Brattleboro: Published by the Author, 1849. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered cloth, pale peach endpapers; xii,-432pp. Light shelf wear, shallow chipping at spine ends, some foxing to textblock, else Very Good or better.
Vitriolic exposé on the career of the utopian socialist John Humphrey Noyes, published a year after his expulsion from Putney, Vermont. Noyes had originally developed the Oneida Community in that rural village, practicing his peculiar brand of theocratic philosophy, incorporating a blend of Free Love, "complex marriage" (i.e. polygamy), and so-called "male-continence" (i.e., intercourse without ejaculation). DARE 1444; SABIN 21677.