SHAKERISM UNMASKED,; or the History of the Shakers; including a Form Politic of their government as councils, orders, gifts, with an exposition of The Five Orders of Shakerism, and Ann Lee's Grand Foundation Vision in Sealed Pages. With some extracts from their private hymns which have never appeared before the public.
Pittsfield, (MA): Published by the author, 1828. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 300. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, red leather spine label, ex-library, stamp at head of title-page, bookplate, lacks the front end paper, some light toning to the pages, a very good copy. Pages 232-233 were originally sealed. The hymns after p. 236 are reprinted from"Millennial Praises." Imprints 33495; Sabin 30803; Howes H279 "b"; Richmond #772; McLean 40. Item #28374
"Haskett was an English sailor, who signed the covenant at Mt. Lebanon, NY. He was well acquainted with Shaker history, doctrine and publications" (Richmond).
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