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The Secret Tradition in Goetia. The Book of Ceremonial Magic Including the Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery And Infernal Necromancy.
William Rider & Son, London 1911 - Hardcover. Quarto. xxxvi + 340pp. Original white buckram boards, with gilt titling and enlarged design of the Tarot trump 'The Magician' from the deck designed by Waite and Pamela Coleman Smith stamped on front cover. Teg, other edges untrimmed. Frontis plate of Edward Kelly raising a spirit w/ tissue guard, eight other full-page "process engraved" plates, and 188 vignettes, smaller illustrations etc. in text and as decoration. "The Book of Ceremonial Magic" was effectively a revised edition of Waite's earlier "Book of Black Magic and Pacts," with an added Introduction, Conclusion, and three new sections in the third Chapter of the first Part. As the title suggests it is a study and collection of material from various grimoires, including "The Key of Solomon," "The Lesser Key of Solomon," "The Grimoire of Honorius," "The Fourth Book of Agrippa," "The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage," etc. etc. [GilbertA 25a] As usual with this book the white buckram is darkened at spine, with some light marks from handling, light bruising to spine ends and corners. , corners bumped and lightly rubbed, a few light bumps to edges. Occasional scattered foxing: heaviest around the preliminaries and last few leaves. Stil overall a clean, tight VG + copy, one of the nicest that we've seen. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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