Toronto: 1835. Willson was expelled by the Quakers for advocating the use of music in worship services. He and a small group moved to Sharon, Ontario, where they organized themselves as the Children of Peace, built a temple and formed the first civil band in Canada. Willson died in 1866 and the group disbanded in 1897, but they started a tradition of music in Sharon which lives on to this day and their Temple still stands as a museum. Item #10433
No publisher, printed by J.H. Lawrence; Original leather covered boards very worn; Leather spine label also worn; Front and rear hinge broken but binding quite solid; Internally very clean, with no foxing or marks though pages slightly warped; Long Errata slip pasted in; 358 pages.