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Delights of Wisdom Concerning Conjugial Love
1833 - SWEDENBORG, Emanuel. Delights of Wisdom Concerning Conjugial Love: After Which Follow Pleasures of Insanity Concerning Scortatory Love. London: R. Hindmarsh, 1794. Quarto, modern half brown calf gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $1600.First edition in English of Swedenborg's treatise on love, marriage, and sex, as revealed to him by angels.Swedish scientist and mystic Swedenborg developed a following that eventually became the Church of the New Jerusalem, of which William Blake was a member. His influence on the English romantic poets was considerable, as was his influence on the American Transcendentalists (in Representative Men, Emerson devoted a chapter to Swedenborg, who is placed alongside Plato, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Goethe in importance). A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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