New York: Munn & Company, 1898. First printing. Numerous black and white illustrations. Original cloth over boards. Octavo. vi, 148 pages, + 2 leaves publisher ads. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, illustration to upper board in black. Boards show minor extremity rubs and mild soiling, but hinges sound. Interior has a short taped at top inner margin of title page, some mild foxing and toning, else clean. A very good copy overall.
Fascinating book by a magician who worked with Alexander Hermann and Prof. Kellar. Robinson had been raised as a spiritualist but no longer acknowledged the truth of its teachings.
He was not hostile to spiritualism or those who believed in it, but was determined to expose those who would defraud believers seeking knowledge of deceased loved ones. His background in stage magic made him an ideal debunker of clever tricks.