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A Treatise concerning Heaven and Hell, containing a relation of many wonderful things therein, as heard and seen by the author, the Honourable Emanuel Swedenborg, Of the Senatorial Order of Nobles in the Kingdom of Sweden. Now first translated from the original Latin. by  Emanuel Swedenborg - First Edition - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 123191)

A Treatise concerning Heaven and Hell, containing a relation of many wonderful things therein, as heard and seen by the author, the Honourable Emanuel Swedenborg, Of the Senatorial Order of Nobles in the Kingdom of Sweden. Now first translated from the original Latin.

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A Treatise concerning Heaven and Hell, containing a relation of many wonderful things therein, as heard and seen by the author, the Honourable Emanuel Swedenborg, Of the Senatorial Order of Nobles in the Kingdom of Sweden. Now first translated from the original Latin.

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London: James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street. And sold also by S. Leacroft, Charing Cross; T. Mills, Bristol; and E. Score, Exeter, MDCCLXXVIII [1778]. 4to, [2], lvii, [3], 412 pp. Early calf, modern rebacking, red morocco label, old ink signature on title, ink signature on front free endpaper "Susanna Byrne (?)" dated 1779, occasional spotting, a very good, wide-margined copy. § First edition in English, translated by William Cookworthy and Thomas Hartley. A very scarce book in commerce, appearing in auction records only three times since 1900. Blake was well aware of Swedenborg and is known to have owned and read the second edition of 1784 now at Harvard. This copy came from the library of Ron Siegel MD, a noted researcher into descriptions of ecstatic states, drug-induced euphorias, etc. ESTC T147494

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A Treatise concerning Heaven and Hell, containing a relation of many wonderful things therein, as heard and seen by the author, the Honourable Emanuel Swedenborg, Of the Senatorial Order of Nobles in the Kingdom of Sweden. Now first translated from the original Latin.
Author
Swedenborg, Emanuel
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James Phillips
Place of Publication
London

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