Book Details + Condition: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. (London). Second Edition, 1887. Hardcover. 374 pages, with publisher advertisements at rear. Volume by English psychiatrist Henry Maudsley on the natural causes of seemingly supernatural occurrences. Written during a period of skepticism following the popularity of the Spiritualist movement in Europe, Maudsley addresses phenomena such as hallucinations, delusions, and other psychological issues as they relate to alleged spiritual events. The book is divided into three sections: "Fallacies Incident to the Natural Operations of Sound Mind," "Unsound Mental Action," and "Theopneusticism: The Attainment of Supernatural Knowledge by Divine Inspiration." Red cloth covers with gilt text to spine. Lovely bookplate of Russell Van Arsdale Lee, an outspoken physician who championed progressive innovations in health care. From the time he joined Thomas Williams in medical practice in 1924, providing medical care to all people was his crusade. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards; spine a bit faded; interior is clean and free of markings (save bookplate).