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The Blue Island; Experiences of a New Arrival Beyond the Veil

£100.00

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There is great trepidation on the part of all the uninitiated when first coming into contact with the occult, psychic or unknown forces. In many of life's mysteries, there is much pleasure to be had in probing the secret, and the mystery is in itself an incentive to search and to enquire.

From the preface: "When in April, 1912, the Titanic sank in mid-ocean and my father passed on to the next world, I was n tour with my own Shakspearian Company. Amongst the members of that Company was a young man named Mr Pardoe Woodman, who on the very Sunday of the disaster foretold it as we sat talking after tea"

So begins this unique tale, communicated from beyond the grave by the father of Estelle Stead, the renowned journalist W. T. Stead, after he died in the sinking of the Titanic. The text is prefaced with a letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. With a frontispiece black & white plate depicting a Psychic Photograph of W. T. Stead (see photos).

Blue cloth covered boards. Blue text to spine, which is discoloured and split at rear lower hinge. Boards are discoloured and are scuffed and chipped in places. Corners are bumped. Text block is lightly foxed on edges and on several leaves but is otherwise clean. The title page bears a name stamped in black ink, "Edward Robinson". Could this be the poet Edward Arlington Robinson? His father had an interest in spiritualism which Edward, towards the end of his life, somewhat embraced. This is just supposition but it could be investigated if that kind of thing takes your fancy.

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Added value:
Black and white pictorial frontispiece
Author(s):
"Communicated by W. T. Stead; recorded by Pardoe Woodman & Estelle Stead. With a letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle"
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
5" x 7½"
Edition:
Undated
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
155
Publisher:
Hutchinson & Co.

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There is great trepidation on the part of all the uninitiated when first coming into contact with the occult, psychic or unknown forces. In many of life's mysteries, there is much pleasure to be had in probing the secret, and the mystery is in itself an incentive to search and to enquire.

From the preface: "When in April, 1912, the Titanic sank in mid-ocean and my father passed on to the next world, I was n tour with my own Shakspearian Company. Amongst the members of that Company was a young man named Mr Pardoe Woodman, who on the very Sunday of the disaster foretold it as we sat talking after tea"

So begins this unique tale, communicated from beyond the grave by the father of Estelle Stead, the renowned journalist W. T. Stead, after he died in the sinking of the Titanic. The text is prefaced with a letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. With a frontispiece black & white plate depicting a Psychic Photograph of W. T. Stead (see photos).

Blue cloth covered boards. Blue text to spine, which is discoloured and split at rear lower hinge. Boards are discoloured and are scuffed and chipped in places. Corners are bumped. Text block is lightly foxed on edges and on several leaves but is otherwise clean. The title page bears a name stamped in black ink, "Edward Robinson". Could this be the poet Edward Arlington Robinson? His father had an interest in spiritualism which Edward, towards the end of his life, somewhat embraced. This is just supposition but it could be investigated if that kind of thing takes your fancy.

Added value:
Black and white pictorial frontispiece
Author(s):
"Communicated by W. T. Stead; recorded by Pardoe Woodman & Estelle Stead. With a letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle"
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
5" x 7½"
Edition:
Undated
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
155
Publisher:
Hutchinson & Co.

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