New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1872. First Edition. Octavo (18.75cm.); publisher's black cloth, stamped in red, gilt, and blind; gilt spine titles; violet endpapers; xxii,-542,,4,pp (ads). Tight, attractive copy with light rubbing to boards and minor fraying to cloth at crown; small internal tear to rear free endpaper; Very Good or better. Private ownership label laid down on front endpaper.
The author's second work on Spiritualism, first published in 1872. Robert Dale Owen began his career helping his father Robert Owen in the founding of the social community of New Harmony in Indiana. Robert Dale would later become involved in American politics as a leading member of the Working Men's Party and serving as a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Indiana.