The Gift of the Spirit: A Selection from the Essays of Prentice Mulford; with preface and introduction by Arthur Edward Waite.
New York: Gordon Press, 1981 . First Edition [Reprint]. Hardcover. "American author Prentice Mulford (1834-1891) is one of the oddest fixtures of 19th-century literature. After moving for years in the literary and Bohemian sets of San Francisco in the 1860s, as a writer of humorous short stories, he lived as a hermit in New Jersey, where he wrote the books of modern spirituality that made him a pioneer of modern self-help philosophies. Mulford's attempts to understand our transcendental nature were intuitive and sympathetic, not ordered and logical. This very human quality, along with an unrelenting optimism and faith in man's goodness, lend a freshness and vitality to his work that transcend era..."--Book review. Very Good. No Dustjacket. Slight bumped corners, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Bound in red imitation, gilt titling, 8vo, 267pp. Item #10374