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    The trial of the Lancaster witches A.D. MDCXII. by HARRISON, G.B., and POTTS, Thomas

    New York: Barnes & Noble, 1971. Hardcover. Facsimile reprint of the London 1929 edition. 8vo. pp. xlvi, 188. Bound in red boards. A clean and tight copy. Dust jacket is generally fresh with only very minimal age-toning and edge wear. Contents include the complete text of Thomas Potts’s “Wonderfull discovererie of witches in the Countie of Lancaster” (1613), a report by the clerk of the court on the 1612 arraignment and trial of the 19 Lancaster (Lancashire) witches. A scholarly introduction is provided by G.B. Harrison. “One of the more important of witchcraft trials held under English Law was that of the Lancaster Witches for it examined the activities of a coven and provides some of the earliest evidence of the full witch-cult practice in England” (from the dust jacket). A reprint of the 1929 edition was also issued in London, 1971 by Frederick Muller Ltd.


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    The Salem witch trials, a chapter of New England History. by GEMMILL, William Nelson

    Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1924. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. pp. [4], iii, [3], 240. With frontispiece. Bound in tan cloth. No dust jacket. Binding contains wear to the extremities and spots of smudging and soiling. Head and tail caps of the spine are frayed. The outer edges and corners of the frontispiece are well chipped and worn and contain a couple of small neat repairs. tiny bookseller’s ticket is present on the inside front cover. Interior pages are clean. Discusses the trials of the different individuals accused of witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts. Includes many quotes from the original records. [Coumont G23.1; Cornell Witchcraft, p. 229].


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    $900.00

    Where witchcraft lives. by VALIENTE, Doreen

    London: The Aquarian Press, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. pp. xi, [1], 7-112. Bound in publisher’s pale gray-green cloth. The binding is clean and tight with only the most miniscule signs of bumping to the upper corner tip of the front board. The dust jacket is price clipped on the inner flap and shows spots of wear and rubbing to the extremities. The head cap of the jacket spine is chipped (15 x 13 mm). The rear jacket displays some mild soiling and a couple of small tears (sealed). An ink stamp from the U.S. distributer Wehman Bros. (“Wehman Bros. Publishers 159 Main Street Hackensack, N.J”) is present in the lower margin of the title page. Interior pages are generally clean. Pages 92-93 contain a small, light manufacturing smudge. Doreen Valiente (1922-1999), often called “the mother of modern witchcraft” was a founding figure in the contemporary Wicca movement. During the 1950’s, while she served as high priestess in Gerald Gardner’s Brickett Wood coven, Valiente re-worked much of Gardner’s “Book of Shadows” liturgy into forms still used by many in the Craft today. Later Valiente led a successful fight in Britain against proposed anti-witchcraft legislation. Valiente’s first book, “Where Witches Live,” contains her own primary research into the folklore, witch traditions and witch trials of county Sussex. Valiente also included modern witchcraft practices. According to Ronald Hutton: “the greatest value of her first book to a historian…lies in its portrayal of witch ceremonies in the very early 1960’s” [Ronald Hutton, The triumph of the moon. Oxford, 1999, p. 310].


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    Shamanism and the origin of states. Spirit, Power, and Gender in East Asia by Nelson, Sarah Milledge

    paperback, 8vo large, xx, 282 pps., ind., bibliogr., ills., Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, 2008, very good


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    Handboek voor Wicca by Bowes, Sue

    paperback, ingenaaid, 21 x 19 cm., 112 blz., ind., ills., frontisp., De Kern, Baarn, 2003, Vouwlijn in voorpagina, 1e pagina's wat gebutst redelijk


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    Melampronoea: or a discourse of the polity and kingdom of darkness. Together with a solution of the chiefest objections brought against the being of witches. by HALLYWELL, Henry

