Mesmer FA. Schreiben über die Magnetkur, 1775.
Catalog Record: Mesmer FA. Schreiben über die Magnetkur, 1775.
Title: Schreiben über die Magnetkur / von Herrn A. Mesmer.
Author: Mesmer, Franz Anton, 1734-1815.
WLM Call Number: WO 391 M579s 1775 RB
Accession NO.: RB1057
Publisher: Vienna : Gedruckt bey Joseph Kurzböck, 1775.
Physical Description:  p. ; 17 cm.
Subject: Magnetic healing.
Subject: Mesmer, Franz Anton, 1734-1815.
Subject: Animal Magnetism.
Abstract: Summary from Theo de Boer (rare book seller): “Written on January 5,
1775, to Doctor Unzer of Altona, this treatise appeared as a pamphlet.
In this attempt to explain his theory of cure through magnetism, Mesmer
first uses the term ” animal magnetism” in print. This term he now
equates with the “animal gravitation” of his dissertation. He
distinguishes animal magnetism from mineral magnetism, but at the same
time shows the analogy between the two. Mesmer points out that the
animal magnetic fluid penetrates everything and can be stored up and
concentrated, like ” electric fluid”. Like mineral magnetism, animal
magnetism can operate at a distance.”
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Micrographics November 30, 2011.
General Notes: In a suede lined clam-shell ; Suede is salmon-colored ; Pamphlets
placed in a folded piece of acid-free paper to protect from the dyed
General Notes: With (bound before) : Zweytes Schreiben über die Magnetkur, an das
Publikum / F.A. Mesmer. Vienna : [s.n.], 1775.