1940 SONGS, DANCES and RITUALS of the AMERICAN SHAKERS "The Gift To Be Simple" First Edition HC/DJ
THE GIFT TO BE SIMPLE: SONGS, DANCES AND RITUALS OF THE AMERICAN SHAKERS, by Edward Deming Andrews.
Published by J. J. Augustin Publisher, New York, 1940. First edition, first printing, with the date 1940 on the copyright page with no indication of later printings.
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6.5x9 inches, 170 pages.
Condition: VERY GOOD book, a few pea size spots to the top page edges (page edges of the closed book), otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that is toned (as normal), sunned at the spine, has light soiling, some edge and spine end wear, and small tears and chips; still this fragile dj remains solid, is doing its job well, and retains its 5.50 price at the top of the front flap.
The 1940 First Edition Hardcover in Dustjacket published by Augustin is hard to find and quite lovely.