GHOST LAND OR RESEARCHES INTO THE MYSTERIES OF OCCULTISM ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF AUOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. IN TWO PARTS BY THE AUTHOR OF "ART MAGIC'; WITH EXTREACTS FROM THE RECORDS OF "MAGICAL SEANCES," ETC., ETC.

Britten, Emma Hardinge (editor)

Published by Progressive Thinker Publishig House, 1905
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8vo. (21 cm.) 357[1]p. Illustrated with a black and white photo of Mrs. Emma Hardinge Britten seated and with a white dove on her arm and two ads for The Progressive Thinker. Brown cloth with elaborate silver decorations on the front cover and with the title in silver on the front cover and the spine. Some wear to extremities with a couple of corners just rubbed through, top and bottom of spine slightly frayed, hinges just starting, no foxing, previous owner's signature and address [Jn. A.C., 19 Linwood St., Arlington, Mass. July 18, 1909], else very good to near fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket. "A lecturer and writer on spiritualism, Emma Hardinge Britten (1823¿99) acted as a medium in both England and America. Allegedly written by an enigmatic nobleman, 'Chevalier Louis de B.', Ghost Land was prepared for publication by Britten in 1876. The author's real identity is unknown, and scholars have attributed the work to various personalities, including Ernest de Bunsen, Britten's husband William, and Britten herself. The book is divided into two parts, 'The Neophyte' and 'The Adept'. Each part includes a series of sketches from the life of the author, who was initiated into the ancient mysteries of the occult. The book also describes the spiritual encounters of an Englishman referred to as 'John Cavendish Dudley'. Britten claimed to have translated the French parts of the manuscript and edited the English sections. Of enduring interest in the history of spiritualism, the work reflects a strong theosophical influence." [information from Oxford University Press description of the reprint] GHOST LAND was first published in 1876 and reprinted in 1897 and 1905, as well as more recently. Emma Hardinge Britten wrote several volumes on Spiritualism. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: GHOST LAND OR RESEARCHES INTO THE MYSTERIES ...
Publisher: Progressive Thinker Publishig House
Publication Date: 1905
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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