A Magician Among The Spirits by Harry Houdini

(c. 1924,1996) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: The Original Manuscript, from the Christopher Collection – In 1924, Houdini’s prized effort, A Magician Among The Spirits, was published. Much to his dismay, the editors at Harper & Brothers rearranged, rewrote and above all cut out huge portions of the text. The original typed manuscript for A Magician Among The Spirits survives in Milbourne Christopher’s collection, unread except by a few people, for nearly half a century.

Now Richard Kaufman and Maurine Christopher have published the original typed manuscript in facsimile, with handwritten corrections by Houdini and Oscar Teale. The edition is limited to 1000 copies. This 400 page oversized book is adorned with the same sepia-toned rare photograph of Houdini that accompanies the manuscript. Covered in black cloth and housed in a matching slipcase. This book will be published only one time.

Contents (Chapters Only, numbers are not page numbers):

i Introduction
ii Preface
1 Chapter I. The Founders of Modern Spiritualism
2 Chapter II. the Davenport Brothers
3 Chapter III. Daniel Dunglas Home
4 Chapter IV. Palladino
5 Chapter V. Ann O’Delia Diss Debar
6 Chapter VI. Dr. Slade and His Spirit Slates
7 Chapter VII. Slate Writing and Other Methods
8 Chapter VIII. Spirit Photography
9 Chapter IX. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10 Chapter X. Why Ectoplasm?
11 Chapter XI. By-Products of Spiritualism
12 Chapter XII. Investigations – Wise or Otherwise
13 Chapter XIII. How Mediums Obtain Information
14 Chapter XIV. What You Must Believe to Be a Spiritualist
15 Chapter XV. Magicians or Detectors of Fraud
16 Chapter XVI. Conclusion
17 Appendix
18 Photos

  • Publisher: Kaufman and Greenberg
  • Pages: 409
  • Location: Washington DC, USA
  • Edited by: Maurine Christopher
  • Dimensions: 9″x12″
  • Date: 1924, 1996
  • Binding: hardbound

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Approx. Price: $75.00 (2003) ***

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