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COMIERS, [Claude] [d.1693].
Pratique Curieuse, Ou Les Oracles Des Sibylles., Sur chaque Question proposée. Troisième Édition, Augmentée d'une seconde Partie sur de nouvelles Questions qui n'ont point encore paru. Avec la Fortune des Humains, Inventée par.mise nouvellement dans c
Paris.Brussels: George De Backer, 1701..
3 Parts in 1 [last part titled La Fortune Des Humains.]. 8vo. pp. 274; 9 p.l., 142; 1 p.l., 84, [12]publisher's catalogue. engraved frontis. woodcut ornaments, initials, & title vignette. contemporary calf, gilt back (extremities worn & chipped, joints cracked, marginal pen scribbling on title, occasional spotting). 'Third Enlarged Edition'. cfCaillet 2529 (citing 1698 third edition).
$256 USD                          Book Number: OMIatCOM4                         Order / Enquire



DUGUID, David [1832-1907].
Hafed Prince Of Persia: His Experiences In Earth-Life And Spirit-Life, Being Spirit Communications Received Through...Popular Edition.
London: W.Foulsham & Co. & Glasgow: Hay Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1903..
8vo. pp. xii, 580. several text illus. & facsimiles. original cloth (extremities frayed, light spotting to outer leaves). ownership entry on title of F.M.R.Spendlove, M.D. dated 1904. Duguid was a Scottish medium and Glasgow cabinet-maker whose automatic drawings and spirit photography were apparently exposed as fraudulent on numerous occasions.
$75 USD                          Book Number: elala5222                         Order / Enquire



HADDON, Alfred C[ort] [1855-1940].
Magic And Fetishism.
London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1906..
16mo. pp. viii, 98, [1]. biblio. original blind-stamped cloth (front cover detached, spine perished, internally fine). First Edition. "A pioneer of modern anthropology...[Haddon here] makes use of his wide-ranging knowledge of folk rituals and religious beliefs to introduce readers to basic principles of sympathetic magic, divination, talismanic powers and fetishism. A strong believer in the importance of preserving local religious practices and beliefs, Haddon uses the work to document customs from Britain to West Africa, America to Australia. Topics include forms of contagious magic, premised on a mutual influence between objects; amulets and talismans; magical names and words; and divination. In the second portion of the book, devoted to fetishism, Haddon offers an authoritative description of the fetish as a 'habitation, temporary or permanent, of a spiritual being', establishing basic definitions for an important field of cultural research." (Cambridge reprint blurb)
$125 USD                          Book Number: elala5226                         Order / Enquire



SALVERTE, [Anne Joseph Eusèbe Baconnière de] [1771-1839].
Essai Sur La Magie, Les Prodiges Et Les Miracles Chez Les Anciens.
Brussels: Arnold Lacrosse, 1821..
small 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 191. with half-title. contermporary quarter calf (piece chipped from lower spine). cfCaillet 9867.
$250 USD                          Book Number: elala2947                         Order / Enquire



[VULSON OR WULSON, Marc de La Colombière] [d. 1665].
Le Palais Des Curieux, De L'Amour Et De La Fortune.l'Explication des Songes & Visions noctrunes. Avec une Traité de Phisionomie, recueilli des plus graves Auteurs de ce Siècle.
Paris: Nicolas le Gras, 1698..
12mo. pp. 7 p.l., 60, [4], 7-212. engraved frontis. by T.Guillain. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary calf (rubbed, extremities worn, few small wormtracks, tears to frontis. repaired with loss of several letters, scattered foxing & staining). Popular work on dreams and their meanings, alphabetically indexed by subject and signification. Five types of dreams are distinguished: songe, vision, oracle, reverie, and apparition. Appended, pp. [118]-212, is a treatise on physiognomy. Goldsmith, BM STC French, V602. Thorndike VIII p. 480. cfBarbier III 762. cfBrunet IV 313. cfCioranescu 67248. cfCaillet 11540.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala3017                         Order / Enquire



WIRTH, Oswald.
Le Tarot Des Imagiers Du Moyen Age.
Paris: Le Symbolisme, Emile Nourry, 1927..
8vo. pp. 337. b/w text illus. wrs (light discolouration at spine & edges). First Edition.
$500 USD                          Book Number: aly1156                         Order / Enquire



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