Kansas City, MO: Press of the Frank T. Riley Pub. Co, 1904. First Edition. Spiritualist work by the popular medium Maud Lord Drake, whose clients included many wealthy Californians, among them Leland and Jane Stanford, who, according to the author, founded Stanford University after attending a séance at which their deceased son was channeled and requested that they build a school, a claim which the couple denied (see Erik Davis and Michael Rauner's The Visionary State, p. 36, and Edward Bell's The Inventor and the Tycoon). Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's red pictorial gilt-embossed cloth; 598,,viipp.; photographic portrait frontispiece, 5 leaves of photographic plates. Boards lightly rubbed, spine just a hint sunned, hinges cracked, later (1944) ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Author inscription to front pastedown: "Respectfully presented to Rev. E M Coleman with the compliments of the author Maud Lord Drake and her husband Ernest Broadway Lydick / Boulder Creek Calif Aug 24, 1919." (Inventory #: 31552)
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