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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: E.P. Denoel, 1971. Illustrated. 275 pages with text in French. Narrow 8vo, ornately gilt-stamped decorative purple cloth, d.w. Paris: E.P. Denoel, 1971. First edition thus. Pages are a bit toned as usual, still a near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. From the series Bibliotheca Hermetica: Alchimie - Astrologie - Magie. Collection dirigee par Rene Alleau.
Paris: E.P. Denoel, 1972. Illustrated. 198 pages with text in French. Narrow 8vo, ornately gilt-stamped decorative purple cloth, d.w. Paris: E.P. Denoel, 1972. First edition thus. Pages are a bit toned as usual, still a fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. From the series Bibliotheca Hermetica: Alchimie - Astrologie - Magie. Collection dirigee par Rene Alleau.
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.
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.
London: Oxford University Press, 1914. xxiii introduction and table of contents, 158 pages of the facsimile manuscript, 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/2 burgundy morocco, with an ornately gilt spine and leather label. London: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1914. One of only 300 copies; with the errata slip. The binding is fine and the text block very good (+). A fine copy of a scarce book. The original manuscript, written about 1700, reproduced for the first time, along with a 20.....
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.