Hydesville: The Story of the Rochester Knockings, which proclaimed The Advent of Modern Spiritualism. Thomas Olman TODD, E. J. Dingwall related Emma Hardinge Britten.
Hydesville: The Story of the Rochester Knockings, which proclaimed The Advent of Modern Spiritualism.

Hydesville: The Story of the Rochester Knockings, which proclaimed The Advent of Modern Spiritualism.

Sunderland: The Keystone Press, ND [ 1905 ]. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 62pp. Cloth spine, original brown paper covered boards lettered in black on front. B/w frontis. & plate, appendix. A recounting of the story of the controversial Fox sisters, whose alleged mediumistic activities are generally seen as marking the beginning of the nineteenth century Spiritualist movement. The work includes the full text of a letter from Emma Hardinge Britten to the author. This copy previously from the collection of E. J. Dingwall, whose pencilled ownership name is on the front free endpaper. E. J. "Dirty Ding" Dingwall (1890-1986), was one-time Keeper of Books at the British Library, and psychical researcher, who is remembered for a variety of different books, such as "Revelations of a Spirit Medium" and "Abnormal Hypnotic Phenomena, A Survey of Nineteenth-century Cases." More recently from the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Boards lightly rubbed and with a few light marks from handling, upper corner bumped, page-edges browned & lightly foxed, occasional light foxing to pages. Still, a solid unmarked VG+ copy. Very scarce. Item #51640

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