Item #71190 The Universal Treasure Casket, or Book of Wisdom and Knowledge, Containing How She Became a Medium, or Experience in the Study of Occult Science and Many Formulas From Which to Choose a Profession; With Poems; [ Book of Secrets ]. Bertha A. GREYER.
The Universal Treasure Casket, or Book of Wisdom and Knowledge, Containing How She Became a Medium, or Experience in the Study of Occult Science and Many Formulas From Which to Choose a Profession; With Poems; [ Book of Secrets ]

The Universal Treasure Casket, or Book of Wisdom and Knowledge, Containing How She Became a Medium, or Experience in the Study of Occult Science and Many Formulas From Which to Choose a Profession; With Poems; [ Book of Secrets ]

Boston, MA: S. J. Parkhill & Company, ND [1900 copyright ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 96pp. Green decorated cloth with gilt & black embellishments to upper cover The author, a self-proclaimed Spiritualist, offers a potpourri of "wisdom" strongly reminiscent of the "Books of Secrets" from earlier centuries, in the it contains everything from occult instruction and recipes to psychological and household advice. The book is divided into three parts, in the first the author tells her own story of how she became a Medium, and in the second: "Words of Wisdom and Advice", she offers her thoughts on diverse subjects including Love and Marriage, The Occult or Mystic Way of Success in Business, Witchcraft, How to Become a Psychometrist, Bust Developer (!) etc. etc. The third part is a most bizarre collection of recipes, from the conventional ones of the kitchen: Peach Cobbler, Fish Cutlets, etc. to Nerve Tonics, Cures for Rheumatism, the manufacture of indelible ink, etc. A delightful if eccentric volume. Cloth has just a hint of age wear, light bruising and chafing to spine and spine ends, contemporary bookseller's label on front pastedown and lower edge of title page, pages toned with some very light spot browning, else an attractive VG+ copy (no dust jacket - if called for). Item #71190

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