My Pilgrimage to the Wise Men of the East. Moncure Daniel CONWAY.

My Pilgrimage to the Wise Men of the East.

London: Constable, 1906. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. x + 416pp. Original maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine. B/w frontis. portrait & plates. Index. Top-edge gilt. Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 - 1907), was an American abolitionist, clergyman, author and humanitarian, who in later life embraced the ideals of Free-thought, and moved away from the established Church. A prolific writer, in addition to the present work, Conway is most well-known for "Demonology and Devil-Lore"; and also wrote a biography of Thomas Paine; and several books on the subject of emancipation. He edited & contributed to a number of journals and newspapers. The present work basically comprises observations made during his travels, which started in the U.S.A. in 1883 and continued through Honolulu and New Zealand, then to Australia, and Ceylon, and on to India. Much of one chapter is devoted to Mormonism, in Australia he writes about the fate of the Aborigines, and explores a fusion of New Thought and Spiritualism, and in India - to which the great majority of the work is devoted - where he visited and commented upon a number of different religious groups including the Theosophical society headquarters at Adyar. Spine faded & worn at ends, boards discolored, page-edges browned, light foxing to prelims & endpapers, small plain white paper label on front pastedown (perhaps to obscure a owner's name), else a solid Good copy (no dust jacket). Item #54183

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