FLIGHT TOWARDS REALITY

First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the author, and with corrections to the text on five pages, seemingly in the author's hand, including the insertion of a new sentence on p.52. Publisher's original turquoise cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing to the extremities and bumping to the corners. The contents with a little spotting to the textblock edge are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which has marking from a previous tape repair to the verso of the upper panel, a 2cm tear to the bottom edge of each panel and minor wear to the extremities.

Inscribed by author to the writer, publisher and campaigner Jon Wynne-Tyson (1924-2020) in blue ink on the title page: "For Jon Wynne-Tyson / with best wishes and / after many years of / shared interests / Victor Goddard / May '76." Air Marshal Sir Robert Victor Goddard (1897-1987) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, but is perhaps best known for his interest in paranormal phenomena, beginning with his own experience of a clairvoyant episode in 1935. In the present work he argues for the existence and importance of extrasensory perception: "Among the subjects discussed in relation to consciousness are slips through time, dowsing, reincarnation, mediumship, fairies and U.F.O.s - as seen through the eyes of an airman."

Stock code: 18435

£125

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Author:

GODDARD, Victor

Published:

London: Turnstone Books.
1975

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