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Mystic London

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'It is perhaps scarcely necessary to say that I use the term Mystic, as applied to the larger portion of this volume, in its technical sense to signify my own initiation into some of the more occult phases of metropolitan existence. It is only to the Spiritualistic, or concluding portion of my work, that the word applies in its ordinary signification. '
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Published April 21st 2010 by Ebookslib (first published 1875)
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Alex Sarll
Jul 24, 2015 Alex Sarll marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
I was in the Barbican library - one of London's finest - and wandered around a corner I'd never explored before. And what should I find but a whole case called the London Collection - books long predating the Barbican, but protected there. A treasure trove! I knew I'd be making lots of return visits to this case, but what should be my first taster? Oh, here we go: Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis. An 1875 hardback, with the proper book smell to match. This was sure to b ...more
Osiris Oliphant
heres some of the chapters:

east london arabs
london arabs in canada
waifs and strays
a lunatic ball
a baby show
a night in a bakehouse
a london slave market
utilizing the young ladies
the wifeslayers 'home'
among the quakers
penny readings
darwinism on the devil
peculiar people
interviewing an astrologer
a barmaid show
a private execution
an 'indescribable phenomenon'
a lady mesmerist
a psychopathic institution
a phrenological evening
an evenings diablerie
'spotting' spirit mediums
a seance for sceptics
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