The Carrier Dove: SCHLESINGER, Julia]

The Carrier Dove


Published by (Library of Spiritual Experience), San Francisco, 1889
Buy Used
Price: £ 1,801.42 Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 3.80 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

Offered By

Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)
Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.

4-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since 04 February 1998

About this Item

Volume VI. Nos. 1 -52. Quarto. custom bound in full brown calf ornamented and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Illustrated. Our search for information concerning Julia Schlesinger and The Carrier Dove led us to the Schlesinger library at Radcliffe (there is no connection) and then to the California State Library. There, Mrs. Sibylle Zemitas of the California History Section proved quite helpful. Noting that Schlesinger's book Workers in the Vineyards is listed in only four libraries, she searched their "California Information File 1846-1945" and the "California Death Index 1945+" and the "California Newspaper Index: 1904-1949", to no avail. Mrs. Zemitas did forward a photocopy of the San Francisco Call May 27, 1896, which reproduces a line-drawing of Julia Schlessinger [sic] on page ten, captioning her as secretary and Director-elect of the State Association of Spiritualists. The text notes that she was also elected State librarian and that she resided in San Jose.Back to the Carrier Dove. The last issue of the year on December 28, 1889 carries a biography of Julia Schlesinger which is frustrating in its generalities. A vague reference to her having been born and reared in the west, a mention that she has children, originally started the Carrier Dove as a children's paper and that in January she will also be writing for a forthcoming monthly periodical The Gleamer. The facing page contains a line drawing of an intelligent looking woman of early middle age which the "biography" calls "an excellent likeness".Various of the fifty-two mastheads list her as Editor, Co-publisher and member of the paper's Board of Directors. An earlier issue presented a frontispiece of Dr. Louis Schlesinger (presumably Julia's husband) together with only a slightly more informative biographical sketch.Mrs. Zemitas concludes her informative letter: "It is very exciting to have been able to acquire The Carrier Dove for 1889, a rare find with interesting topic. Much has been written on spiritualism in California and in San Francisco. It seems that prominent women of the movement are only mentioned in most sources.". Professionally rebacked, interior fine. Bookseller Inventory # 11871

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Carrier Dove

Publisher: (Library of Spiritual Experience), San Francisco

Publication Date: 1889

Binding: Hardcover

Store Description

At Randall House we deal in fine and rare books in many fields; this includes collectible books, limited edition books, and out-of-print books. From Shakespeare Folios to Carter's ABC for Book Collectors, from fine bindings to fine press books, from children's books to early Bibles, from incunabula to modern firsts, they are all part of what makes Randall House Rare Books the book collector's paradise. In addition to books we carry autographs, manuscripts, autograph letters, historical documents and ephemera. We always have a wonderful selection of original paintings, etchings, works on paper, and sometimes sculpture, of renowned artists on display. We also love to have visitors, so make sure to stop in when you are in the area!

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Paypal ( and cheques
drawn in U.S. funds. All prices are plus applicable sales tax, and shipping cost.
We ship via UPS or USPS unless requested otherwise. For special or institutional
terms please contact us directly. All books are guaranteed to be as
described, and may be returned within 7 days of purchase, if in the same
condition as when received from us for a full refund. We will gladly answer questions via email at

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. We ship in boxes and pack very well. We can also accommodate any special shipping requirements you have, or preferred carrier.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer