Boston: Printed and Sold by John Draper, in Cornhil, 1750. Very Good. Item #26970
Boston: Printed and Sold by John Draper, in Cornhil, 1750. First Edition. Octavo. , 370 pp.,  page errata. Contemporary calf boards, recased with new leather spine, repair to tips, and new endpapers, likely 19th century. Boards bumped and worn with signs of repair along edges and joints. Binding sound and endpapers rubbed and faded. Likely contemporary ownership inscription "Mrs. Braughton" to front flyleaf. Very mild toning to pages, else unmarked. Very Good.
Quincy set off from his hometown of Boston for a missionary position in Georgia in 1734. Records are vague, but it appears his stay was tumultuous, at one point reporting he had performed thirty-four christenings, thirty-eight marriages, and 156 burials — a less-than-uplifting picture is painted. Quincy was then elected rector of St. John's in Colleton, South Carolina and later St. Philip in Charleston, where he served for two years before returning to Boston. A scarce colonial imprint with the subscriber list, which includes many individuals residing in South Carolina.
[Sabin 67275; Pennington, The Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 2 (JUNE, 1927), pp. 156-165].