Spiritualists and the Detectives
Place Published: New York
Publisher: G. W. Dillingham Co
Date Published: 1905
Edition: Early reprint
Book Id: 38258
354pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Light green cloth lettered and decoratively stamped in brown on the spine and front cover. Illustrated frontispiece. Good plus. There is a small area of staining on the rear cover. The spine is a bit sunned, however the title is bold. There is a 1/4" split in the cloth at the head of the spine, along with a shorter split. The endsheets are a trifle soiled, and the front pastedown has a previous owner's name and bookplate. The frontispiece tissue guard is partially detached. The text block is cracked at the title page, and the pages are tanned.
Allan Pinkerton was the creator of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. From the Preface- "I make no assumption of having given in this book an exhaustive expose of modern spiritualism, and I wish it as well remembered that I have no more prejudice against the good there is in that ism than I have against the good there is in any ism; but my experience with these people, which has been large, has invariably been against their honesty or social purity."