    London: Printed for Walter Kettilby, 1681. First edition. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo. pp. [16], 118. Re-bound / re-backed preserving the original calf boards. The boards are well rubbed but treated for preservation. Inner hinges are strengthened. No paste-downs or fly-leaves are present. This copy lacks the final blank leaf. A signature – “John Brand 1802” is printed in a miniscule early hand on the verso of the title. (Uncertain if this is the famed English antiquarian John Brand (1744-1806). Hallywell’s book is not mentioned in the sale catalogue of his library printed in 1807). The interior pages contain some age-toning. The leaves in gathering H (pp. 101-112) are browned. An occasional minor marginal chip or tear is neatly repaired. A small tear in the upper corner tip of the title page is sealed. Miniscule marginal corner-tip chipping is present to the first few leaves. The last two leaves contain marginal chipping to the fore-edges. Bottom marginal edge and corner to page 81 is rough. Henry Hallywell, a Cambridge Master of Arts and Fellow of Christ’s College, was a friend of the Cambridge Platonist Henry More. Hallywell’s “Melampronoea” is a polemic against skeptics who would deny the existence of the “kingdom of darkness,” fallen angels and witchcraft. The author strongly believed that witches and magicians could be in league with demonic agents. Hallywell discusses the nature and order of demons, and gives examples of demon worship, demonic possession, witchcraft and magic in reference to ancient and contemporary sources. An uncommon book. [Coumont H11.1; Rosenthal 4042; Cornell, p. 259; ESTC R9358; McAlpin IV, p. 57].


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    £55.00

    Step by Step Tarot: The best-selling introduction by Terry Donaldson

    FRST EDITION - 9th Printing. *Highly Collectable* NB: This edition's cover is different to other editions Condition Details: One previous owner, from my personal collection. Considering its age this copy is in very good condition. Just one previous owner, I would recommend this for those new to the Tarot as well as experienced readers who have taken a break. Defects as follows: there is highlighting to pages which anyone studying The Tarot may find useful. Cover is in excellent condition bar very minor scuffing to corners & minor wear. This edition sells for upwards of £90 Seller Notes: Always open to offers. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. A portion of any profit goes to Fibromyalgia Action UK / Disability Can Do. Be assured of a professional yet friendly service.


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    The Wiccan Rede: Couplets of the Law, Teachings and Enchantments by Mark Ventimiglia

    Robert Hale Ltd, London, 2006. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. blue end-papers; "The Wiccan Rede" is the heart and central tenet of the ancient Wiccan religion and contains all its fundamental teachings. This attractive edition will show you how to put the Rede's wisdom into practice, and live by its underlying principle, 'An ye harm none, do as thou will'. This handy book gives you a complete philosophical learning system that is easily translated into daily life. A work of integrity, scholarship and devotion, "The Wiccan Rede" should be the cherished companion of every dedicated, responsible practitioner.; Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 192 pages. This is the publisher's 'file copy' with their information stamp on the pre-title page. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. Includes glossary & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witchcraft; Wicca; Paganism; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. ISBN: 0709081499. ISBN/EAN: 9780709081494. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3485. . 9780709081494


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    The devil in Massachusetts; a modern enquiry into the Salem witch trials. by STARKEY, Marion L

    London: Robert Hale Limited, [c. 1949 / 1950 ]. First UK edition. Hardcover. 8vo. pp. 29, [1]. With 9 pages of black and white plates including the frontispiece. Bound in publisher’s blue cloth. No dust jacket. The binding shows areas of rubbing and wear; the bottom edge and fore-edge of the front cover contain spots of bumping. A small bookseller’s ticket is pasted on the inside front cover. Interior pages are clean. A classic study on the Salem Witch Trials originally published in New York, 1949.


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    LOVE, SEX AND MAGICK Exploring the Spiritual Union between Male and Female by Knight, Sirona

    Citadel Press. New. 1999. First Edition. 0806520434 . New book, with no markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: Most of us sincerely want to find the perfect partner or enhance our primary relationship. Love, Sex and Magick offers an innovative, personal, and comprehensive approach to love as well as sacred sex, magical expressions, and ritual. It gives an overview of the folklore, mythology, and contemporary practices of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions of love and sacred sex.... [300-osl] .


