OBSESSION AND POSSESSION BY SPIRITS BOTH GOOD AND EVIL: IN ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL SPIRITUALISM AND OCCULTISM AMONG PRIMITIVE RACES, IN ANTIQUITY, THE MIDDLE AGES, AND MODERN TIMES
Book Details + Condition: The de Laurence Company (Chicago). First De Laurence Edition, 1935. Hardcover. 400 pages. Bound in publisher’s original black cloth. A now very scarce copy of T.K. Oesterreich’s classic study on spiritual and demonic possession in various cultures throughout the world. Contents include: The Nature of the State of Possession; Possession and Its Importance from the Standpoint of Religious Psychology; and much more. Please see pictures of Table of Contents for more detail. The book was first published in German in 1921; the first authorized English editions appeared in London and in New York in 1930. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; wear to boards, with fading to title on front and spine; toning to pages; old discoloration to first and last few pages, and inside boards (appears to be liquid, but pages are not warped); foxing to text block; interior is free of markings.