1835 - LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS - William Godwin - MAGICK WITCHCRAFT DIVINATION
Title:LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS. OR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MOST EMINENT PERSONS IN SUCCESSIVE AGES, WHO HAVE CLAIMED FOR THEMSELVES, OR TO WHOM HAS BEEN IMPUTED BY OTHERS, THE EXERCISE OF MAGICAL POWER.
Author: William Godwin
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York Year: 1835 Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 307 Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: From 1835, the scarce LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS. This was the final book written by English journalist, political
philosopher and novelist William Godwin (1756-1836). Publisher's original cloth boards. Some shelfwear, please see pictures. Chipping to spine; small stamp to inside front board; former owner's name on first blank page (from 1840); and some very old stains and foxing present. No interior writing otherwise. Still a solid and firm, well bound copy. The book concerns paranormal legends
from Western and Middle Eastern history. In 1835 it was reviewed by Edgar Allan
Poe of the Southern Literary Messenger. Godwin made his mark with An Enquiry Concerning
Political Justice and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness (1793),
published novels, essays, several biographies, treatises on economics, and a
well-received History of the Commonwealth of England (1824-1828),
married Mary Wollstonecraft (1797), and saw their daughter Mary elope with Percy Bysshe Shelley (1814). Contents of this thorough work include: Astrology; Oracles; Delphi; Dreams; Casting of Lots; Divination; Fairies; Rosicrucians; Sylphs and Gnomes; Examples of Necromancy and Witchcraft in the Bible; Demigods; Proceedings Against Witchcraft; and so much more. Please see Table of Contents.