1845 Rare Victorian Book - THE PHILOSOPHY OF MYSTERY: or Ghosts, Fairy Mythology, Spectres, Demonology, ...
Author: Walter Cooper Dendy.
Title: The Philosophy of Mystery.
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1845. Second Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: vi-443-(4) pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full cloth binding with decoration in gilt and in blind on the boards (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (tight and clean, light foxing throughout- as shown, some pages still unopened).
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 200 - USD 300)
The book: Rare second 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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