THE SWORD OF MOSES: AN ANCIENT BOOK OF MAGIC - M. Gaster, 1973 GRIMOIRE MAGICK
Title:THE SWORD OF MOSES: AN ANCIENT BOOK OF MAGIC
Author: Moses Gaster
Publisher: Samuel Weiser Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1973 (Second Modern Printing)
Binding Style: Hardcover Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: Second (modern) reprinting from 1973 of Moses Gaster's THE SWORD OF MOSES: AN ANCIENT BOOK OF MAGIC,From an Unique Manuscript. With Introduction, Translation, an Index of Mystical Names, and a Facsimile. English translation and original Hebrew text. "The Sword of Moses" is a 13th or 14th century Hebrew book of magic, the text of which Moses Gaster first published, along with translation and commentaries, in the original 1896 edition — please see our listing for this very scarce first edition. Gaster himself thought the text to date from somewhere between the 4th and 11th centuries CE. The original manuscript, which was in his personal collection, is now in the British Library. The Hebrew text, which starts at what would typically be the rear of the book in a non-Hebrew volume, has a frontispiece photograph of a page from the original manuscript. In very good condition: slight shelfwear; bumped & rubbed corners and spine ends; pen notation on front endpaper. A few library notations on copyright page; small stamp on rear endpaper; faded stamps on top & bottom text blocks; inside front board has scrapes where something was removed; pages are otherwise clean and free of markings.