S. B. Brittan and Dr. D. D. Hanson. An Oral Discussion of Spiritualism. NY: S. T. Munson & Co., No. 5 Great Jones Street, 1858, 1st. printing, 145 pp. *** Sub-title – Reported in Phonetic Shorthand by Charles B. Collar. *** Brittan was a widely known proponent of spiritualism and always eager to publicly put forth his views on the subject. Hanson was a Congregational minister in Hartford, CT who did not believe in spiritualism. In this book is recorded a gentlemanly debate, in its entirety, between Professor Brittan and Dr. Hanson. The debate was held at Touro Hall in Hartford, CT on March 3, 1858. The debate centered around the following question – Do the Spirits of departed human beings continue to manifest their presence, power, and intelligence to those who still remain on earth, and in the corporeal form? *** Included with the book is a loose printed paper slip advertising a book by Brittan titled Man and His Relations. *** This book comes with a clear mylar protective cover. *** Bound by E. Walker & Sons of New York City in ¾ dark brown morocco and brown cloth boards. The spine has five (5) raised bands with gilt devices in compartments, and gilt lettering. All edges of the text block are gilt. The front free end paper has an embossed seal for the bindery. The covers have light soil, moderate wear, a few lumps in cloth of front cover. Joints are rubbed. The contents are clean and complete in a good binding with some light to moderate foxing of front and back blanks. *** 9 inches tall by 5.75 inches. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: An Oral Discussion of Spiritualism
Publisher: NY: S. T. Munson & Co., No. 5 Great Jones Street
Publication Date: 1858
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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