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    Ten Books on the Subject of Witchcraft, including: Gertrude Marvin Williams. Priestess of the Occult: Madame Blavatsky. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First edition. Octavo. x, 345 pages. Twenty-one illustrated plates, many of them photographic. Index paginated i - ix. Publisher's dark navy blue cloth covers with the front cover and spine illustrated and with the title outlined in orange. Cream and orange dust jacket. Some rubbing and soiling to the jacket, some tiny closed tears to the jacket edges. Altogether a very good copy. Gertrude Marvin Williams centers this informative novel around Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society, a religion which she recorded in her work Isis Unveiled. [and:] Marion L. Starkey. The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry into the Salem Witch Trials. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. Octavo. viii, 310. Index paginated i-iv. Publisher's orange cloth covers with the authors monogram stamped in black on the front cover. The spine is lettered in black. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Joseph Low. A few tiny closed tears to the jacket edges, otherwise a near fine copy. In this poignant work, author Marion Starkey applied modern psychiatric knowledge to the fervid panic surrounding the Salem witch trials. [and:] J. W. Wickwar. Witchcraft and the Black Art: A Book Dealing with the Psychology and Folklore of the Witches. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, [n.d.]. Second printing. Octavo. 320 pages. Index. Publisher's green cloth covers with the front cover ruled and lettered in blue. The spine is lettered in blue. Cream dust jacket with green lettering and ruling. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Some rubbing and soiling to the jacket, discolored jacket spine, some tiny closed tears and chipping to the jacket edges. Altogether a very good copy. [and:] Grillot de Givry, author; J. Courtenay Locke, translator. Witchcraft Magic & Alchemy. New York; Dover Publications, Inc., 1971. First edition. Large octavo. 394 [395] pages. 376 illustrations throughout the text, including nine plates and the frontispiece plate. Index. Illustrated soft covers. Some rubbing to the cover, slight curling to the edges, protective plastic is pealing off. Altogether a very good copy. This work was originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1931. Prominent French historian of the occult science, Grillot de Givry, collected this vast amount of information from manuscripts, rare and suppressed books, official reports, and secret works. [and:] Patrick R. Chalmers. The Little Pagan Faun & Other Fancies. With Scissor-Cuts by L. Hummel. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, [n.d.]. Small octavo. 196 pages. Several scissor-cut illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's light blue cloth covers with a small gilt illustration on the front cover. The spine is lettered in gilt. Dust jacket illustrated with five vignettes from the book. A small bookseller's ticket affixed to the rear pastedown endpaper. Minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, some of the jacket spine is almost torn off but still attached, a piece of the jacket is missing from the front bottom, some tiny closed tears to the jacket edges. Altogether a very good copy. [and:] Voices from many Hill Tops, Echoes from Many Valleys, or the Experiences of Spirits Eon and Eona, In Earth Life and Spirit Spheres, In ages Past, in the Long, Long Ago, And Their Many Incarnations in Earth Live, and on Other Worlds, Given Through the Sun Angels' Order of Light. Springfield, Massachusetts: Press Springfield Printing Company, 1886. Octavo. xxv, 650 pages. Publisher's deep red boards tripled ruled in black on the front cover and in blind-stamp on the back cover. The front cover and spine are lettered in gilt. Illustrated endpapers in an allover flora green and white design. Slightly rubbed covers, minor bumping to the corners, some fraying to the head and foot of the spine. Altogether a very good copy. [and:] Henry Howard Harper. The Story of a Nephrectomy: A True History of a Semi-Tragic Episode. A Limited Edition. Norwood, Massachusetts: The Plimpton Press: MCMXXVII [1927]. Small octavo. 57 pages. Frontispiece portrait. Publisher's cream paper over blue boards. Spine labeled with a paper label with red writing, housed within a blue board slipcase with a similar label on the spine. Some rubbing and discoloration to the covers and slipcase, otherwise a very good copy. [and:] Herbert Mayo M. D. Letters on the Truths Contained in Popular Superstitions. Frankfort: John David Sauerlaender. And Edinburgh: Messrs. Blackwood, 1949. Small octavo. iv, 152 pages. Publisher's dark brown boards with the covers triple ruled in blind-stamp. Previous owner's book plate affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Rubbing to the covers, partially missing spine, some notations in pencil by the previous owner on the front of the rear free endpaper. Altogether a good copy. [and:] Frank Samuel Child. A Colonial Witch: Being a Study of the Black Art in the Colony of Connecticut. New York: The Baker & Taylor Co., [1897]. Small octavo. 307 pages. [3, publisher's ads at the rear of the book]. Publisher's red boards with two large black bands reaching across the front cover ands pine, with raised lettering. Small bookseller's ticket affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Some rubbing to the covers, minor bumping to the corners. Altogether a very good copy. [and:] H. R. Trevor-Roper. The European Witch-Craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries. [Middlesex, England and Ringwood, Victoria, Australia]: Penguin Books, [1969]. Pelican Edition. Small octavo. 144 pages. Illustrated soft covers. Slightly rubbed covers, otherwise a near fine copy.

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