A Dictionary of Pastoral Psychology.
New York: Philosophical Library, (1955).
336pp. Bookplate o/w fine in a nice d/w.
LEA, Henry C.
Superstition And Force. Essays on The Wager of Law--The Wager of Battle--The Ordeal--Torture.
Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea, 1870. Second edition, revised.
xii, (13)-480, (4)pp.ads Rubbing with wear to extremities, inner hinges cracked a good copy only.
A rather strange book dealing with the organization of various societies and the methods for dealing with disputes and unorthodoxy. Includes information on duels, champions, communes. There is an entire section on the "ordeal" which deals with the concept of "ordeal" as a custom; ordeal of boiling water, ordeal of the red hot iron, ordeal of fire, ordeal of cold water, etc., The final section deals with torture, types and how and when it was employed.