Au Revoir, Not Good-Bye: Remarkable Experiences of a City Magistrate and ex-Lord Mayor.
London: Hutchinson & Co., ND . First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 159pp + ipp advert. Purple cloth with titling on spine. B/w frontisportrait & one other b/w plate. The author, a successful businessman and for a time, Mayor of Sheffield, was a member of the London Psychical Research Society and acquaintance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who spent much of the last ten years of his life devoted to spiritualism. In this book he describes his personal experiences with spiritualism, including a number of seances, experiences of materialisation, "direct writing" and other phenomena. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, although not marked as such. Spine a bit canted & faded, spine lettering dulled, corners and spine ends a bit bruised and lightly chafed, top-edge browned, pages a bit toned, owner's initials & ink-stamped name on front endpaper, else an internally-clean VG copy (no dust jacket). Quite scarce. Item #53471