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Samuel Davies Sermon.. A sermon delivered at Nassau-hall, January 14, 1761, on the death of His late Majesty King George II
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Call Number: DA501 .A3 D2 1761
Creator: Davies, Samuel (1723-1761) and David Bostwick (1721-1763)
Genre: Printed Book
Publication: Boston : Printed & sold by R. Draper, in Newbury-Street.
Date: 1761
Dimensions: 7 5/8 in height x 5 in width x 3/16 in depth, 32 pgs long
Description: Famous for his pulpit oration, Samuel Davies, a Presbyterian minister in Hanover, Virginia, was the first non-Anglican minister licensed to preach in the colony. Patrick Henry credits Samuel Davies with "teaching me what an orator should be." After the death of King George II, Davies delivered this sermon at Nassau Hall at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) on January 14, 1761, shortly before his own death of consumption on February 4, 1761. Davies spent 18 months as the fourth president of the college before dying at the age of 37. A brief biography of the author is written in ink on the verso of the title page.
Restoration Needs: The sermon will be disbound into signatures. Treated and deacidified aqueously. The leaves will be mended with Japanese paper and resewn back together. The original marbled paper binding will be restored. The sermon will receive a custom clamshell box with platform and stamped gilt label.
Cost of restoration: $920

A donation to the Library of Virginia's Adopt Virginia's History program from the Historic Polegreen Church Foundation has funded the conservation of this book in honor of Rev. Robert Bluford, Jr.


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