Grand Souvenir Book - World Centennial Celebration of Modern Spiritualism.
San Antonio, TX: Federation of Spiritual Churches and Associations Inc., ND [ 1948 ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 200pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on front board. B/w photo illustrations throughout. A well illustrated collection of about 30 essays / articles on different aspects of Spiritualism and its history, and the individuals involved in it. It was published to coincide with the World Centennial Celebration of Modern Spiritualism which was held over twenty-two days in July 1948 at various locations, beginning at Rochester, New York, home of the Fox sisters, whom it counts as the founders of the movement. The final ten pages mostly comprise adverts for contemporary Spiritualist publications and paraphenalia. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Minor bumps and fraying to cloth at spine ends and corners, page-edges lightly browned, else a solid, internally-clean VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #69890