The History of Magic by Joseph Ennermoser
Translated from German by Mary Howitt
Publication: 1970 University Books; New York
Joseph Ennemoser was a notable 19th-century physician who became popular as a supporter and advocate of mesmerism. He is perhaps most remembered for this work, in which he describes every conceivable aspect of known magic. Content includes: magic in mythology, mythological symbolism, German witchcraft, supernatural abilities, magic of Early Christians, demons, apparitions, haunted houses, remarkable dreams, nightmare hauntings, second sight, fortune-telling, fairies, vampires, witchcraft, hallucinogenic magic herbs, and so much more. It concludes with a section dedicated specifically to the Salem Witch Trials.
Condition: Original grey cloth boards with title to spine, small inscription on the flyleaf of each volume, unclipped dust jackets are present for both volumes with chipping to top of the spine of volume one dj, both jackets are now protected in mylar covering, the books themselves are in wonderful condition, all pages clean, Very Good+