Where Witchcraft Lives.
London: Aquarian Press, 1962. First edition Hardcover. 12mo. 112 pp. Original light grey cloth with gilt title etc to spine, bibliography. The extremely scarce first edition of the first book by Doreen Valiente (1922 – 1999), who was initiated into witchcraft by Gerald Gardner in 1953 and was for a time High Priestess of the Bricket Wood coven, and in later life she became a leading figure in the Neopagan movement. "Where Witchcraft Lives," embodies her original research into folklore and history of witchcraft in Sussex - a county with which she was personally very familiar - viewed through the prism of her experience in Gardnerian witchcraft. Cloth a little darkened at spine end extreme outer margins, corners and spine ends bruised and lightly rubbed, page edges darkened and dusty with some light foxing, light crease and Aquarian Book Service ink stamp to front blank endpaper, otherwise a tight, unmarked VG copy (no dustjacket). (Item ID: 40603)