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CHARLES PAXTON, loyalist, Commissioner of the Customs at Boston. Born 1704; died in England, 1788. Supposed to have been painted by Copley.
JOHN CHANDLER, “the honest refugee," Sheriff, Judge of Probate and Treasurer for the County of Worcester. Born in New London, Conn., 1720; died in London, Eng., 1800.
John May, of Boston, in his uniform as Colonel of the “Boston Regiment of Militia." Born in Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 24, 1748; died in Boston, July 13, 1812. Painted by Christian Gullager, A. D. 1789. Presented by Mary D. and C. Augusta May.
HANNAH ADAMS, author of History of New England, &c. Born in Medfield, Mass., 1755; died in Brookline, Mass., Nov. 15, 1831. Painted by Alexander. Presented by Henry W. Miller.
JOHN LEVERETT, Governor of Massachusetts, 1673-78. Born 1617; died March 16, 1679.
COLUMBUS. A copy from an original by Francesco Mazzuoli (Parmig anino), in the Royal Museum at Naples. Painted by Antonio Scardino. Presented by Hon. Ira M. Barton.
VESPUCIUS. From an original by Parmigianino, at Naples-Scardino. Presented by Hon. Ira M. Barton. JAMES SULLIVAN, Governor of Masschusetts. Portrait in wax. ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT. Painted by Moses D. Wight. CALVIN WILLARD, High Sheriff of Worcester County from 1824 to 1844. Painted by William Willard.
JOHN Bush of Boylston, Mass., formerly a large owner of real estate in Worcester. Two portraits, one taken at the age of 40 and another at 60 years. Also portraits of his first wife Charity Platt, and of his third wife, Abigail Adams.
Among the books lately purchased by the society is one entitled.
THE CAMBRIDGE PRESS, 1638–1692. A HISTORY OF THE FIRST PRINTING PRESS ESTABLISHED IN ENGLISH-AMERICA, TOGETHER WITH A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL LIST OF THE ISSUES OF THE PRESS. BY ROBERT F. RODEN, NEW YORK, DODD, MEAD, AND COMPANY, 1905. a
This volume gives an interesting account of the first printing press established in New England, with notices of the earliest and rarest of the production of Stephen Daye, Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson.
The bibliographical list gives the titles of over 200 of the imprints from the Cambridge press and it is gratifying to know that the Antiquarian Society have a fair representation of them in its library. Over forty of these early imprints have entirely disappeared the titles only being known. Of the remaining publications which are now known of, the Society has about seventy as follows:
1640 The Whole | Booke of Psalmes | Faithfully | Translated into English | Metre. | Whereunto is prefixed a discourse de claring not only the lawfullness, but also the necessity of the heavenly Ordinance of singing Scripture Psalmes in the Churches of God.
At top of first page of the preface, in handwriting of Dr. Thomas, “This is a copy of the first Book printed in British America. It was printed at Cambridge, N. E., 1639.” In a different handwriting, “It was not completed at press till 1640." On fly-leaf at the end is the fol. lowing MS. : “After advertising for another copy of this book, and making enquiry in many places in New England, &c., I was not able to obtain, or even to hear of another. This copy is therefore invaluable, and must be preserved with the greatest care. It is in the original binding. Sept. 28, 1820. Imperfect, title page and last leaf missing. I. T.(HOMAS]."
1649. A | Platform of Church Discipline | Gathered out of the Word of God: | And agreed upon by the Elders: | And Messengers of the Churches' Assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in New-England. || To be presented to the Churches and Generall Court for their consideration and acceptance, | in the Lord. | The Eighth Moneth, Anno 1649. | Printed by S. G. at Cambridge in New-England, and are to be sold at Cambridge and Boston Anno Dom: 1649.' Sm. 4to. pp. (12), 29, (2).
1656. MDCLVI. | An | Almanack | for the Year of Our Lord | 1656. Being first after Leap-year, and from the Creation 5588. | By T. S. Philomathemat: || Cambridg | Printed by Samuel Green. 1656. 16mo. pp. (16).
1657. An | Almanack | For the Year of | Our Lord | 1657. | Being the Second after Leap-year. | By S. B. Philomathemat:ll Cambridg. Printed by Samuel Green 1657. 16mo. pp. (8).
A Farewell Exhortation | To the Church and People of Dorchester In | New-England, 1 But | not unusefull to any others, that shall heedfully Read | and Improve the same, | as | Containing Christian and serious Incitements, and persuasions to the Study and Practice of Seven principal | Dutyes of great Importance for the Glory of God, and the Salvation of the Soul, and therefore needfull to be Seriously considered of all in these declining times, | By Richard Mather Teacher to the Church above mentioned, Printed by Samuel Green at Cambridg in | New-England 1657. Sm. 4to. pp. (4), 27.
