Nelson Enterprises catalogs are VERY COLLECTIBLE and HARD TO FIND.
In fact, we could not find another No. 26 currently available for sale.
Robert Nelson was the most prolific author of books and booklets on mentalism.
Bob Nelson and his brother Larry ("Alla Rageh") started the Nelson Enterprises in 1921.
Their first "catalogs" were printed on thin, onion-skin paper.
By 1927, their catalog boasted over a hundred effects and books, catering almost exclusively to the mental fraternity.
Bob Nelson also was the inventor of Multiplying Rabbits!
This is Catalog Number 26, published in 1959 by Nelson Enterprises.
By this time, the catalog was being printed on glossy paper.
The catalog is chock full of amazing mindreading, spook and spirit effects available for purchase.
These effects were crucial to the acts of the mindreaders of the day, and also secretly to the many spirit mediums who made their living from fortunetelling.