11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender
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Mather, Cotton (1663-1728) The Christian Philosopher: a Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements

$1,200$1,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Mather, Cotton (1663-1728) The Christian Philosopher: a Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements. London: for Eman. Matthews, 1721.
Octavo, first edition, contemporary boards, detached, with an inscription inside the front board dated October, 1720, bolstering the argument that this book was printed in that year.
Cotton Mather writes as a scientist. "[Of spider eggs] their nidification is astonishing!" on drugs, "What admirable effects of opium well smegmatized!" and astronomy, "If our moon were bigger, or nearer the earth, or if we had more than one, we should be every now and then in hazard of being drowned."
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

London, scientist