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Catalog Number ESM-06-01-03
Object Name Book
Title "The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption", by William Pynchon, 1650
Collection Early Springfield Manuscripts Collection
Search Terms Book burning
Books
Books--1650-1659
Pynchon family
Pynchon family--1650-1659
Religion
Religious books
Religious books--1650-1659
Religious literature
Religious literature--1650-1659
Religious tolerance
People Pynchon, William, 1590-1662
Scope & Content William Pynchon's "The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption", published in 1650 in London and printed by George Whittington and James Moxon. A controversial work, Pynchon's book was banned in Massachusetts and copies were burned on Boston Common.

This copy of this rare book has been rebound in a 19th century style with gold-stamped purple leather and simulated tied spline. Marbelized end papers.
Dates of Creation 1650