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The Outlands of Heaven: Of the series

The Outlands of Heaven: Of the series "The Life Beyond the Veil" [SIGNED COPY]

by VALE OWEN, Rev. G

Condition: Good

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1923. Good. n.d. [1923 from COPAC] FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 8vo, pp. 200. Navy cloth, gilt lettering and ruling to spine, double blind-ruled border to upper board. Spine faded, rubbed, wear and bruising to extremities. Edges tanned and spotted. POI and brief inscription in pen from author to ffep: "With all good wishes/ G. Vale Owen/ May 1925." Shaken, front tanned and spotted, occasional foxing, off-setting pp. 70-1. A good only copy of a rare title, especially signed. A British Anglican clergyman, Reverend George Vale Owen (1869-1931) became interested in 'the ministry of angels' after his mother's death in 1909, and went on to practice automatic writing, led by a range of spirits. Vale Owen's conversion to Spiritualism led him to leave the church. His communications first appeared in Lord Northcliffe's The Weekly Dispatch, and were later collected in the five-volume series, The Life Beyond the Veil (1920-1923). In 1919 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called Vale Owen 'the greatest writing medium in England today' (cited in ODNB). This is the final volume in The Life Beyond the Veil, comprising Book 5 'The Children of Heaven and Book 6 'The Outlands of Heaven'. Prefaced by Rev. G. Eustace Owen, rather than Conan Doyle. Four copies listed on COPAC (BL, Cambridge, Oxford and NLS).
  • Bookseller: Quair Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1306
  • Title: The Outlands of Heaven: Of the series "The Life Beyond the Veil" [SIGNED COPY]
  • Author: VALE OWEN, Rev. G
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hutchinson & Co.
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1923
  • Bookseller catalogs: Occult and Spiritualism; Signed & Association Copies;


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