Pages From A Medium's Notebook; [ Cold Reading ]. ANONYMOUS, Robert Nelson.

Pages From A Medium's Notebook; [ Cold Reading ]

NP [ Columbus, Ohio ]: Nelson Enterprises Publishers, ND [ circa 1939 ]. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto. ii + 51pp. Somewhat humbly produced - plastic spiral backstrip with printed brown card covers lettered in dark brown, text page pages are reproduced (mimeographed) from a typescript. The scarce first edition of this anonymously written manual. Despite its title, the book is actually written as a guide for anyone who wants to set themselves up as a (fake) medium, (fake) mind-reader, (fake) spirit consultant, or (fake) psychoanalyst. The great majority of the work is devoted to the author's observations on common human behaviour, the art of what is now called "cold reading" and how to effectively fool people that the "reader" has great insight into their lives. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, although not marked as such. Light rubbing to covers, faint vertical crease to upper cover, pages lightly toned - else a tight, unmarked VG+ copy. Unusual. Item #64783

Price: $85.00

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