ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DEATH AND LIFE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD - 1st 1895 - AFTERLIFE SOUL
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DEATH AND LIFE AND IN THE SPIRIT-WORLD, VOLUMES 1 AND 2
Book Details + Condition: The Progressive Thinker Publishing House (Chicago). First Edition, 1895. Scarce. Hardcover. Approximately 400 pages to each. Two volumes by author J.R. Francis on Spiritualism, subtitled "Opinions and Experiences from Eminent Sources." Francis offers a curious compilation of facts and speculations on the subject of death and the afterlife. Includes accounts of death and near-death experiences, as well as mediumship and its uses, and more. Sparsely illustrated, with dark red cloth covers featuring gilt lettering. Later volumes were issued separately in the following years. A solid and clean copy of a scarce first edition set, with firm binding; light wear to boards, with a bit of discoloration present; toned pages; interior is clean and free of markings.