Witch, Warlock, and Magician. Historical Sketches of Magic and Witchcraft in England and Scotland.
New York: J. W. Bouton, 1889. First US Edition. Hardcover. Large Octavo. viii + 428 pp. Blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine, gilt Hexagram design on front cover. Written from the viewpoint of a 'sympathetic, though incredulous, observer,' by the popular nineteenth century author William H. Davenport Adams (1828-1891). Approximately half of the book is devoted to 'The English Magicians': Bacon, Dee, Lilly, etc., and the other half to the history of Witchcraft in England and Scotland. Spine somewhat leaned, cloth a bit darkened at spine and generally a bit discoloured with some light marks. A little fraying at head and tail of spine, corners bumped, and some light chafing to edges. Edges of text block darkened. Bookplate and small bookseller's label on front paste-down, small neat owner's name-stamp on half-title page, otherwise internally bright. Still a solid, unmarked VG or better copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #70318