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Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson 1768-1847

By Chase, Mary Ellen




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Jonathan Fisher, Maine parson, 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First edition. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket. Some page soiling. Cover has some wear and soiling and bumped corner.. xix, 280 p. map (on lining-paper) 22 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps, Portraits. Occasional footnotes. From Wikipedia: "Parson Jonathan Fisher (1768 1847) was the first Congregational minister from 1794 to 1837 in the small village of Blue Hill, Maine in the United States. Although his primary duties as a country parson engaged much of his time, Fisher was also a farmer, scientist, mathematician, surveyor, and writer of prose and poetry. He bound his own books, made buttons and hats, designed and built furniture, painted sleighs, was a reporter for the local newspaper, helped found Bangor Theological Seminary, dug wells, built his own home and raised a large family. Truly a renaissance man in the breadth of his accomplishments Fisher invites comparison with a Franklin or Jefferson. In his manners, morals and writings Fisher represents the best of the vigorous New England churchmen who shaped the standards of their congregations during America's formative years. Jonathan Fisher was born in New Braintree, Massachusetts in 1768 and reared in the home of his uncle a minister, because his father, a Revolutionary War soldier had died. As a young man he considered becoming a blacksmith, cabinet maker or clockmaker, but his intellectual gifts were evident and his family was able to send him to Harvard in 1788. He studied liberal arts and divinity, supporting himself by waiting on other students in the dining hall. During this time he developed a curious shorthand or code in which his notes were kept. He came to Blue Hill Maine in 1796 as the first settled pastor of the Congregational Church. By November 2, 1797, his original house was completed by the work of his own hands, aided by those of his parishioners. The first house, which was in use for 100 years, was unfortunately torn down by a Fisher descendant in 1896. It formed the shell of the present house which was begun in 1814, again largely by the parson himself. His skill and taste as a builder and designer are evident in its rooms. The Reverend Jonathan Fisher, Master of Arts, a degree and title in which he took much pride, was a most unusual and remarkably gifted man. When at the close of the 18th century he came to Blue Hill, then a frontier village 'in a wilderness", he was seemingly leaving behind him all those intellectual and artistic pursuits and resources in which he delighted. Yet, instead of leaving these in the "Seat of the Muses", which was his name for Harvard College and Cambridge, he transported them to his lonely, far-flung parish, and with no little success, grafted many of them upon the people, and upon the pioneer institutions of his new charge. A student of languages all his life, he did not neglect his Hebrew, his Latin, or his Greek. In his study on the right entrance to his house, he read his Hebrew Bible at five o'clock each morning, in winter by the light of his "blazing logs"; his Latin and Greek he taught to four or five young men, who usually boarded with him and his own large family. Devoted to drawing and painting, he somehow managed to pursue these arts even in Blue Hill. Industrious almost beyond belief, and possessed of an unflagging physical vitality, he relieved his omnipresent poverty and increased the few hundred dollars of his meager salary by farming his own acres, concocting medical remedies, braiding numberless straw hats, sawing out buttons from the bones of farm animals, and even of dead household pets, painting names on vessels or painting sleighs (at $2.50) each, making pumps, chairs, chests, hair-combs, tables, bureaus, bedsteads, cradles, even drumsticks for the local militia (at 25 cents a pair), and by repairing much of the shaky furniture in Blue Hill. And, with all these labors, he found time to write many poems, and several books! Nor were his activities confined to his parish. Although he nurtured its library, was the power behind its Academy, founded in 1803 (in which he encouraged "the fine arts" as well as the study of classics and mathematics), and watched over the minds as well as the souls of its people, he went on.

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JONATHAN FISHER MAINE PARSON 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York: Macmillan, 1948. Cloth, paper labels. Map endsheets. Frontispiece. Ten black & white plates. First edition. Tiny bookseller's label tipped in at front free endsheet. Near fine, in a shabby, price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Nonfiction by the prolific novelist.

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JONATHAN FISHER, MAINE PARSON 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

Other: Other. Very Good. Hardcover. NY 1948. 280 pages, clothbound, no jacket, very good condition. .

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JONATHAN FISHER, MAINE PARSON 1768-1847

Mary Ellen Chase

New York: Macmillan and Co., 1948. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 x 9 in. Red cloth boards with paper label. Signed by Chase on the title pg. Condition is VERY GOOD ; corners and spine ends bumped with light wear, covers rubbed, labels a touch foxed, number painted on lower spine, no other library markings. Binding tight and text unmarked. PO's name on ffep. Maine. RGR.

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York: Macmillan Company, 1948. xix, 280p., b/w illus., lightly chipped dj.

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen.

