Item #69418 Ancient Christian Magic. Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Marvin - General MEYER, Associate. Neal Kelsey - Richard Smith, SIGNED by.

Ancient Christian Magic. Coptic Texts of Ritual Power.

San Francisco: Harper SanFrancisco, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiv + 405pp. Brick cloth spine with dark green papered boards, gilt titling etc to spine, b/w illustrations, notes, bibliography. Stated first edition. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page by editor Marvin Meyer. From the publisher: "An astonishing collection of magical texts from ancient Egypt that shows the exotic rituals, esoteric healing practices, and incantory and supernatural dimensions that flowered in Early Christianity." A previous owner's name and address stamp (a little bigger than a thumb print) on the front free endpaper (i.e. the first blank) has been blacked out with a felt-tip pen. Otherwise just a hint of shelf wear and thus a lovely, clean near-Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket. (Dust jacket has a hint of rubbing & creasing but is otherwise bright - and now protected by mylar cover). Item #69418
ISBN: 006065578X