The Churches and Sects of the United States: Containing a Brief Account of the Origin, History, Doctrines, Church Government, Mode of Worship, Usages, and Statistics of Each Religious Denomination, So Far as Known. Douglass Peter Gorrie.

The Churches and Sects of the United States: Containing a Brief Account of the Origin, History, Doctrines, Church Government, Mode of Worship, Usages, and Statistics of Each Religious Denomination, So Far as Known

New York: Lewis Colby, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. 240pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Brown cloth with decorative blind stamping to boards and title gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good. Boards lightly rubbed and faded. Minor sporadic foxing. Contains a ten page section on the Mormons that is surpassingly even and unbiased (for the era). Work describes the formation of the LDS faith and its basic tenants. Volume also describes the persecutions faced by the Saints in Missouri, and then again in Illinois, and there migration to the Great Basin. Flake/Draper 3638. Item #47512

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