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Status: Proposed
Type: Real
Size: Medium (101 - 500)

Rev. Rowland Cotton

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Printed sale catalog: A Catalogue of Curious and Valuable Books, Being the greatest part of the Libraries of the Reverend and Learned Mr. Rowland Cotton, Late Pastor of the Church in Sandwich, and Mr. Nathanael Rogers, Late Pastor of a Church in Portsmouth, in New-Hampshire, Deceas’d. With a considerable Number of Choice New Books, Lately Imported from London. The Whole Consisting of Divinity, Philosophy, History, Law, Mathematicks, Poetry, Voyages, Travels, &c. To be Sold by Auction, In the House of Mr. Francis Holmes, at the Bunch of Grapes, just below the Town-House, in Boston, on Monday, the Fourth Day of October, 1725. at Five a Clock, P.M. By Samuel Gerrish, Bookseller. Printed Catalogues may be had Gratis.
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 30 September 1725, p. 2
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 41
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Unfortunately it is impossible to distinguish the books which belonged to each person.
Advertisement text: "THE Greatest Part of the LIBRARIES of the Reverend Mr. Roland Cotton, of Sandwich. And the Rev. Mr. Nath. Rogers, Late of Portsmouth, Deceased, With a considerable Number of Choice New Books, just Imported from London, Will be Sold by AUCTION, on Monday next, the Fourth day of October at 5 a Clock P.M. At the Bunch of Grapes, just below the Town. House in Boston, By Samuel Gerrish, Bookseller, near the Brick Meeting House in Cornhill; Where the Books may be view'd, And Printed Catalogues had Gratis."
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John Cotton (grandfather)
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