1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c
1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c
1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c
1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c
1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c
1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c
1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c
1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c

1847 JOHN B. NEWMAN. First Edition on Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Prophecy, Somnambulism, Spiritual Trances, &c

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Very scarce first edition of Dr. John B. Newman's work on altered spiritual states [fascination is used here to describe someone "spiritually" or "other-worldly" in their attention], prevision, trances, somnambulism, hypnotism, etc,. including not only accounts, but hints at increasing a person's ability to achieve said states on oneself or another. 

See below for just some of the absolutely fascinating content mentioned!

No other first edition on the market.

Newman, John B. Fascination, or the Philosophy of Charming: Illustrating the Principles of Life in Connection with Spirit and Matter. New York. Fowlers and Wells. Phrenological Cabinet. 1847. 176pp.

Very tidy plain quarter calf binding with some light rubbing. Very solid with some minor foxing at prelims and rears. 

Contents include:

Snake Charming | Charming Savages | Three Thousand Years of Charming | Bunyan's Mansoul and Fascination | Material World Contained in the Spiritual | Worship of Satan | Heathen Magi the First Fascinators and their Apotheosis | Our Saviour and Spiritual Secrets of Egypt | Cases of Cures [Healing] | Insanity | Hearing without the Ear | William Tennant [Great Awakening Revivalist] | Mormonism Exposed | Robert Cochran's Method of Imparting the Holy Ghost | Seeress of Prevost | John Calvin's Engrance into the Spiritual World | Leeching the Face | Spontaneous Combustion | Self-Moving Porter Houses | Vaccination | Water Cure | Homeopathy Patronized | Hannehman a Fascinator | Somnambulism Rescues Fascination from the Imputations of Sorcery and the Black Arts | Pixies and Fairies | Performing Dreams | Dances of Witches True and Nature of Ingredients thrown by them into the Cauldron etc. etc.