Hopedale: Community Press, 1853. Hardcover. 192p., very good first edition in the original brown cloth-bound boards stamped with design and rule, stamped spine with faded gilt lettering bearing title, faint edge wear, faded and slightly browned pink end papers with mild wear to back paste-down endpaper, slip laid in stating that the book had been a gift of A. A.'s sister Abigail Ballou Heywood. Contains Adin A, Ballou's biography, his writings, his death, the elegies and testimonials at his funeral, and his gravestone inscription, published the year after A. A. Ballou's death by the Commmunity Press that he had run.
A. A. Ballou (1833-1852), son of Hopedale Community founder and Unitarian minister Adin Ballou, was Adin's intended successor at Hopedale. His loss was deeply felt.