Witches

Erica Jong

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Synopsis: Best-selling author Erica Jong here turns her attention to the fantastical and factual world of witchcraft. She explores the figure of the witch both as historical reality and as archetype - as Halloween hag and full-breasted seductress, as a lingering vestige of a primeval religion and a projection of fear of the unknown. Now, more than a decade after its original publication, Jong has added a new introduction to Witches, emphasizing the relevance and continued popularity of this beguiling topic.

About the Author: Erica Jong is the author of the novels Fear of Flying, Shylock's Daughter, Inventing Memory, and Sappho's Leap. She has also written six volumes of poetry and a number of nonfiction works, including the memoir Fear of Fifty. Joseph A. Smith, a painter and sculptor, is a professor of fine arts at Pratt Institute in New York City.

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Book Description NY. 1981. Harry N. Abrams., 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. glossy dark blue & silver metallic (sigil on cover)decorative faux leather "leatherette" hardbound folio. very large ("coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. no dustwrapper. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. tiny bit of rubbing at corners. edges clean. contents free of all markings. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition. first printing (nap). glossy pages throughout. 176p. " 176 pages in full color". illustrated in full color and b/w throughout with one large double page foldout illustration. almost every page illustrated. select bibliography. religion. mythology. folklore. philosophy. witchcraft. wicca. paganism. theosophy. sorcery. occultism. divination. clairvoyance. medieval history. ecclesiastical history. mother goddess. white goddess. heresy. satanism. becoming a witch. theories of witchcraft. witch lore. witch costumes. witch rituals. poppets. the witch’s year. the sabbat. the witch’s equipment. herbology. weather control. flight. poisons and cures. recipes for flying ointments. legendary witches. witches and fairies. famous witches in history. This witch’s brew of a book has everything. Erica Jong, whose recent bestselling novel of the 18th century, Fanny, revealed a new aspect of her magical writing talents, turns her attention to the factual and fantastical world of witchcraft. She explores the figure of the witch both as historical reality and as archetype ~ as Halloween hag and full~breasted seductress ~ as a lingering vestige of a primeval religion and a projection of fear of the unknown. In prose and poetry, all wonderfully enhanced by the illustrations of Joseph A. Smith, Erica Jong treats the witch as a survivor of the age of sorcery, as a scapegoat for male~dominated church~state politics, as a remarkable natural healer, and as a hexer without peer. Tales of torture and triumph, a gallery of witches' familiars, real recipes for love potions and for flying lotions, and formulas for spells and incantations make this rich serio~comic excursion vibrate with mystery and delight. Seller Inventory # 5011601

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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. 9 x 12 in. Blue faux calf boards. Lavish color illus. Condition is NEAR FINE ; minor shelf wear, otherwise like new on all points. DJ is VERY GOOD ; clean and bright but off-center. Myth. Stax. Seller Inventory # 24087

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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Joseph A Smith (illustrator). 176 clean, unmarked pages. Selected bibliography. An illustrated compendium of witch lore and facts. Color & b/w illus, many full page. 1 fold-out. dj w/sm closed tears, lite soiling; book club Size: folio. Seller Inventory # 041184

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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Joseph A. Smith (illustrator). 1st Edition. Small Folio, (9.5" X 12"), blue/black glazed paper covered boards with silver cover decoration of esoteric cross and silver spine titles. 172 pp. ethereally illustrated throughout by Joseph A. Smith. in full color. Jong explores witchcraft and its various historical forms and avatars in prose and poetry. A tight, clean, unmarked and unblemished volume, in a crisp, sharp, glossy, unclipped dust jacket. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 10173

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Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc., Publishers, New York, 1981. Hard Back. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Smith, Joseph A. (illustrator). First Edition. 176 Pages. Top corner has a very light bump. No other defect noted and all pages are flawless and in full color. There is one double-page fold-out illustration. Dark blue faux leather (leatherette) boards with silver metallic spine lettering and a silver decoration on front. This witch's brew of a book has everything. Erica Jong, whose recent bestselling novel of the 18th century titled Fanny, revealed a new aspect of her magical writing talents, now turns her attention to the factual and fantastical world of witchcraft. She explores the figure of the witch both as historical reality and as archetype, as Halloween hag and full-breasted seductress, as a lingering vestige of a primeval religion and a projection of fear of the unknown. In prose and poetry, all wonderfully enhanced by the illustrations of Joseph A. Smith, Erica Jong treats the witch as a survivor of the age of sorcery, as a scapegoat for male dominated church-state politics, as a remarkable natural healer, and as a hexer without peer. Tales of torture and triumph, a gallery of witches' familiars, real recipes for love potions and for flying lotions, and formulas for spells and incantations make this rich serio-comic excursion vibrate with mystery and delight. Contents in 38 Chapters: The Witch, Some Light on the Subject of Witchcraft, The Word Witchcraft, From Mother Goddess to Witch, The White Goddess and the Witch, From Paganism to Christianity, Witchcraft vs. Witch-craze, On the Subject of Torture, Some Questions For Witches, Witches and Heretics, Satanism and Witchcraft, Muddled Mythologies, Becoming a Witch, Theories of Witchcraft, What Does a Witch Look Like, Witch Lore, The Witch's Equipment, The Witch's Costume, Some Witch Rituals, Sexual Union with the Devil, Witches and Impotence, Puppets or Poppets, Love Poppets, Love Spells and Why We Need Them, The Witches' Year, The Witches' Organization, The Sabbat, Favorite Haunts, Itches and Flight, Witches and Weather, Witches' Herbs, Poisons and Cures, A Deadly Herbal in Verse, Gathering of Herbs, Flying Ointments Some Recipes, Witch and the Fairy, Some Legendary Witches, Famous Witches in History, and In Conclusion The Communal Myth of the Witch. Plus Selected Bibliography. Size: 9' X 12 1/4". Seller Inventory # 18505

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