Consideration sur le magnetisme animal, ou sur la theorie du monde et des etres organises, d'apres les principes de M. Mesmer.

La Haye: 1784.

149 pages. Slim 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf; spine just a bit scuffed, pages clean. La Haye, 1784. First edition. A very good copy.

Exposition of Mesmer's cosmic system by his chief French disciple. This work played an important role in the internal schism that weakened Mesmer's movement. Bergasse, who had founded the Society of Universal Harmony, which might be called the "Mesmerist church", began to develop his own ideas on animal magnetism which Mesmer would not tolerate. The book also contains some valuable information on the financial practices of Mesmer's organization. Caillet 979. Blake 42. Wellcome II 147.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Language: French

Price: $300.00

Item #265746

See all items in 18TH CENTURY, HYPNOTISM, MEDICAL
See all items by