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The Devils of Loudun

Huxley, Aldous

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1952
Condition: Acceptable Hardcover
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Stated First Edition. Acceptable in dark blue cloth over boards; front board has faded spots, streaks. Rubbing at corners, along front spine eds. Decorative gilt-stamping on spine w gilt title in red title block. EPs age-tanned; fmr bookseller's pencilled notes on FFEP. Sl soiling of head of text-block as well as deckled fore-edge. B&W illus. Age-tanned throughout. DJ chipped at spine ends; other chips, short tears, corners rubbed away, m two blind tears at rear tail, 1/2" and 1", creased in between. In protective brodart sleeve. "An exhaustive exhumation of the phenomenon of possession which occurred in a convent at Loudun during the 17th century which permits a speculative inquiry not only into the nature of psychological hysteria and hallucination, but also- and more widely- into the meaning of spiritual attitudes and beliefs. .A study of frenzied, cataleptic seizures and manifestations which developed to a point of spectacle in its day, here interpreted with psychological acuity, with a sense of irony and paradox, and with the respect of an intellectual for spiritual concerns."--Kirkus, Oct 1 1952 Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010631

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Title: The Devils of Loudun

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Acceptable

Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable

Edition: First US Edition.

Book Type: Used

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