WITCHES STILL LIVE: A STUDY OF THE BLACK ART TODAY
Book Details + Condition: London: Rider & Co. Scarce First UK Edition, 1931 (first published in the US in 1929). Hardcover. 285 pages. With wonderful black-and-white illustrations by Siegel. Original black cloth with gilt to spine; includes bibliography and index. The author, Theda Kenyon (1894-1997), gives an entertaining anecdotal account on the various types of witchcraft practiced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as the beliefs and customs which she believes must originate from "The Cult of the Witch". Chapters: Witchcraft, the Universal Faith; The Nature Cult; The Gospel of the Witches; The first Witch Doctrine: Transmutation; The Initiation of the Witch; Religion and Witchcraft; The Black Mass; The Sacrifice; The Sex Ritual; How to Cast a Spell; How to Combat a Spell; Witchcraft and Medicine; Love Charms; Bridal Customs; Childbirth Customs; How to Discover a Witch; The Persecution of the Witch; Witchcraft and the Law; Signs and Omens; Moon Laws; Science and Witchcraft; Famous People and Witchcraft; Modern Witchcraft Murders. In very good condition, with light wear to boards; firm binding; lightly rubbed corners and edges; wear to spine ends; hospital library bookplate on inside front board, with initials and date on front free endpaper; pages remain clean and unmarked.