The Macmillan Company, 1948. Book. Good+. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Signed on title page by author. Small marks to covers. Tears, chipping and creasing to edges of jacket. 280pp. .

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson, 1768-1847.

Chase, Mary Ellen

NY: Macmillan. Very Good. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. xix, 280 pages; Illustrated. .

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Jonathan Fisher--Maine Parson 1768--1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York: The Macmillan Co., 1948. 280pp. Illustrated. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Former owner's name/info is marked over with a black marker on the front flyleaf. The dust jacket is worn with numerous tears Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair.

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Jonathan Fisher Maine Parson 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York, NY: Macmillan Co., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size is 8vo. 11 Illustrations & 1 Endmap. (full book description) Macmillan Co., New York, NY, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/VG, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size is 8vo, 280pgs. 11 Illustrations & 1 Endmap. DJ nicked head/foot of spine & @ fore-edge corners, o.w. clean & tight. [Preachers; Parsons; Religion; Maine; Americana; Biography] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! First Printing

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Jonathan Fisher Maine Parson 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York, NY: MacMillan Co., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size=6"x9". Frontispiece, 10 B/W Text. (full book description) MacMillan Co., New York, NY, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG/VG-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6"x9", 280pgs. Frontispiece, 10 B/W Text. Inside of DJ, endpapers & cover paper labels dirty. 1" DJ tears (2), DJ nicked top & bottom edges, ink name, date on Half Title Page, o.w. clean & tight. Price unclipped. Text bright & in Fine condition.Has an endmap. [Religion; Maine; Blue Hill, Maine] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! First Printing

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Jonathan Fisher Maine Parson 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York, NY: MacMillan Co., 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Size=6"x9". Frontispiece, 10 B/W Text. (full book description) MacMillan Co., New York, NY, 1948. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine-/VG, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6"x9", 280pgs. Frontispiece, 10 B/W Text. DJ nicked top/bottom edges, 1/2" DJ tear top rear edge, page ends very lightly browned, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. [Religion; Maine; Blue Hill, Maine] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! First Printing

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JONATHAN FISHER, MAINE PARSON 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

Macmillan. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in fair only dustjacket. ; Congregational minister in Blue Hill, Maine from 1794 to 1837. .

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Jonathan Fisher Maine Parson 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

NY: Macmillan. VG. 1948. 1st ptg. Based almost entirely on the "Common Journals" or diaries of Fisher which he kept daily for 45 years, upon his many notebooks . and upon his countless letters and sermons. Red binding, paper title labels on ft cover & spine. Owner names ft endpaper, bottom corners bumped. .

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson 1768-1847

Mary Ellen Chase

Macmillan, 1948. Signed First Edition. Fine condition. No dustjacket.

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JONATHAN FISHER MAINE PARSON 1768-1847

Mary Ellen Chase

NY: The MacMillan Co., 1948. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Red cloth with paper labels on cover and spine. Condition is VERY GOOD ; some corners bumped, no edge wear. Covers clean like new, labels perfect. Binding tight and text bright, unmarked. Maine. RGR.

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson, 1768-1847.

Chase, Mary Ellen

NY: MacMillan. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xix, 280 pages .

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Jonathan Fisher Maine Parson 1768-1847

Mary Ellen Chase

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This stated first printing is clean, tight, square and unmarked. The dust jacket has edge wear and a large chip at the top of the spine which is sunned. The book is lightly bumped/rubbed at the edges. The boards are covered in red cloth with titles on paste downs on the spine and front. It has pictorial front end papers (map of Bluehill) and 280 pages.

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Jonathan Fisher ~ Maine Parson ~ 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

Macmillan Company, New York, 1948. Hardcover. , Fine, map endpapers, full red covers with black lettering on cream title blocks, Fair DJ, scuffing and chipping, tears at edges, sunned on spine and lower side, First Printing, Copyright 1948, Illustrated with b&w photographs, LCCN: 48009014, Ephemera: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. for 1962 and Parson Fisher House: a description by Mary Ellen Chase laid in

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson. 1768-1847

CHASE, Mary Ellen

(FISHER, JONATHAN). CHASE, Mary Ellen. Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson. 1768-1847. N.Y., 1948. Illus. D/j.

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JONATHAN FISHER MAINE PARSON 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

New York: MacMillan, 1948. (20)280pp. Several plates. Map endpapers.. First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine parson, 1768-1847 Chase, Mary Ellen

Good. first edition, clean text, dj wear and has tape in areas, price clipped

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JONATHAN FISHER MAINE PARSON 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

Lacks t/p. b/w illus.

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Jonathan Fisher, Maine parson, 1768-1847

Chase, Mary Ellen

Macmillan Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Missing DJ; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches .

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