New York: Partridge & Brittan, Publishers, 1853. Stated eighth edition. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering, 505, , 6 pages. Frontis. Spine and board edges faded; some general light rubbing and wear; some light foxing throughout; a good, sound copy. Item #19247
The first, separately-published volume of two (the second was published in 1855); Crabtree characterizes it as "a very influential work." Includes a number of automatic writing sessions from Dexter, purporting to bring messages from famous departed spirits such as Swedenborg. Cf. Crabtree 664. Early 20th century Canadian collector's bookplate on the front blank, with his note in ink below that. Early Toronto bookseller ticket on the front paste-down.