Enigmas: Another Book of Unexplained Facts. Rupert T. GOULD.

Enigmas: Another Book of Unexplained Facts.

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1946. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 232pp. Red cloth lettered in silver on spine. B/w frontispiece & illustrations, maps. Index. The revised second edition of this Fortean sequel to Gould's "Oddities." The object of the essays, according to the author, is to "collect and digest the facts relating to a number of incidents which have not, at present, been satisfactorily explained." Chapter headings: There were Giants in Those Days.--Three strange Sounds: The cry of Memnon. Parrys's Cannon. The Barisal Guns.--Old Parr, and Others.--The Landfall of Columbus.--Bealings Bells.--The "Victoria" Tragedy.--The Last of the Alchemists.--Abraham Thornton Offers Battle.--The Canals of Mars. This revised edition contains two new essays and other additional text and thus is the best edition. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly faded and rubbed at edges of boards and spine, light bruising to spine ends, page edges and endpapers darkened and lightly foxed, pages toned, text unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in Good dust jacket (Dust jacket has been neatly reinforced with brown paper glued to reverse side, otherwise the jacket is a bit chipped and chafed at edges, rear panel darkened and a bit grubby, inner flap a bit creased and wrinkled, not clipped). Item #62649

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