A Rambler's Recollections & Reflections (Signed copy)
Signed by Alfred Capper, a magician and drawing-room entertainer
First edition, second printing. Hardback, bound in blue cloth with printed titling to spine and upper board. 22 x14.5cm, 330pp.
Signed and dedicated to the ffep by Alfred Capper, following a pleasant stay in Arundel.
This is the autobiography of Alfred Capper, a drawing-room entertainer of the late Victorian and Edwardian age. His act including some magic, and he referred to himself as a "thought-reader" who specialised in muscle-reading (apparently a form of thought reading). He toured extensively, was anti-spiritualist in nature and his acts were considered informative and educational. He was knocked down by a taxi in Paris in 1921 and died instantly.
A good copy. The cloth biding is a little marked and faded, with some bumping to the corners. There is a little water staining to the fore-edge of the frontispiece but the book remains in strong readable condition. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown (the Bristows of Sussex).