Table Monitor of the Shakers at Mt. Lebanon, N.Y.

Mt. Lebanon, NY: Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, 1868.

Two column broadside, 27.5 x 21.5 cm. A poem of eight numbered stanzas, which appeared as early as 1830, and is attributed to Hannah Bronson. A later printing included this explanation, "The foregoing hymn was composed by Hannah Bronson, a Shakeress, in consequence of a story being circulated that the Shakers put some kind of seed into their cakes." Rumor had it the seed made those who had eaten it wish to remain and become Shakers. Some light soiling, and an adhesion mark to the verso. Otherwise very good. Scarce. [Richmond, Shaker Literature 125].

Price: $350.00