The Mystery and Lore of Apparitions, with Some Account of Ghosts, Spectres, Phantoms, and Boggarts in Early Times. Ghosts, C. J. S. THOMPSON, Charles John Samuel Thompson.
The Mystery and Lore of Apparitions, with Some Account of Ghosts, Spectres, Phantoms, and Boggarts in Early Times.

The Mystery and Lore of Apparitions, with Some Account of Ghosts, Spectres, Phantoms, and Boggarts in Early Times.

London: Harold Shaylor, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 332pp. Light grey cloth lettered in black on spine & front board. B/w frontispiece & illustrations. One of the better researched and illustrated popular surveys of apparitions, with a particular emphasis on ghosts and ghost-lore across history. The author of the book, [ Charles John Samuel Thompson ] C. J. S. Thompson (1862-1943), was in charge of acquisitions for Henry Wellcome, and thus had access to what would become the library of the Wellcome Institute, one of the great collections medical, alchemical, anthropological and related books and manuscripts in the world. Cloth unevenly and somewhat heavily browned at spine and extreme outer margins, page edges and endpapers quite browned, pages toned and with moderate scattered foxing. Overall a tight, clean VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #68741

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