[ Series "A" ] A Course in Personal Magnetism: 1. Self-Control and the Development of Character. 2 - Zoism. William Walker ? ATKINSON.

[ Series "A" ] A Course in Personal Magnetism: 1. Self-Control and the Development of Character. 2 - Zoism.

Chicago IL: The Psychic Research Company, 1901. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Large octavo. Eccentrically paginated [ 92pp total + adverts ]. Bright blue cloth with gilt lettering to upper board & spine, coloured endpapers patterned in gilt, b&w illustrations. Two separate works in one volume on the subject of personal magnetism: 1. Self-Control and the Development of Character, [48pp], XV Lessons. 2. Zoism, [44pp], X Lessons. One of a series of uniform volumes published by The Psychic Research Company of Chicago. An early printing of this anonymously published pair of instructional essays on the subject of Personal Magnetism which is described by the publisher as a: "The quality in man which attracts the interest, confidence, friendship and love of mankind." Although the volume is anonymous, some have suggested it might a least in part be written by William Walker Atkinson, who contributed a number of works to this series and is known to have written many anonymous and pseudonymous pieces. Cloth a little rubbed with some faint spot fading particularly at spine, spine ends and corners lightly bruised, page edges darkened, top edge foxed. Text pages lightly browned but fresh annd unmarked. Overall a VG+ copy (no dust jacket -as issued?). Quite scarce in this edition. Item #63792

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