Light from Beyond. Selected and, Herman Behr.

Light from Beyond.

New York: Patience Worth Publishing Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiv + 282pp. Original blind ruled blue cloth with gold title to upper board and spine. A selection of poems attributed to Patience Worth, who is said to have been the spirit of a seventeenth century English-woman who had moved to America where she was eventually sent to the 'other land' by a murderous native. A prolific author in the afterlife, Worth communicated her writings to Pearl Curran, a St. Louis housewife of apparently limited education. Curran / Worth penned a number of novels, and over 3000 poems, all apparently spelled out laboriously on a Ouija board. Most who interviewed Curran thought she would have been incapable of writing the detailed and stylistically varied works herself, but although skeptics remained suspicious of the ethereal Patience, no fraud was ever proven. Spine a bit darkened with light discoloration at upper end, spine ends lightly bruised, light rubbing to edges and corners, old bookshop sticker, edges a trifle dusty, otherwise a tight and internally bright VG+ copy. No dust jacket. Scarce. Item #33852

Price: $150.00

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