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Crystal Gazing : Its History and Practice, with a Discussion of the Evidence for Telepathic Scrying by  Andew Lang (Intro.) Northcote W. Thomas (Northcote Whitridge Thomas) - First American Edition - 1905 - from GatesPastBooks and Biblio.com

Crystal Gazing : Its History and Practice, with a Discussion of the Evidence for Telepathic Scrying

by Northcote W. Thomas (Northcote Whitridge Thomas), Andew Lang (Intro.)

Condition: Good+


New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1905. Cloth boards show wear, with corners well rubbed. Gold Gilt front board stamping very bright, without loss (see scan). Spine head, top joint extremity, and spine tail wear, with Gilt spine top, mid stamping a bit dulled (see scan). Square, with spine rounded, fore edge still curved. Old repair to front hinge, looks to be mid century, with light glue browning, firm, without fear of detaching, rear hinge without issue. Sewn binding still tight. Internally Unmarked, with the odd sign of age. Binding wear noted, still a better than Good copy of the Uncommon First.. First American Edition. Hard Cover, Cloth/Sewn Binding. Good+. Illus. by Various Line Drawings. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.




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