Boston: Printed by Abel Tompkins, 1848. Second printing, the first appearing with an 1846 publication date. 12mo, original embossed brown cloth, gilt spine, 197,  pages. Frontis, two plates. Cloth lifting along the front joint but the binding is sound; frayed at the head and foot of the spine; a little bumped and rubbed, some light foxing; a very good copy. Item #19654
Two humorous Universalist satirical novellas; the pious and bigoted slaveholder Elder Tub enjoys a colloquy with the ghost of Shadrach Paddle, the latter who expounds in part on the various sterling qualities of the citizens of Hell (as well as the various contradictions of orthodox damnation, etc.). With fine humorous illustrations. Wright I, 2146 (this edition).