Item #68600 Magic and Divination. Rupert GLEADOW.

Magic and Divination.

Wakefield, England: EP Publishing Limited [ Rowan & Littlefield, 1976. Second Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 308pp. Red cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, b/w illustrations, index. The second edition of a work first published in 1941. The author, Rupert Seeley Gleadow (1909 - 1974) was a Cambridge educated British lawyer and author, with an interest in astrology - he wrote "The Astrology of Everyday Life" (1940) and "Origin of the Zodiac" (1969) - and the psychology of magic. In this work he seeks to make a rational investigation of the practices of magic and divination, which he sees as a "natural human preoccupation," and "the psychological attitude of the men who practised it, and the success which they achieved. In so doing he draws from a wide variety of sources: from original documents, to studies of the lives of well known magicians from Apollonius to Agrippa and Paracelsus. Top edge of text block a bit darkened and flecked, else a lovely, bright and unmarked near Fine copy in mylar protected near Fine dust jacket. Item #68600
ISBN: 0715811487


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