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Title Hoboken reading room copy 1: Manual of the Mother Church. The First Church of Christ, Scientist. By Mary Baker Eddy. 89th Ed. 1914.
Object Name Manual
Catalog Number 2011.036.0200
Collection Hoboken Churches & Religion Collection
Credit Gift of Matt Seriale, T & M Contracting Co., Inc.
Scope & Content Manual of the Mother Church. The First Church of Christ, Scientist. In Boston, Massachusetts. By Mary Baker Eddy. Eighty-ninth Edition. Boston: Published by Allison V. Stewart, 1914.

Small 8vo brown cloth (beveled edge boards; all edges gilt), 138 pp. Printed bookplate.

Considered as an artifact and thus an example of published works that its reading room would have typically offered. The Hoboken church had a public Reading Room for many decades as an important part of the church's activities. While labeled as Book No. 1, it is probably copy 1 rather the first book placed in the Reading Room collection.

This was a branch church of the Mother Church and was formally incorporated in 1912.

Printed bookplate on front pastedown:
Book No. 1 [number handwritten]
This book is the property of the Loan Library of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hoboken, N.J. The book may be used by the borrower for a period of two weeks...

Cover title: Church Manual. The First Church of Christ Scientist, In Boston, Mass. 1914.

Date 1914
Year Range from 1914.0
Year Range to 1914.0
Search Terms First Church of Christ, Scientist
234 Washington St.
414 Hudson St.
829 Bloomfield St.
Caption front cover
Imagefile 101\20110360200.TIF
Classification Church
Social & Personal Activity
Religion
Publishing