A World of Wonders; Or Divers Developments, Showing the Thorough Triumph of Animal Magnetism in New England. Illustrated by the Power of Prevision in Mrs. Matilda Fox, and the Point of the Pencil, by D.C. Johnston

TitleA World of Wonders; Or Divers Developments, Showing the Thorough Triumph of Animal Magnetism in New England. Illustrated by the Power of Prevision in Mrs. Matilda Fox, and the Point of the Pencil, by D.C. Johnston
Year for Search1838
AuthorsPeabody, Joel R. M.B. Fellow of the College of ‘Pothecaries
Date Published1838
PublisherRobert S. Davis
Place PublishedBoston, MA
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

The Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Sun are visited. Some utopias on other planets, including a Cockaigne on the sun. The moon is inhabited by strange creatures who live in social groups, Saturn is depicted as a eutopia with nine great cities, with all homes a quarter mile high. The people wear few clothes and are vegetarian. Jupiter is a planet early in its evolution. Reference is made to a second volume but none exists.

Additional Publishers

2nd and 3rd eds. Boston, MA: Robert S. Davis, 1838.

Illustration

Illus. D. C. Johnston

Holding Institutions

NN, NYHS

Full Text

1838 Peabody, Joel R., M. B. Fellow of the College of ‘Pothecaries. A World of Wonders; Or Divers Developments, Showing the Thorough Triumph of Animal Magnetism in New England. Illustrated by the Power of Prevision in Mrs. Matilda Fox, and the Point of the Pencil, by D. C. Johnston. Boston, MA: Robert S. Davis. 2nd and 3rd eds. Boston, MA: Robert S. Davis, 1838. NN, NYHS

The Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Sun are visited. Some utopias on other planets, including a Cockaigne on the sun. The moon is inhabited by strange creatures who live in social groups, Saturn is depicted as a eutopia with nine great cities, with all homes a quarter mile high. The people wear few clothes and are vegetarian. Jupiter is a planet early in its evolution. Reference is made to a second volume but none exists.