Printed 2-page circular on biofolium, docketed "London 1864" in ink at head. 4to (9 x 14-1/4 inches). Creased from prior folding, remnants of mounting on verso. Item #310478
Broadside circular advertising the services of "Sibyle medium" Mrs. Duke Saunders, who "has the extraordinary gift of holding communions and conversation, for any length of time, and anywhere, with the departed in the Spirit World" and has claimed to have had communion with a host of religious, historical, and artistic figures, including Adam, Moses, Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, Titian, Napoleon, and the late Prince Albert. Saunders solicits subscriptions for her upcoming book, The Spirit World: or the Spirit of the Spirit World — though we find no evidence of this book, or any other under the name Mrs. Duke Saunders, having been published. A chart at the end of the circular gives her rates for various services ("Teaching to write," "Private Communion for one," "Evening Seance," etc.).
Price: $500.00 Free Domestic Delivery