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    €120.00

    Schrift wider den Hexenwahn. Lebensgeschichtliches und Abdruck der letzten vom verfasser besorgten Ausgabe von 1597. Sprachlich bearbeitet durch Anton Birlinger by Lercheimer, Augustin

    hardcover, halfcloth, 8vo, 188 pps., Heitz, Strassburg, 1888, Page opposite title-page is detached but present. Otherwise a very good copy. Gothic printing fair/good/no dj


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    AUD $12.74

    The coven ; a play by Luxford, Robert

    Parker Pattinson publishing, Hurstville, New South Wales, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. a clean copy with no damage to disclose. This is the author's full length play, the subject being a conspiracy to commit murder, but is the murder justified? The witches of the title will have their faith question, their loyalties divided, and a price paid. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 98 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Wicca; Play / Playscript; ISBN: 0646418025. ISBN/EAN: 9780646418025. Inventory No: 0260875. . 9780646418025 Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order..


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    $315.00

    Salem witchcraft; comprising more wonders of the invisible world. Collected by Robert Calef; and wonders of the invisible world, by Cotton Mather: together with notes and explanations by Samuel P. Fowler. by CALEF, Robert and MATHER, Cotton

    Boston: William Veazie, 1865. Hardcover. 4to. 450p. One of 250 copies. Printed on large paper with wide margins. Title is printed in red and black. The title also contains a small vignette portraying a witch and a black cat out on a moonlit night; another witch is flying on a broomstick in the background. Interior is generally clean with a couple spots of mild marginal foxing. Pages are mostly unopened. This edition was printed on higher quality paper than many of the 19th century Robert Calef and Cotton Mather reprints. Solidly bound in green pebbled cloth with some wear to extremities. Paper label on spine rubbed. The volume contains 1.) Robert Calef's "More Wonders of the Invisible World" (first published in London, 1700), apparently reprinting the Boston 1828 edition. A facsimile of the 1828 title page follows the primary title. 2.) Cotton Mather's "Wonder's of the Invisible World" (p. 375-446) with a facsimile of the shortened 1693 third London edition. Cotton Mather, Minister of the North Church in Boston wrote his "Wonders of the Invisible World" to help stave off doubt over witchcraft trials following the Salem hysteria. Robert Calef's "More Wonders of the Invisible World" (first published in 1700) is an attack on Mather's position. [Coumont F50.2; Cornell, p. 103].


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    AUD $20.02

    light from the shadows; a mythos of modern traditional witchcraft by Gwyn

    Capall Bann Publishing, Berks, England, 1999. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: drawings. from the rear panel blurb – "An inside account of traditional witchcraft as it is practiced today by several covens and clans across Britain and how it compares with modern Wicca. Subjects include the working tools of the traditional witch; the Horned God and Witch Goddess; entering the circle and passing the power in hereditary and traditional Craft; traditional forms of magick, including healing and cursing and hexing. It concludes with a look at the relevance of the traditional Craft in the 21st century. " a nice clean copy, very slightly rubbed at the lower corners of the front and rear paperback binding. Size: Octavo (standard book size). II, 240 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: New Age & Alternative; Wicca; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 1861630611. ISBN/EAN: 9781861630612. Inventory No: 0255771. . 9781861630612


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    Witchcraft by Pennethorne Hughes

    Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1965. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Witchcraft, for most of us, is associated with Sabbats, black cats, and blood pacts with the devil. Pennethorne Hughes, however, has deliberately excised the sensation and legend in this scholarly study of a serious subject. Credence in the powers of witches he sees as the degeneration of very early religious beliefs and practices, which at their best expressed an essential human faith in the identification of man with nature, of the self with the cosmos. His full treatment of the early records and medieval background of the witch-cult draws in notable figures who seem to have dwelt on the fringe of a magical world-King Arthur, Jeanne d'Arc, Gilles de Rais (the original Bluebeard), and even Robin Hood. His evidence tends to suggest that some, at any rate, of the powers of witches were not to be despised. Witchcraft, with its extensive bibliography of occult books, has an interest for students of anthropology, psychology, and .religion: for the ordinary reader it offers a reliable history of a subject of unfailing appeal. The cover shows a detajl of 'The Last Judgement', attributed to Hieronymus Bosch, In the Groeningemuseum, Bruges. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 236 pages. Vertical crease to spine. Black titles spine. b/w. illustrations;. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witchcraft; Wicca; Sociology & Culture; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3532. . This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..


