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Hardback approx 10 x 8 inches. Black cloth binding with silver lettering to spine and front. Beveled boards. Top page edges gilt. Light yellow endpapers. In good condition. A very scarce and rare book. Cover is heavily rubbed on boards and spine, corners and ends of spine bumped and chipped. Glue repair to split front hinge. Endpapers darkened and cracked. Some minor handling marks to pages, a few neat pencil notes and underlining within text and margins. Else pages clean and tight throughout. A very scarce and rare book. 297pp. Illustrated with 10 B&W full-page plates, including an engraved frontispiece, and smaller illustrations within text. The work has two parts: The Literature of Ceremonial Magic and The Complete Grimoire. The Book contains most of the texts of rare grimoire’s collected together for the first time. The title 'Black Magic' was not Waite's idea, but the publishers in order to attract more customers. Needless to say this first edition is very rarely seen and very sought after. Coumont [W3.5]; Gilbert [A14].
Title: The Book of Black Magic And of Pacts. Including The Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery and Infernal Necromancy. With Illustrations.
Categories: Occult / Theosopy / etc.,
Publisher: Privately Printed, 1898 1st edition (of 500 copies only.):
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Seller ID: 81057
Keywords: Occult / Theosopy / etc. WAITE, Arthur Edward: The Book of Black Magic, And of Pacts, Including The Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery and Infernal Necromancy, With Illustrations, Privately Printed, 1898 1st edition, of 500, Ceremonial Magic, The Complete Grimoire,