WATER WITCHING U.S.A. by E. Vogt & R. Hyman, 1st/1st 1959 HC/DJ — WATER DOWSING
WATER WITCHING USA by Elon Z. Vogt and Ray Hyman — 1st Edition / 1st Printing 1959 HC/DJ — WATER DOWSING
Publisher: The University of Chicago, Chicago (1959)
Very scarce, first edition, first printing on the ancient art of Water Witching or Water Dowsing. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with minimal shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's name on the first blank page. The dust jacket is in excellent condition with very light shelf-wear. It has been clipped. Illustrated; 248 pages. The book is protected by a Mylar plastic jacket. Please see below for more information on the book, as well as the ancient practice of Water Witching, or Water Dowsing.
Despite advanced technology, the practice of water witching—using a forked stick to indicate an underground source of water—persists in both rural and urban areas. "Water Witching U.S.A." is a lively look at "dowsing," full of personal accounts, historical background, and data from controlled experiments and a nationwide survey. This study includes a collection of photographs, drawings, and historical woodcuts showing the tools, techniques, and early instances of dowsing, as well as cross-sectional views contrasting the dowser's explanation of groundwater with the geologist's.