The History and Practice of Magic by Paul Christian
(Two Volumes in One)
1963 Citadel Press First American Edition
Originally published in Francs in 1870
“Historie de la Magie, du monde Surnaturel et de la fatalité à travers les Temps et les Peuples." The original edition soon became considered as a standard reference work, and was amongst those favourably cited by Madame Blavatsky in her "Secret Doctrine." This new English-language edition was put together with the assistance of many of the leading British occultists of the time (two of whom had been personal friends of Aleister Crowley) and includes revisions and supplementary articles by Mir Bashir, Margery Lawrence, and Julian Shaw and emendations and notes by Charles R. Cammell, Lewis Spence, Gerald Yorke, and Edward Whybrow. The work is divided into seven main parts.
Condition: Original red boards with title on spine, still in original dust jacket now protected in Mylar, all pages are clean with no markings, the pages are only slightly toned evenly throughout, overall a exceptionally clean copy in Very Good+ condition.