Phantasms of the Living [2 vols.]

Gurney (Edmund), Frederick W.H. Myers and Frank Podmore.

Phantasms of the Living [2 vols.]

Description: FIRST EDITIONS, a few diagrams and tables to first volume, minimal underlining to same volume, erased pencil lettering 'DOP' faintly visible at head of half-titles, pp. lxxxiii, 573; xxvii, 733, [2], 8vo, original navy blue cloth, backstrips and upper boards lettered in gilt, bookplates to front pastedowns of 'Universella Broderskapet', very good

Publication Details: Rooms of the Society for Psychical Research, Trübner, 1886

Notes: The emergent field of 'psychical research' was a phenomenon of the late Victorian era, partly provoked by the need for a new spiritualism in the face of Darwinian theory and its undermining of Judaeo-Christian tenets. The present work is its greatest early statement, written by a group of men of considerable academic standing - Myers and Gurney both Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, Podmore a graduate of Pembroke College Oxford and an original member of the Fabian Society. Gurney and Myers were founding members of the Society for Psychical Research, formed in 1882, which Podmore joined so...more

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Price: £750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1886

Stock Number: 65798

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