TRAITE PRATIQUE DE MAGNETISME HUMAIN - 1st 1858 MESMERISM HYPNOSIS FOR ILLNESS
TRAITE PRATIQUE DE MAGNETISME HUMAIN (PRACTICAL TREATISE ON HUMAN MAGNETISM)
Book Details + Condition: Gimet (Toulouse, France). First Edition, 1858. Very scarce. 156 pages. Hardcover measuring 7.25" x 5". Written in the original French. Ferdinand Rouget's treatise on the use of Mesmerism, or animal magnetism, to treat illnesses of the mind and body. Maladies include mental problems such as hallucinations as well as physical diseases, with special attention paid to sleepwalking. Discusses the relation of animal magnetism to Spiritualism through the theory of vital fluid. Subtitle reads (in English): "Summary of all the principles and procedures of human magnetism to restore and develop physical functions and intellectual faculties in the state of illness." An overall firm and clean copy of a very scarce first edition, with tight binding; heavily rubbed corners and edges; wear to boards; binding tape to spine; normal age toning to pages and endpapers; interior is clean and free of markings.