METAPSYCHICAL PHENOMENA - J. Maxwell, 1st/1st 1905, METAPHYSICAL MEDICAL PSYCHIC
METAPSYCHICAL PHENOMENA: METHODS AND OBSERVATIONS — By Dr. Joseph Maxwell, With a Preface by Charles Richet and An Introduction by Sir Oliver Lodge — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1905 — Psychic Phenomena Psychology Pathology Medicine — Metaphysical Phenomena Through a 19th Century Medical Viewpoint
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1905)
A scarce first edition from 1905 of METAPSYCHICAL PHENOMENA, in well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear and slight discoloration to boards, and fading to spine. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's book plate and signature on the first blank page. Pages are otherwise free of interior markings. 448 hand-cut pages. Chapters include: Method; Raps; Parakinesis and Telekinesis; Luminous Phenomena; Psycho-sensory and Intellectual Phenomena; Fraud and Error, and much more. In 1905, Maxwell culminated his research and wrote an overview of psychic manifestation, through "Metapsychical Phenomena," the result of ten years of research, which remains a valuable contribution to psychical literature as an classification overview and explanation of different types of psychic manifestations. Please see below for more information on Dr. Joseph Maxwell, and his work.
Biography of Dr. Joseph Maxwell (1858 - 1938)
Attorney-general at the Court of Appeal at Bordeaux and prominent French psychic investigator. Through numerous investigation he postulated that certain manifestations could only be studied with the knowledge of nervous and mental pathology. As a trained investigator he had the rare fortune to find a medium in a friend, a Mr. Meurice, who could produce telekinetic phenomena in good light. He obtained further good results with a Miss Agullana of Bordeaux, two young mediums of Agen, and others. In 1895 in l'Agnelas, he and Eugene Rochas, Dariex, Sabatier, Count de Gramont, and Watteville attended experiments with Eusapia Palladino.