DAVIS, Andrew Jackson. Supernatural Pamphlets. Various. 1852-54.
8vo. Nineteenth century full brown calf, gilt fillets to sides, spine with gilt raised bands and tools and contrasting dark brown and green gilt morocco labels, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled; pp. 222 + 130 + 176 + 56 + 45; binding a little rubbed to extremities, otherwise very good indeed.
First editions. A collection of five pamphlets by the spiritualist, magnetic healer and clairvoyant Andrew Jackson Davis (1826-1910), the 'Poughkeepsie Seer' who coined the term 'the law of attraction' and whose work on mesmerism inspired Edgar Allan Poe. The publications include: "The Approaching Crisis" (1853); "The Harmonial Man" (1853); "The Philosophy of Spiritual Intercourse" (1854); "The Philosophy of Special Providences: A Vision" (1853); and "Free Thoughts concerning Religion" (1854).