By: Buck, Charles
Published by Joseph J. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1831. A revised edition. 12mo, full brown leather with gilt spine; 624 double-column pages. Contents tight. Paper is age-toned with occasionally light foxing. Full brown leather cover is scuffed, some scratches, corners bumped. "Containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations which have subsisted in the religious world from the birth of Christ to the present day. Woodward's new edition published from the last London edition, to which is added an appendix containing an account of the Methodist Episcopal, and Presbyterian Churches in the United States to the Present Period. Charles Buck (1771 - 1815) was an English Independent minister and theological writer. He first published his Theological Dictionary in 1802; it was a significant work running to 50 reprints prior to the civil war. Illustrated with four frontispiece engravings depicting various religious martyrdom's and the tortures of the Inquisition.