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The Rise and Progress of the Serpent from the Garden of Eden, to the Present Day: with a Disclosure of Shakerism

Author Mary M. Dyer (American, born in 1780)

Place of Publication: Concord, New Hampshire, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

J. P. MacLean, Bibliography of Shaker Literature, no. 18


Overall: 19.1 x 12.2 x 2.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one engraving [lacking]

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Concord [NH]: for the author, 1847) 19.1 cm; iv pp. [1 f.], [7]-268 pp., plus one plate [lacking]; contemporary brown calf (cream-colored phase box).

Concord [NH]: for the author, 1847


Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA (bookplate); Maxim Karolik (1893-1963), by whom given to the MFA, April 11, 1957, for the proposed M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings and Prints, 1800-1875.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875