"The History and Reality of Apparitions." The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe. Volume the Thirteenth, (Volume XIII); .. With A Biographical Memoir of the author, Literary Prefaces to the Various Pieces, Illustrative Notes, Etc. including all Contained in the Edition attributed to the Late Sir Walter Scott, with considerable additions. Apparitions, Andrew Moreton, Daniel Defoe.
"The History and Reality of Apparitions." The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe. Volume the Thirteenth, (Volume XIII); .. With A Biographical Memoir of the author, Literary Prefaces to the Various Pieces, Illustrative Notes, Etc. including all Contained in the Edition attributed to the Late Sir Walter Scott, with considerable additions

"The History and Reality of Apparitions." The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe. Volume the Thirteenth, (Volume XIII); .. With A Biographical Memoir of the author, Literary Prefaces to the Various Pieces, Illustrative Notes, Etc. including all Contained in the Edition attributed to the Late Sir Walter Scott, with considerable additions

London: Printed by D. A. Talboys for Thomas Tegg, 1840. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Small octavo. xvi + 392pp. Original black cloth decorated in blind, with gilt titling to spine. An attractive reprint edition of this work by Defoe which was first published under the pseudonym Andrew Moreton in 1727 with the title "An Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions with wonderful illustrations"). The full subtitle of the first edition gives a fair summation of its contents: "Or, an Universal History of Apparitions Sacred and Prophane, Under all Denominations; Whether, Angelical, Diabolical, or Human Souls departed. Shewing, I. THEIR various Returns to this World; with sure Rules to know, by their Manner of Appearing, if they are Good or Evil ones; II. The Differences of the Apparitions of Antient and Modern Times; and an Enquiry into the Scriptural Doctrine of Spirits; III. The many Species of Apparitions, their real Existence, and Operations by Divine Appointment; IV. The Nature of seeing Ghosts before, and after, Death; and how we should behave towards them; V. The Effects of Fancy, Vapours, Dreams, Hyppo, and of real or Imaginary Appearances; VI. A Collection of the most Authentic Relations of Apparitions, particularly that surprising One attested by the learned Dr. Scott. A facsimile of the title page of the 1727 edition is included by the publisher in this volume following the title page. Very light overall rubbing to boards, spine ends and corners a bit bruised and chafed, quarter inch tear to top of cloth hinge of upper board. Page edges darkened, pages lightly browned - but remarkably clean & bright internally, no marks of any kind. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy. Scarce edition. Item #63788

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