A catalogue of books belonging vnto me Increase Mather : 8m: 18, 1664, at Boston in N. England : autograph manuscript
Catalogue of books belonging unto me Increase Mather
Catalogue of books belonging unto Mr Increase Mather
Catalogue of books belonging vnto Mr Increase Mather
A handwritten list of books in the personal library of Increase Mather begun in 1664. Written in Mather's own hand, the list contains approximately 700 entries divided by size (folio, octavo, small octavo, and 16mo). Some of the entries list books as having been borrowed by Mather from others. The final group of entries lists books lent out by Mather.
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Acquired by the BPL in 1886.
Title from caption.
Published, with accompanying description, in: Tuttle, Julius Herbert. The libraries of the Mathers. Worcester [Mass.]: Davis Press, 1910.
Written on unnumbered leaves measuring 30 x 10 cm.
Each leaf foldered individually and housed in a tan cloth box together with previous binding. Before conservation treatment in 2018, bound into a ca. 19th-century album, with each leaf tipped along its edge onto a modern tissue stub.