New York: H. Long & Brother, 1854. Hardcover. Interesting scarce work on spiritualism, the belief that the dead are eager to communicate with the living, often in sceances, through "spirit rapping" or rapping. Spiritualism was practiced in western New York state in the 1840s and 1850s, and was based on the writings of Swedenborg and Mesmer.
Small 8vo, vii, 282 pp, 2 frontispiece plates. Not recorded in OCLC; electronic copies only. Dark brown stamped cloth. Lacking spine and front board. Contents with a bit of scattered fox spotting, otherwise clean and bright. As is. Item #25061