Where Witchcraft Lives. Doreen VALIENTE.
Where Witchcraft Lives.

Where Witchcraft Lives.

London: Aquarian Press, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 112pp. Original light grey cloth with gilt title etc to spine, bibliography. The 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 slightly faded at margins, page edges dusty with some light foxing, some uneven toning to endpapers, a few instances of pale foxing to the first and last leaves, otherwise a tight, unmarked VG or better copy in about VG dust jacket (the dust jacket is rubbed, particularly at the folds, a little darkened, a has some light chipping and some tears to the edges; two old tape repairs to the verso. Not clipped). A scarce title, seldom seen in dust jacket. A scarce title, seldom seen in dust jacket. Item #60048

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