New edition published 4 years after the original.
The Spirits' Book
The principles of the spiritist doctrine on the immortality of the soul, the nature of spirits and their relations with men; moral laws, the present life, the future life and the future of humanity.
According to the teaching given by the Superior Spirits using various mediums collected and put in order by Allan Kardec (Léon Rivail, 1804–1869).
The Book of the Spirits is the founding work of spiritualism.
It is the result of the work of synthesis by Allan Kardec who put it into shape and published it for the first time in Paris, on April 18, 1857. It contains an introduction to the spiritualist doctrine, as well as one thousand and eighteen questions asked to Spirits” along with their response.
Since its release, this book has been continuously republished by various publishers in multiple languages.
According to the paperback edition published by J'ai lu, The Spirits' Book is one of the most read writings after the Bible. (Wikipedia)
Place, publisher, date: Paris, Didier et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs; Ledoyen, Bookseller, 1861
Format: In-12°, 11 x 17.5 cm
Binding: Half-sheepskin, smooth spine, cold-gilt title and decoration, green marbled cardboard
Number of pages: XLIV, 474 (10) pp.
Condition: rubbed caps, cuts and corners, otherwise a fine copy