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P018. Peach, E, Things That Go Bump in the Night, 1st edition, Aquarian 8vo pbk. 1991, 172pp. A study of ghosts and apparitions from occult, spiritualist, and parapsychological viewpoints. Ex lib, stamps to title page, lacks front end paper. Scuff mark to spine, covers crease marked. Text clean and tight. A good reading copy £1

P20DOD. Rhine, J.B, The Reach of the Mind, 1948, Penguin pbk. 1954, 198pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text + 8pp plates and publisher’s advertisements. A practical investigation into telepathy and E.S.P. Minor soiling and edge-rubbing to covers, text lightly tanned (a little heavier to outer margins), minor spots to a couple of margins, text otherwise clean and tight. Good + £1.50

P20DRD. Rhine, J.B, Extra-Sensory Perception, 1st English edition, Faber & Faber 1935, 8vo, rebound in red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 32 + 243pp including index + 4pp plates.  An important study, based on actual and well controlled experiments. Ex lib, file number to spine, book plate to front paste-down, some occasional minor foxing, mainly to margins. A good + tight copy £6

P20DD. Rider, C, Your Psychic Power, 1st edition, Piatkus 1988, 8vo, blue cloth, 192pp, with illustrations in the text. A practical guide to developing clairvoyant abilities. Edge of text block slightly yellowed, otherwise near fine in very good (a few trivial marks, some very slight edge creasing) d/w £2.50

P20F. Schwartz, S.A, The Secret Vaults of Time, 1st edition, Grosset & Dunlap 1978, 8vo, mustard yellow cloth, 14 + 370pp including index, with maps, photographs and other illustrations in the text. A study of ‘psychic archaeology’, looking at the work of Frederick Bligh Bond, Edgar Cayce, and various others who used psychic techniques to help unravel archaeological and historical enigmas. Small blind ownership stamp to front end paper. Very good + in like (a few minor marks, price clipped) d/w £8

P21r. Sinclair, Sir J, The Mystical Ladder, n.d, Spiritualist Assocaiation of Great Britain Cr8vo pbk. c. 1950, 102pp, diagrams in text. Psychic development manual covering creative meditation, chakras, etc. Spine worn, covers stained and soiled. Text clean. Uncommon early edition.Good £4.50

P22. Spencer, J and A, The Poltergeist Phenomenon, 1st ed. Headline 1996, 8vo, black cloth, 4 + 311pp incl. index + 16 plates. A sound, but sympathetic study. Near fine in like d/w £6.50

P022A. Streeter, B.H, with A. Clutton-Brock, C.W Emmet, & J.A Hadfield, Immortality, 1st edition, Macmillan 1917, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and green title to front board, 14 + 380pp including index + publisher’s advertisements. An essay on the immortality of the human soul coordinating scientific, Biblical, and Psychical research. A few minor marks to cloth, end papers lightly soiled, small tear to top of front end paper without loss, faint mark to top margin of a few leaves, text clean and tight. A near very good copy £6

P022AA. Sturge-Whiting, J.R, The Mystery of Versailles: a Complete Solution, 1st and only edition, Rider , no date (1938), 8vo, cream cloth with black titles to spine, 159pp + a frontispiece and 7 plates, pictorial end papers. A study of the most famous ghost story of all, the case of two women, who in 1904 experienced a supernatural vision or ‘time slip’ whilst at Versailles and first published their experiences anonymously in 1911 as An Adventure.  Despite being the most rational and in depth study of the case, Sturge-Whiting’s solution is by no means conclusive and much of the case remains unsolved. A little faint soiling to cloth in places, the merest hint of darkening to spine, top edge of text block soiled, minor foxing to margins of first and last few leaves, text clean and tight. With the book plate of author and former president of the Ghost Club Paul Tabori to the blank verso of the front end paper. A nice association copy of this scarce title, and very scarce in the dust jacket. Near very good in good + (Some light wear to edges, with slight chipping to top of spine panel, very slightly affecting top of the first word of spine title, spine panel slightly rubbed and darkened with small faint ink file number) d/w £80

P22D. Wilson, C, Poltergeist! 1st edition, New English Library 1981, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 382pp including index, with illustrations in the text. A popular study of destructive hauntings, from the Loudon nuns to the black monk of Pontefract. Faint creasing to upper corners of a couple of leaves, otherwise near fine in like d/w £4.50