The Pioneers of the Spiritual Reformation. Life and Works of Dr. Justinus Kerner (adapted from the German). William Howitt and his Work for Spiritualism. Anna Mary HOWITT WATTS, William Howitt Justinus Kerner.
The Pioneers of the Spiritual Reformation. Life and Works of Dr. Justinus Kerner (adapted from the German). William Howitt and his Work for Spiritualism.
The Pioneers of the Spiritual Reformation. Life and Works of Dr. Justinus Kerner (adapted from the German). William Howitt and his Work for Spiritualism.

The Pioneers of the Spiritual Reformation. Life and Works of Dr. Justinus Kerner (adapted from the German). William Howitt and his Work for Spiritualism.

London: The Psychological Press Association, 1883. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Large octavo. xiv + 326pp. + 32pp. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt and bordered in black on spine and upper board, black device to upper board, bevelled edges. Comprises two complete works: "The Life of Dr. Justinus Kerner, with Specimens of His Writings, translated from the German" followed by: "William Howitt and His Work for Spiritualism". An unusual dual biography: Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner, (1786-1862) was a German poet, physician and spiritualist writer, known for his book "The Seer of Prevorst. Disclosures About the Inner Life of Men and the Projection of a Spiritworld into Ours" and interest in Mesmerism. William Howitt (1792 -1879), was a popular English writer who wrote on many subjects, including travels in Australia. Raised a Quaker, he left the Society of Friends in 1847, and thereafter became increasingly interested in Spiritualism. In 1863 he published 'The History of the Supernatural in all Ages and Nations,' which included much on then-burgeoning Spiritualist movement, a certain amount of which was drawn from his own involvement. Although not marked as such, this copy is from the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman. Spine a bit darkened, corners and spine ends lightly bruised and chafed, top edge darkened and fore-edge foxed, very faint damp mark to upper edge rear endpapers, advert pages quite browned, text pages lightly toned but bright and unmarked. Overall a lovely VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Scarce. Item #61386

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