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Chaldean Magic: Its Origin And Development

Chaldean Magic: Its Origin And Development (Out of Print)

by Lenormant, Francois

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Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: A8397, A8397

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London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, nd (1877). First English Edition Hardcover, 8vo, xiv + 414 pp (+20 pp adverts and index). Original green cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, black rules and illustration to upper board. A remarkably bright copy of the first English Edition (much enlarged from the preceeding French edition) of Lenormant's ' scholarly exposition of the magical practices, religious systems, and mythology of the Chaldeans of ancient Assyria. "The work draws largely from a tablet from the library of the Royal Palace at Nineveh which contains numerous formulas of 'deprecatory incantations against evil spirits, the effects of sorcery, disease .... etc. " Chapters on Chaldean Demonology and Sorcery, A Comparison of Egyptian and Chaldean Magic, etc. Decorated cloth remarkably bright and fresh. A couple of tiny rubbed spots on spine ends, corners lightly bruised. A little light foxing to page edges & early and later pages (as common with this volume), a few faint spots throughout - otherwise internally clean. Front hinge cracked but solid. Overall a tight, solid VG copy with an unusually bright, fresh binding.

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