PHILOSOPHY OF WITCHCRAFT - Ferguson, 1st Ed 1924 - MAGICK WICCA WITCHES OCCULT
THE PHILOSOPHY OF WITCHCRAFT
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1924 of THE PHILOSOPHY OF WITCHCRAFT. By Ian Ferguson. Small octavo. 220pp.+ 2pp of advertisements. Original black cloth with gilt title (etc.) to spine. An oddly sympathetic study for its time, largely foreshadowing the modern view of witchcraft as the survival of a pre- or non-Christian spiritual belief system. Chapters include "The Origins of the Witch," "Early Christianity and the Witch," "Magic and Medicine," "Folk-lore - The Refuge of Dreams," "The Triumph of Theology," and more. From the collection of occult scholar and collector Dr. M.H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front endpaper. In very good condition: tight binding; light shelfwear to boards; upper board slightly bowed; small chip to back bottom board edge; text is clean and unmarked, save owner's name on endpaper (along with Coleman's stamp).