1916 Scarce Book - HYPNOTISM, Magnetism, Mesmerism & Magnetic Healing by L.W. de Laurence.
Author: Lauron William de Laurence.
Title: Hypnotism: Magnetism, Mesmerism, Suggestive Therapeutics and Magnetic Healing.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. The de Laurence Co., no date (1916). First edition.
Size: 8 "X 5 ".
Pages: 188 pages.
Binding: Very good decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed).
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, light small stain on the outer edge of last 2-3 pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Including a frontispiece portrait of the author and 6 full-page photographs of Hypnotism, Telepathy and Mesmerism.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Scarce First edition of de Laurence book on Hypnotism: Magnetism, Mesmerism, Suggestive Therapeutics and Magnetic Healing.
According to the most recent regulations of the Jamaica Customs, prohibited items that are absolutely forbidden from entering Jamaica include "All publications of de Laurence Scott and Company of Chicago in the United States of America relating to divination, magic, cultism or supernatural arts."
The author: L. W. de Laurence (full name Lauron William de Laurence) was an American author and publisher on occult and spiritual topics.
His publishing company (De Laurence, Scott & Co.) and spiritual supply mail order house was located in Chicago, Illinois. De Laurence was a pioneer in the business of supplying magical and occult goods by mail order, and his distribution of public domain books, such as Secrets of the Psalms by Godfrey Selig and Pow Wows or the Long-Lost Friend by John George Hohman had a great and lasting effect on the African American urban hoodoo community in the southern United States as well as on the development of Obeah in Jamaica.
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