BOOK OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC - AE Waite, 1961 - MAGICK SORCERY RITES GRIMOIRE GOETIA
Title:THE BOOK OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC: THE SECRET TRADITION IN GOETIA, INCLUDING THE RITES AND MYSTERIES OF GOETIC THEURGY, SORCERY AND INFERNAL NECROMANCY
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: University Books
City: New Hyde Park, NY Year: 1961 (First Edition of publisher) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 337 Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1961 (University Books) of A.E. Waite's THE BOOK OF CEREMONIAL MAGIC: THE SECRET TRADITION IN GOETIA, INCLUDING THE RITES AND MYSTERIES OF GOETIC THEURGY, SORCERY AND INFERNAL NECROMANCY. The work was originally titled The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. It was first published in a limited run in 1898, and distributed more widely under the title The Book of Ceremonial Magic in 1910.It is an attempt to document various famous grimoires, explain the history behind them (refuting many of the legends surrounding them), discuss the theology contained therein (e.g. raising the question why good angels would be summoned to kill an enemy), and to synthesize many famous grimoires into one system. In very good condition: minor shelfwear; binding is tight; interior is clean and free of markings. Original dust jacket is in very good condition, showing some shelfwear, tears to spine corners, edges and corners, and some mottling on interior of cover. It remains uncut, with the original price still present.