New York: G. W. Dillingham Co, 1905. Early reprint. Hardcover. 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. Item #38258
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."