[UTOPIAN COMMUNITIES] [SHAKERS] ROBINSON, Charles Edson
A Concise History of the United Society of Believers called Shakers
East Canterbury, NH: Printed at Shaker Village, 1893. First Edition. Nice copy of this oft-cited Shaker history, originally published as a series of articles in the "Manufacturer and Builder" (1891). RICHMOND 1249 & 3581: "Robinson knew the Canterbury, N.H. Shakers and wrote about the sect sympathetically and knowingly." Octavo. Original boards; 134pp; 25 illus; portr. frontis. This copy with the variant cover title "The Shakers." Spot of abrasion at crown of spine; mild wear to board edges; a solid, attractive copy. Pencil ownership signature of "D.W. Bartlett" to second blank.