Troy: Parker and Bliss, 1812. First. hardcover. and Experience of the Author during the Time He belonged to the Society. To which is affixed a history of their rises and progress to the present day. 368pp. 12mo, contemporary calf. Troy: Parker and Bliss, 1812. First Edition. good.
Lacks last four pages which are part of the appendix of lyrics of Shaker hymns. Spine heavily worn, front cover almost complete detached, calf worn and soiled, scattered foxing to pages, inner hinge cracked in front, inner hinge weak in back, lightly dampstained on top 1/3 of many pages, last two blank pages chipped and with later pencil notations. "Thomas Brown attended many Shaker meetings, confessed his sins to the elders, and made several long visits with the...New Lebanon Shakers, but because of disagreements over Shaker doctrine apparently he never became a convenant member in residence." Richmond 114. Shaw and Shoemaker 24592. Sabin 8567.