Cock Lane and Common-Sense 1894 Andrew Lang - Ghosts - Haunted Houses - Psychic - Occult - Spiritualism

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Title: Cock Lane and Common-Sense

Author: Andrew Lang

Description: Burgundy-brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. Boards rubbed; corners pushed; light wear at extremities; antique subscription library (Yorkshire, England) label on front board. No other library indicators. Pages unmarked; generally clean. xvi, 357, plus [24] pp. catalog of offerings from the publisher.

A volume that takes its title from London's Cock Lane ghost, wherein the author presents a systematic review of psychical phenomena, both modern and historical. Ghosts, haunted houses, spiritualism, ghosts in legal cases, the Yerville (France) witchcraft trial of 1851, accounts of clairvoyance, crystal gazing, levitation, telepathy, and much more fill the pages.

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Savage Spiritualism; Ancient Spiritualism; Comparative Psychical Research; Haunted Houses; Cock Land and Common-Sense; Apparitions, Ghosts and Hallucinations; Scrying or Crystal-Gazing; The Second Sight; Ghosts Before the Law; A Modern Trial for Witchcraft; Presbyterian Ghost Hunters; The Logic of Table-Turning; The Ghost Theory of the Origin of Religion.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Place: London
Year: 1894

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: ghosts, ghost hunting, haunted houses, Society for Psychical Research, clairvoyance, spiritualism, occult, supernatural, metaphysical, parapsychology, ESP,

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