Mesmerism Considered. Francis SITWELL, ANON.
Mesmerism Considered.

Mesmerism Considered.

Glasgow: William Mackenzie (printer), 1852. First Edition. Softcover. Booklet. 16pp. Pamphlet rebound in modern cloth-covered card covers with paper title-label on front cover. The full title, as given at the head of the first page of text, is "Mesmerism Considered in Connexion with Personal Responsibility." The pamphlet is essentially a dire warning against Mesmerism, from a Christian perspective, with the author suggesting that Mesmerism was a tool sometimes used by Satan; that its popularity might also lead to people misinterpreting and underestimating the powers of God; and that it could lead to the weakening of the minds of those upon whom it was practised. The anonymously-published work is generally attributed to one Francis Sitwell, but we do not know on what basis. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his blind-stamped ex-libris seal on front free endpaper. First & last pages of pamphlet lightly browned, else a solid, clean & complete VG copy. Item #49849

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