High Magic's Aid.
New York: Samuel Weiser, 1975. First US Edition. Softcover. Octavo. 352pp. Silver card covers with black titling and illustrations to cover and spine. One of the best known books in the twentieth century witchcraft canon - and arguably a work that was a major influence in the witchcraft "revival." In "High Magic's Aid" Gardner used fiction as a vessel to discuss the magical craft, drawing from rituals such as "The Key of Solomon" and other works which he also wove into his own witchcraft practice. Gardner originally wrote the book under his magical nom-de-plume "Scire," which is here misspelled "Scrire" on the title page, as it was in the first edition, which was originally published by Michael Houghton of the Neptune Press / Atlantis Bookshop. This edition has a new introduction by Raymond Buckland. Covers a bit rubbed & chafed - as always, internally bright and fresh, possibly unread. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #69688