New York: S. T. Munson, . First edition. Self-wrappers, 7 x 5 inches, 21,  pages. Some light foxing and soiling; some slight splitting of the title leaf along the spine, with a small crease and closed tear at the lower margin; a good, sound copy. Item #19300
“We may be overtaken in our work, not be the slight evil of death, but by insanity, by paralysis, by softening of the brain, by worse than that—a man may become a Roman Catholic or a Mormon; worse than that, a man may become a drunkard, a slaveholder; there is no telling what may become of a man, until he may wreck all teh hopes his soul ever cherished.” An ex-library copy, with the embossed stamp of the Essex Institute to the title page. The Unitarian, and eventual soldier, social reformer, and editor of Dickinson, here endorses the tenets of Spiritualism, suggesting the evidence is ample for our existence as spirits after death.