A History of Experimental Spiritualism Laureated by the French Academy of Science by Caesar De Vesme
translated from French by Stanley de Brath and Fred Rothwell
Volume I: Primitive Man + Volume II: Peoples of Antiquity
Publication: 1931 Rider & Co; London First Edition
Despite this set's title, it is not what most people would think of by the word Spiritualism and instead explores the nature and origin of religious beliefs through the practice of magic, witchcraft, etc with special reference to beliefs in Oceanic and African tribal cultures, and "Peoples of Antiquity", the Ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks & Romans. Material on magic, mediumism, telepathy, divination, lycanthropy, levitation, crystal vision, hauntings, witchcraft, etc.
Condition: Publishers blue cloth with gilt title to spine, spine is darkened, the boards have general shelf ware, the end papers and prelim on both volumes have some spotting and a small ownership stamp, the pages are clean of any markings, overall still in Very Good minus condition