Boston in New-England: Printed for Samuel Gerrish, 1728. First edition. Unbound pamphlet, stitched, 8.25 x 5.5 inches, , 24,  pages, rather wildly untrimmed. Large general damp-stain; lower corners chipped, some flaws to the blank lower margin of the title page; a good, sound copy. Item #18981
The early American clergyman, historian, and amateur natural philosopher Prince here delivers the sermon to welcome new governor William Burnet, who was said to have been confirmed in his religious belief by Sir Isaac Newton himself; this sermon from Prince, appropriately enough, argues for a Newtonian view of Providence, with forces, particles, and laws of matter. See Theodore Hornberger. “The Science of Thomas Prince.” The New England Quarterly 9, no. 1 (1936): 26-42. Lacks the half-title. Sabin 65587; Evans 3093.