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McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 745 works in 888 publications in 3 languages and 5,826 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Humor  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Folklore  Miscellanea 
Classifications: BF843, 133.43
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Most widely held works by McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)
Miracle mongers and their methods : a complete exposé by Harry Houdini( Book )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animism, magic, and the divine king by Géza Róheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 103 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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 67 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 case against spiritualism by Jane T Stoddart( Book )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jo. Burch. Menckenii De charlataneria eruditorum declamationes duae, cum notis variorum by Johann Burkhard Mencke( Book )

3 editions published between 1715 and 1716 in Latin and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akademisch-literarische Streitschrift
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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal ghosts, or, Animal hauntings and the hereafter by Elliott O'Donnell( Book )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years, humans have debated over whether the soul persists in some way after the physical body has ceased functioning. This fascinating volume extends the afterlife discussion to animals, bringing together many accounts of animal hauntings and different cultural beliefs about the souls and eternal lives of non-human creatures
The secret teachings of all ages : 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 the ages by Manly P Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia of ancient mythology, ritual, and symbolism relevant to ancient occult beliefs and the esoteric traditions of the world throughout history
The rappers, or, The mysteries, fallacies, and absurdities of spirit-rapping, table-tipping, and entrancement by Searcher after truth( Book )

2 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreations in mathematics and natural philosophy by Jacques Ozanam( Book )

7 editions published between 1708 and 2009 in French and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics and physiology of spiritualism by William A Hammond( Book )

1 edition published in 1871 in English and held by 48 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of J.L. Toole by John Lawrence Toole( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 42 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 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonology and devil-lore by Moncure Daniel Conway( Book )

1 edition published in 1879 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907), the son of a Virginian plantation-owner, became a Unitarian minister but his anti-slavery views made him controversial. He later became a freethinker, and following the outbreak of the Civil War, which deeply divided his own family, he left the United States for England in 1863. He gained a reputation for being the 'least orthodox preacher in London', and was acquainted with many figures in the literary and scientific world, including Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin. In this two-volume work, first published in 1879, Conway draws from examples across the world to discuss the origins and decline of beliefs in demons. In Volume 1, he classifies types of demon and argues that the various types are personifications of the main obstacles to 'primitive man'. In Volume 2, he discusses the role that the Devil plays in Christianity, and that similar figures play in other religions
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 40 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
Witches, devils, and doctors in the Renaissance by Johann Weyer( Book )

1 edition published in 1885 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weyer, Johann
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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of Lavater portatif, itself a French version of selections from Lavater's Physiognomische Fragmente
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John J. and Hanna M. McManus and Morris N. and Chesley V. Young Collection (Library of Congress)

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English (33)

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