1660. The Book of the General | LAWS AND LIBERTYES Concerning the Inhabitants of the Massachusetts, collected out of the Records of The General Court, for the several Years Wherein they were made and | Established | And Now Revised by the same Court, and disposed into an | Alphabetical order, and published by the same | Authority in the General Court holden ) at Boston, in
May | 1649. Cambridge, | Printed according to the Order of the General Court. | 1660 4to.
1661. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour | Jesus Christ. | Translated into the Indian Language, | And Ordered to be Printed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies I 'in New-England, At the Charge, and with the Consent of the | CORPORATION IN ENGLAND For the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Indians | in NewEngland. || Cambridg: | Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson. ( MDCLXI.
Second title: Wusku ] Wuttestamentum | Nul-Lordumun | Jesus Christ | Nuppoquohwussuaeneumun.
1662. Almanack for 1662, title-page wanting; 12 pp. March to February, MDCLXII.; 2 pp. “The primum mobile" and "New England Zodiake." “The Phaethontick.” 16mo. pp. (14).
Propositions | Concerning The Subject of Baptism | and Consociation of Churches, 1 Collected and Confirmed out of the Word of God, | By A | Synod of Elders | And | Messengers of the Churches ! in Massachusets-Colony in New-England | Assembled at Boston, according to Appointment of the Honoured General Court, | In the Year 1662. 1 Printed by S. G. for Hezekiah Usher at Boston in New-England, 1662. Sm. 4to. pp. (16), 32.
1663. MDCLXIII. | An | Almanack of The Celestial Motions for the year of the Christian Æra | 1663. ] Being (in our Account) Bissextile, or Leap-year, and from the Creation 5612. | Cambridge: | Printed by S. Green and M. Johnson. 1663. 16mo. pp. (16).
Another Essay For the | Investigation Of The Truth | In answer to two Questions concerning I. The Subject of Baptism, | II. The Consecration of Churches. | By John Davenport, 1 Cambridge, Printed by S. Green, / and M. Johnson. | 1663. Šm. 4to. pp. (87).
The | Holy Bible: | Containing The Old Testament | And The New. | Translated into the | Indian Language, / And | Ordered to be Printed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies in NewEngland, | At the Charge, and with the Consent of the Corporation in England | For the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New-England. || Cambridge:) Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson. MDCLXIII.
The Indian title is: Mamusse | Wunneetupauatamwe | Up-Biblum God | Naneeswe | Nukkone Testament | Kah wonk Wusku Testament. | Ne quoshkinnumuk nashpe Wuttinneumoh Christ | noh Asoowesit | John Eliot. ||Cambridge: Printeuoop nashpe Samuel Green Kah Marmaduke Johnson | 1663.
A | Discourse about | Civil Government | in a New Plantation | whose Design is | Religion. | By John Cotton, Cambridge. Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson MDCLXIII.
1664. MDCLXIV. | An | Almanack | OF | The Cælestial Motions for the Year of the Christain Æra | 1664. ) Being in our Account first
from Leap-year, and from the Creation 5613. | By Israel Chauncy. Cambridge, || Printed by S. Green and M. Johnson. 1664. 16 mo. pp. (14).
A Defence of the Answer and Arguments of the Synod met at Boston in the year 1662. Together with an answer to the Apologetical Preface set before that essay | Cambridge: S. Green and Marmaduke Johnson, 1664.
The Sincere Convert. | By Thomas Shepard. || Cambridge: 1 Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson, 1664. 12 mo. pp. 188. Title page missing.
Three Choice and Profitable | Sermons | upon Severall Texts of Scripture. | By John Norton, || Cambridge: | Printed by S. G. and M. J. 1664.
1665. MDCLXV. | An | Almanack | OF | Coelestial Motions for the Year of the Christian Epocha | 1665. Being in our Account second from Leap- year, and from the Creation 5614. | By Alex. Nowell, || Cambridge: | Printed by Samuel Green. 1665. 16mo. pp. (16)
Manitowompae | Pomantamoonk: | Sampwshanau | Christianoh Uttoh Wohan | Pomantog. Wussikkitteahonat | God: 1 [Two lines from I. Tim. 4, 8 in the Indian language.] || Cambridge: | Printed in the Year 1665. Sm. 8vo. pp. 400.
This is the first edition of Lewis Bayly's "Practice of piety” (abridged) translated into the Indian language by John Eliot.
