1559704470 282 pages. 5.75 inx9.5 in in 7 in dj as issued. some light rubbing on dj. clean, tight, unmarked. First Edition. Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4 in - 9 3/4 in Tall. Year: 1998. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-070953
Synopsis: A good-humored, illustrated handbook instructs readers how to identify the many species of demons, where to travel to find them, and what equipment and amulets are traditionally carried to appease them or fend them off. 15,000 first printing.
Review: The Macks divert our gaze from our contemporary red-faced, cloven-hoofed misrepresentation of demons to remind us of the ancient roles demons were originally assigned to play. From the Tommyknockers of North American mountain mines to the South African Mbulu that waits in the river for lone travelers, A Field Guide to Demons classifies these creatures by their domains--water, mountain, forest--rather than in alphabetical or cultural order, dishing out antique and contemporary lore on these most misunderstood of spirits. A Field Guide to Demons melds folklore and mythology; maintains a surprisingly evenhanded view of demons; and reveals their role as the necessary challenger to established order, the antagonist--without which there could be no hero--and the darkness through which goodness shines brightest. --Brian Patterson
Title: A Field Guide to Demons: Fairies, Fallen ...
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Arcade Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Arcade Publishing, New York 1998. Hardcover. 282 pages. 1st edition, 1st printing. Dust jacket is 2/3 size; wraps around the book like a sash. Mother and daughter team Carol and Dinah Mack tackle the esoteric subject of 'the world's ancient and misunderstood spirits'. Book fine, dust jacket very good, rubbed, with some surface grooves. Seller Inventory # ABE-15414405994
Book Description Arcade Publishing 1998-10-01, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 1559704470. Seller Inventory # 529835