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  • ANN THE WORD: The Life of Mother Ann Lee, Founder of the Shakers. by Campion, Nardi Reeder.
    Campion, Nardi Reeder.
    ANN THE WORD: The Life of Mother Ann Lee, Founder of the Shakers.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography written for older children of a colorful and controversial woman - Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker religious sect. The Shakers became the first successful communal religious society in the New World. Illustrated. Author's note, bibliography, index. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-316-1337671.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 85917
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  • PERFECT AGREEMENT. by Downing, Michael
    Downing, Michael

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1997. First edition - His highly praised third novel - the story of a grammarian whose search for order in his life brings him to the Shakers. 200 pp. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Condition: Very good in stiff cream wrappers (light crease on lower corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 40360
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  • A SIMPLE MURDER. by Kuhns, Eleanor.
    Kuhns, Eleanor.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Interesting debut mystery, winner of 2011 First Crime Novel Competition. Set in 1796, a traveling weaver Will Rees, finds that his 14 year old son has run away to a Shaker village; Rees arrives there just as a young woman in the community is murdered, and remains to solve the puzzle. "Kuhns's quiet, well-crafted debut. . .poignantly captures the Shaker ethos of the period." (Publishers Weekly) SIGNED on the title page. 322 pp. ISBN: 978-1250005533.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a few tiny spots to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 62554
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  • THE DIVINE COMEDY OF JOHN VENNER. by Smith, Gregory Blake.
    Smith, Gregory Blake.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - a fast-paced morality tale featuring John Venner, professor of religion at a small New England college, who becomes obsessed with the nearby Shaker community of New Eden and especially one young woman, the last of her kind, still living there. "Witty prose, a bizarre scenario, and a compelling story distinguish this funny, outlandish, irreverent fiction." (The Library Journal) 268 pp. ISBN: 0-67178854X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 84373
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  • Sprigg, June.
    BY SHAKER HANDS: The Art and World of the Shakers.

    Edition: First printing, a large format trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First edition - 'The furniture and artifacts, and the spirit and precepts embodied in their simplicity, beauty, and functional practicality.' Illustrated with both photographs and drawings. 219 pp with notes, references, and index. ISBN: 0-394-731433.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28191
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