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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.
Antwerp: Arnould Coninx, 1586. Text in French. Printer's device on title and with some other decorative pieces and initials. 8vo, [xxxii], 439 pages. Contemporary vellum with envelope edges; faded manuscript title on spine. Anvers: Chez Arnould Coninx, 1586. A near fine copy. Several contemporary ink signatures on endpaper and head of title, otherwise a very clean solid copy of this scarce book -- OCLC lists only 3 copies of this edition. Originally printed in 1580; a Refutation of Jean Wier's...
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.