- Newburyport, MA: John Mycall "Published at the Desire of the Church and Society" 1789.
- self paper wrappers, side sewn binding
- 44 pages
Price: $1,850.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 126796
First edition (Evans 21888). Also see Dale Roylance, American Graphic Arts (Princeton, 1990), 68; According to Roylance, this is the first three-color printed work in America, making this work a significant development in American typography. Ornament on page (5) printed in red ink with initial on the same page in dark blue ink. Ornament and initial on page (37) in black ink. Includes Hilliard's sermon (based on Phillipians 1:7), and a charge by Rev. (Daniel) Shute of Hingham, Massachusetts. Lacking in this copy is "The Right Hand of Fellowship" by Rev. Dr. (John) Tucker of Newbury, Massachusetts, (included in Evans), pages (45)-52 of the text. The author (1746-90) was pastor of the First Church in Cambridge. Thomas Cary (1745-1808) was the second pastor at Newburyport, but became ill about 1788; Andrews was installed as an associate pastor. Included with this work is a biographical sketch of Hilliard, excerpts from the history of the Newburyport church, a catalogue description of this copy, and a copy of the description in Roylance. Half title lightly soiled with ink notations including "Mr. Hilliards." Side sewn binding holds together, loosely, only the first three sections. Fore-edges and bottoms of leaves with small creases, chips, and closed tears.