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[BUCKMINSTER, Rev. J. S.]. Catalogue of the library of the late rev. j. s. buckminster.

Boston. Printed by John Eliot, Jun., 1812. First edition.
8vo. 66pp, [4]. Disbound, calf remnants to spine. Stab-stitch holes to gutter. Initial gathering working-loose, early gift inscription to head of title, page numerals altered in manuscript, intermittent manuscript prices, manuscript list of books to verso of terminal blank leaf, scattered spotting.
The catalogue of the extensive library of American Unitarian preacher at Boston, Massachusetts, Joseph Stevens Buckminster (1784-1812), to be dispersed at auction by Whitwell and Bond over three days, beginning 25th August, 1812, in 1136 lots.

An influential theologian, and founding member of the Boston Athenaeum, Buckminster authored numerous sermons, collected and posthumously published in 1814, and in extended form in 1839. Unsurprisingly, his library (the contents of which was primarily purchased in Europe) contained numerous editions of the Bible as well as commentaries, notably Biblia Sacra Polyglotta Londinensia (London, Walton, 1657) 'A fine copy, containing the famous dedication to Charles II. the very existence of which has been denied by biographers', which he is known to have purchased for the princely sum of £100.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 22499