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A system of magick; or, a history of the black art. Being an historical account of mankind's most early dealing with the Devil; and how the acquaintance on both sides first began by  Daniel Defoe - Hardcover - 1727 - from Hammer Mountain Book Halls, ABAA and Biblio.com

A system of magick; or, a history of the black art. Being an historical account of mankind's most early dealing with the Devil; and how the acquaintance on both sides first began

by Defoe, Daniel

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London, printed and sold by J. Roberts, 1727. Hardcover. Recent full red calf. Gilt edges. Upper third of title page replaced by a facsimile or by a piece from another copy (the paper appears identical). The first page of the preface shows two erasures. Faint marginal foxing; faint notation at outside margin of p. 387; occasional marginal inking and some penciling; otherwise very good condition. Provenance: Robert Harding Evans of Pall Mall sale, March 31, 1832 (Philip Hurd collection, per note on endpaper); Swann Galleries, November 8, 2007. . 403p. Frontispiece. Title page in red and black. ESTC citation no. T70333.

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