Hardcover, 8vo., black cloth boards with red lettering to cover & spine, bookplate endpage, frontis, black & white illus., 300pp. Proskauer was an amateur magician who wanted to warn the public about charlatons in the magic and the medium business. Bookplate is that of E. A. Dearn a famous magician who performed in Shanghai for over twenty-five years before migrating to Australia. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Spook Crooks!: Exposing the Secrets of the ...
Éditeur : New York, A. L. Burt Company, 1932.
Description du livre 1932. 1st edition, very good condition black cloth binding with an English facsimile color dust jacket, published by A.L.Burt Company, New York, 300 pages, illustrated by James and Howard Savage. The author a well known Magician and ardent foe of the deceptions by fraudulent con artists, and conmen exposes the spirit mediums, fortune tellers, spiritualists, and the pseudo-science of astrology, numerology, palmistry, tea leaf reading, and other false doctrines created to impress the gullible , seperate them from their money and make the con artist/swindler wealthy. Illustrated with drawings by James and Howard Savage, and the frontispiece is a photograph of an original etching of the author. Christopher vol.2 #2357. Price Bulletin 1 p.84, Findlay p.218. Scarce. N° de réf. du libraire 002003