Scenes in the Spirit World; or, Life in the Spheres. Hudson TUTTLE.

Scenes in the Spirit World; or, Life in the Spheres

New York: Charles Partridge, 1866. Reprint. Small octavo (19cm.); publisher's tan wrappers printed within double rule; 143pp. Wrappers rather chipped along extremities, upper cover nearly separated with long horizontal closed tear only just missing text, spine ends perished; Good only, thought internally sound. Forms part of the series Partridge and Brittan's Spiritual Library.

Description of the afterlife using fictional elements by Ohio Spiritualist Hudson Tuttle (1836-1910), first written and published in 1855 when the author was just twenty years old. The present title foreshadows the importance Tuttle later assumed in the Spiritualist community of the latter half of the 19th century, as the youthful author here "used Spiritualism to perform a grand cosmological synthesis of the origins, evolution and transcendental interconnections of all life on earth. This all-encompassing cosmic vision is immediately apparent in the (allegedly) spirit-dictated 'Scenes in the Spirit World,' which functions both as a sentimental portrait of an individual marriage and a universal treatise on the role of right coupling and right procreation in humanity's evolutionary ascent" (Christine Ferguson, "Determined Spirits" (2012), p. 96). Uncommon in any edition.

Price: $125.00

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