The History and Practice of Magic: With Supplementary Articles by Mir Bashir, Margery Lawrence and Julian Shaw and Emendations and Notes by Charles R. Cammell, Lewis Spence, Gerald Yorke & Edward Whybrow by Paul Christian soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Secaucus & New York: The Citadel Press, 1972, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Translation of Histoire de La Magie, Du Monde Surnaturel, et de La Fatalite´ A` Travers Le Temps et Les Peuples. 2 Volumes in 1. Contains: Diagrams; Tables; References;
From the cover: One of the classics of occultism is here made available again in a modern English translation, with supplementary articles and notes by modern authorities.
On its publication in 1870 The History and Practice of Magic was at once accepted as a standard work in France and quickly became known abroad. The celebrated Madame Blavatsky referred to it as the Secret Doctrine.
Probably no more exhaustive survey of occult practices has ever been attempted, covering as it does the secret lore of all ages and most cultures, including India, Persia, Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, Druidic Britain, and Christian Europe. . Among the hundreds of topics discussed are divination, spells, sorcery, the mysteries of the Pyramids, pacts with the devil, fairies, oracles, voodoo, werewolves, astrology, and psychic research. Fully illustrated with arcane diagrams and symbols.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which has several short, but closed, tears. Text complete, clean and tight.
Orange boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XXVIII] 621 pages. 9½” x 6½”.
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