ENNEMOSER'S HISTORY OF MAGIC - Complete 2 Vols - 1st Ed, 1854 - MAGICK OCCULT
Title:THE HISTORY OF MAGIC. To which is added an appendix of the most
remarkable and best authenticated stories of apparitions, dreams, second sight,
somnambulism, predictions, divination, witchcraft, vampires, fairies,
table-turning, and spirit-rapping.
Author: Joseph Ennemoser; Translated from the German by William Howitt
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
City: London Year: 1854 (First Edition in English) Binding Style: Hardcover; 2 Volumes Pagination: Volume I: 471 pages; Volume II: 518 pages Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: Scarce first edition from 1854, in two volumes, of Ennemoser's THE HISTORY OF MAGIC. To which is added an appendix of the most remarkable and best authenticated stories of apparitions, dreams, second sight, somnambulism, predictions, divination, witchcraft, vampires, fairies, table-turning, and spirit-rapping. Both volumes have been rebound in red cloth. For both volumes: rebound boards and binding are tight and strong; library notations and perforated stamp on title page and last page of Vol II (only). Some chipping to pages' edges (which have been protected with an added layer of tissue in many cases), and a few pages have some very old (clear) tape. Please see images for further condition details. This scarce work was translated out of
the original German by Mary and William Howitt. Joseph Ennemoser was a notable
19th-century physician who became popular as a supporter and advocate of
mesmerism. He is perhaps most remembered for this work,
in which he describes every conceivable aspect of known magic. Content includes: magic in mythology, mythological symbolism, German witchcraft, supernatural abilities, magic of
Early Christians, demons, apparitions, haunted houses,
remarkable dreams, nightmare hauntings, second sight, fortune-telling, fairies, vampires, witchcraft, hallucinogenic magic herbs, and so much more. It concludes with a section dedicated
specifically to the Salem Witch Trials.