May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 345

Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
HIS REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE SPIRITUALISM MOVEMENT DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. Autograph Manuscript Signed, "AConan Doyle," draft of a statement outlining his conception of spiritualism and the current state and direction of the movement. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, "Psychic Book Shop and Library" stationery, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; lower 1/4 of page completely separated (without loss), two holes punched in left margin (with minor loss to text), few scattered abrasions (with minor affect to text), folds. (MRS) London, [1926?]

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"The movement is making great strides in England. England now leads the world in psychic matters.
"The last victory was the report of the Morning Post. It is our oldest and most solid paper. It appointed two Commissioners to examine the whole subject. They both reported very sympathetically both upon the physical & more particularly upon the religious aspects.
"It is the religious philosophy which is really most important. It is a new explanation of all those things which have perplexed the human brain . . . .
"This is rational & it comes with all the authority of hundreds & hundreds of messages from the beyond . . . .
"It all opens up a glorious future of hope & happiness for our race."