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    A Large Grouping of Books on Magic, including: Magic Question-Magic Answer. Compiled by T. H. Parker and F. J. Teskey. Blackie Glasgow and London: Poetry Quest, [1970]. First published 1970. Octavo. 86 pages. Pleasantly illustrated throughout the text. Index. Acknowledgements. Publisher's blue soft covers with the front cover illustrated in pink, purple, blue, and white. The front cover and back covers are lettered in white and pink. The spine is lettered in pink. A near fine copy. This work, pointed towards students, equates poetry and magic. The work is divided into three sections, Magic Question - Magic Answer, The Magic of Words, and The Magic of a Story. [and:] E. Cobham Brewer. A Dictionary of Miracles: Imitative, Realistic, and Dogmatic. With Illustrations. By the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1884. Octavo. xliv, 582 pages. Several illustrations throughout the text. Index. Publisher's turquoise textured boards with the spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Orange dust jacket with black lettering. Some rubbing to the covers and jacket, some small tears to the fore-edge and joint of the jacket, sunned jacket spine, a small piece of cream paper affixed to the spine. Altogether a very good copy. Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1820 - 1897) also compiled Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable and A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar. Brewer's voluminous work on miracles includes full explanations on miracles themselves, symbols, listings of thaumaturgists, child-martyrs, nineteenth century Saints, Church Fathers, ecclesiastical customs and their dates, dogmas, tortures utilized on the Saints. [and:] Abraham the Jew. The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage. By Abraham the Jew. Translated & Edited by S. L. MacGregor-Mathers. Introduction to the Causeway Edition by Michael Lord. New York: Causeway Books, [1974]. A facsimile of the original edition. Large octavo. xlviii, 268 pages. Diagrams and illustrated letters throughout the text. Publisher's salmon cloth covers with the spine lettered in black. Purple dust jacket. Some rubbing to the jacket, slightly sunned jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. This work, translated and edited by Samuel Liddell MacGregor-Mathers, presents an authentic and powerful Jewish magician's manual from the Middle Ages. MacGregor-Mathers (1854 - 1918) founded the magical society of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. [and:] Milbourne Christopher. The Illustrated History of Magic. New York: Thomas Y. Cowell Company, 1973. Quarto. 452 pages. Beautifully illustrated throughout the text. Index. Publisher's blue cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Red dust jacket. Some rubbing to the covers, slightly sunned top edges of the covers, some tiny closed tears to the corners and head and foot of the spine. Altogether a very good copy. Highly respected illusionist Milbourne Christopher (1914 - 1984), authored several books including this work which presents a comprehensive history of magic, utilizing visuals taken from his enormous collection of magic memorabilia. [and:] The Mystery of Things: Evocations of the Japanese Supernatural. Seventeen Calligraphy-Paintings by Akeji Sumiyoshi. Text by Patrik Le Nestour. With the Collaboration of Audie Bock. New York & Tokyo: John Weatherhill, Inc., [1972]. First edition. Quarto. 141 pages. 17 calligraphy-paintings. Publisher's black cloth covers with a calligraphic inlay on the front cover. The spine is lettered in gilt. Fully illustrated red and yellow dust jacket with the painting done by Akeji Sumiyoshi and the layout done by Taijiro Kushido. Illustrated endpapers. Some rubbing to the jacket, otherwise a near fine copy. This work revolves around the highly evocative and ethereal calligraphy-paintings of Akeji Sumiyoshi, artist-alchemist. These Sino-Japanese ideographs are then delicately explained by the French poet, Patrik Le Nestour. [and:] Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural. Volumes 12 - 24. Editor Richard Cavendish. Editorial Advisory Board: C. A. Burland, Glyn Danile, E. R. Dodds, Mircea Eliade, William Sargant, John Symonds, R. J. Zwi Werblosky, R. C. Zaehner. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, [1970]. First edition. Quarto. 1557, 3376 pages. Copiously illustrated throughout the text. Index. Publisher's illustrated boards with the spines lettered in yellow. Black coated endpapers. Some bumping to the corners, some rubbing to the covers. Altogether very good copies. [and:] Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural Published in 112 Weekly Parts. Parts 1 - 56 (two issues of 42). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, [1974 an 1975]. First edition. Quarto. 4 - 1584 pages. Abundantly illustrated in color. Publisher's illustrated wrappers. All in near fine condition.

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