MATERIALS TOWARD A HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT - 1957 MAGICK SORCERY DEMONOLOGY WITCH
MATERIALS TOWARD A HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT
Book Details + Condition: Thomas Yoseloff (New York and London). First printing of this three-volume slipcased edition, 1957. Pagination: 434pp + 1038pp + 1548pp. The hardcover books are bound in light brown cloth with black blocking and silver lettering to the spines, housed in a decorative slipcase. Collected by Henry Charles Lea, and arranged and edited by Arthur C. Howland. Originally published in 1939, this new edition contains an introduction by George Lincoln Burr. Since its initial publication in a limited edition of only 300 sets, "Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft" has been recognized as an indispensable work for those who wish to understand the occult "black arts" that have influenced and shaped world civilizations. Contents include:
- Demoniacal Possession
- Witchcraft by Regions
- Witchcraft as Viewed by Secular Laws
- Powers of Evil
- The Older Beliefs
- Assimilation of Sorcery to Heresy
- Survival into Later Times
- And much more.
From the massive occult collection of King Lawrence Parker - academic, dissertation author, and book collector extraordinaire. All three volumes have firm binding; light shelf wear to boards; Parker's bookplate to inside front boards; approximately 15 pp of inked underlining and marginal notations to Vol I; slipcase shows only minor wear.