Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy. Photographs by Linda Butler. Text by June Sprigg. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1985. First edition. Quarto. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket.
"Fifty-eight photographs...reveal and pay tribute to the elegance of line, the magnificent craftsmanship, the realms of stillness and light, the vision and spiritual serenity that are the Shaker legacy. The photographs range in subject
from a bonnet in an oval box to a spiral staircase, a laundry room, a song-book, a cupboards, a washstand, and a cupola." ---[from the dustjacket]
The flawless photographs were made from 8 x 10 negatives and the originals were selenium-toned; many were time exposures. A beautiful book by an underrated photographer, printed by Gardner/Fulmer Lithograph.
A fine copy; one line of very light soiling on plain back panel of the dustjacket. In clear book glassine.