The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment. Brian P. - Selected COPENHAVER, translated.

The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment.

New York: Penguin Books, 2015. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. xxii + 644pp. Black cloth embellished in blind and lettered in gold on upper cover and spine, printed endpapers, b&w illustrations, bibliography, endnotes. From the publisher: "A rich, wondrous anthology of the Western magical tradition, from the Old Testament to Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost, in a beautiful hardcover edition. This is a book filled with incantations, charms, curses, summonings, cures, and descriptions of extraordinary, shadowy, only half-understood happenings from long ago. It features writers as various as Thomas Aquinas, John Milton, John Dee, Ptolemy, and Paracelsus along with anonymous ancient and medieval works that were, in some cases, viewed as simply too dangerous even to open." Very light rubbing to covers, price sticker on rear board, else a tight, unmarked VG+ copy. (no dust jacket - as issued?). Item #63605
ISBN: 9780241198568