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Williams, Aaron
The Harmony Society at Economy, Penn'a
printed by W. S. Haven, Cor. Wood and Third Sts, Pittsburgh, 1866. First edition, 12mo, pp. viii, 182; original dark purple cloth with decorative blind-stamping; gilt lettering on front cover; ex-Wayne County Historical Society, stamp on front pastedown; spine chipped with a piece missing in the middle, extremities chipped down to textblock; corners rubbed; otherwise very good. The Harmony Society had its origins in Germany in the mid-1780s under the leadership of Johann Georg Rapp (1757-1847). The organization moved to the United States in 1804 and established three settlements before its formal dissolution in 1905. The Harmonites were pietist Separatists and non-violent pacifists who believed that the Second Coming of Christ would occur within their lifetimes. Under the leadrship of Rapp, they established a communal lifestyle in line with Rapp's prophecies and preachings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]

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