A Call from Death to Life, Being an Account of the Suffering of Marmaduke Stephenson, William Robinson, and Mary Dyer, in New England, in the Year 1659.

By: Stephenson, Marmaduke

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Limited edition, #78 of 100 copies, hand-numbered on copyright page with initial M in same hand immediately beneath. Rebound in half leather with paper covered boards, gilt titles, top edge gilt, new endpapers matching boards. Original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper repaired at binding, Rene Lalique bookplate bearing the name Emilie mounted on front paste-down endpaper, bibliographic statements clipped from two references tipped in on front flyleaf, two related articles laid in. Spine faded. 1865 Half-Leather. 47, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of John Endecott. Sabin 91318: Reprinted, Providence, 1865, AAS., BA., JCB., NYP., WLC.; and, by the Aungerville Society, Edinburgh, 1886, NYP. For notes on these reprints, see the new JCB. catalogue under 1660. Church: This is one of the most interesting tracts relating to religious persecution in America. 'Stephenson was a quaker who came to New England in 1659. He, together with William Robinson and Mrs. Mary Dyer, were arrested for preaching in Boston, and banished thence under pain of death. Returning, they were again arrested; tried before John Endicott, and by him sentenced to death. Stevenson and Robinson suffered the penalty; Mrs. Dyer was reprieved while on the ladder with the halter on her neck. The two men were refused the rites of burial, their bodies being stripped and thrown into a hole, even the privilege of enclosing their grave being denied to their friends. It is difficult to rise from a perusal of this tract without a feeling of intense indignation at the intolerant bigotry and cruelty of the early puritans of New England.'

Title: A Call from Death to Life, Being an Account of the Suffering of Marmaduke Stephenson, William Robinson, and Mary Dyer, in New England, in the Year 1659.

Author: Stephenson, Marmaduke

Categories: Religion, Americana, Colonial Era, Early Imprints,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Privately Reprinted / Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers: 1865

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2265020

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY COLONIAL COLONIES PURITAN PILGRIM COLONY RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION,