Lessons from the Beyond. "Julia", purportedly temperance, Estelle Wilson Stead, reformer Julia A. Ames.

Lessons from the Beyond

London: Rider & Co., 1931. First edition. Full cloth. Duodecimo. 123 pages. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Neat date stamp Feb 19 1931 at lower margin of front pastedown. Jacket has shallow edge chips and a 2.5" closed tear to bottom of upper joint fold, with no loss.

A series of letters purporting to have been written from the afterlife by Julia Ames, through the hand of one Corelli Green in this world. The editor's father, William Thomas Stead, had originally claimed to have made contact with the spirit of Ames in the 1890s, and published an earlier book, "Letters from Julia," which he claimed were written by her through his hand. These letters are from a new series. Mr. Stead was killed when the Titanic sank in April, 1912, and "Julia" sends word about him in these messages as well.

This is a publisher review copy, with slip laid in and "With the Publisher's Compliments" stamped on title page. Bookplate of George Winslow Plummer (Supreme Magus of Societas Rosicruciana in America) on front pastedown.

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