[NY imprint]	Plat-form of Church-Discipline, gathered out of the Word of God	1711
Lot 3153
BRADFORD, WILLIAM AND ANDREW, printers. A Plat-Form of Church-Discipline, Gathered out of the Word of God, and Agreed upon by the Elders and Messengers of the Churches Assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in N.E. ... Anno 1649. New York: Re-printed by William and Andrew Bradford, 1711.
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BRADFORD, WILLIAM AND ANDREW, printers.
A Plat-Form of Church-Discipline, Gathered out of the Word of God, and Agreed upon by the Elders and Messengers of the Churches Assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in N.E. ... Anno 1649. New York: Re-printed by William and Andrew Bradford, 1711.
12mo (151 x 94 mm). [2] blank, [20], 52, [7] pp. Period calf. Final three pages of appendix supplied in facsimile, loss to corners of pp 51-52 and to first two pages of appendix affecting text, leaves mildly soiled, paper soft, boards worn but intact.

"A very rare imprint" (Sabin) documenting the brief partnership between William Bradford, Philadelphia's first printer and later Royal Printer to the colony of New York, and his son Andrew, who returned to Philadelphia about 1712 to re-establish the family imprint. (See Blumenthal, The Printed Book in America, p 6.) A reprint of the 1701 edition. Only one copy appears in auction records for the past fifty years. Evans 1496; Sabin 63336.
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