Newmann’s Magical Library. Some interesting data on this great collection, and its owner, who for nearly fifty years has entertained the public with demonstrations of hypnotism, Mind Reading and Occult Psychic Phenomena. Loring Campbell, Kathryn, Leig Gilstad.
Newmann’s Magical Library. Some interesting data on this great collection, and its owner, who for nearly fifty years has entertained the public with demonstrations of hypnotism, Mind Reading and Occult Psychic Phenomena.
Newmann’s Magical Library. Some interesting data on this great collection, and its owner, who for nearly fifty years has entertained the public with demonstrations of hypnotism, Mind Reading and Occult Psychic Phenomena.
Newmann’s Magical Library. Some interesting data on this great collection, and its owner, who for nearly fifty years has entertained the public with demonstrations of hypnotism, Mind Reading and Occult Psychic Phenomena.
Newmann’s Magical Library. Some interesting data on this great collection, and its owner, who for nearly fifty years has entertained the public with demonstrations of hypnotism, Mind Reading and Occult Psychic Phenomena.
Newmann’s Magical Library. Some interesting data on this great collection, and its owner, who for nearly fifty years has entertained the public with demonstrations of hypnotism, Mind Reading and Occult Psychic Phenomena.

Newmann’s Magical Library. Some interesting data on this great collection, and its owner, who for nearly fifty years has entertained the public with demonstrations of hypnotism, Mind Reading and Occult Psychic Phenomena.

Minneapolis, 1945. 8vo, printed brown wrappers. 31 pp., including 4 pp. ads, text on inside of wrappers, numerous b&w illus.

A scarce compendium of articles, reviews and images describing the fifty year career and Magical Library of highly-regarded mentalist C. A. George Newmann, inscribed by Newmann to friend and fellow stage performer, Lester Klock. Includes an account of Newmann’s 7,000 volume collection, which embraced technical, historical, rare, and curious items, as well as periodicals and memorabilia. According to contributor Leif Gilstad, as a child Newmann could always find the hidden objects in games, and predict teachers’ questions. As an adult, he became a scholar and was known for his “Gay Nineties” blind-folded drives through town to announce his shows. Newmann’s inscription reads “To my old friend LESTER KLOCK with sincere, good wishes. C. A. George Newmann. March 6 - 1946.” Klock was a versatile midwestern Vaudevillian, whose various acts are documented in a scrapbook he assembled, recently sold by us and described here: KLOCK SCRAPBOOK.

OCLC records just three copies.

CONDITION: Good, ink inscription on title p. with Hermann’s name and address bleeding through to portrait; the ink inscription inside back wrapper offset onto flyleaf; otherwise, an appealing, clean, sound item.

Item #5978

Price: $375.00