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Title: Défense du Magnétisme Animal contre les attaques dont il est l'objet dans le dictionnaire des sciences médicales.
Description: Paris, Chez Belin-Leprieur, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, no 55, 1819. 8vo. Original [pinkish] limp paper covers, w. the original paper letterpress spine label. (Spine some discol; light surface soiling). [n1, 1-16 in 8, 17 in 7]. (IV, 270 pp.). (Uncut; unopened.). First edition. Crabtree, item 292: Caillet vol. I, 2932: 'Critique très sensée quant au fond, très modérée quant à la forme.': Hirsch vol. II, p. 212: Comp. Norman Coll., M67 [Note w. the 'Histoire', 1813]: 'Deleuze, a student of the Marquis de Chastenet de Puységur, succeeded his teacher as head of the mesmerist movement in France, and it was partly due to his intelligent leadership that interest in mesmerism underwent a revival in the first half of the 19th century. ... his [main work:] 'Histoire...' gave a balanced, well researched and scientific account of animal magnetism. ... the work dealt with the history and practice of animal magnetism, ... contained analyses of, and extracts from, the principal works on mesmerism published before 1813... Tinterow calls Deleuze's work "the best history, even to date, of Mesmerism". ': Crabtree, item 292: 'This work was written by Deleuze in response to the article on animal magnetism that appeared in the 1818 volume of the 'Dictionnaire des sciences médicale..' [by Julien Joseph Virey, Crabtree item 290] ... Author of the 'Histoire Critique' and one of animal magnetism's stoutest defenders, Deleuze here attempts to answer Virey's criticisms paragraph by paragraph. Virey's article and Deleuze's response constitute one of the most intelligent and enlightening dialogues on animal magnetism to be found in the early nineteenth century.'... 'Deleuze is a central figure in the history of animal magnetism...': Very good uncut copy in nice original condition.

Keywords: case studies electricity dierlijk magnetisme medicine psychology occultism

Price: EUR 450.00 = appr. US$ 489.08 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8856