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Shaker Herbs: An Essay by Cynthia Elyce Rubin with 19th-century Shaker Herb Labels

by Cynthia Elyce Rubin

Price: $175.00
from: The Book Lair, ABAA


  • Seller Inventory #: BL-001564
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Catawba Press
  • Place: Northhampton, MA
  • Date published: 1984
  • Keywords: miniature

(Northampton, MA): Catawba Press, 1984. Approximately 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 ". 40 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 155 copies, this being #36. Printed green paper boards with title and decorative border on cover, labels tipped in as frontispiece and throughout the text, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Catawba Press 1) The only miniature book printed by Barbara Blumenthal of Catawba Press, the essay has been reprinted with the permission of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. The essay starts with a short history of the Shaker religion and their industries, which included agriculture, medicine, seeds, and foodstuffs. The latter part of the essay details the medicinal properties of the herbs that the Shakers used in their medicinal recipes. A beautiful little books, interspersed throughout with lovely Shaker herb labels for added interest