The Case of Patience Worth: A Critical Study of Certain Unusual Phenomena

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Boston, MA: Boston Society for Psychic Research, 1929. Hardcover. Large octavo. 510pp. Original cloth lettered on spine. B/w frontis. portrait. The author, Walter Franklin Prince, (1863-1934) was a Minister of the Episcopal Church whose interest in abnormal psychology led him into contact with psychical researcher James Hervey Hyslop. Prince became the research officer of the American Society for Psychical Research, until he became embroiled in the controversy concerning "the Margery mediumship," when he resigned, feeling that the society's handling of the data had been too uncritical. Prince subsequently was involved in founding the Boston Society for Psychical Research, and under its auspices conducted many investigations, including into "Patience Worth." Although renowned as a great skeptic, he certainly maintained a belief that some of the phenomena associated with Spiritualism were legitimate, and others likely to be so. Cloth lightly rubbed with a few faint marks, corners and edges bumped, light chafing and fraying to spine ends and corners, spine rubbed & slightly discolored with a long dark mark (paint?), else a solid & unmarked VG copy (no dust jacket). Second edition.


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