Paris: Germer Bailliere, 1844. 702pp. 8vo, uncut, black cloth. Paris: Germain Balliere, 1844. First Edition. Very good. A well-documented study of the mesmerian movement and the Catholic church. With a long section on the attitude of French medical and scientific community toward mesmerism. "Il est le plus complet..." Caillet 6809.
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411pp. 8vo, original printed wrappers (wraps are quite edgeworn). Paris and Toulouse, 1853. Exposition of the author's views on mesmerism. "M. Baragnon n'accorde a la volonte aucune importance. Il n'admet l'application dusomnambulisme comme ressource medicale; ses procedes de magnetisation sont compliques...". Caillet 704.
155 pages. 12mo, original green printed wrappers; soiled and worn. Paris: E. Garnot, 1855. "Contient la relation de faits de somnambulisme dont la lecture fit sourire les journaux serieux, l'auteur ayant laisse au langage de ses sujets, toute leur...pittoresque expression (faire, caca, etc..)" Caillet 891.
La Haye: 1784. 149 pages. 8vo, contemporary wrappers; worn. La Haye, 1784. First edition. 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...
La Haye: 1784. 149pp., slim 8vo, 1/2 red leather, marbled boards. La Haye, 1784. Very good (+). 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...
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...
Paris: Bailliere, 1889. 159 pages with text in French. 12mo, modern red marbled paper wrappers with remnants of original covers bound-in. Paris: J.B. Bailliere, 1889. First edition. Pages age-toned and somewhat brittle, with some dampstains at fore-edge margins, overall a good copy. A study of the unconsciousness under hypnosis. With a discussion of the hyman body's physiological function in such an impaired state. Cailler 2643.
Madrid: Bailly-Bailliere, 1890. 28 text illustrations. 443pp. 12mo. Full mottled calf, red leather spine label (front hinge weak). Madrid, 1890. Very good. Translation of Magnetisme et hypnotisme; expose des phenomenes observes pendant le sommeil nerveux...(1886). Caillet 2723.
Paris: Bailliere, 1887. 28 text illustrations. 358pp. 12mo. 1/2 cont. brown morocco, marbled boards. Paris: Bailliere, 1887. Very good (+). "Cet ouvrage est resume concis de tout ce qui parut d'important depuis quelques annees sur le sommeil magnetique et hypnotique et une etude sur les origines de cette science." Caillet 2723.
Paris: Mercure, 1908. 80pp. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Paris: Mercure, 1908. Very good. Essays on the history of mesmerism and spiritism. Not in Caillet.
Paris: Masson, 1843. Somnambulisme, magnetisme, extase, hallucination. Expose d'une theorie du fluide electro-sympathique. 185pp. 12mo. Contemporary 1/4 calf (spine 1/2 off, text block tight), marbled boards. Paris: J. Masson, 1843. Good. Scarce. Introduction to mesmerism. Caillet 2838.
56 pages. Tall slim 8vo, original printed wrappers; some light dampstaining throughout. Paris, 1860. Caillet I 2972. The authors express their conviction of the useful effects of anesthesia, not only in operative surgery but also for the alleviation of certain forms of neuralgia. One of the earliest French works on the subject. Well aware of the dangers to the liberty of the human personality inherent in experiments of that kind, they want tosee the practice of hypnotism restricted to medical men.
Paris: L'Athenee Central, 1834. 456pp., 8vo, original wrappers; foxed, dampstained inner upper margin, foxed, spine split. Paris: A L'Athenee Central, 1834. A good copy. The famous French mesmerian's first textbook on the subject. "Le Baron du Potet reunit bientot autour de lui un nombre remarquable d'auditeurs et de disciples et il commenca a donner des seances qui furent connues de tout Paris." Caillet 3399.
Paris: Bechet, 1826. 170 pages. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; uncut edges. Paris: Bechet et Dentu, 1826. Troisieme edition. An account of public mesmerian seances in Paris, written by one of the major figures in 19th century French mesmerism. With related documents -- Caillet 3403.
248pp. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; worn with some loss at foot of spine. Paris, 1826. Presentation by the author. Negative criticisms of mesmerism by French doctor. Dupau's views are explicitly "partisan et adversaire du magnetisme animal dont il attribue tous les effets a l'imagination." Caillet 3387.
112 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers; uncut and unopened. Lausanne, 1888. Not in NUC.
Paris: Doublet, 1815. 55 pages. 8vo, uncut, early gray wrappers, sewn. Paris: Doublet, 1815. Very good. Scarce Criticism of mesmerism. Not in Caillet.
Paris: Hachette, 1890. 42 illustrations, mostly plates. 326pp. 12mo., original printed wrappers; chipped, split spine mended. Paris: Hachette, 1890. A very good (-) copy. "Tres bonne oeuvre, ou toutes les bonnes methodes magnetico- hypnotiques sont exposees". Caillet 4155.
220pp., ads. 8vo, orig. wrs; uncut. Paris 1855. Authors presentation copy. "Ouvrage plus theorique que pratique". Caillet 4336.
Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1975. 8vo, cloth, d.w. (minimal edge-wear). Princeton University Press, (1975). First Edition.
329 pages. Thick 12mo, original green printed wrappers, edgeworn but solid. Paris, 1846. A clergyman's defense of mesmerism. "Rare". Caillet 6810.
Paris: Oudin, 1891. 611pp. 12mo, 1/2 gray cloth-backed marbled boards, red leather spine lable; previous owner's signature on title page. Paris: Oudin, 1891. Near Fine. Not in Caillet.
Paris: Perrin, 1887. Portrait. 220 pages. Thick 12mo, new hand-lettered front wrapper and spine. Paris:: Perrin, 1887. A good copy, with clean pages. First edition of this exposition of a new method -- "Vigilambulisme, un des innombrables degres de magnetisation, qui est toujours sans aucun danger." -- Caillet 7840.
Paris: Dorbon-Aine, 1922. Preface by Charles de Brhay. 219 figures and tables. 434pp., 8vo, rebound in green library buckram. Paris: Dorbon-Aine, (1922). Text slightly toned, but otherwise a near fine copy.
XLVII, 383 pages, plus 48-page publisher's catalogue. Thick 8vo. Original drab printed wrappers (worn and spine neatly re-papered. Paris: Bailliere, 1855. A study of mesmerian "electro-dynamism" and its effect on human physiology. Not in Caillet.