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- Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The corners of the soiled and rubbed covers are bumped with wear to the head and tail of the spine. 604 &  pages with decorative headpieces. The front endpaper, flyleaf and half-title are missing. There is offsetting to the title page and the pages are toned with occasional minor stains. A previous owner's name has been rubbed away from a book label mounted to the front pastedown. The contents are good. First edition. The American spiritualist and medium Frances Ann Conant (1831-1875) was also known as J.H. Conant. With the support of the spiritualist newspaper Banner of Light's editor Luther Colby, Conant held public seances in Boston for 17 years, which were covered by the newspaper. It was claimed that she diagnosed and treated diseases through her spiritual contact with a deceased physician. Her claims were criticized by The Boston Courier and P.T. Barnum exposed her in his book "The Humbugs of the World". First Edition.
Title: FLASHES OF LIGHT FROM THE SPIRIT-LAND, Through the Mediumship of Mrs. J.H. Conant. Compiled by Allen Putnam.
Location Published: Boston: William White and Company, "Banner of Light" Office, 1872.: 1872.
Book Condition: Fair
Seller ID: 95291
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