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Unsolved Mysteries of American History : An Eye-Opening Investigation into the Most Baffling Events of All Time

By: Aron, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens GA, Barnes & Noble: 2003

Edition: Reprint; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 7005

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has some minor edge and corner wear. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 225 pages; This book seems to take a serious look at some famous historical mysteries. Aron is not a purveyor of nonsense. For example, his conclusion on the authorship of Shakespeare's plays is that Shakespeare has the best evidence. He also looks at Easter Island, Richard II and the Princes in the Tower, Neanderthals and many others. View more info

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Hippo Eats Dwarf :A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B. S.

By: Boese, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Orlando, A Harvest Original / Harcourt Inc.: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 11874

Condition: New


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 278 pages; Entertaining accounts of hoaxes, intentional and unintentional, by a scientifically trained skeptic. Brand new book, square with uncreased and uncracked spine. View more info

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The Secret of Mary Celeste and Other Sea Fare

By: Bradford, Gershom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barre, Barre Publishing Co.: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14668

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book has light aging and some light corner wear. Jacket has light aging, light edge and corner wear and two small closed tears. Jacket is price-clipped. A solid and attractive copy. The book considers one of the great unsolved mysteries. The Mary Celeste was a brigantine found abandoned by her captain, his family and the entire crew. Dinner was still on the Captain's table. No sign of Captain and crew was ever discovered. Solutions have ranged from murder to water spouts... View more info

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The Philosophy of Mystery

By: Dendy, Walker Cooper

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1845

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14748

Condition: Very Good


Deep brown cloth with somewhat faded gilt titles and decoration. Some edge, corner and surface wear. Top right corner of title page torn away, affecting no text. Still square and securely bound. This book seems to be a 19th skeptical work on paranormal beliefs such as spectres, ghosts, demons, etc. I say "seems" because the book is written as a dialogue among mythical beings, but the chapter headings indicate that Dendy has applied scientific thought to these pseudoscien... View more info

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Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea: An Eye-Opening Exploration of Lost Lands, Phantom Ships, and Dangerous Denizens of the Deep

By: Fanthorpe, Lionel and Patricia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, MJF Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14681

ISBN: 1567319106

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket appear to be as new, near pristine. The book is a compilation of supposedly unsolved mysteries of the sea with such diverse subjects as the Mary Celeste, Atlantis, The Philadelphia Experement and several others. The book does offer some reasonable solutions to many of these mysteries. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 237 pages View more info

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Spirit Communion : An Immovable Fact in the Internal Consciousness and the External History of Man ..

By: Ferguson, J. B.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Nashville, M'Kennie & Brown, Printers -- True Whig Office: 1855

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13074


Disbound pamphlet with relatively light edge and corner wear. Some foxing and toning throughout. G+ to VG-. Appears not to have been issued in separate wraps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 20 pages; Ferguson was a popular Baptist minister in Tennessee who became significantly and controversially involved in spiritualism and mediums. He was eventually removed from his position within the church. This pamphlet came from an address by Ferguson in response to criticism from t... View more info

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The Bell Witch: The Full Account

By: Fitzhugh, Pat

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Nashville, The Armand Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13868

Condition: Near Fine


Book shows only light shelf wear. Spine is not cracked or creased; book appears unread. ; B&W Illustraations and Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 405 pages; Comprehensive history of the famous Bell Witch of Tennessee. Leans heavily toward the supernatural. View more info

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The Psychic World of Doc Anderson

By: Gary, A. L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rossville, GA, Self: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9330

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Condition is G+, due to a torn out ffep. Otherwise, light wear to wraps, front slightly curled on foredge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; Doc Anderson claimed 95% accuracy in his predictions! You can be the judge. This book was written by A L Gary, a U. Of TN psychologist, who says he substantiated Anderson's claims. The paperback was self published by Anderson in Rossville, GA. View more info

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Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull

By: Goldsmith, Barbara

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, A Borzoi Book / Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14685

ISBN: 394555368


Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear except for a bump on the top rear spine edge. VG+ to NF. Interesting study of connections between suffrage and spiritualism in Victorian-era America, personified in Victoria Woodhull. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 531 pages View more info

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Science and Religion Are They Compatible?

By: Kurtz, Paul (Ed. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Amherst NY, Prometheus Books: 2003

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 8756

Condition: As New


Book is New and unread. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 366 pages; Collection of essays on science and religion, arguing both for and against the compatibility of the two ways of viewing the universe. View more info

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The Bermuda Triangle Mystery -- Solved

By: Kusche, Lawrence David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1975

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 14702

ISBN: 006012475X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only light general wear but does show light aging as well. Jacket has very light wear but has some fading in the lighter areas. This book, published forty years ago, is something of a classic of modern skepticism. Lawrence Kusche thouroughly debunked paranormal claims about the so-called Bermuda Triangle by simply doing serious research. His conclusions are as valid today as they were in 1975. This is a third printing, based on a number line in the back of the ... View more info

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Doc Anderson the Man Who Sees Tomorow

By: Smith, Robert E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Paperback Library: 1970

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 9329

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Wear to edges, slightly rounded corners, pages lightly toned. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 176 pages; Doc Anderson of Rossville, Georgia was known as The Georgia Seer. This 1st paperback edition by Robert Smith tells his forecasts for the 1970's. You can be the judge of his accuracy - he claimed 95%! View more info

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The Magic of Uri Geller

By: The Amazing Randi

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Ballentine Books: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14782

ISBN: 345247965175

Condition: Very Good+


Some light edge and corner wear with light dings at corners. Spine is neither cracked nor creased and book is square. Appears to be unread. This book, that convincingly demonstrates that Uri Geller had no special psychic powers and was just a magician, was one of several early skeptical works that led to the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the modern skeptical movement. This is the true first edition. ; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 308 pages View more info

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The Shroud

By: Walsh, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1964

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 5697

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only light wear and aging. Dustjacket has very small chips at corners, slightly larger tear (1/2" at bottom of spine. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages; A serious investigation of the Shroud of Turin. View more info

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Quirkology : How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things

By: Wiseman, Richard, Ph. D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Yotk, Bristol Park Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 12764

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket show only very light use. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 323 pages; Interesting book by a prominent research psychologist on how "quirks" affect our lives. View more info