Witchcraft: European and African. Geoffrey PARRINDER.

Witchcraft: European and African.

London: Faber, 1963. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 216pp. Purple cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Bibliography & index. The first hardcover edition of Parrinder's "critical yet sympathetic survey," of witchcraft in its European, American and African contexts. The author is not persuaded by the Murray school of that that witchcraft was historically a pagan cult, and offers another, less comfortable explanation. The book was originally published as a "Pelican" in 1958, and the text was revised for this, the first hardcover edition. Spine very slightly darkened with some rubbing and fading at ends, a few light bumps to upper edges of boards, hint of foxing to top-edge, a few owner's ink stamps on prelims, else a tight, clean better than VG copy in near-VG dust jacket (dust jacket scuffed near bottom, slightly rubbed & marked, small abrasion to rear panel, not clipped). Item #47809

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