1744 JOSEPH PARSONS. Christians Rewarded for Service to Christ. Thomas Foxcroft's Copy!
1744 JOSEPH PARSONS. Christians Rewarded for Service to Christ. Thomas Foxcroft's Copy!
1744 JOSEPH PARSONS. Christians Rewarded for Service to Christ. Thomas Foxcroft's Copy!
1744 JOSEPH PARSONS. Christians Rewarded for Service to Christ. Thomas Foxcroft's Copy!

1744 JOSEPH PARSONS. Christians Rewarded for Service to Christ. Thomas Foxcroft's Copy!

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What a wonderful little item, very much operating within the revivalist spirit of the Great Awakening, with multiple points of interest:

1. The present was the copy of Thomas Foxcroft [1697-1769]. Foxcroft was editor of the works of Jonathan Edwards as they went to press, an important supporter of George Whitefield and the Great Awakening in general in his role as Pastor of First Church in Boston. He was friends also with Aaron Burr Sr, Gilbert and William Tennent, David Brainerd, etc. 

2. The present copy was gifted apparently by the Printer, in all likelihood Daniel Fowle, the more prominent of the two printers. Fowle was the first Colonial printer to published a work by Samuel Adams and to publish the Scriptures. 

Parsons, Joseph [1702-1765]. Christians May and Ought to be Influenced by the Recompense of Reward. The Substance of Two Sermons Preach'd first at Bradford, March 11th and 25th, 1743, 4. And afterwards, with some Abbreviations, in some neighbouring Parishes; and published at the Desire of many of the Hearers. Boston. Printed by Rogers, and Fowle, for S. Eliot in Cornhill. 1744. 30pp.

Quite rare. Neatly signed on wraps, split but solidly side-stitched binding. Text quite clean and crisp with the very slightest marks in the margin or underlining which appear to be executed by Foxcroft.