8vo. pp. 28, , [32 pgs of adverts]. Bound in illustrated publisher’s wraps. Interior pages are age-toned but generally clean. A miniscule tear is present on the upper edge of one advertisement leaf. 4 illustrations of talismans are included with the text. Printed in double columns with small type. Contents include sections on "how to receive oracles by dreams", "how to be a spirit medium", "how to hypnotize", "how to perform the Davenport Brothers’ ‘Spirit mysteries" and "how to write love letters secretly." Short recipes are included for curing open sores, driving away lice, drawing out a splinter, preventing a witch from leaving church etc. Talismans, lucky and unlucky days, popular superstitions and other subjects are also mentioned. The last 32 pages consist of a series of advertisements for various mail order gadgets and novelties. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The book of forbidden knowledge: black magic...
Publisher: Johnson Smith & Company [c. 1930's ]
Publication Date: 1930
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