Superiour Skill and Wisdom Necessary for Winning Souls, which is the grand design of the ministerial office, illustrated in a sermon preached at the ordination of the Reverend Mr. John Sparhawk, to the pastoral office over a Church of Christ in Salem; on the eighth day of December, 1736 ... Together with The Charge given by the Reverend Mr. Holyoke: And The Right Hand of Fellowship, by the Reverend Mr. Prescott
Boston: Kneeland and Green, 1737. Very Good. Item #25765
Boston: Printed and sold by Kneeland and Green, in Queenstreet, 1737. First Edition. Small octavo (18cm.); removed, remnants of old sheep along spine edge; ,51,pp. ([A] - G4, collated complete with half title); woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces. Erratum at end of p. 46. Minor soil and foxing to extremities, brief contemporary manuscript equations along bottom margin of half title page, else a Very Good, still quite fresh copy of a rare early American imprint.
Appleton concludes his sermon, "And here I would say for all, (because I don't intend to meddle with those thorny Points) that the more humble and jealous you are of yourselves, the more charitable, meek, and condescending towards your Neighbours, and the more careful you are that no injustice be done them, the more evident it will be that you are won over to Christ" (p. 45). Quite uncommon: none in the trade or auction records as of February, 2023.
ESTC 2507; EVANS 4111.