Book Details + Condition: 1963 edition of Eliphas Levi's "The History of Magic, Including A Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, Its Rites and its Mysteries". Translated with a preface and notes by Arthur Edward Waite. Frontispiece portrait from a photograph of the author, with illustrated plates from diagrams and drawings by the author. Original black cloth with spine title (etc) in gilt. Eliphas Lévi Zahed, born Alphonse Louis Constant, was a French occult author, socialist, and ceremonial magician. "Histoire de la Magie" was first published in 1860. Lévi exerted a profound influence on those who would follow: the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Helen Blavatsky, and Aleister Crowley to name a few. In very good condition: Light shelfwear; stamp of former owner on inside front board; pages are clean and unmarked.