Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1872. Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877) was the eldest son of English social reformer Robert Owen, and co-founder with Frances Wright of the experimental community at Nashoba, Tennessee. His interest in spiritualism, dating from the 1850s, led to two book-length works: "Footfalls" and "The Debatable Land Between This World and the Next' (1871); both books were received with acclaim by the credulous and with incredulity by his former followers in freethought and pragmatic socialism. Small octavo (19cm.); original blue blind-ruled cloth, gilt-lettered spine, brown glazed endpapers; 528pp. Extremities a bit rubbed with small chips at spine ends, front hinge slightly loose, contemporary ownership manuscript label of a John K. (or R.) Holmes to front pastedown, else a Very Good, bright and sturdy copy.