New York; (1950): Truth Seeker Company. First Edition. Octavo. Item #027272
618p. index. Joseph Rinn and Houdini worked together to show the phonies who espouse spiritualism and its allied frauds. In the past 40 years, James Randi exposed not only spiritualists and fortune tellers but took on faith healers (who had learned the tricks of the deceivers). This work has provided the details of how Joseph F. Rinn offered $5,000 to anyone who could prove there attempt to contact the spirits of the dead were real (James Randi upped this to $10,000 and eventually as high as $100,000). An excellent book with interesting stories of those who tried to deceive the public and how they were exposed. Bound in a pale green cloth, spine lettering dark green, small stain to fore-edge, a very good copy in orange dust jacket printed in black, chipping to corners, spine and spine ends, fading to spine.