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; pale blue endpapers; xxii,-542,,4,pp (ads). Boards a bit shelf-worn with a small scuff, costing a one-inch strip of loss to cloth, on front board; small losses to cloth at corners and spine ends; still a tight, internally clean copy, Very Good. Private library label affixed to front pastedown ("Home Library / John I. Mitchell").
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.