Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1905. First edition.. Cheap cloth somewhat discolored and spotted; cheap paper a bit toned but supple; a very good copy.. 12mo, original pictorial light green cloth, 79,  pages. Illus. An example of a slightly higher grade of the cheap literature of the period from a cheap publishing house that also offered (per its terminal catalog here) how-to manuals on electro-plating, telegraphy, telephone exchanges, card tricks, dream books, courtship, etc. There is much here of practical techniques for hypnotism, rather padded out with anecdote, including the mysterious attraction that develops between a mesmerist and his subject. A few penciled marks in the margins. Violet ink stripe applied to the rear board by a careless hand; small later ink notation to the front free endpaper. (Inventory #: 18294)
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