Binding: Original cloth
Book Condition: Very Good-
Edition: First Edition
Size: 12mo; [i-iii] iv-viii [ix] x-xii,  14-432 pages
Publisher: Brattleboro, VT: Self Published, 1849.
A handsome first edition bound in original cloth with rubbed edges and corners, two bookplates (one from the Spokane Public Library and the second, a personal bookplate, from the library of S. G. Kellogg) and soiling to front pastedown, and a Spokane Public Library stamp to the title page. Appendix. Original decorative cloth.
John Humphrey Noyes was the founder of this sect which was the precursor of the Oneida Community. Noyeists were revivalists more than socialists, and so they continued till after their transfer to central New York. Hinds: American Communities pp. 144-172. When Noyes deserted his followers, Rev. Eastman had had enough. When the excitement died down, he published this rare expose; Ex-Library.