Publisher: Boston: Printed by E. Edes & Sons, 1784.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Evans 18319; Sabin 208; ESTC W37176.
Condition: Binding rubbed, but sound; some foxing and occasional stains; very good copy, complete in the original state.
Book ID: 27749
Description8vo, contemporary sheep, red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. 12-page list of subscribers at the end.
CommentsThe first book by Hannah Adams (1755-1831), an interesting dictionary to the religions and sects of the world written in a remarkably objective scholarly manner. There were subsequent editions, entitled A View of Religions and A Dictionary of Religions, in 1791 and 1801, and the success of the work brought Adams' family financial security. Hannah Adams is often described as the first American professional woman author. Ink signature, "J. Allen's, 1785" on the title page.