Chaldean Magic its Origin and Development by Francois Lenormant
Publication: 1877 Samuel Bagster; London First English Edition
Octavo 414pp plus 20pp advert and index
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.
Condition: original decorative green boards and spine, a gash on the spine not affecting the integrity of the binding, missing cloth along both spine ends, corners and edges with loss to cloth (see photos), binding is tight, pages are clean, overall in Good condition