Spiritualism ( Two Volumes ).
New York, NY: Partridge & Brittan, Publishers, 1854 & 1855. Tenth edition & Second Edition. Hardcovers. Large octavos. Two volumes (all published). Vol. 1 (1854, 10th edition): 506pp. + 4pp. ads; Vol. 2 (1855, 2nd edition): 542pp. + 6pp. ads. Mixed editions though bound in the matching original cloth decorated in blind, lettered in gilt on spines. B/w illustrations. B/w frontis in Volume I, and author portraits in Vol.II. A popular set, both volumes were published a number of times in the late 19th century. New Yorker, John Worth Edmonds (1799 -1874) was a lawyer and politician who became a spiritualist in 1851. After forming a Spiritualist "circle" which met in the home of Dr. George T. Dexter, he published a number of short tracts on Spiritualism under his name alone - as well as this work with T. Dexter. The Appendix is written by Nathaniel Potter Tallmadge who was also a New York lawyer and politician. Spine ends slightly bruised and a little chafed, corners bumped and lightly chafed, rear edge of Vol. I spine is chafed with slight loss, page-edges lightly browned & discoloured, endpapers unevenly browned - with a few marks, some foxing to prelims & last pages, pages 199-202 in Vol. II have scattered small ink marks, occasional spotting & unobtrusive pencil marks & underlining to pages in Vol. I, a very few spots of browning - otherwise the text pages of both volumes are very fresh and bright. A solid VG or better pair (no dust jackets). Item #51503