Etherology and the phreno-philosophy of mesmerism and magic eloquence: including a new philosophy of sleep and of consciousness, with a review of the pretensions of phreno-magnetism, electro-biology, &c.

GRIMES, James Stanley

Published by James Munroe and Co. / Edward T. Whitfield, Boston & Cambridge, London
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8vo. Two parts in one. Part I. pp. 251, [1]. Part II. vii, [1], 121, [1]. Part II has a separate title page dated 1850. Bound in half brown morocco with gilt stamped spine and marbled boards. Minor wear to extremities. Interior is generally clean with occasional spots of mild marginal foxing; title page contains some foxing and a name written in a faded old hand on the upper portion; crease on page 91-92. James Stanley Grimes was one of the most important American writers on animal magnetism. Grimes maintained that the effects of mind on matter and of mind upon mind occurred through a medium he called the 'etherium.' "The study of the way in which the etherium conveys impressions from one mind to another and the way in which these impressions are channeled through the physical organism, he calls 'etherology.'" [See Crabtree]. Grimes' "Etherology" was first published in Boston and New York, 1845. This edition is revised and edited. Grimes' work inspired the American seer Andrew Jackson Davis to visit the spirit world through techniques of mesmerism. [See Falk, Doris V., "Poe and the power of animal magnetism." in PLMA vol. 84, No. 3 (May, 1969) p.544]. [Crabtree 515 - listing first edition]. Bookseller Inventory # 000392

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Publisher: James Munroe and Co. / Edward T. Whitfield, Boston & Cambridge, London

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