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Hudson, David
History of Jemima Wilkinson, a Preacheress of the Eighteenth Century
Printed by S.P. Hull, Geneva, Ontario Co., New York, 1822. First edition. x, 208, xx. 8vo. The first biography of the evangelist Jemima Wilkinson. Calling herself Public Universal Friend and preaching abstinence and strict adherence to the Ten Commandments, Wilkinson lead her followers deep into the Finger Lakes area near Penn Yan, establishing the first permanent settlement in western New York. She is considered the "the first religious charlatan of her sex in America" (Howes). Howes H761; Sabin 33484; Shaw and Shoemaker 5650. One other copy found at auction since 1960 Publisher's printed boards (with ads for Geneva Book-store & Bindery on the rear), worn, spine perished, with moderate dampstaining; toned; uncut; library markings [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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