The Wizard's Book of Spells

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In a new small format, this highly illustrated, enchanting journey through the history and traditions of wizardry takes readers from Merlin to Gandalf, and offers practical spells to try The story of magic and its famous practitioners is told in this enchanting compendium of magical lore. It explores the secrets of ancient sorcerers, the practices of medieval alchemists, and the rituals of modern magicians; and it reveals how lucky talismans work, suggests tools for successful spell-casting, and resolves the riddles that surround sacred sites and ceremonial magic. Along the way it introduces the most remarkable wizards in history and fiction, from the evil sorceress Circe to Professor Dumbledore. Specially commissioned paintings by Robert Ingpen, as well as works by artists such as Bosch and Goya, Arthur Rackham's atmospheric book illustrations, medieval woodcuts, and extraordinary engravings of arcana are all featured. Beautifully bound with specially padded covers, this is the perfect gift for fantasy fans and budding alchemists young and old.

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Beatrice Phillpotts is an editor, journalist, and art critic. Her other books include The Faeryland Companion and Mermaids. Robert Ingpen has designed, illustrated, and written more than 100 published works of fiction and nonfiction, among them Around the World in 80 Days, The Jungle Book, and the centenary edition of Peter Pan and Wendy. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his contribution to children’s literature.


"A fascinating romp for uninitiated magicians of all ages."  —San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review

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Beatrice Phillpotts
Published by Palazzo Editions Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0954510305 ISBN 13: 9780954510305
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