Book Details + Condition: Ktav Publishing House Inc. (New York), 1971. Hardcover. 286 pages, with Index, List of Biblical Quotations, and Erratum to rear. First edition modern facsimile reprint of the thorough scholarly discussion of the ancient practice of sorcery and magic, with examples of conjuring spells and incantations. Contents include: Demons and Ghosts; Deomoniac Possession and Tabu; Sympathetic Magic; Atonement Sacrifice; Redemption of the Firstborn. Other topics include the evil eye, conjuring demons and spirits, wizards and witches, jinn, Lilith, monsters, charms, talismans, amulets, magical ceremonies, exorcism, a ceremony for rebuilding a temple, taboos on marriage and childbirth, and much more. All are kinds of magical practices culled from various Semitic peoples — the Hebrews, Mesopotamians, Arabs, Algerians, Moslems, Egyptians, Chaldeans and more. In very good condition, with firm binding; interior is clean and free of markings.