1666. 1666. An | Almanack | or | Astronomical Calculations of the most remarkable Celestial Revo- | lutions &c. visible in our Horizon. Together with the Scripture and Jewish | Names (wherein though we agree not with their Terms, yet we follow their Order) | for the ensuing Year 1666. | Cambridge: | Printed Anno Dom. 1666. 16mo. pp. (12).
1667. 1667 | An | Almanack | For | The Year of our Lord | 1667. · Being in our account Bissextile, or Leap- 1 year: and from the Creation 5616, | By Samuel Brakenbury Philomath. || Cambridge: | Printed by Samuel Green 1667. 16mo. pp. (16).
1668. MDCLXVIII | An | Almanack | OF | The Cælestial Motions for the Year of the Christian Epocha | 1668. | Being in our account first from Leap-year, and from the Creation | 5617. By Joseph Dudley Astrophil. || Cambridge: | Printed by Samuel Green 1668. 16mo. pp. (16.)
Gods | Terrible Voice | In the City | of London | Wherein you have the Narration of the | Two late Dreadful Judgements of Plague and Fire, | Inflicted by the Lord upon that City; The former in the Year 1665. the latter in the Year 1666. | By T. V.' | To which is added, | The Generall Bill of Mortality, | Shewing the Number of Persons which died in every Parish of all Diseases, and of the Plague, in the Year abovesaid. | Printed by Marmaduke Johnson 1668. Sm. 4to. pp. (32).
The Rise, Spring and Foundation of the | Anabaptists or Rebaptized of our Time. | Written in French by Guy de Borez, 1565. And Translated by J. S. || Cambridge. Printed and to be sold by Marmaduke Johnson, 1668. 12 mo. pp. (4) 52.
Wine | For Gospel Wantons: | Or, Cautions | Against | Spirituall Drunkenness. | Being the brief Notes of a Sermon Preached at | Cambridge in New-England, upon a Day of Publick Fasting | and Prayer throughout the Colony, June 25, 1645, | in reference to the sad estate of the Lords People in England. By that Reverend Servant of the Lord, | Mr. Thomas Shepard deceased, | Sometimes the Pastor of the Church of Christ there. | [Three lines from Jer. vii. 12; two lines from Hosea iv. 4.] | Imprimatur, Charles Chauncy, John Sherman | Cambridge: Printed in the Year 1668. Sm. 4to. pp. (15).
1669. 1669 | An | Almanack Of Coelestiall Motions | For the Year of the Christian Æra, | 1669. | Being (in our Account) second after Leap- year, and from the Creation | 5618. | By J. B. Philomathemat. ll Cambridge: | Printed by S. G. and M. J. 1669. 16mo. pp. (16).
The | Indian Primer; / or The way of training up of our | Indian Youth in the good | Knowledge of God, in the Knowledge of the Scriptures and in an ability to Reade. Composed by J. E. || (In the Indian language) || Cambridge: | Printed 1669. (This copy is quite imperfect).
New-England's | Memoriall: | or | A Brief Relation of the most Memorable and Remarkable Passages of the Providence of God, manifested to the Planters l' of | New-England in America; | With special Reference to the first Colony thereof, Called | New-Plimouth, etc. By Nathaniel Morton, Secretary to the Court for the Jurisdiction of New-Plymouth. .. Cambridge: | Printed by S. G. and M. J., for John Vsher of Boston, 1669. 4to. pp. (215).
A True and Exact | Relation of the Late | Prodigious Earthquake & Eruption of Mount Ætna, | Or, Monte-Gibello; As it came | In a Letter written to His Majesty from Naples By the Right Honourable | The Earl of Winchilsea. | Published by Authority, Cambridge: | Printed by S. G. and M. J. 1669. 4 to. pp. (19).
1670. 1670 An Almanack | OF | Celestiall Motions | For the Year of the Christian Æra, | 1670.' | Being (in our Account) third after Leap year, and from the Creation | 5619. | By J. R. || Cambridge: 1 Printed by S. G. and M. J. 1670. 16mo. pp. (16).
Balm in Gilead to heal | Some Wounds. | By Thomas Walley, || Cambridge: | Printed by S. G. and M. J., 1670. i2 mo. pp. (5) 3-20.
The Life and Death 1 of / that Reverend Man of God, | Mr. Richard Mather. || Cambridge. [ Printed by S. G. and M. J., 1670.
New England's | True Interest | not to lie. | By W. Stoughton. || Cambridge: | Printed by | 8. G. and M. J., 1670.
1671. Almanack for 1671. Title-page wanting; 12 pp. March to February; at the bottom of each of the twelve pages of calendar are 8 lines of poetry.
Nehemiah | on the Wall | in Troublesome Times. | By Jonathan Mitchell. || Cambridge: | Printed by S. Green and M. Johnson 1671.