The Flying Sorcerer: Being the magical and aeronautical adventures of Francis Barrett, author of The Magus. Francis X. KING.

The Flying Sorcerer: Being the magical and aeronautical adventures of Francis Barrett, author of The Magus.

Oxford, UK: Mandrake Press, 1992. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 78pp + ii adverts. Illustrated covers, b&w illustrations, index. A biographical study of Francis Barrett, whose book the "The Magus" (1801) is one of the most influential works of the "Occult Revival" and probably the best-known magical text produced in early nineteenth century Britain. Barrett styled himself a teacher of "Natural Philosophy, Natural Magic, Cabala Magic, Chemistry, the Talismanic Art, Hermetic Philosophy, Astrology, Physiognomy" and was also an accomplished balloonist. In addition to the biography, this volume includes a previously unpublished Barrett manuscript of "Crystal Vision." The author Francis X. King (1934–1994) was a British popular historian of the occult, whose books played an important part in the renewal of interest in Western Magical traditions in late twentieth century Britain and beyond. Covers a bit rubbed and creased, but overall a tight, clean and unmarked VG copy. Item #65252
ISBN: 1869928202

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