London: Rider & Co. (1937). First edition. Hardcover. 160 pp., small octavo, original yellow cloth. Dustjacket. Top edge dusty, jacket flaps had been taped to inside of covers and residue from the cello tape remains on flaps and endpapers, else very good in lightly soiled but very good jacket. Item #21873
A scarce work on the paranormal phenomena of psychometry; the ability to become "aware of the characters, surroundings, or events connected with an individual by holding or touching an object, such as a watch or a ring, that the individual possessed or that was strongly identified with the person." (Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology, 4th ed.). In his book "The Interpretation of Cosmic and Mystical Experiences (NY, 1965) author Robert Crookall observes: "Herbert Bland, whose book on object-reading, or psychometry, is the best extant . . ."