I am looking to buy a book that my father read as a boy, for his next birthday. I know very little about it except the protagonist is able to bodily trans-locate in a manner referred to specifically as a 'Jaunt' or 'jaunting'. My father's childhood was in the late 1930's through the 40's, so I would guess this is relatively early SciFi.
This term is used extensively in Alfred Bester's "Tiger, Tiger" aka "The Stars My Destination" to refer to teleportation.
By the first decade of the twenty-fifth century the principles of jaunting were established and the first school was opened by Charles Fort Jaunte himself, then fifty-seven, immortalized, and ashamed to admit that he had never dared jaunte again.