WITHOUT THE CITY. Charles C. Fulton.

WITHOUT THE CITY. Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, [1924]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-84, original brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Fulton to "Mrs. Young" on the front free endpaper. Heaven as eutopia. A spirit journey by a man selected by the "teachers," followers of "The Most High," to visit the empire that is "Without the City," where souls progress through four planes to the threshold of Heaven. The first plane is the "purging plane" (Hell) where souls are "cleansed" before they are sent to the second plane. Tormenting the wicked is detailed with considerable enthusiasm on pages 12-44. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 F-472. Ghosting to pages [8]-9 from leaflet laid in ("A Vision" written by Mrs. Bert Sackett, R.F.D. No.1, McKeesport, Pa., published by the Free Tract Society, circa 1920s), else a fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with wear at edges, several closed tears, and chipping, latter mostly at spine ends and top and bottom edges of rear panel. COPAC reports 3 copies. A scarce book. (#152528).

Price: $350.00

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