STRANGE VISITORS: A SERIES OF ORIGINAL PAPERS, EMBRACING PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, POETRY, ART, FICTION, SATIRE, HUMOR, NARRATIVE, AND PROPHECY BY THE SPIRITS OF IRVING, WILLIS, THACKERAY, BRONTE, RICHTER, BYRON, HUMBOLDT, HAWTHORNE, WESLEY, BROWNING, AND OTHERS NOW DWELLING IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, DICTATED THROUGH A CLAIRVOYANT WHILE IN AN ABNORMAL OR TRANCE STATE
Book Details + Condition: Colby and Rich Publishers (Boston, Massachusetts). Fifth Edition, 1884. Hardcover. Dark red boards with gilt lettering to spine. 250 pages. Compilation of writings allegedly dictated to a clairvoyant by famous deceased figures. Alleged contributors include Lord Byron, Edgar Allan Poe, Charlotte Bronte, Napoleon Bonaparte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Junius Brutus Booth, Reverend John Wesley, and others. Includes an introduction by the author. Interior hinge cracked, but binding remains firm; rubbed corners and edges; light shelf wear to boards; toned endpapers; interior is clean and free of markings, save owner's info on front free endpaper as well as list of noted peoples' deaths on rear endpaper.