New York, Scientific American Publishing Co.,: 1924
Seller ID: 000015155
Condition: near Very Good
Octavo, green cloth covers stamped in gilt, iv  309 pages. Black and white frontis. "psychic photograph" of the author. A little browning on page edges on first few pages, and some scattered foxing throughout. Former owner name sticker on front paste-down endpaper. Spine titles a bit dulled, near very good. In the early 1920s Scientific American magazine offerred two $2,500 prizes as rewards to any medium who could satisfy its panel that they were genuine. J. Malcolm Bird, associate editor of the Scientific American was on the panel, as well as Houdini, among others. Sir Arthur Con... View More...
Octavo, 326, plus 32 pages of publisher catalog. Illustrated with a photographic portrait of the author. Blue cloth with maroon stripes, gilt titles, some foxing, cracked, slightly cocked.Cumberland was a mind-reader who knew many or all of the trickes of the trade --and used them to debunk the chicanery. He exposed spiritualist and he performed before heads of state. Ex libris Charles L. Rulfs [private] Library of Conjuring, with pencilled glossing, possibly by Rulfs. Very scarce. 020207A View More...