Occultism and Common Sense by Beckles Willson with introduction by W.F. Barrett F.R.S. Past President of the Society for Psychical Research
Publication: 1908 T. Werner Laurie True First U.K. Edition- First Printing
Octavo xvi + 290pp + publication catalogue
This work is was greatly influenced by the views of the Society for Psychical Research, which has conducted scholarly research into human experiences that challenge contemporary scientific models." It does not, however, since its inception in 1882, hold any corporate opinions. Essentially the works takes the practical approach in attempting to explain many of Occultism supernatural mysteries. Such as the materialization of ghosts, and sciences attitude toward the supernatural. Other chapters include: The Hypnotic State, Phantasms of the Living, Phantasms of the Dead, Dreams, Mediumistic Phenomena, Clairvoyance, etc. etc.
quite uncommon in a first edition, especially in sharp condition
Condition: Publishers black cloth boards with title to spine and upper board, the boards with shelf ware, spine edges creased, all pages remain clean, small bookplate of famous book publisher John M. Watkins to rear board, overall in Very Good condition