Albany: Printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1823. First edition. 12mo, contemporary tree calf, blue morocco label, gilt rules and lettering, xvi, 320 pages. Somewhat rubbed; light damp-stain to the lower outer corner of the text block; some light foxing; a very good copy. Item #9512
An account meant to explain the views and practices of the Shakers to the world at large. Early bookplate of the Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., on the front paste-down; small early shelf-mark label on the spine. Richmond 743; Sabin 28513 & 79721.