London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1902. 8vo. First edition. Original blue green cloth. Printed paper label to spine. Top edge gilt. Covers faded. Spine label worn with small loss. Corner tips bumped and rubbed. The top edge of the back board is worn through. Ink stamp to front endpaper and blank prelim ('Neuadd Rendel Penglais Aberystwyth') and ink letters 'AIV' on the same blank prelim. No other markings. Some early pages appear to have been carelessly handled resulting in very short tears to the page edges, not affecting the text. Good +. Item #5094
The lectures concerned the psychological study of individual private religious experiences and mysticism and used a range of examples to identify commonalities in religious experiences across traditions. Soon after publication it entered the Western canon of psychology and philosophy and has remained in print for over a century. This is far from a perfect copy but the first edition (which preceded the American edition) of this important work is uncommon.
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