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 a bit yellowed at edges Thumbnail-sized shadow left by a bookshop label near the inside bottom margin of front free endpaper, spine ends and lower corners of boards bumped. Pages lightly toned but clean and unmarked. Otherwise a tight, clean VG or better copy in Good + dust jacket (Dust jacket fairly well worn with darkening to rear panel, chafing and chipping to all edges and folds, lower front panel creased, torn & chipped, price clipped. Dust jacket is now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). Item #63982