Physical Theory of Another Life, by the author of Natural History of Enthusiasm. ANONYMOUS, Isaac TAYLOR.
Physical Theory of Another Life, by the author of Natural History of Enthusiasm.

Physical Theory of Another Life, by the author of Natural History of Enthusiasm.

London: William Pickering, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. x + 322pp. + 2pp. adverts. Original (at least contemporary) cloth with paper title-label on spine. 8pp. publisher's catalog tipped in at front. A lengthy philosophical speculation on the possible form that a "future life" (life after death) might take, by Isaac Taylor (1787 – 1865) an English philosophical and historical writer and artist. Although not a spiritualist work as such, it certainly explores the same type of issues with which Spiritualism would later concern itself. From the library of Henry William Crosskey (1826-1893), Unitarian minister, social reformer and geologist, with his ownership signature on the title-page and a bookplate (Presented by Mrs. Crosskey / January, 1894 / From the Library of the Late / Dr. H. W. Crosskey) on the front pastedown (presumably the volume was presented to a spiritualist or other quasi-private library). More recently from the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his blind-stamped ex-libris seal on the front free endpaper (after publisher's catalog at front). Gilt digits (presumably a private library shelf-number) stamped at base of spine, bookplate as noted on front pastedown, no other library marks. Page-edges browned, spine label worn & discolored, edges of spine slightly rubbed & chipped. Discreet pen marks in fore-edge margins of some pages, else a solid, complete near-VG copy. Item #49973

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