8vo. pp. 535, . Bound in dark purple publisher’s cloth. No dust jacket. Generally a tight copy with some mild rubbing to the boards. A spot of staining or discoloration is present on the rear board. Book block edges are lightly age-toned. Interior pages are clean. Introduction by the Right Rev. Joseph Schrembs, Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio. According to Crabtree: "This work, written by an American Jesuit, was meant to be a serious study of the phenomena of spiritualism, but with an eye to disproving its claim that the spirits of the dead communicate with the living. It is a combination of good scholarship and a heavily partisan viewpoint." (SeeCrabtree, Animal magnetism). Some of the chapters include: "revival of spiritism", "phenomena of spiritism", "automatic writing", "the Ouija board", "theories of causation", "theories of telepathy", "identification of spirits", "spirits of spiritism are spirits of evil", "the Church and spiritism", "ectoplasmic theory", etc. [Crabtree 1859]. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Spiritism facts and frauds.
Publisher: Benziger Brothers
Publication Date: 1924
Edition: First edition
Book Description Benziger, NY, 1924. Hardback. Book Condition: V.good. Index, lib/stamped. Bookseller Inventory # 35983
Book Description Benziger Brothers, 1924. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. No Jacket. A little shelf wear and soiling to purple cloth hardcover. Basilian library stamp on title page. Otherwise a solid, unmarked volume. Index. 535 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 031166
Book Description NY: Benziger Brothers, 1924, 1924. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First edition, hardcover, pages edges browned and flaking in places, otherwise a VG+ copy without dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 11901