8vo. xix. 456pp. Green cloth with gilt decoration to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Top edge untrimmed. Brown endpapers. Work on Spiritualism, by Allan Kardec (see below). Allan Kardec was a pseudonym of the French teacher and educator Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail (1804 - 1869), who is known today as the systematizer of Spiritism.Age wear to binding, especially at edges. Introduction loose but present. Minor browning to pages. In English, translated from the French. Fair condition. On the author (Source: Allan Kardec Society, short AKES):In a transcendental sense, Allan Kardec was an advanced consciousness, a spirit who had a direct intuition and experience of God. His life, as repeatedly narrated in the Spiritist media, was the realization on Earth of such innate awareness. For him, God and Christ were not merely objects of belief, but living facts. However, like Pascal, the great mathematician, philosopher, and mystic, Allan Kardec trained his intuitive power on the examination of the fundamental realities of life through rational inquiry. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Experimental Spiritism Book on Mediums; or ...
Publisher: Trübner & Co
Publication Date: 1876
Book Condition: fair
Book Description Trubner & Co, London, 1876. Cloth. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. xix & 456 pages. A rather worn copy with the back hinge broken and hanging by one cord and the front hinge weakened. The covers are somewhat rubbed and there are pencilled notes in a number of margins. A perfectly usable, but battered copy. The translator is Anna Blackwell who is noted specifically on the spine. Her Preface claims this as the first English translation, although a translation by Emma A Wood of a similar sounding title by Kardec ('Experimental Spiritism: Book on Mediums or Guide to Mediums and Invocations') appeared in Boston in 1874. Size: 5" x 7½". Seller Inventory # 006454
Book Description Colby and Rich Publishers, Boston, 1874. First English language edition. Hardcover. Octavo. ii + 458pp + vi adverts. Original green cloth gilt-lettered on spine, title and ornate black borders on boards. Allan Kardec (Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail 1804-1869) is the founder of "Spiritism"- "a science that deals with the nature, origin, and destiny of spirits, and their relation with the corporeal world." Kardec outlined his thought in five books which became known as the "Spiritist Codification". "The Mediums' Book" being the second book in that series and contains the special instruction of the spirits on the theory of all kinds of manifestations: the means of communicating with the invisible world; the development of mediumship; the difficulties that can be encountered in the practice of spiritism. Its contents are reasonably aptly given in the subtitle: "Guide for Mediums and for Evocations. Containing the Theoretic Teaching of Spirits Concerning All Kinds of Manifestations, the Means of Communication with the Invisible World, the Development of Medianimity, the Difficulties and Dangers that may be Encountered in Practical Spiritism." Corners lightly bruised, cloth lightly rubbed, edges darkened, still a tight clean VG+ copy and unusual thus. Seller Inventory # 61435