Do the Dead Live? An Inquiry Into the Present State of Psychical Research by Paul Heuze. translated from the French. E.P. Dutton & Company. 1923. 172 pages. 5"x7". Hard coover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Has edge wear, heavy at the top and bottom of the spine. A water stain is around the publisher's name at the bottom of the spine. 1/4" tear on the top of the back panel. Now protected with a mylar dj cover. BOOK: Has cover edge wear. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine are somewhat faded. Dust soiling on the top of the page block. Some wear to the rough leading and bottom edges of the page block. Previous owner book plate inside the front cover. Discrete pencil date "Mar1925" also inside front cover. A marginal stain is inside pages viii and ix. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings. Binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Pages are flat without creases, folds or dog-earing. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. More photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BL22a
"In view of the...public interest in the subject of Spiritism and Psychic Science, M. Paul Heuze was commisioned by the great Paris paper L'Opinion to elicit the personal views of those best qualified to give authoritative opinions on the subject. Among those interviewed by him were M. Gabriel Delanne (President of the French Society for Psychic Research), Dr. Geley, Sir A. Conan Doyle, Camille Flammarion, Professor Richet, Maeterlinck, Mme. Curie, Professor Branly and Father Mainage. The subjects dealt with include Ectoplasm, Levitation, Materialization the mysteries of the Nervous System and the Subconscious Self." - a blurb from the dust jacket.