The Stone Man: Shaker Brother Peter Ayers 1760-1857. Dudley Laufman, Jacqueline Laufman.
The Stone Man: Shaker Brother Peter Ayers 1760-1857
The Stone Man: Shaker Brother Peter Ayers 1760-1857

The Stone Man: Shaker Brother Peter Ayers 1760-1857

ISBN: 091311703X
Canterbury, NH: Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc., 2005. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by illustrator Jacqueline Laufman. "My great, great, great, great grandfather/ Philip Laufman/ came here as a Hessian soldier/ 1n 1780/ to fight for the British/ against the rabble rousers./ He deserted and went to drum for General Washington.// Peter Ayers, hero of this narrative,/ also fought for Washington./ I wonder, I just wonder/ if maybe Peter rubbed elbows with my ancestor/ and I wonder even more/ if I was drawn to Canterbury/ to touch the stones moved by the man/ who may have touched my kin." (preamble-poem) A work of prose-poetry entitled "A Narrative Poem" by Dudley Laufman, a renowned & beloved New England barn dance caller, old-time fiddler & poet. Profusely illustrated, including covers, in color & black-&-white by Jacqueline Laufman, Dudley's wife & collaborator. Large-format softcover original, first edition. On the title page, Jacqueline Laufman has hand-written her beautiful signature in blue ink, just below & beside her printed name & reference. A charming production with great appeal to children & adults with a penchant for American history & folklore. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to front, esp. back covers & spine; a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4016]

Price: $30.00