This is Walter Cooper Dendy's 1841 work, "The Philosophy of Mystery". It is primarily concerned with ghosts, their existence, history, and possible explanation. This book is highly recommended for those with an interest in the supernatural, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Walter Cooper Dendy (1794-1871) was an English surgeon and writer. Other notable works by this author include: "A Gleam of the Spirit Mystery" (1861) and "Psyche, a Discourse on the Birth and Pilgrimage of Thought" (1853). Contents include: "Scenery on the Wye-A Ghost Seer-Tintern Abbey-Faith and Skepticism in the reality of Phantoms", "Nature and Motives of Ghosts", "Notions of the Ancients regarding the nature of Ghosts", "Confidence of the Ancients in their Appearance", "Modern Incidents in illustration of real appearance", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition designed for a modern audience.