The Universe of Life. Harold SMITH, SIGNED.

The Universe of Life.

Ilfracombe, Devon, England: Arthur H. Stockwell, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 176pp. Original light grey cloth lettered in black on spine. Five plates - four of which are images of the Cottingley Wood Fairies. This copy SIGNED by the author alongside numerical symbols on the title-page. The author - a genuine eccentric - discusses topics such as Materialization of Fairies, Biblical Miracles, Clairvoyance, forms of Reasoning, etc. A pencilled note on the front pastedown suggests the book was "owened (sic) by Joe Cooper." Cooper was one of the great debunkers of the Cottingley Wood fairy hoax and the author of "The Case of the Cottingley Fairies" (1990). Cloth a bit rubbed and darkened, spine ends a little bruised & rubbed, page-edges foxed & browned, light foxing to endpapers, else a solid, clean VG copy (no dust jacket). Scarce. Item #54019

Price: $75.00

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