SEEN AND UNSEEN. A NOVEL. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers. London: S. Low & Co., 1876. 12mo, pp. [1-9] 10-309 [310: blank] [311-312: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated dark green bevel-edged cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, light blue endpapers. First edition. Epistolary novel about a young girl, Beatrice, who becomes a medium when her brother Ernest dies. Her sweetheart Richard does not approve of spiritualism, but the obstacles to their romance are finally removed. Occult romance of a rather bloodless sort. In one chapter an angel guides Beatrice on a visit to an idealized earth where a gallery of statues represents the changing state of human emotions on earth, time breathing them into greater or lesser nobility, according to their fate on earth. Bleiler (1978), p. 3. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 65. Spine lean, cloth lightly worn at lower spine end and corner tips and along outer front joint, a very good copy of a scarce book. (#151675).
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