BATCH OF ESOTERIC AND OCCULT BOOKS
BERSOT Ernest. Mesmer et le Magnétisme Animal. Paris, Hachette 1854. Rare, partially original edition of the famous essay on mesmerism, with the addition of a chapter on swivel tables and spiritism. Description of exorcisms, of human beings possessed by the devil and of the revolving tables of spiritism. Original paperback. Printed title on the board on the spine. Size: 19x12 cm, pp. 233. In excellent condition.
DAVID Alessandro. L'arte di conoscere gli uomini. Il piccolo Lavater e Dottor Gall. Milan, Francesco Pagnoni Editore 1859. Rare original edition of the famous study on physiognomy by the Swiss theologian. The psychological and moral characteristics of a person deduced from the features and expressions of the face. To follow, treatise on phrenology by the German doctor F.J. Gall. The morphology of the skull and the personality of an individual. Half canvas binding. Illustrated title page in colour. Illustrated by 20 tipped-in colour engravings of well-known characters and various human states and 76 vignettes in the text. Size: 19x12 cm, pp. 320. In excellent condition.
RAPISARDI Mario. Lucifero. Rome, Edoardo Perino 1887. Famous esoteric and anticlerical work that exalts the devil as a symbol of reason against obscurantism and superstition. Lucifer cast out of Paradise embodies progress with his yearning for freedom. Canvas binding. Gold title on the spine. Illustrated title page in chromolithography on a gold background. Illustrated by 40 drawings by Gino De' Bini. Size: 24x17 cm, pp. 322. In excellent condition.
QUATTRINI Antonio. La Pietra filosofale. Como, Editrice Roma 1906. First edition. Extremely rare original edition of the famous spiritualistic novel with magical atmospheres by the Roman writer and publisher. Hypnotism, magnetic fluids, cosmic forces capable of raising the dead and other adventures in the occult. Illustrated paperback. Frieze on the title page. Various full-page illustrations. Size: 22x16 cm, pp. 164. In good condition.