Spiritual Communications and the Comfort they bring; by the Disembodied Spirit of Charles Dickens, through a Melbourne Medium. Melbourne: Chas. Troedel, 1873
8vo (176 x 118mm.), FIRST EDITION, original printed green wrappers, tear to spine
"Dear, dear Readers, since I have lived in Summer-land, I have seen great wonders, and wished that I could convey them to earth..."
Intended as the first of a series of pamphlets to communicate the word of Dickens from beyond the grave, there are, apparently, no further contributions to the series. The next pamphlet had been intended to be Christmas Stories by the Spirit of Charles Dickens. It seems that, just as Dickens had a difficult relationship with his publishers, he may also have stopped communicating with this specific Melbourne medium.
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