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Four Modern Ghosts.

By Dingwall, Eric J., and Trevor H. Hall.

London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Good price-clipped dust jacket. Very good octavo hardcover in good dust jacket. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so the dust jacket, with chips and a small tear at head of dj spine. 111 pages with illustrations, footnotes, and index. This work details the following hauntings: 1. the Yorkshire Museum Ghost, 2. the Runcorn Poltergeist, 3. the Rosalie manifestation, 4, the Ousedale haunt.

$35.00

Ghosts That Still Walk : Real Ghosts of America.

By Lowndes, Marion. Illustrated by Warren Chappell.

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Duodecimo (smaller than standard) in blue cloth binding. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Dj us orice clipped. Page edges are lightly browned. 147 pages with illustrations. A collection of ghost tales from the United States.

$35.00

The Banshee

By O'Donnell, Elliot [ Elliott ]

London: Sands and Company, no date [ circa 1907 ]. Probable UK 1st ed. . Hardcover. Fair/no dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Spine faded. Corners bumped. Back board has a bump at the top and bttom middle. Missing first endpaper with webbing exposed. Half-title page has stamp from a London bookshop at lower left near hinge. Pages browning, but not severe. 255 p. with Addenda. A not so common work on this Irish spirit and herald of death by Britain's pre-eminent ghost hunter of the first half of the 20th century, who may have staged some of his hauntings.

$80.00

Occultism and Modern Science

By Oesterreich, T. Konstantin

London: Methuen & Co, 1923. First English language edition. Hardcover. Good in Good dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards with bumping to corners of both covers. Dj has wear and rubbing to edges with some minor tears and an inch chip missing from heel of spine. Dj also has some light scuffing. Page edges are lightly browned. 181 pages with few footnotes and literary appendix. Translation of the German second edition.

$35.00

Problems of Mysticism

By Kvastad, Nils Bjorn

Oslo, Norway: Scintilla Press, 1980. First edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Light wear to edges of covers with light to moderate creasing on corners and minor scuffing. Clean, unmarked text. Binding is still sturdy. 368 pages with endnotes and index.

$30.00

Thirteen [13] Georgia Ghosts and Jeffrey

By Windham, Kathryn Tucker

Huntsville: The Strode Publishers, 1983. Fifth printing. Hardcover. Good. Frances Lanier. Good quarto-sized hardcover in illustrated blue cloth binding without dust jacket. Light wear and minor rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and corners of covers. Minor scuffing to covers. Light browning to page edges. Signed and dated by the author and "Jeffrey" on front free endpaper. Upper corner of page 113 is creased. 154 pages with illustrations. A look at hauntings and ghosts in Scataway, Savannah, Columbus, Andersonville, Milledgeville, Oxford, Augusta, St. Simons Island, Oglethorpe, Jeffersonville, Washington, and St. Catherines Island; Georgia.

$20.00

Mesmerism and Christian Science : A Short History of Mental Healing

By Podmore, Frank

Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Good octavo hardcover in blue cloth binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to edges of boards with slight holes in binding on corners of covers. Bumping to head and heel of spine. Some scuffing to covers including white marks on back cover. Rear hinge is weak with crack appearing on upper part between endpapers. Front hine is also a little weak with small crack appeareing on upper part by title page. Page edges are browned. Few pages are uncut along fore-edges. 306 pages with footnotes and index. A look at the spiritualist thought of Frank Podmore (d. 1910), perhaps better know as a founding member of the Fabian Society.

$40.00

A History of Experimental Spiritualism. Volume I: Primitive Man.

By Caesar de Vesme. Translated by Stanley de Brath.

London: Rider & Co., 1931. First English language edition. Hardcover. Good. Good octavo hardcover in blue binding without dust jacket. Some wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and corners of covers. Light scuffing to covers. Page edges are lightly browned and have some foxing. 286 pages with a few notes. Volume I only.

$30.00

Between Two Worlds: True Ghosts Stories of the British Isles.

By MacManus, Diarmuid.

Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1977. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good price-clipped dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with minor bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj has wear to edges with light scuffing and minor browning to covers. Frontispiece bound upside down. 154 pages.

$20.00

Death and Its Mystery after Death : Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dead; The Soul after Death.

By Flammarion, Camille. Translated by Latrobe Carroll.

New York, NY: The Century Company, 1923. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. Good octavo hardcover in orange cloth binding without dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and lower corners of both covers with light scuffing to covers. Few minor white spots on lower edge of front cover. Page edges are lightly browned. Stamp and tag on front free endpaper. 393 pages with few footnotes. A study of spiritualism of the noted French author and part-time astronomer, Camille Flammarion (1842-1925).

$55.00

The Occult: Studies and Evaluations.

By Galbreath, Robert, editor.

Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1972. First edition. Good softcover. Light wear to edges of covers with some light scuffing and browning. Minor creasing on corners of back cover. Spine is badly faded and lettering is very faint. Light foxing to upper edges of pages. Tight binding. Clean text. 126 pages with bibliographies and notes.

$20.00