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THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipl (Used)
by Herbermann, Charles G.,[e
Book ID: 10611, 10611
THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church. NY: Encyclopedia Press 1913 reprint of 1907-1914 [first] edition. First reprint edition, (sometimes called the 'second edition'). 16 large heavy octavo's, green publ's cloth, text double column printed on good paper which is clean and bright, woodcuts throughout, last volume is index, with hundreds of full page plates (some in color) and many hundreds of woodcuts and engravings in the text. Two volumes are from another set and in slightly different bindings (a bit darker cloth), most covers have the traces of very old bug trails. While this may be unpleasant to some it has never bothered me a bit and I've used this for over 20 years. It is a monument to the study of the Catholic Church, as it was seen in the days of Pious X. 11,600 entries. Hundreds of contributors. Available in a CDROM now for mere $40.00, (and erroneously referred to as the "second edition" by the publisher--there is only one edition, with two separate printings.). A second edition, entries modernized, was published in 1967 and 2002 (revised), is also in 15 volumes with 12,000 entries and is in print at $1600.00. You will see some volumes "issued under the auspices of ....", but these are just reprints by the publisher in with cheaper materials. I have done a page-by-page comparison of the 1909 1st Ed and this edition and they are identical except for a few plate changes. Scarce. Complete in 16 volumes (eventually there were an additional five supplementary volumes published).
Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft (Revised and expanded)
Pearson, Nigel G
In Treading the Mill
, Suffolk witch Nigel Pearson presents an extensive and thorough exploration of the working ways of the modern traditional witch, including Compass rites, directional virtues, tools & their hallowing, spellcrafting, wortcunning, transvection, spirit familiars, faerie lore, the old gods, self-dedication and much more.More
The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Penguin Classics)
A rich, wondrous anthology of the Western magical tradition, from the Old Testament to Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost, now in a Penguin Classics black spine edition
." . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . ."
The Bible is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession--from Moses battling with Pharao...
Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century
One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca
is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's new Anima Antiqua
series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.
The companion booklets f...
East Anglian Witches and Wizards ( Witchcraft of the British Isles )
Three Hands Press
In his fourth book in the Witchcraft of the British Isles series, Michael Howard examines the Craft of East Anglia, one of the richest areas of historical witchcraft and folk magic in England. From the private witch of William the Conqueror to the cunning men and women of the marshes and fens, to the Toad-witches and the appalling deeds of the witch-finders, the book is a trove of historical information on the actual folk magical practices of East Anglia. Also examined are the spirits of localit...More
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More