., with pages 7-33 devoted to an historical account of the campaign. One of the most famous of the Louisbourg sermons, five editions appearing in London in the following year, as well as later American editions.
Evans 5681; Sabin 65596.