1st Edition 1869 - Davenport Brothers

1st Edition 1869 - Davenport Brothers

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A very rare copy of The Davenport Brothers. The World-Renowned Spiritual Mediums: Their Biography, and Adventures in Europe and America published in 1869 by William White and Company, Boston.

First edition, 1st printing. 8vo. Hardcover book bound in the publisher’s original full cloth gilt. 426 pp. followed by 6 pp. of publisher’s advertisements. Contains a frontispiece portrait of the Davenport Brothers along with 10 full-page illustrations within the text.

Ira Erastus Davenport (September 17, 1839 – July 8, 1911) and William Henry Davenport (February 1, 1841 – July 1, 1877), known as the Davenport brothers, were American magicians in the late 19th century, sons of a Buffalo, New York policeman. The brothers presented illusions that they and others claimed to be supernatural.

In fair condition, collated and complete. Previous ownership marks to the front/back matter including the title page. Light marginal markings and/or notations in pen and pencil throughout the text (which remains legible). Heavy wear to the original boards including tape repair.

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