Thursday, February 08, 2018
The Hancock Shakers (1961)
Edward Deming Andrews
Shaker Community, Inc.
The history of the Shakers is fascinating in the US. Shakers were more than a community of believers, they were also craftspersons of distinctive and original works of furniture and art. This 39 page booklet is in actuality the first publication of previously unpublished manuscript records including the documents "A Book of Records kept by Daniel Goodrich" and "Manuscripts found among the writings of Deacon Daniel Goodrich, Senior after his decease." Deacon Goodrich, one of the principle founders of the Hancock Society, died in March, 1807, at the age of 68.
This is a gem of a booklet and especially collectible among members of this community. It was also beautifully done.