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Paris: Henri Plon, 1865. 445 pages with text in French. 8vo, original green printed wrappers (soiled and edgeworn but mostly intact; spine repaired with most of original paper lacking; some light foxing but otherwise internally clean). Paris: Henri Plon, 1865. First edition. A good copy of this uncommon book. "Recueil de la plus grande richesse en documents de toute sorte dans le domaine de la magie." Caillet 1192.
Paris: Payot, 1938. Avec La Collaboration de Horace Goldin, Oswald Williams, Cecil Lyle, Herbert J. Collings, Will Blyth, et Autres Prestidigitateurs Connus. Preface by Remi Ceillier. Illustrated. 266pp., small 8vo, rebound in red cloth, original wrappers bound in. Paris: Payot, 1938. A very good (+) copy.
London: Bohn, 1854. Translated from the German by William Howitt, Selected by Mary Howitt. Two volumes. xvi, 471; viii, 518 pages. Thick 12mo, original blind-stamped red cloth (well-rubbed and edgeworn; chipped at ends, rather heavily on the second volume; contemporary ownership signatures on titles, light pencil notations on half titles). London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854. A good usable pair of this unusual book. Both volumes contain Bohn's ads (undated) on the pastedowns and several pages at front and rear...
Uncolored copper engraving. Image measures 10.25" x 7", sheet measures 13.75" x 9.5". In very good condition. A fascinating early depiction of ayahuasca, a psychoactive concoction made from the caapi vine (identified here as 'Hayac Huasca') and chacruna (identified here in Quechua as 'Samuna'). This brew has very strong psychedelic properties and is used in shamanic ceremonies throughout the Amazon. Engraved by Antonio Giovanni Faldoni who was based in Asolo, Italy (1690-1770). Rare.
Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1769. 4 volumes, bound in 2. Illustrated with 74 folding plates, all but 6 being hand-colored. Thick short 8vos, contemporary calf, elaborate gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers. Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1769. First edition. A near fine copy of this fascinating, early book with very interesting plates relating to mathematics, physics, scientific experiments, optics, magic, perspective, cards, electricity, heat, firearms, fireworks, occult, and more.
Stuttgart: Strecter & Schroder, 1908. Einleitung von Max Neuberger. Profusely illustrated. 2 volumes, thick 4to, blue cloth. Stuttgart, 1908-9. First Edition. Very good (+). Classic analytical study of the development of scientific medicine from prehistoric, folk, and magic medicine. "Most authoritative work so far available." --GM 6455.
Stuttgart: Strecter & Schroder, 1908. Einleitung von Max Neuberger. Profusely illustrated. 2 volumes, thick 4to, brown cloth spine, marbled boards. Stuttgart, 1908-9. First Edition. Very good. Classic analytical study of the development of scientific medicine from prehistoric, folk, and magic medicine. "Most authoritative work so far available." --GM 6455.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Bell, 1955. Text in Spanish. Illus. 16mo, modern red cloth, original wrappers bound in, front wrapper chipped in corners, back wrapper lightly soiled, pages margins browned throughout, some pages lightly creased on top portion of the text. Buenos Aires: Editorial Bell, (1955).