1841 Rare First Edition - Dendy's PHILOSOPHY OF MYSTERY or Ghosts, Fairy Mythology, Spectres & Demonology.
Author: Walter Cooper Dendy.
Title: The Philosophy of Mystery.
Publisher: London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1841. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: xii-443 pages.
Binding: Good original full cloth binding with decoration in blind on the boards (hinges worn but still tight - as shown, upper and lower part of spine worn - as shown, overall scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining -as shown, small chip to outer margin of the first endpaper and in the outer margin of the page facing the title page, repaired by a previous owner - as shown).
Contents: Challenge; nature and motives of ghosts; prophecy of specters; fantasy from mental association; fantasy from cerebral excitement; poetic fantasy or frenzy; fantasy from sympathy with the brain; mysterious forms and signs; analysis and classification of spectral illusion; illusions of art; fairy mythology; demonology; nature of soul and mind; nature of sleep; sublimity and imperfection of dreaming; prophecy of dreams; moral causes of dreamings; anachronism and coincidence of dreams; material causes of dreams; intense impression, memory; influence of dark blood in the brain; incubus or nightmare; somniloquence, somnambulism; imitative monomania; reverie; abstraction of intellect; somnolence, trance, catalepsy; premature interment, resuscitation; transmigration, analysis of trance; mesmerism; sibylline influence.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 350)
The book: Rare FIRST edition of this treatise on dreams, spectral illusions, and other imperfect manifestations of the mind including Fairy Mythology; Demonology; Nature of Soul and Mind; Nature of Sleep; Sublimity and Imperfection of Dreaming; Prophecy of Dreams...
The author: Walter Cooper Dendy (1 October 1794–10 December 1871) was an English surgeon and writer. Dendy was not a mere surgeon; he was conspicuous for cultivated taste and polished manners. He published a poem of much merit entitled ‘Zone,’ and the ‘Philosophy of Mystery,’ 1841, a treatise on dreams, spectral illusions, and other imperfect manifestations of the mind.
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