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CHAMBERS'S CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE [four volumes] A History, Critical and Biographical, of (Used)
by Chambers, R, Editor.
Book ID: 10864, 10864
London: Chambers 1889, two volumes, large heavy 8vo, three-quarters calf, ribbed spine, marbled edges, 823+831pp, woodcuts and plates throughout. Besides being a massive reference, the arrangement and selection of texts makes this entertaining as well. Sold with: Chambers. - THE BOOK OF DAYS. A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with The Calendar. Including Anecdote, Biography & History. Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character. London: Chambers 1863, two volumes, large heavy 8vo, extra gilt cloth with cont calf spines, marbled ep's, tp's rubricated, 832+839pp, illustrated with woodcuts in the text, old scrape to spine of volume two o/w a handsome set in very good condition. Mystic memory; Edward Gibbon; the history of Good Friday; facts of Shakespeare's birth; Cagliostro; Hearne the Antiquary; church bells; curiosities surrounding the execution of Charles the I; Saint Anthony; primitive almanacs; etc & etc, incredible detail. Chambers was a zealous and indefatigable compiler of historical fact and literary curiosity. For the average reader his book are overwhelming compendiums of knowledge in tiny print, meticulously organized. Along with his Encyclopedia of English Literature, these two titles are his most famous and compendious titles, he edited or wrote many others. Both titles offered here are in very good to fine condition, most sets on the market are damaged, ex-lib, rebound or in England.
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The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
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As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
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"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991