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L.W. de Laurence
THE OLD BOOK OF MAGIC: History, Rites - De Laurence, 1st Ed 1918 - OCCULT MAGICK
Chicago: De Laurence, Scott & Co, 1918. One of the scarcest de Laurence works. Original royal blue decorated cloth with gilt title and design to front cover and spine. B&W frontispiece and plates and numerous illustrations in text. An extraordinary collection of magical and astrological lore, assembled largely by "cutting and pasting" from earlier volumes. The volume has been exposed to damp at some stage, and the cloth of the front cover is somewhat bubbled and discolored, the rear much less so. Corners bruised. The front endpapers have a pale brown "tide-mark" and there is some light wrinkling to the first few leaves. Paper of front endpaper hinge cracked but holding firm, a dozen or two leaves towards the center of the book a little creased at the top corner. Pages are free of markings. A sturdy, good+ copy of a truly rare occult volume. Title: The Old Book of Magic: A Precise History of Magic; Its Procedure, Rites and Mysteries; As Contained in Ancient Manuscripts, Embellished With Engravings of Wonderful Charms and Talismans Author: L.W. de Laurence (Lauron William de Laurence) Publisher: De Laurence, Scott & Co.City: ChicagoYear: 1918 (First Edition)Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 458 (plates not paginated)Illustrated: Yes Book Details + Condition: One of the scarcest de Laurence works. Original royal blue decorated cloth with gilt title and design to front cover and spine. B&W frontispiece and plates and numerous illustrations in text. An extraordinary collection of magical and astrological lore, assembled largely by "cutting and pasting" from earlier volumes. D … [Click Below for Full Description]
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