THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT. A. Searcher After Truth, ?Julian Hibbert.
THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT.
THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT.
THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT.
THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT.

THE RAPPERS: THE MYSTERIES, FALLACIES, AND ABSURDITIES OF SPIRIT-RAPPING, TABLE-TIPPING, AND ENTRANCEMENT.

London: H. Long & Brother, (1854).

First edition. x, [12]-282p. (vi, ads). Illustrated with two plates as frontispieces: "Casting Out The Evil Spirits" and "Table Tipping". Bound in publisher's brown embossed cloth (BAL's cloth type BF), the spine with gilt titles and vignette of a table, the covers with embossed frames with central pictorial vignette repeating the table tipping frontispiece - the upper cover in gilt, the lower in blind. A clean and tight copy with exposed outer corners and some oxidizing of the gilt. Item #21130

The dedication page reads: "To The People of the United States This Work is Respectfully Dedicated, With The Earnest Hope That It Will Form A Mite Towards Destroying A Delusion Which Is Daily Working Evil Among Thousands."

Flyleaf inscribed "Geo. H. Jones Esq. with Compliments of E. Long" - perhaps the publishing brother.
We speculate that the author could be Julian Hibbert (1826-28) who wrote A Dictionary of Modern Anti-Superstitutions" published in 1826 and as identified in Halkett & Lang as the anonymous Searcher After Truth.
Sabin 67919.

Price: $875.00