1852 Rare Victorian Book- Ghosts and Ghost Seers or The Night Side of Nature. Poltergeist.
Author : Catherine Crowe
Title : The Night Side of Nature. Or: Ghosts and Ghost Seers.
Publisher : London: G. Routledge 1852. Third edition with new introduction (The first edition was 1848). 2 volumes bound as 1.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 4.5 "
Pages : viii-502 pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good half leather binding (hinges tight, overall slightly scuffed and worn) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean,silk bookmark intact, rare foxing and staining, two nice ex-libris and small antique bookseller and bookbinder (Seton) stamps on endpaper - as shown - as shown).
Contents : I.Introduction II.--The Dwellers in the Temple III.--Waking and Sleeping, and how the Dweller in the Temple sometimes looks abroad IV.--Allegorical Dreams, Presentiments, etc V.--Warnings VI.--Double Dreaming and Trance,Wraiths, etc VII.--Wraiths VIII.--Doppelgängers, or Doubles IX.--Apparitions X.--The Future that awaits XI.--The Power of Will XII.--Troubled Spirits XIII.--Haunted Houses XIV.--Spectral Lights, and Apparitions attached to Certain Families XV.--Apparitions seeking the Prayers of the Living XVI.--The Poltergeist of the Germans, and Possession XVII.--Miscellaneous Phenomena XVIII.--Conclusion.
Estimate : (USD 400 - USD 550)
The book : Rare third edition of this famous popular examinations of supernatural phenomena of the 19th century. Catherine Crowe turned increasingly to supernatural subjects, inspired by German writers. Her collection The Night-side of Nature (1848) became her most popular work . It was translated into German and French, and is said to have influenced the views of Charles Baudelaire. Her own involvement in such matters came to a bizarre culmination in February 1854, when she was discovered naked in Edinburgh one night, convinced that spirits had rendered her invisible. She was treated for mental illness and recovered. This edition comprises the original (two volumes bound as one), with some revisions and additions and a new preface. An intriguing collection of sketches and anecdotes relating to ghosts and the mystery of life as understood by this noted Victorian novelist
The author: Catherine Ann Crowe, née Stevens, (20 September 1803 in Borough Green, Kent – 14 June 1876 in Folkestone), was an English novelist, story writer and playwright, who also wrote for children.
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