Cagliostro. Francois Ribadeau DUMAS, Elisabeth Abbott, Count Cagliostro.


London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1967. First English language edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 312pp. Orange cloth with gilt titling to spine; b&w illustrations, colored top edge. A serious exploration of the life of Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (1743 – 1795) the adventurer, Freemason and purveyor of the occult arts, who for a time was a favorite of the European courts, becoming famous for his abilities as a healer, scryer, magician, and, reputedly, alchemist. Francois Dumas is an historian of magic and this book is the "fruit of long years of research among many important and unpublished documents." A bare hint of shelf wear and dust, page edges slightly darkened, pages a bit browned (as always), NYC Weiser book shop sticker on front pastedown. Overall, a tight & unmarked VG+ copy in VG+ dustjacket. (Dust jacket panels rubbed, edges lightly chafed & creased, price clipped. Dust jacket now protected by a removable mylar sleeve.). Item #67364