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This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. This book combines three separate titles: After Death or Letters from Julia by W. T. Stead, What is Death? By Mrs. M. T. Longley, and, Where Do we Go? By Ed. Guinard . The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and noticeable fraying to the edges. The covers have some ground-in dirt and finger dirt. The rear cover has sthree smallish patches of white discoloration. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with the exception of several spots of foxing to the first 10 or so pages. "William Thomas Stead (5 July 1849 – 15 April 1912) was an English newspaper editor who, as a pioneer of investigative journalism, became a controversial figure of the Victorian era. Stead published a series of hugely influential campaigns whilst editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, and he is best known for his 1885 series of articles, The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, written in support of a bill to raise the age of consent from 13 to 16, dubbed the "Stead Act." "In the 1890s, Stead became increasingly interested in spiritualism. In 1893 he founded a spiritualist quarterly, called Borderland, in which he gave full play to his interest in psychical research. Stead was editor and he employed Ada Goodrich Freer as assistant editor: she was also a substantial contributor under the pseudonym "Miss X". Stead claimed that he was in the habit of communicating with Freer by telepathy and automatic writing. The magazine ceased publication in 1897. Stead claimed to be in receipt of messages from the spirit world and, in 1892, to be able to produce automatic writing. His spirit contact was alleged to be the departed Julia A. Ames, an American temperance reformer and journalist whom he met in 1890 shortly before her death. In 1909, he established Julia's Bureau, where inquirers could obtain information about the spirit world from a group of resident mediums." "Mary T. Longley, M. D. , another of the gifted trance mediums of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was involved with three of these periodicals as assistant editor, test medium, or both. A tireless worker for Spiritualism from girlhood through womanhood, she was the third secretary of the National Spiritualist Association, and, for fourteen years, the test medium for the most prominent Spiritualist periodical of the nineteenth century, the Banner of Light. At one point during her work as a medium, a little girl, recently passed, came to her from the Spirit World. As this child grew and matured in Spirit, she gave much knowledge of the Spirit life, Wisdom from the higher realms, and lovely poetry. "
Title: After Death Or Letters From Julia What is Death?
Edition: Trade Edition
Publisher: Chicago, IL, The Progressive Thinker Publishing House: 1913
Book Condition: Very Good-
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: A34864