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McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 745 works in 889 publications in 3 languages and 5,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Humor  Manuscripts  Folklore  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea 
Classifications: BF1589, 301.2
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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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary magician and illusionist Harry Houdini turns a critical eye to the astonishing claims of those in his own profession. Using personal research and observations, Houdini reveals the cunning techniques employed by fire-eaters, sword swallowers, and other masters of deception to mystify and amaze audiences around the world. This classic skeptical work explores and exposes the methods of such "wonders" as "The Incombustible Spaniard," "Defiers of Poisonous Reptiles," and many others. Originally published in the 1920s, Miracle Mongers and Their Methods scrupulously examines the direct predecessors of modern psychics and mentalists
Animism, magic, and the divine king by Géza Róheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 104 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 75 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 68 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
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
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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case against spiritualism by Jane T Stoddart( Book )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 54 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

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

1 edition published in 1871 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical magick, or, The wonders that may be performed by mechanical geometry : in two books : concerning mechanical powers, motions ... by John Wilkins( Book )

2 editions published between 1680 and 1691 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of magic : including a clear and precise exposition of its procedure, its rites, and its mysteries by Éliphas Lévi( Book )

2 editions published between 1922 and 1946 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Alphonse Louis Constant, French magician Éliphas Lévi (1810-75) wrote prolifically on the occult sciences. His hugely popular Dogme et rituel de la haute magie, published in French in 1854, was translated into English by Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942) in 1896. In the present work, Waite condenses Lévi's two volumes into one. The first part outlines Lévi's theory of the doctrine of transcendent magic and discusses a wide range of magical phenomena, including bewitchment, Kabbalah and alchemy. The second part focuses on the practical aspects of ritual and ceremony in Western occult philosophy. Waite, a mystic and occult historian, edited several alchemical and magical texts for publication in the wake of the mid-nineteenth century occult revival. His translation is accompanied by a preface outlining Lévi's colourful career. The original two-volume French edition is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Reminiscences of J.L. Toole by John Lawrence Toole( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 41 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

5 editions published between 1708 and 2009 in English and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years of a showman's life, or, The life and travels of Van Hare by G Van Hare( Book )

2 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Martineau's letters on mesmerism by Harriet Martineau( Book )

2 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are 16 letters included in Miss Martineau's book, all testimonials to the truth of mesmerism. Having undergone mesmeric treatment herself, she wrote these letters as a kind of treatise on the truth and merit of mesmerism. She also writes about participating in séances, the subconscious and somnambulism
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

 
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Recreations mathematical and physical : laying down and solving many profitable and delightful problems of arithmetick, geometry, opticks, gnomonicks, cosmography, mechanicks, physicks, and pyrotechny
Alternative Names
John J. and Hanna M. McManus and Morris N. and Chesley V. Young Collection (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress. McManus-Young Collection

Languages
English (26)

French (5)

Latin (2)

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