WIDOW'S MITE AND OTHER PSYCHIC PHENOMENA - 1st 1904, GHOSTS SPIRITS DIVINATION
THE WIDOW'S MITE AND OTHER PSYCHIC PHENOMENA
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1904. By Isaac K. Funk. Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company (New York and London). A hard-to-find and sought-after publication, thoroughly detailing psychic phenomena, parapsychology, Spiritualism, experiences, stories, documentation, evidence, study, and much more. Special luxury edition, very scarce. Large octavo, 538 pages with advertisements. Three-quarters leather with matching cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers, bibliography and index. Includes black-and-white illustrations. The author Isaac Funk is best known for his The Standard Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1893, but he was deeply interested in the scientific study of psychic phenomena, spiritualism, ghosts, apparitions, telepathy, and more. This book is a massive collection of many of the best known cases of the 19th century. Chapters include: A Plea for Psychic Research; Hindering Dispositions and Opinions; Ways in Which Some Spiritualists Predispose Investigators Unfavorably Hindering Dispositions and Opinions; Ways in Which Some Non-Spiritualists Predispose Investigators Unfavorably Hindering Dispositions and Opinions; A Letter From Scientists — A Study; Special "Spirit-Talks" to Clergymen; The Finding of "The Widow's Mite" and Other Similar Phenomena; Typical Psychic Phenomena — Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Apparitions; Secondary Personalities — Obsessions; Spirit Identity — The Critical Text of Spiritualism; Spirit Photography; Spirit Identity. A solid copy of a very scarce edition: Leather at spine edges and corners is chafed and a bit crumbling; boards rubbed with a few marks to cloth. Leather joints splitting, but boards are still firmly attached and binding remains tight. Page edges darkened, owner's information on front blank endpaper; pages toned but otherwise free of markings.