Item #22479 Ghost Land, or, Researches into the Mysteries of Occultism. Illustrated in a Series of Autobiographical Sketches. Emma Hardinge Britten.
Ghost Land, or, Researches into the Mysteries of Occultism. Illustrated in a Series of Autobiographical Sketches

Ghost Land, or, Researches into the Mysteries of Occultism. Illustrated in a Series of Autobiographical Sketches

Chicago: Progressive Thinker Publishing House, 1897.

Hardcover. Very good. Early reprint of this edition (first published in 1896). 357 pp + publisher's catalogue (listing other occult titles), with errata slip tipped in at title page. Bound in original dark red cloth with silver lettering and decoration, with floral patterened endpapers. Slight spine lean, ribbon bookmark added. Written on the title page in ink: "Rebecca Rindlaub. This book, Ghostland, is now, 1925 - quoted at seven dollars -- must be out of print." Ms. Rindaub has also written her name and partial address on the front free endpaper. Publisher's description for the Cambridge University Press edition: "A lecturer and writer on spiritualism, Emma Hardinge Britten (1823?99) acted as a medium in both England and America. Allegedly written by an enigmatic nobleman, 'Chevalier Louis de B.', Ghost Land was prepared for publication by Britten in 1876. The author's real identity is unknown, and scholars have attributed the work to various personalities, including Ernest de Bunsen, Britten's husband William, and Britten herself. The book is divided into two parts, 'The Neophyte' and 'The Adept'. Each part includes a series of sketches from the life of the author, who was initiated into the ancient mysteries of the occult. The book also describes the spiritual encounters of an Englishman referred to as 'John Cavendish Dudley'. Britten claimed to have translated the French parts of the manuscript and edited the English sections. Of enduring interest in the history of spiritualism, the work reflects a strong theosophical influence."

Item #22479

Price: $250.00

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