[Canterbury, N.H. The United Societies], 1878. 8vo, contemporary black half calf, black cloth sides, gilt lettering, 313,  pages. Illustrated ads. A trifle bumped and rubbed; a very good copy. Item #17826
A bound-up volume of monthly numbers of this interesting official Shaker publication (bound without the wrappers) from the year the name of the journal was changed from The Shaker. Per Richmond (quoting Elder Blinn’s account later published in the Manifesto in 1895) the type for these issues in 1878 was set by the Shaker sisters in the Shaker Village in Canterbury but the printing was executed by J. H. Pearsons in Concord. With articles on spirit manifestations in the communities, household tips, and music in each issue. With a binder’s ticket to the front paste-down for Crawford & Stockbridge, Binders, Concord, N. H. (The binding is in beautiful shape—likely in part because of the homemade dust jacket, since removed, that had been stitched over the boards and the traces of which can be seen in offset from the cloth and stitching across the endpapers. Early ownership inscription removed from the front free endpaper.