Rare 1920 Debate: The Truth of Spiritualism MEDIUMS SEANCES Clairvoyance Ghosts

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) 1920 Debate on the Truth of Spiritualism.

Book Description:

Watts & Co., London, 1920. Original Cloth. Very good vintage condition. First Edition. 57 pages. 8vo. Hardcover edition. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Black border on front board. Some slight foxing to endpapers.. Inner pages are mildly age toned. ''Revised by Both Disputants'', i. E. The transcript of the oral debate has been revised by the disputants before appearing in published form.

Background Details - Not from the Book! During October of 1917 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave his first public lecture on Spiritualism. He wanted to present the facts, as he knew them, for the benefit of mankind. Even though he knew his reputation and career would suffer he became an outspoken proponent for the movement.
He wrote books, articles and made countless public appearances to promote his beliefs. His easy-going manner and absolute faith in the movement made him an effective speaker. He was so sincere that even opponents of Spiritualism considered him to be well intentioned.
Harry Price made a reputation for himself by exposing false mediums. He had this to say about Conan Doyle:
''Setting aside for the moment his extraordinary and most loveable personal qualities, the
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