Shaker Light (First Hardcover & Softcover Editions). Robert Peters.
Shaker Light (First Hardcover & Softcover Editions)
Shaker Light (First Hardcover & Softcover Editions)

Shaker Light (First Hardcover & Softcover Editions)

ISBN: 0877752001;0877752
Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, Inc., 1987. First Editions. Hardcover; Softcover. "In this book, I have followed the few outlines, so far as they are known, of Mother Ann Lee's life in America (1774-1784). My earlier work...treats the life of the Female Christ, as she was known by her followers, from her girlhood in England to her arrival in America, with eight followers, in August 1774. She was the illiterate daughter of a Manchester blacksmith. Once she had received the Call, she commanded that her followers write nothing of her for some thirty years after her death. As a result of this paucity of information, I have had to depend much upon my own intuition for rendering her elusive presence..." (from author's "Note, with Acknowledgments") A book of poems by the great American poet, playwright, memoirist, scholar & critic Robert Peters (1924-2014). In these many short poems, Peters evokes the life & times of Shaker icon Mother Ann Lee during the crucial last decade of her life in America during the Revolutionary period. We offer here both the first hardcover edition in dust jacket; & the first trade-format softcover edition in sewn binding- both published simultaneously by the Unicorn Press in 1987. The softcover edition includes two laudatory blurbs about previous Peters productions from Library Journal & Booklist. A stirring, deeply effective story-in-poems by the profound & prolific Peters, in its two concurrent original forms, most desirable & collectible. Both books in very fine condition: Hardcover with only a very small area of rubbing at top edge of text block near spine; otherwise virtually pristine inside & out. Unclipped dust jacket in very fine condition with only slightest amount of rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps & creases to edges & corners of same. Softcover in very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine; Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #3229]

Price: $40.00

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