The Book of Talismans.
London: William Rider & Son Ltd., 1922. Second Edition, Revised. Hardcover. Octavo. xx + 292 pp. Gilt decorated blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and upper board, coloured frontispiece and ten b/w plates, bibliography and index. A broad ranging study of amulets, charms and talismans. Chapters and sub-chapters include: Psychic and Magnetic Influence of Talismans and Gems; Talismans of Primitive Races; The Tau Cross; Talisman for Wisdom; Pear Charm; Egyptian Beliefs; The Buckle of the Girdle of Isis; Gnosticism; - Abraxas - Sacred Names - Khnoubis - The Seven Vowels - The Magic Symbols - The Archangels - Horus - Osiris - Isis - Harpokrates - Anubis - The Orient; The Agnus Dei; Abracadabra - Pentalpha - Pentacle - Pentragram - The Kabala - The Agla - Dr. Dee - Tetragrammaton; etc. Includes detailed chapters on each sign of the Zodiac. Spine a little darkened and thumbed, top edge of text block dusty and flecked, endpapers lightly toned, merest hint of pale foxing to first and last few leaves. Still, an unmarked VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #69675