Montpelier, [Vt.]: Poland's Steam Printing Establishment, 1872. 8vo. 210 x 130 mm., (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches). Removed from a pamphlet volume.
First edition. Fascinating expose and condemnation of spiritualist practitioners from A. J. Davis in the 1850's to Victoria Woodhull in the early 1870's, citing examples of behavior proving that spiritualism fostered free love, metal illness, and even murder. The work includes details of contemporary views of spiritualism and the dangers it posed to American society. Item #403