Fountaingrove: Privately printed, 1894. 218pp. Later black cloth over limp covers. Corners rubbed, library labels on spine. Front board and spine separated from text block. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor soiling. Good. Item #WRCAM45997
Volume of poetry by American mystic Thomas Lake Harris (1823-1906), founder of the utopian community of Fountain Grove in Santa Rosa, California. Harris had a knack for poetry and utopian communes, speaking and publishing as early as 1850, and founding his first utopian society at Wassaic, N.Y. in 1861. The group, who called themselves the Brotherhood of the New Life, later moved to Brocton, N.Y. and then to Fountain Grove.