Lot 115
J. Edwards & others - Millennium coming soon, 1794

Estimate: $250 - $350

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[Joseph BELLAMY, Jonathan EDWARDS]. – [David AUSTIN (editior/compilor)]. The Millennium : or the Thousand Years of Prosperity promised to the church of God, in the Old Testament and in the New, shortly to commence, and to be carried on to perfection, under the auspices of Him, who in the Vision, was presented to St. John. Elizabethtown, New Jersey: printed by Shepard Kollock, 1794. Octavo (8 x 4 ¾ inches; 203 x 121mm). Pp. [i-]iv-viii;[i-iv];  [9-]10-49[50; li-liii]-liv-lxi[-lxii; 63]-64- 426;[i-ii]. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Amos Doolittle of Jonathan Edwards, letterpress general title, two section titles. (Title soiled and stained and a little tattered, frontispiece damaged [see images], toned, some toning, clean tear to pp.203/204). Contemporary sheep binding (broken, covers lacking, one cover lacking, the other detached).

A poor copy of a rare work: one copy sold at auction in 2016 and then a long gap to 1920 for the previous copy. Austin [‘The downfall of mystical Babylon; or, A key to the providence of God, in the political operations of 1793-4.’]  uses the earlier interpretations of Biblical prophecy by Bellamy [‘Millennium…’] and Edwards [‘An humble attempt to promote explicit agreement and visible union of God's people in extraordinary prayer… ‘] to prepare the faithful for Christ’s forthcoming thousand-year reign on earth.

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