Buffalo: Charles A. Wenborne, 1889. First American Edition. A mystical treatise on religion and sexuality; much of the work is purported to be directly transposed from the spirit-communications of the author's late wife. Oliphant (1829-1888), a South-African born English mystic Zionist and sexual reformer, and acolyte of the California charismatic utopian leader Thomas Lake Harris. This, his final work, is somewhat uncommon, especially the American edition. Octavo. Maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; 473po. Spine and board edges slightly sunned, slight age-toning to text; still a tight, straight, Very Good copy. Preceded by the London edition (1888); this edition published posthumously.