Book Details + Condition: University Books (New York). First (modern) Edition, 1968. Hardcover with dust jacket. 253 pages, with b&w illustrations throughout. C.J.S. Thompson examines the lore and use of the Mandrake root throughout history and around the world. Contents include: Introduction to Mandragora; The Mandrake of the Hebrews; The Mandrake in Ancient Egypt, Assyria and Persia; Demonology and Plants; Mandrake Legends; Ceremonies in Gathering Mandrake and Other Magical Plants; Their Occult Powers; and much more. In very good condition: tight binding; text is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has minor normal wear, and remains unclipped; it is protected with a mylar cover.