Hints for the Evidences of Spiritualism
First printing, 1872. Cloth hardcover 12mo, 119pp. Near Fine with mild rubbing to corners and joints. Bookseller’s stamp opposite the half-title, otherwise a clean and crisp copy. A defense on the Christian precedents and empirical evidence of spiritualism, with consideration to the seance phenomena that brought crisis to the mid-Victorian scientific community. Written by “M.P.” and later credited to John Delaware Lewis, who was, indeed, a member of parliament at the time of first publication (attribution removed from the 1875 second edition). Rare.