London: E.W. Allen, 1897. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Fifth volume of a series on Anglo-American mystic Thomas Lake Harris and his utopian free love community the Brotherhood of the New Life whose third iteration, located on Lake Erie in New York, was funded and financially supported by Laurence Oliphant and his mother. When the Oliphants fell out with Harris in 1875, the latter moved to Santa Rosa, California, and founded the fourth community of the Brotherhood, which he called Fountain Grove. (See Richard C.S. Trahair, "Utopias and Utopians: An Historical Dictionary" (1999), p. 50). Octavo (24cm.); publisher's grey printed wrappers; 28pp. Wrapper exceedingly fragile and toned with several shallow losses along upper cover extremities, none approaching text, long closed tear to rear cover touching text without loss of meaning, textblock equally toned, else Good or better, internally sound.
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