Sign In | Register
Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange and The Unknown / July-August, 1952.  Ishtar, Goddess of Love; Molly Fancher Mystery; Curse of Ka'Ahapahau; Cosmic Art; Emanuel Swedenborg; Robots; Glastonbury Abbey; Pixie-Haunted Moor; Case of Stella C. by  Robert N. (Editor) Webster - Paperback - 1st Edition - 1952 - from Singularity Rare & Fine and Biblio.co.uk

Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange and The Unknown / July-August, 1952. Ishtar, Goddess of Love; Molly Fancher Mystery; Curse of Ka'Ahapahau; Cosmic Art; Emanuel Swedenborg; Robots; Glastonbury Abbey; Pixie-Haunted Moor; Case of Stella C.

by Webster, Robert N. (Editor)

Condition: Very Good


Evanston, IL: Clark Publishing Company, 1952 Evanston, IL: Clark Publishing Company, 1952. The July-August, 1952 issue of Fate Magazine (issue no. 29) in Raymond A. Palmer's now-legendary paranormal-reporting non-fiction enterprise, which began with, in its first issue, Kenneth Arnold's cover account of flying crescents which "skipped like saucers across a pond", an event which, for whatever reason, kicked off the modern era of UFO events. After that, Fate introduced countless events which remain, to this day, fodder for paranormal documentaries and investigation. 12mo, illustrated perfect-bound wraps, 130 pp. A better than Very Good example, with moderate damage at spine bottom (see scans), and no other salient flaw. See scans. As always, modest age-toning to the newsprint paper pages, which remain supple. In much better than average condition for a periodical which often shows substantial wear from use. Cover art, uncredited, shows a vaguely Amazonian-looking Ishtar, the "earliest fertility goddess, Queen of Heaven, and also worshipped as 'mother of harlots' ", partly astride a male lion she has tamed, in depiction of one of the lead articles, "Ishtar - Goddess of Love". See the scanned image of the contents page for all of the articles herein, which include, in addition to the Ishtar piece, such topics as the Molly Fancher Mystery; the Curse of Ka'Ahapahau; Cosmic Art; Emanuel Swedenborg, the "man who talked with angels"; Robots; Glastonbury Abbey; a Pixie-Haunted Moor; the Case of Stella C. ; and of course much, much else, including the standard Departments, always engrossing in themselves, all on various other paranormal or inexplicable phenomena. Interior art and photography is largely uncredited. A piece of paranormal history, and an example of a unique branch of Americana, in very collectible condition. Please see scans. l55n


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback.  A...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]

$49.50

$4.49 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




A Brief History of Miniature Books

Collecting Miniature Books

Teeny, tiny, beautiful books...the world of miniature books is one that involves a lot of imagination and craftsmanship. Dive in and see!

Cleaning and repairing leather books

Cleaning and repairing leather books

Wondering how to take care of the leather books in your collection? Renowned book care expert Bern Marcowitz explains how and when to clean and repair leather books.


Trustpilot