London, New York, and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1937. First edition. Hardcover. 19 x 13 cm. 12mo. 204pp. Green cloth in rare dust jacket. First edition with "First Published 1937" on copyright page and no additional printings noted. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Previous owner's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Both jacket flaps are clipped at the top and bottom. Light soiling to jacket, and the jacket spine shows some sun toning. Rare work in very nice condition. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Item #59149
From the jacket flap: "Sir William Barrett, F.R.S. was for nearly forty years Professor of Physics in the Royal College of Science, Dublin, and his researches and discoveries in his own department of science has been of enormous benefit to industrial enterprise. His interest in psychical research was constant and his belief in its range as well as its limitations firm and balanced. This book is a record of sitting with trance mediumshop, over a period of eleven years in which Sir William Barrett is purported to be the communicator. The subject-matter varies from proofs of survival and identity in the earlier sittings to the importance of the spiritual life in man in the later series."