Gentle Manners. A Guide to Good Morals. Shaker.

Gentle Manners. A Guide to Good Morals.

East Canterbury, N. H. [Printed at Shaker Village], [1899]. Stated third edition. 12mo, wire stitched into the original blue cloth spine, printed green-gray boards, xii, [2], 79 pages. A little cracked along the rear hinge, with the rear free endpaper a little loose; a little rubbed; a very good copy. Item #17374

A conduct guide, originally for the students at the school at the New Lebanon, N. Y. community. Preface to the third edition signed by Henry C. Blinn, who suggests this book follows A Juvenile Monitor (1823) and A Juvenile Guide (1844), making this the third edition—though Richmond notes long quotations here from Brief and Useful Moral Instruction (1858) and the 1823 edition of A Short Treatise by G. K. Lawrence. Pencil signature on the front free endpaper Harlin Davis, Enfield 1882—presumably a member of the Shaker community about 50 miles away from Canterbury. Richmond 721.

Price: $125.00

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