Item #19323 God’s Breath in Man and in Humane Society. Spiritualism, Thomas Lake Harris, Utopian.

God’s Breath in Man and in Humane Society.

Santa Rosa, California: Published by the Author, Fountaingrove, 1891. First edition. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt lettering, 314, [2] pages. Small crease at the head of the spine; some toning to the endpapers and leaves adjacent; a fine copy. Item #19323

“In the early spring of 1886 a phenomenon of planetary respiration was observed in a rural locality especially consecrated to the social service of the Brotherhood of New Life.” The trade edition in cloth of this later work from the charismatic Spiritualist-inspired cooperative community leader and sometime vintner, issued under the imprint of his Fountain Grove community in Santa Rosa. The ads in the rear for Harris’s works note three issues of this title, a deluxe version with the top edges gilt and a mounted portrait of Harris; without the gilt and portrait (as here); and in wrappers.

Price: $250.00