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HYPNOTISM AND MAGNETISM: مانياتيزمه نه در؟ ونصر ياپياير؟ [What is Magnetism? And How to Do It?]


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8°. 78 pp, [1] blank, 4 blue and white photographs, original illustrated wrappers, stapled (wrappers slightly dusty with tiny tears in margins and loss of paper around the spine, some pages loose, pin size holes in white margins, probably caused by wrong binding, otherwise in a good condition).


An exceedingly rare illustrated Ottoman book on the magnetism was published in the last years of the Ottoman Empire. The animal magnetism or mesmerism, named after a German 18th century scientist Franz Mesmer, is a belief in invisible natural forces in every living creature, which can be used in controlling, healing or hypnosis.

The blue and white images, made in the style of the popular late Ottoman colour printing, showcase people undergoing the hypnosis or mesmerism.

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