(#173696) FOOTFALLS ON THE BOUNDARY OF ANOTHER WORLD. WITH NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS. Robert Dale Owen.

FOOTFALLS ON THE BOUNDARY OF ANOTHER WORLD. WITH NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1860. 12mo, pp. [1-2] 3-528, flyleaves at front and rear, two inserted plates, original decorated black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, white endpapers. First edition. Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877), social reformer, congressman from Indiana, American minister to Naples, eldest son of famous British socialist and humanitarian Robert Owen (1771-1858), spent most of his life in America. While minister to Naples, Owen "embraced Spiritualism, and worked to give the cult a scientific basis for its beliefs. His books, FOOTFALLS ON THE BOUNDARY OF ANOTHER WORLD (1860) and THE DEBATABLE LAND BETWEEN THIS WORLD AND THE NEXT (1871), show a strange mixture of credulousness and suspicion." - DAB. Both books attracted wide attention and were influential in the Spiritualist movement. To Robert Dale Owen Spiritualism became the most profound of all revelations. Until the end of his life he continued to write and speak boldly on the subject. Spine panel irregularly faded, else a very good copy. Provence: 1899 gift inscription of Herbert Lawrence on the front free endpaper. Later ownership signature of ghost lore collector Dillion Hampden Carrington dated June 1941 above the 1899 gift inscription. (#173696).

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