Theodore Besterman  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Theodore Deodatus Nathaniel Besterman (1904–1976) was a psychical researcher, bibliographer and translator. He was the first editor of the Journal of Documentation.



  • The Divining Rod: An Experimental and Psychological Investigation, 1926 (with William F. Barrett)
  • Mind of Annie Besant, 1927
  • Some Modern Mediums, 1930
  • Inquiry into the Unknown, 1934
  • Mrs. Annie Besant, A Modern Prophet, 1934
  • Men Against Women: A Study of Sexual Relations, 1934
  • On Dreams, 1935 (editor)
  • The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography, 1935
  • Water Divining, 1938
  • A World Bibliography of Bibliographies, 1939
  • The Love Letters of Voltaire to his Niece, 1958 (editor and translator)
  • Voltaire's Correspondence 1953–65, 107 vols
  • Philosophical Dictionary, 1971 (translator)
  • Crystal Gazing: A Study in the History, Distribution and Practice of Scrying, 1965
  • Collected Papers on the Paranormal, 1968
  • Voltaire, 1969


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