A NEW PHILOSOPHY OF MATTER SHOWING THE IDENTITY OF ALL THE IMPONDERABLES AND THE INFLUENCE WHICH ELECTRICITY EXERTS OVER MATTER IN PRODUCING ALL CHEMICAL CHANGES AND ALL MOTION. BY... PUBLISHED BY CROCKER & BREWSTER, BOSTON AND GEORGE BREWSTER, ADRIAN.

Adrian [MI]: Printed for the Author by A.W. Maddocks, 1843. Original cloth stamped in blind [some rubbing and discoloration, light wear], 216pp. Light scattered foxing, about Very Good.

"A most unusual frontier publication." Eberstadt. Brewster argues that there are three "creative" powers in the Universe: "Ponderable Matter," "Imponderable Matter," and "Mind." The first, consisting of substances that have no power to change themselves, is under the control of the second, consisting of such things as electricity, magnetism, light, gravitation, capillary attraction, etc. All are controlled by the final creative power, Mind. This dense and curious work was reprinted in Joliet in 1858, and again in Philadelphia in 1874, suggesting that it enjoyed some vogue.
FIRST EDITION. AII [MI] 492. 135 Eberstadt 512. AI 43-757 [5]. Not in Sabin, Decker, Soliday. Item #22903

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