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Metaphysical Phenomena - J. Maxwell (1st English edn)


Dr Joseph Maxwell, M.D., Deputy Attorney General of the Court of Appeals, Bordeaux, France, was a pioneering psychical researcher who studied in-depth cases of psychic phenomena, telepathy and other unexplained occurrences of that nature. He was highly active in France, undertaking first-hand study of actual events and people. Maxwell's work is full of tales of moving tableware, thought forms, psychic energy fields, and unexplained occurrences - in short, specialising in what is called telekenesis and psychokenenis. He published this work in 1903 (in French) in which he relates his experiments and experiences. This first English edition followed a mere two years later. It was an influential book in both French and English, and is a work which is a formative text in the shaping of the field of psychic research. 


Publication. Metaphysical Phenomena. J. Maxwell. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1905. First English Edition. 9” x 6” 448pp. 


Volume and condition. Publisher's orange cloth titled and decorated in gilt to the spine. Some wear to the edges, most notable to the head and tail of the spine, and some discolouration of the cloth here and there, nevertheless a very good, handsome copy. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed.