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Size: Medium (101 - 500)

Daniel Gookin

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694 lots total (142 folio, 140 quarto, 412 octavo &c.)
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Auction catalogue: A Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Books, Being the greatest part of the Library of the Late Reverend and Learned, Mr. Joshua Moodey, And part of the Library of the Reverend & Learned, Mr. Daniel Gookin, Late of Sherbourn, Deceas'd. With a Valuable Collection of Books, Imported in October last from London. Consisting of Divinity Philosophy History Poetry Miscellanies Mathematicks Voygages and Travels. To be Sold by Auction, At the House of Mr. Elisha Odlin, on the South Side of the Town-House in Boston, on Tuesday, the 23d Day of December 1718. Beginning at Three aClock Afternoon. The Books to be shewn by Samuel Gerrish Bookseller, near the Old Meeting-House in Boston from Thursday the 18th Day of December, until the Day of Sale. Boston: Printed by Samuel Kneeland, at the lower End of Queen-Street, for Samuel Gerrish, near the Old Meeting-House, where Catalogues may be had gratis, 1718. Evans 1984.
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 8 December 1718, p. 2
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 15 December 1718, p. 2
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 22 December 1718, p. 2
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 40
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Advertisement (same text on 8, 15, and 22 December): "To be Sold by AUCTION the 23d Instant at the Sign of the Light-House in King Street, Boston, beginning at 3 a Clock Afternoon, a Choice Collection of Books, being the greatest part of the Libaries [sic] of the late Rd. and Learned Divines, Mr. Joshua Moodey and Mr. Daniel Gookin, Deceased; together with a parcel of Books Imported from London in October last. Catalogues are Printed for, and given out Gratis by Samuel Gerrish Bookseller near the Old Meeting House, by whom the Books are to be shewn from Thursday Decemb. 18th until the Day of Sale."
The contents of this library cannot, unfortunately, be separated from the books of Rev. Moodey which were included in the same sale, though with some persuasion one might be able to determine which were the newly-imported titles.
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