BAILEY, John (1644-1697)
Man's Chief End to Glorifie God, or Some Brief Sermon-Notes on I Cor. 10. 31
Boston: Samuel Green, 1689. 12mo. 104 (of 106) leaves; text leaves A5 and H6 in expert facsimile. , 1-8, [pages 9-10 in facsimile], 11-122, [pages 123-124 in facsimile], 125-160, 40, pp.
Contemporary sheep, covers bordered in blind, front board cracked. Housed in a red morocco backed box.
Rare 17th-century American imprint.
John Bailey was born near Blackburn, Lancashire. He was a nonconformist clergyman who served and was imprisoned in Limerick, Ireland for fourteen years; he came to New England around 1683 and held posts as pastor in Watertown, Connecticut and assistant pastor at the First Church in Boston. He died on December 12, 1697, and Cotton Mather preached his funeral sermon. First and only edition, Bailey's only published work. It is a farewell sermon to his flock in which he speaks about his life and hardships.
Evans 456 and 457; Wing B448 and B449; ESTC W26069; Sabin 2734.