Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Mesmerism and more!
Sage, X. La Motte [i.e., E. Virgil Neal].
A... Correspondence Course -in- Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Magnetic Healing, Suggestive Therapeutics, Psycho-Therapeutics, Etc., Etc.
Rochester, NY: New York Institute of Science, 1900 ["Revised edition"]. Quarto, staple bound with printed wraps, amusing duotone illustrations. Very good.
An early promotional publication from the entertaining and entrepreneurial quack X. La Motte Sage (born E. Virgil Neal), whose extensive career encompassed such enterprises as itinerant stage hypnotist and hypnotism instructor, a mail order system of self-healing known as Vitopathy, and a sometime distributor of bust enhancing systems (under the name Paris Academy of Beauty Arts). Various iterations of Sage’s enterprises were shut down for fraud.