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Automaton or, The Future of the Mechanical Man
London: Kegan Paul Trench, Trubner, 1928. First Edition. Scarce early work on Artificial Intelligence and the construction of a "mechanical brain," predicting applications as diverse as "The Automatic Kitchen Maid" and machines for dictation and translation. The author was a scientist and inventor who demonstrated a "Chemical Robot" in London...
[Item #14031]
Price: $200.00
 
Automaton or, The Future of the Mechanical Man
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The Space Drive Handbook
Pomona, CA: James E. Cox, 1972. First Edition. Mimeographed, self-published treatise on the feasibility of time warps, inertia neutralizers, force field propulsion, and time travel. Probably the first separately published work by Cox, an acknowledged expert in the field of Breakthrough Propulsion Physics and long-time editor of the science fanzine...
[Item #15189]
Price: $75.00
 
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The A & H Bomb in the Impending Struggle - (as shown in Pyramid and Bible Prophecies)
Toronto: by the Author, 1953. Second Edition. Dahl, a millenial prophet and conspiracy theorist, devoted most of his career to prophecying the precise moment of the return of Jesus Christ based on the architecture of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh. Here he turns his prophetic powers to identifying the precise...
[Item #19185]
Price: $50.00
 
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A Female Ventriloquist; or A Pretty Girl's Magic Feats. Our Greatest Story.
New York: J.S. Ogilvie Publishing / Parlor Car Publishing, 1896. First Edition. Number 60 in a series of children's detective novels written by Harlan Page Halsey under the pseudonymn "Old Sleuth." A preliminary search of the publisher Theo Messick mentioned above yields "a sorcerer in N.J., a Theo Messic, of...
[Item #15219]
Price: $100.00
 
A Female Ventriloquist; or A Pretty Girl's Magic Feats. Our Greatest Story.
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Broadside: Press Notices / Dr. Sage received hundreds of complimentary press notices while making his tour of the United States [...]
N.p. S.i. N.d. Advertising circular reprinting supposed press notices for the celebrated hypnotist X. La Motte Sage (popularly known as Doctor Sage, but actually named E. Virgil Neal). Neal was the author of a number of popular works on hypnotism, and a co-founder of the "New York Institute of Science"...
[Item #15153]
Price: $275.00
 
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All About Halley's Comet
Rochester, NY: The Rochester News Co. 1910. A small pamphlet designed to capitalize on the popular hysteria regarding the approach of Halley's Comet. Despite a rather sensational cover graphic, the contents are quite dry, providing facts and figures about Halley's Comet and its upcoming visibility and assuring the reader that...
[Item #14536]
Price: $40.00
 
All About Halley's Comet
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Guerrilla Television
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Part manifesto, part how-to manual for would-be video activists and pirate broadcasters. A nicely preserved copy. The laid-in materials must be some of the earliest relating to public advocacy concerning the licensure and regulation of cable television programming, predating by several years the...
[Item #18744]
Price: $65.00
 
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Science and the Supernatural
Yellow Springs, OH: The American Humanist Assoc, 1964. Reprint. Reprint of the 1931 William Vaughn Moody Lecture at the University of Chicago first delivered by Humanist of the Year awardee, Anton J. Carlson. With an introduction by another awardee of the same title, Hermann J. Muller. Only two copies located...
[Item #15210]
Price: $45.00
 
Science and the Supernatural
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13 Seconds That Rocked The World or, The Mentator. A Romance of a Mankind Director in an Age of Certified Reason
New York: Rae D. Henkle, 1930. First Edition. Future utopia in which a team of scientists, in order to salvage Mankind, creates a giant computer which functions by tapping into the combined brain-power of the world's 17 billion citizens. The result is an idealized, science-based cooperative commonwealth where "Peace comes...
[Item #14086]
Price: $150.00
 
13 Seconds That Rocked The World or, The Mentator. A Romance of a Mankind Director in an Age of Certified Reason
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Paradise Found: The Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole: A Study of the Prehistoric World
Mokelumne Hill, CA: Health Research, 1964. Facsimile Reprint. Argues that the orgin of mankind was once at the North Pole. According to Warren, the Garden of Eden, Atlantis, Mount Meru, Avalon and Hyperborea were all located at the North Pole. These mythical lands are simply folk tales written about the...
[Item #15825]
Price: $75.00
 
Paradise Found: The Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole: A Study of the Prehistoric World