Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart and Baldwin & Cradock, 1836. 8vo, lii, 395 pp. xii, 416 pp. Each volume bound in brown cloth over boards backed in red leather stamped in gilt, and raised in four bands at spine. The second edition, printing both the introduction to both editions.
Though not denoted as such, from the library of Gerrit Lansing.
An influential work on animal magnetism by the Scottish politician and writer, who played an important role in the early scholarship of the variety of phenomena that came to be termed animal magnetism at the time. Includes material on Mesmer, trance states, possession, and more, including a chapter in the first volume devoted to Belden's observations of Jane C. Rider.
Ownership signature of one Thomas Stone, MD crossed out on title page, and replaced with the ownership signature of Edm. Lardner. "2vol" written in red crayon in a small neat hand to ffep of first volume. With some brief annotations and brackets in pencil throughout consistent with Lansing's style and hand. Item #27587