Very Good+ in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; faint toning to the white background field of the covers and perhaps (it's hard to tell) the slightly sunning the orange author's name at the backstrip (the titles thereon remain bold and unaffected by sunning). Thy binding remains square and secure; text clean. The pages are bright; the binding tight: still close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 369pp. Third Edition, Revised, Fourth Printing thereof . University Press Paperback. The author is a professor emeritus from Temple University and grew up in an Old-Order Amish family. So in addition to academic credentials, the author has lived the life he describes so well in this book. While this is not a travelogue for those wishing a tour of Amish Country, it would be a very good thing to read before you go to Lancaster, PA or any of the other Amish-settled areas in the US and Canada. Dr. Hostetler describes attitudes to "the English World", the religious and daily life, and how the Amish merge with their secular neighbors. The book also describes a bit of the struggle the Amish faced in the 60's when they sought permission to have their own schools and end formal educatiion for their children at grade 8. While he says little about it, Hostetler's own life must have been affected by this attitude to what is required in education; he left the community to become a university professor, and subsequently lived with the Hutterites, another religious society in Canada and Europe. This is an enjoyable and realistic book with no sentimentality or gloss. If you want to know more about the Amish, this is definitely the book to read.
Good+ to Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Some pencil underlining, name of former owner on front endpage, a few ink and pencil notes on back of one rear endpage, covers have light edgewear and surface smudging.
Fair. TITLE: AMISH SOCIETYAUTHOR: HOSTETLER, JBINDING: Hardback with Dust JacketPUBLICATION DATE: 1968PAGES: 347LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: 6319553DESCRIPTION: This volume will have extensive marking/highlighting and-or bent pages and-or dinged pages/corners and-or weak/broken hinges and-or library stickers, stamps, or pouches and-or mildew and-or water damage. This volume will be usable but won't be pretty.
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