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Lot 1327: John Macgowan DEATH A VISION OR THE SOLEMN DEPARTURE OF SAINTS AND SINNERS 1746 Antique Scottish Theology American Imprint Leather Binding
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Death, a Vision: or, the Solemn Departure of Saints and Sinners, Represented under the Similitude of a Dream.
Author: John Macgowan - John Macgowan (1726–1780) was a Scottish Baptist minister and author. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed for Archibald Loudon
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/180 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: Macgowan was a caustic controversial writer, who used allegory in devotional works. His books went through many editions in London, the North of England, and America.
Condition / Notes: This is the rare American imprint of this work. The small antique octavo is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spine.The exterior shows moderate rubbing and chipping, heaviest at the edges and gutters. The binding is solid. The Schorsch library bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. There is loss to the upper fore edge corner of the front flyleaf. The pages show moderate age toning as well as scattered foxing and moisture marking.
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