(New York): Allen lane, The Penguin Press, (1993). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; xii, (ii), 337, index; black and white photographs; black cloth and blue paper covered boards, lettered in silver in a pictorial dust jacket;. Very good / very good. Item #17842
John Humphrey Noyes & Christian Perfectionism. An important experiment in Utopian living. Oneidans collectively owned and operated a number of profitable factories and mills; practiced "complex marriage" in which every woman was considered to be married to every man in the community; shared child-rearing, and believed work should be joyous, encouraging members to frequently change jobs to avoid boredom.