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RADCLIFFE.JOHN NETTEN. - FIENDS,GHOSTS,AND SPRITES. Including an account of the origin and nature of belief in the supernatural.

Richard Bentley.London.,1854. FIRST EDITION.8vo.Publisher’s green wave-grain cloth,covers blocked in blind,spine lettered and decorated in gilt all over,cream endpapers,edges untrimmed.Previous owners neat inscription in year of publication to front free endpaper.A little rubbing to extremities,but a very good copy.-------First Edition of the second publication of John Netten Radcliffe (1826–1884),who was to become a leading epidemiologist and public health activist.The present work was written while he still was at the Leeds school of medicine,before he entered service in the Crimea as a surgeon attached to the headquarters of Omar Pasha.The text includes learned discussions of comparative folklore,ghosts,dreams and modern spiritualism,with an appendix reprinting Extracts from Professor Faraday’s Letter on Table Moving,from the Athenaeum,1853.The spine-lettering identifies it as part of the “Parlour Book-case”. :
GBP 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 851 US$ 953.45 | JP¥ 104212] Book number 5933

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