Hardback with green cloth boards. First edition, 1948. By Jean Burton, with a foreword by Harry Price.
Daniel Dunglas Home (1833-1886) was a Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will. He was born in Scotland, emigrated to the USA with his family as a child, and began conducting seances in America before returning to Europe. He has been described as one of the most famous men of his time. He conducted hundreds of seances attended by many eminent Victorians. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of his supporters. However, he was also accused of conjuring tricks and fraud.
Spine is very faded and front cover rather misshapen (see photos). No dust jacket, although the front flap of the dustjacket describing the book has been detached and kept, tucked into the book. Erased pencil markings on front endpaper. Previous owner's inscription on title page, and one or two marks on other pages, which are rather yellowed as expected. Binding is sound, and overall this is a good condition copy for its age.