ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSOCIATED SPIRITUALISM VOLUME, "History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science" by John William Draper, 1875, inscribed on front flyleaf "To My kind friend and Brother, with the grateful remembrance of Nettie C. Maynard. December 25th, 1888.", ownership stamp for Charles J. Quinby of White Plains, NY. Catalogue Note: Nettie Colburn Maynard (1841-1892) was a noted 19th century Spiritualist and author of the 1891 volume "Was Lincoln a Spiritualist". She was Mary Todd Lincoln's closest spiritualist companion and is said to have conducted séances with President Lincoln in attendance during the Civil War. During one of these exercises in 1863, the grand piano she was playing levitated. Lincoln and Colonel Simon Kase are said to have climbed onto the piano to try and settle it back to the floor, only to have it jump and shake so violently that they were forced to climb off. It is recorded that later Lincoln would refer to the levitation as proof of an "invisible power."