The Soul of Things. or Psychometric Researches and Discoveries: Volumes I, II & III (3 volume set). William DENTON, Elizabeth M. F.
The Soul of Things. or Psychometric Researches and Discoveries: Volumes I, II & III (3 volume set).
The Soul of Things. or Psychometric Researches and Discoveries: Volumes I, II & III (3 volume set).
The Soul of Things. or Psychometric Researches and Discoveries: Volumes I, II & III (3 volume set).
The Soul of Things. or Psychometric Researches and Discoveries: Volumes I, II & III (3 volume set).

The Soul of Things. or Psychometric Researches and Discoveries: Volumes I, II & III (3 volume set).

Wellesley and Boston: Denton Publishing Company / Mrs. E. M. F. Denton / William Denton & Mrs. E. M. F. Denton, Circa 1873 - 1878. Vol. I, Eighth Edition, Revised, Vol. II First Edition, Vol. III First Edition. Hardcover. Small Octavos. Three volume set. Vol. I, i-viii, (ii) 12-370pp, Vol. II 450pp., Vol. III, 362pp. Original black cloth with blind rules to front boards and gilt titling to spines. B&W illustrations, indexes. William Denton (1823-1883) was a Professor of Geology of Boston, famous for his researches into psychometry, which he studied from 1853 up to his death in 1883. In brief he believed that "From the first dawn of light upon this infant globe, when round its cradle the stormy curtains hung, Nature has been photographing every moment." All that a suitably skilled medium needed to do to access these ethereal "photos" or images of far-flung lands from throughout history, was to obtain a suitably related artifact which he or she could use to create a psychic link. These three volumes gather together the impressions thus collected, from stories of ancient races and giants, daily life in Ancient Egypt, Pompeii, to the life of the caveman, etc. etc. The three volumes were issued separately, and each is complete within itself, although this is a complete set, and very scarce thus. The cloth of Vol. III is a slightly different shade to the of Vols. I & II, and the gilt on its spine is somewhat dulled. One pin hole size "nip" in cloth front hinge of Vol. III, a hint of mottling to the cloth of Vols. I & II. Short tear in bottom bargin of front free endpaper and contemporary owner's details on rear pastedown of Vol. I. Otherwise a remarkably bright, tight, and clean set - surely as close as it would be possible to get to Fine in books of this vintage. Item #62224

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