Putney, VT: 1844-45. Folio (40cm). Bound volume in tan card wraps; 96pp. Minor wear and rubbing to binding, dampstaining to first eleven issues: Good. Bi-monthly organ of Noyes's community of Bible Communists, a successor publication to The Witness (and beginning at vol. III, where the Witness had left off). “Theological articles defending Noyes’s theological position predominated,” along with reports and discussions of other Perfectionists, Millerism, socialism, anti-perfectionism, abolitionism, other communes, &c. The Perfectionist was distributed nationally and served as a recruiting tool for the community until its members were driven out of Vermont to Oneida, NY, in 1848. WELLS p.20-21. DARE 1518.