Side-Show and Animal Tricks : Tricks of the Side-Show Performer, Animal Tricks, Gamblers' Tricks, Juggling Secrets, Stage Effects, Ventriloquism, Etc., Etc.
Carrington, Hereward

Kansas City, MO A. M. Wilson, M.D. / The Sphinx 1913 First edition Duodecimo (12 mo, less than 7.5 inches tall) stapled pamphlet in original dark blue covers with black text. Some wear to edes and corners of covers, with a small worn square on cover where an old price sticker might have been. Staples a bit rusty. Bookplate of Dr. Frank E. Blaisdelll Jr., whose father also had an interest in magic. 66 p. with 2 illustrations. Uncommon. Carrington (1880 - 1958) was a member of both the Society for Psychical Research in England and the American Society for Psychical Research at different times and an ardent investigator of Spiritualism his entire life. He is best known perhaps for his 1924 investigation, with Houdini and others of Mina "Margery" Crandon, who he defended while Houdini and others believed her a fraud. Others he helped research included Eusapia Palladino, Esther Cox, and Eileen Garrett. Good Original Wraps (Item ID: 11269)

$75.00

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