Burlington, VT: Chauncey Goodrich, 1854. First edition. 8vo, 202  pp, printed wrappers.
A curious work of issued by a graduate of Dartmouth College, who was later professor of Greek and English at the University of Vermont. Marsh put forth a circular understanding of time - perhaps an influence on his circular, eccentric and occasionally impenetrable prose style - and drew parallels between the contemporary Spiritualist movement and Neo-Platonism. With chapters on The stars, The Republics, The Gods, The Cosmogonies, Fascination, Vaticinating Waters, Manifestations, Necromancy, Theoretic, Differences of Opinion, Elysium, Heathenism Redivivus, Dæmonopathy, and Dogmata.
Wrappers darkened and creased, wiht some chipping and loss, including a closed interior tear to front panel. Largely uncut. Some occasional darkening and dogearing within. Very good. Item #27840