London: John Murray, 1930. Item #05016
"Who has become the greatest medium-baiter of modern times? Undoubtedly Houdini.
Who was the greatest physical medium of modern times?"
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Edge of the Unknown. London: John Murray, .
First English edition. Octavo (7 5/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 186 x 124 mm.). viii, 332 pp. Lacking rear free endpaper.
Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, white endpapers. Some foxing throughout, gilt lettering dull, early ink signature of H. Layton Hough on front pastedown and front free endpaper. A good copy only.
909 copies were published on 24th June 1930 priced 7/6.
The Edge of the Unknown is a collection of essays and articles written between 1919 and 1930. The essays and articles, initially published in magazines, were revised for the book.
Conan Doyle, the creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes, was also a believer in ghosts and fairies and wrote books about spiritualism and fairies. This is the most famous of them.
The opening chapter is entitled "The Riddle of Houdini"
Green and Gibson B47a.