Shakers. Compendium of the Origin, History, Principles, Rules and Regulations, Government, and Doctrines of the United Society of Believers in Christís Second Appearing. With Biographies of Ann Lee . . .
by Evans, F[rederick] W[illiam].
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. First edition.. A few spots of browning to the first two leaves, edges of the text block a trifle toned; head and foot of the spine a little chipped, upper corners a bit bumped, spine just sunned; a very good copy.. 12mo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering, 189 pages. Prepared by Evans, Calvin Green, and Giles Avery, a good overview of the history and beliefs of the Shakers up to this period. A minor variant on the binding title noted in Richmond. Richmond 646; Sabin 23152. (Inventory #: 17825)
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