Clairvoyant Reminiscences and Herbal Recipes

New York: George A. Sparks, 1887. First Edition. Memoirs of the Maine millworker turned clairvoyant, who was introduced to mesmerism after being gravely injured while at work at the mill when the building collapsed and only a "Professor of Mesmerism" could cure him. The volume also includes herbal recipes and medical cures through clairvoyance, with numerous testimonials. Recipes have very occasional contemporary ink corrections, for example converting 1 ounce of Tarlington's Balsam and and 4 ounces of Wine of Antimony to drachums in a recipe for cough syrup (pp. 228-9). Exceedingly scarce. ATWATER 2862. Small octavo (18.5cm.); publisher's dark brownish-red cloth stamped in black, gilt-lettered spine; [2],268pp.; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece. Board scuffed and corners bumped, front hinge cracked but holding, else Good to Very Good overall.

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