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McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 753 works in 889 publications in 3 languages and 5,873 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Humor  Manuscripts  Folklore  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea  Bibliography 
Classifications: GN471, 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 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"«Mi vida profesional ha sido una cadena constante de desilusiones, y muchas de las cosas que causan asombro a la mayoría de los hombres no son más que el pan nuestro de cada día en mi negocio. En este libro he plasmado historias de algunas de las extrañas personas y atípicos artistas que he ido reuniendo a lo largo de muchos años de investigación.» Houdini sentía el mayor respeto por los magos e ilusionistas que hacían trucos para entretener y confundir a las multitudes. Revelándonos sus métodos y denunciando a los impostores, pretende «conmemorar ciertas formas de entretenimiento a las que el olvido amenaza con sumir en la oscuridad bajo la envergadura de sus grandes alas». Iban Barrenetxea nos lleva a un teatro de principios del siglo xx para asistir a una mágica velada con el gran Houdini." -- Cubierta
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 74 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

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 58 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 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

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 case against spiritualism by Jane T Stoddart( Book )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 56 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 45 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 41 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

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

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 25 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 0 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)

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English (25)

French (3)

Latin (2)