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    True Magick; A Beginner's Guide (Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series) by K, Amber

    Llewellyn Publications, St Paul, Minnesota, 1995. reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. the author, an experienced practitioner here presents a delightful how to look on the subject of magick. her easy-going style makes it a pleasure to read, yet she covers all the necessary aspects. She deals mainly with a Wiccan style of magick, yet draws many parallels with other forms around the world. the only damage to note is the crossing out of the price at the top of the front panel. Internally clean, free of annotation. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white line drawings. Includes appendices, glossary. There is a suggested reading list. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 272 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: New Age & Alternative; Wicca; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0875420036. ISBN/EAN: 9780875420035. Inventory No: 0251739. . 9780875420035


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    La sorcière. by MICHELET, Jules

    Bruxelles & Leipzig: A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1863. Hardcover. “Second Edition.” 8vo. 420p. Bound in quarter dark brown morocco with marbled boards. Binding contains some minor spots of rubbing. The edges of the book block are rubbed or discolored. Pages are clean with only an occasional faint spot of foxing. Jules Michelet (1798-1874) was an important French historian and romantic writer who held the chair of history at the College de France. His "La sorcière" was first published in 1862. Part I is a highly romanticized recreation of several witches lives. Part II contains a history of witchcraft and demonic possession. Michelet discusses several important cases including among others Louis Gauffridi and the Ursuline Nuns, Urban Grandier and the demoniacs of Loudun; Madeline Bavent and the demoniacs of Louviers. Michelet argues that the practice of witchcraft was a form of social rebellion against feudal oppression. [Coumont M66.3; Caillet 7528]


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    WHITE WITCHING The Good Magic-Maker's Guide to Spellweaving by Kalfors, Mariano

    Lorenz Books. New. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 0754810143 . Book is new, with no markings, top of spine is bumped and flattened a bit. No jacket as issued. A merry guide to weaving good magic. Easy, fun spells and charms for life, love and work. Information on everything you need to get your spells started, including magic wands and spellbags. Beautiful colour illustrations. [549]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    Witchcraft. by GIBSON, Walter B

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. pp. [8], 149, [1]. Bound in black publisher’s cloth. Binding contains small areas of rubbing to the outer edges and to the spine caps. A tiny bump is present on the upper edge of the front cover. The dust jacket shows some edge and corner wear; the d.j. head cap is creased and worn. Interior pages are clean. Walter B. Gibson was a prolific author on stage magic and the occult. His book on witchcraft contains chapters on ancient witchcraft, Druids, the Malleus Maleficarum, witch finders, vampires, lycanthropy, hexes, Voodoo, and witchcraft today.


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    Druid Mysteries. Ancient wisdom for the 21st century by Carr-Gomm, Philip

    paperback, 8vo, 186 pps;., ind., glos., Rider, London, 2002, good/very good


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    Liefdes toverkunsten by Cabot, Laurie/Cowan, Tom

    paperback, 8vo, 256 blz., Meulenhoff, Amsterdam, 1999, 1e druk, zeer goed


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    Witchcraft in America Today by Emile C. Schurmacher

    Paperback Library, New York, 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Who are the witches in America Today? In expensive Park Avenue apartments and Harlem tenements, in the farms of Pennsylvania and the swamps of Florida, people are casting spells, preparing charms, burning magic candles, and attending nude Black Masses. Witchcraft in America Today is a fascinating survey of the varieties of magic currently being practiced, from the black Pope of San Francisco to the "swinging coven of politically prominent people in Washington, D.C. What are their goals? What powers do they possess? Why are they increasing in number? The answers - startling, strange and frightening - are all here in “Witchcraft in America Today.” Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 176 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. light wear to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witchcraft; Wicca; United States; Sociology & Culture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3521. . This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..


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    Wicca. Heksen en witte magie. Ontdek de kracht van een natuurreligie by Summers, Lucy

    hardcover, linnen, 8vo, 128 blz., ind., bibl., gloss., ills., frontisp., Librero, Kerkdriel, 2002, goed/zeer goed/geen stofomslag


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    Encyclopedia of Natural Magic by Greer, John Michael

    paperback, sewed, 23 x 19 cm., 299 pps., ind., ills., Llewellyn, Woodbury, 2009, 5th. printing, good/very good


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    Las cuatro revelaciones by Villoldo, Alberto

    paperback, 8vo, 286 pps., Sirio, Malaga, 2006, very good


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