Iowa City State Historical Society of Iowa 1932. First edition.. Some light discoloration to the upper board; one small instance of cracking to the front hinge; a touch rubbed; a very good copy.. 8vo, original black cloth, gilt lettering, 502 pages. No dust jacket. Shambaughís standard history of the religious communal group, first published in 1908 as Amana: The Community of True Inspiration, and here updated substantially with information on the reorganized colony, which fundamentally changed its approach in 1930, moving away from a communal organization. A presentation copy, with a ca. 1933 presentation inscription in ink from Shambaugh on the front free endpaper and a related gift inscription in German dated 1933 above that. (Inventory #: 17481)
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