ADAMS, HANNAH. An Alphabrtical Compendium of the Various Sects Which Have Appeared in the World... With an Appendix, Containing a Brief Account of the Different Schemes of Religion Now Embraced Among Mankind

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ADAMS, HANNAH. An Alphabrtical Compendium of the Various Sects Which Have Appeared in the World... With an Appendix, Containing a Brief Account of the Different Schemes of Religion Now Embraced Among Mankind

FIRST EDITION pp.ii, [i],204, lxxxiii, [24]. Browned and stained. Modern calf. 8vo Singerman 0057; J.L. Blau and S. Baron, Jews of the United States, 1790-1840. vol. I, pp. 87-93

Boston: B. Edes & Sons 1784

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Hannah Adams (1755-1831), an early American historian and pioneer in the field of comparative religion, was also the first American author to make a living solely from writing. She was the first historian of religion to try to represent sects and denominations in terms which the adherents themselves used and from their own perspective