Mysteries of the Vital Element
... in connexion with dreams, somnambulism, trance, vital photography, faith and will, anaesthesia, nervous congestion and creative function; modern spiritualism explained [with] Reply to Professor Allen Thomson's Address as President of the Biological Section at the British Association Held in Edinburgh, August, 1871.
Stated second edition, 1871. Brown cloth 8vo, 144pp. With 8p pamphlet "Reply to Professor Allen Thomson's Address as President of the Biological Section at the British Association Held in Edinburgh, August, 1871" bound in. Author's photo pasted to the inside of the flyleaf, which is chipped along the edge from the irregular pressure of the extra bulk. Cosmetic cloth repair at the top 1.5 inch of the spine, otherwise a Good copy with a tight, firm binding.
Title page inscribed "with the author's best regards" to Luke Burke, founder of the Ethnological Society of London and prominent member of the Anthropological Society who published 'Phrenological Enquiries: Being an Investigation... Elucidating the Imperfections of the "present System"' in 1840. Rare.