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McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 749 works in 880 publications in 3 languages and 5,531 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Humor  Anecdotes  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Fiction  Textbooks  Folklore 
Classifications: BF1589, 793.8
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Most widely held works by McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)
Recreations mathematical and physical laying down and solving many profitable and delightful problems of arithmetick, geometry, opticks, gnomonicks, cosmography, mechanicks, physicks, and pyrotechny by Jacques Ozanam( )
7 editions published between 1708 and 2009 in French and English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miracle mongers and their methods by Harry Houdini( Book )
2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on physiognomy for the promotion of the knowledge and the love of mankind by Johann Caspar Lavater( )
1 edition published in 1789 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Physiognomy, whether understood in its most extensive or confined signification, is the origin of all human decisions, efforts, actions, expectations, fears, and hopes; of all pleasing and unpleasing sensations, which are occasioned by external objects, nor is there a man to he found who is not daily influenced by Physiognomy; not a man who has not figured to himself a countenance exceedingly lovely, or exceedingly hateful; not a man who does not more or less, the first time he encounters a stranger, observe, estimate, compare, and judge him, according to appearances, although he might hitherto have been a stranger to the science of Physiognomy; it is, therefore, a manifest truth, that whether or not sensible of it, all men are daily influenced by Physiognomy; and as Sultzer has affirmed, every man, consciously or unconsciously, understands something of Physiognomy. The most simple and inanimate object has its characteristic exterior, by which it is not only distinguished as a species, but individually; and shall the first, noblest, best harmonized, and most beauteous of beings, be denied all characteristic? But whatever may be opposed to the truth and certainty of the science of Physiognomy, it must be admitted that there is no object, thus considered, more important, more worthy of observation, more interesting than man, nor any occupation superior to that of disclosing the beauties and perfections of human nature"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The rappers, or, The mysteries, fallacies, and absurdities of spirit-rapping, table-tipping, and entrancement by Searcher after truth( )
2 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animism, magic, and the divine king by Géza Róheim( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains Aboriginal references based on secondary services
Le vieux Paris : fètes, jeux, et spectacles by Victor Fournel( Book )
2 editions published in 1887 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human science, or, Phrenology : its principles, proofs, faculties, organs, temperaments, combinations, conditions, teachings, philosophies, etc., etc. : as applied to health, its values, laws, functions, organs, means, preservation, restoration, etc. : mental philosophy, human and self improvement, civilization, home, country, commerce, rights, duties, ethics, etc. : God, His existence, attributes, laws, worship, natural theology, etc. : immortality, its evidences, conditions, relations to time, rewards, punishments, sin, faith, prayer, etc. : intellect, memory, juvenile and self education, literature, mental discipline, the senses, sciences, arts, avocations, a perfect life, etc., etc., etc. by O. S Fowler( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume expounds this science of the mind, analyzes each of its Faculties, gives their right and wrong, and thereby virtuous and vicious modes of action, and applies its teachings to all the great and little problems and interests of humanity. Phrenology, by analyzing these mental fountains of all things human, reveals all those streams which do and should flow there from; besides also disclosing the model man, and thereby showing all persons, all communities, just wherein, and how far, they conform to and depart from this perfect type; that is, wherein each lives a life perfect or imperfect. A science which achieves all this, must soon become the great study of the whole race, and so remain "till time shall be no longer." Part I. The Organism discusses man's organic relations generally, including the fundamental principles of life; the structure of the mind; the principles, proofs, facts,and history of Phrenology; the Temperaments, &c.; and applies all to Self-Improvement. Part II. Health, its Value, Laws, Organs, Functions, Means, Preservation, and Restoration, shows all how to get and keep themselves and families well, without doctors or medicines; and analyzes and illustrates all the physical functions. Part III. The Animal Propensities and Selfish Sentiments, analyzes those self-caring instincts which supply personal wants, look out well for self, and create man's affectional, governmental, aspiring, and other sentiments,which it describes in five degrees of power -- Large, Full, Average, Moderate, and Small, along with the different effects on character and conduct of their combinations with the other Faculties in their different degrees of power. This feature, which appertains to this entire work, yet is found nowhere else, is especially interesting and instructive, as causing and disclosing the endless shadings and diversities of human character and conduct. Part IV. Man's Moral Nature, analyzes