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P6B. Dendy, W.C, The Philosophy of Mystery, 1st edition, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans 1841, 8vo, rebound in slightly later half tan calf over marbled paper boards with gilt decorated spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles, 12 + 443pp, with the ownership signature of the atheist actor, theatre director and author Jonathan Miller to the top of the front end paper. Written from a rationalist viewpoint, Dendy’s work is an interesting albeit sceptical study of ghosts, demons, fairies, and a host of other related phenomena such as dreams and Mesmerism. Corners and spine ends rubbed, light wear to edges of boards in places, a few minor marks to covers, minor foxing to margins of a couple of leaves, contents otherwise remarkably clean and tight. A near very good copy of the uncommon original issue £45

P6C. Dreller, L, Beginner’s Guide to Mediumship, 1st edition, Rider 8vo pbk. 1997, reprinted, 14 + 127pp including index. Edges of covers lightly rubbed, and with a few trivial marks. Upper corner lightly bumped, crease to top corner of one leaf, otherwise very good £2

F08A. Forman, J, Haunted East Anglia, 1974, Jarrolds 8vo pbk. 2005, 144pp including index, with photograph illustrations in the text. One of the standard works detailing supernatural occurrences throughout East Anglia. A couple of trivial marks to covers, corners lightly bumped. Very good £1.50

P8D. Green, A, Ghosts of Today, 1st edition, Kaye & Ward 1980,  Cr8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 20 + 209pp, with photographs in the text.  A collection of well over 400 hauntings throughout the United Kingdom that had all been witnessed in the 20th century. Fine in near fine d/w £6

P010. Haynes, R, The Hidden Springs, 1961, Hutchinson 8vo pbk. 1973, 264pp including index + a frontispiece and 8pp plates. A classic study of extra-sensory perception by a member of the S.P.R, includes material on telepathy, time displacement, telekinesis, dowsing, levitation, etc. Faint crease to rear cover, minor spots to half-title, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good £2.50

P10A. Hippisley Coxe, A.D, Haunted Britain, 1st edition, Hutchinson  tall 8vo pbk. 1973, 216pp including maps and index, with many illustrations in the text (some coloured). A popular overview of hauntings in England, Scotland and Wales. Covers a little grubby and edge worn, contents clean and tight. Good + £1

P12B. Johnson, R.C, The Imprisoned Splendour, 1953, 1st edition, 6th imp. Hodder & Stoughton 1963, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 424pp including index. The first of the author’s trilogy on a new approach to reality based on psychical research and mystical experience. Light soiling to covers, edges of text block spotted, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight. Very good £2.50

PM14. Maple, E, The Realm of Ghosts, 1964, Pan pbk. 1971, 220pp including index + 8pp plates. An examination of the realm of ghosts, including the cult of the dead, connections with paganism, etc. Crease to upper corner of rear cover, margins lightly browned, text clean and tight. Very good - £2

P14AD. Moncrieff, M.M, The Clairvoyant Theory of Perception, 1st edition, Faber 1951, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 315pp including index, with a frontispiece and a few diagrams in the text. A new theory of clairvoyant vision. Covers a little soiled and marked in places, edges of text block a little soiled, end papers spotted, text clean and tight, tears to tops of rear end papers without loss where carelessly opened. A good + overall copy of an increasingly uncommon work £8