1796. Item #82400
(SERMONS, AMERICAN - 18TH CENTURY) A COLLECTION OF FIVE SERMONS, INCLUDING A DIRGE AND A MONODY, BY VARIOUS AUTHORS. All published in eastern Massachusetts (Boston and Salem), 1767-1796. (Detailed descriptions of the sermons in this volume appear below.) Small quarto: 21 cm. 175 pp. in total. Four of five half-titles are present. Early ownership of Charles Lowell in three of the sermons. Text leaves are mostly clean but for the last sermon, which is lightly foxed and lightly toned throughout, and the paper quality is very good overall. A few leaves in the first sermon show slight wear at the top-edge, but nothing serious, and one leaf has marginal loss at top fore-corner without loss of text. In a handsome modern binding of marbled boards with a black calf shelfback, in fine condition. TUCKER, John. Ministers of the Gospel, as spiritual Guides to their people, to be remembered by them after their Decease; and to their good Instructions and Example to be followed. Two discourses occasioned by the death of the Rev. Mr. John Lowell, late pastor of the Congregational Church in Newbury-Port; who departed this life, May 15th 1767. In the 64th year of his age. Delivered to the Christian society there, on the Lord's Day, June 7th, after his decease. By John Tucker, A. M. Pastor of the First Church in Newbury. Boston, New-England: Printed by Thomas & John Fleet for Bulkeley Emerson, of Newbury-Port, 1767. 36 pp. Ownership of Charles Lowell in pencil on half-title and in ink on title-page. (Evans 10791, Sabin 97317). THACHER, Peter, and Thomas Welsh. A Sermon, Preached at Charlestown, June 19, 1796, and occasioned by the sudden death of the Honourable Nathaniel Gorham, Esquire, aet. 59. By Peter Thacher, D.D. Minister of a Church in Boston. [And] An Eulogy, Delivered June 29, 1796, at the Meeting-House in Charlestown, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in memory of the Honourable Nathaniel Gorham, Esquire, who died June 11, 1796. By Doctor Thomas Welsh, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Boston: Printed by Samuel Hall..., 1796. 25,,15, pp. The final page is a "A Dirge to the Memory of the Honourable Nathaniel Gorham, Esq., by the Rev. Thaddeus Mason Harris, set to Music by Mr. Olifer Holden," printing only the lyrics but no.