those Moral Faculties which both render him a religious being, place him in relation with all the theological, ethical, and spiritual truths of the whole universe, and unfold all their relations and dependencies, including all those ranges of religious doctrines and practices they involve; thereby developing an entirely new system of Natural Theology, solving all moral problems with scientific authority, and furnishing an exhaustless storehouse of religious truth. Religion is just as much an exact natural science as mathematics, because both are equally governed by those natural laws which render all they regulate "exact;" and Part IV demonstrates religious science. Does not such an exposition of such a subject, from the stand point of the moral constitution of man, merit attention from all Christians, infidels, and savans? Part V. Intellect, Memory, and Reason, analyzes and shows how to cultivate all the intellectual Faculties, which it describes in five degrees of power, and shows how to prosecute intellectual and juvenile education, and develop scholarship and memory, eloquence and reason -- man's highest gifts! Part VI. A Right Life, individual and communitarian, applies these principles and teachings to progress and reform, private and public, by showing wherein this, that, and the other custom and institution harmonize and conflict with human Nature, and from what to what they require to be changed, added to, and amended"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The history of playing cards : with anecdotes of their use in conjuring, fortune-telling, and card-sharping by Ed. S Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of fate : formerly in the possession of and used by Napoleon by H Kirchenhoffer( Book )
2 editions published between 1923 and 1927 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The case against spiritualism by Jane T Stoddart( Book )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An encyclopedic outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy : being an interpretation of the secret teachings concealed within the rituals, allegories, and mysteries of all ages by Manly P Hall( Book )
1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Secret Teachings of All Ages" is a codex to the ancient occult and esoteric traditions of the world. Its hundreds of entries shine a rare light on some of the most fascinating and closely held secrets of myth, religion, and philosophy from ancient time to the present day. His subjects range from Islam, the Druids, to Pythagoras, to Kabbalah, to Alchemy, to Freemasonry, and the crucifixion of Christ. Serious students of hidden wisdom, ancient symbols, and arcane practices have long treasured "The Secret Teachings" above all other works. In this affordably priced and newly formatted volume, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" is now available to readers everywhere
Animal ghosts, or, Animal hauntings and the hereafter by Elliott O'Donnell( Book )
1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jo. Burch. Menckenii De charlataneria eruditorum declamationes duae, cum notis variorum by Johann Burkhard Mencke( Book )
2 editions published in 1716 in Latin and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apologie pour les grands hommes soupçonnez de magie by Gabriel Naudé( Book )
2 editions published between 1657 and 1712 in French and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jest book : the choicest anecdotes and sayings by Mark Lemon( Book )
1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fact and fable in psychology by Joseph Jastrow( Book )
1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The present collection of essays is offered as a contribution towards the realization of a sounder interest in and a more intimate appreciation of certain problems upon which psychology has an authoritative charge to make to the public jury ... to show that the sound and profitable interest in mental life is in the usual and normal, and that the resolute pursuit of this interest necessarily results in bringing the apparently irregular phenomena of the mental world within the field of illumination of the more familiar and the law-abiding. They further aim to illustrate that misconceptions in psychology, as in other realms, are as often the result of bad logic as of defective observation, and that both are apt to be called into being by inherent mental prepossessions. Some of the essays are more especially occupied with an analysis of the defective logic which lends plausibility to and induces credence in certain beliefs; others bring forward contributions to an understanding of phenomena about which misconception is likely to arise; still others are presented as psychological investigations which, it is believed, command a somewhat general interest"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Boy's own book a complete encyclopedia of all athletic, scientific, recreative, outdoor and indoor exercises and diversions by William Clarke( Book )
12 editions published between 1828 and 1885 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes material for all interests and for all seasons of the year, for the robust and the delicate, and for the contemplative as well as the ingenious
Reminiscences of J.L. Toole by John Lawrence Toole( Book )
1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mesmerism in India and its practical application in surgery and medicine by James Esdaile( Book )
1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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John J. and Hanna M. McManus and Morris N. and Chesley V. Young Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress. McManus-Young Collection
English (33)
French (8)
Latin (2)