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    [Arthur Conan Doyle]. Achille Borgnis. [Title-leaf for:] Le Livre Pratique des Spirites. Paris: [circa 1919]. Single leaf, signed by Doyle with note.

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    [Arthur Conan Doyle]. Achille Borgnis. [Title-leaf for:] Le Livre Pratique des Spirites. Paris: Editions de la Revue Contemporaine, [circa 1919]. Presumed first edition title-leaf, signed by Doyle with note regarding the text and his own experience: "Deals with a low form of phenomena, / with the controls of Craddock who was an / unreliable but powerful medium, with an unprincipled control, Dr. Graham. I have sat / with C and seen Sister Amy. ACD." Also signed in full in the upper margin (presumably an ownership signature) Single leaf, 7.375 x 4.625 inches (sight). Placed in a mylar sleeve and matted and framed with a photogravure portrait, the same found on the cover of The World's Great Books in Outline, part 24, for an overall size of 13.5 x 17.625 inches. Leaf creased horizontally, with a few soft diagonal folds; lower-right corner creased; trace faint soiling. Appears very good, not inspected out of frame. Presents nicely. Provides insights regarding Doyle's well-known affinity for spiritualism; unfortunately lacks the original volume in which the note was written. From the collection of Bob Terry.

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