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PECULIAR TEACHINGS, RITES, CEREMONIES, TRADITIONS, AND CUSTOMS,

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE; WITH A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN,
RISE AND PROGRESS OF THEIR VARIOUS SECTS, HISTORICAL,

DOCTRINAL, STATISTICAL, AND BIOGRAPHICAL,

FROM THE EARLIEST PAGAN TIMES TO THE PRESENT,

TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ACCOUNT OF

What the World Believes To-day, by Countries.

ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS,

COMPRISING

PICTURES OF HEATHEN GODS, TEMPLES, SYMBOLS, CEREMONIALS AND RITES, WITH NUMEROUS

PORTRAITS OF IMPORTANT CHARACTERS.

A COMPLETE LIBRARY OF CEREMONIAL INFORMATION.

WRITTEN AND PREPARED BY
ALBERT G. RAWSON, Esq.,

Rev. S. MORIAS,
JOHN GILMARY SHEA, LL.D.,

W. CHANNING NEVIN, Esq.,
Rev. C. M. BUTLER, D.D.,

Rev. ALFRED NEVIN, D.D.,
Rev. W. H. H. MARSH,

WILLIAM BURDER, B.A.,
Rev. EDWIN H. NEVINS, D.D.,

Rev. JOSEPH OSGOOD,
Rev. J. L. GRACEY,

Rev. Dr. E. G. BROOKS,
Rev. L. M. STURDEVANT, JK.,

Rev. WILLARD H. HINKLEY.
GEORGE J. HAGAR, EDITOR,

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