Secret Spells & Curious Charms

9780224022828: Secret Spells & Curious Charms

To travel from one place to another by flying as fast as the fastest hawk: Take snow and boil it with oil on a fire of two different wood (one white, the other red). Then put the mixture in a bag made from a sheep's bladder. When this has been in the bladder for a moon and a half, pour over charcoal, and when it is all mixed together...Get this and many other spells and potions in this inspiring book!

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This fanciful collection of magic spells and incantations covers love"I place my shoes like a letter T,/ Hoping my true love I shall see"; luck, both good and bad"See a pin and pick it up,/ All the day you'll have good luck" and "Who kills a spider/ Bad luck betides her"; money"Flibberty, gibberty, flasky flum,/ Calafa, tarada, wagra wum./ Hooky, maroosky, whatever's the sum,/ Heigho! Presto! Money come!" and more. These tidbits of traditional lore are as much fun to recite as Beisner's captivating illustrations are to behold. Circles, triangles and squares contain magically detailed portraits and scenes. The shapes are housed in vertical panels that border some of the pages, and the panels are dotted with tiny mystical masks. The full-page paintings, in brilliant color, have a surreal, dreamlike quality.
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Monika Beisner
Published by Jonathan Cape (1985)
ISBN 10: 0224022822 ISBN 13: 9780224022828
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224022822

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