[Item #63993] Mediums of the 19th Century. Frank PODMORE.

Mediums of the 19th Century

New Hyde Park: University Books, 1963. First Thus. First printing under this title. Octavo (24cm). Two volumes in three-piece bindings in red and taupe cloth, maroon topstains, in dark yellow and red paper-covered slipcase; xxviii,307,[1]pp; x,374pp. Faint mustiness, with pinpoint rubbing to corners, else around Fine. Slipcase rubbed at edges with a few small chips to paper onlay, inch-long split to one joint, else Very Good.

Frank Podmore (1856-1910) was a prominent skeptical researcher of nineteeth-century spiritualism, and a key member of the Society for Psychical Research. He published multiple books debunking fraudulent mediums and providing scientific, non-paranormal explanations for various phenomena observed during seances. The present owrk is a reprint of his 1902 book Modern Spiritualism. "A long, detailed and critical survey of the history of Spiritualism...Podmore's most important contribution to the subject of psychical research...[and] the most important general history of the subject ever written" (pp. xvi-xvii). [63993].

Price: $90.00

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