First English Edition. Tall 8vo. 2 volumes. Volume I. pp. xxviii, , 324. Volume II. pp. ,  621, . Text is printed in brown ink on cream colored paper and includes occasional occult diagrams. Bound in green cloth. No dust-jacket (as issued?). Top edge is gilt. Near fine condition. Originally published in French (Paris, 1870). An interesting study by a French student of the occult arts. Paul Christian did much research in old books of occult lore. He was, however, also influenced by the works of contemporary occultist Eliphas Levi. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The history and practice of magic newly ...
Publisher: The Forge Press
Publication Date: 1952
Book Description New York, The Citadel Press, 1963., 1963. XVIII, , 324 p. / [4 p.], p. -621, with some figs., Gr.-8°, O-Cloth (2 volumes) "Jean Baptiste or Christian Pitois, commonly known as Paul Christian but also as Dom Marie-Bernard and Charles Moreau, was born [.] on 15 May 1811 [and died in 1877]." (p.IX) This book was a standard work in his time, Blavatsky referred to it in her "Secret Doctrine" (1888). - Main chapters: At the Gates of the Supernatural; The Mysteries of the Pyramids; The Ancient Oracles, the Sibyls and the Fates; Magic from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the End of the Middle Ages; Supernatural Sciences and Curiosities; General Theory of the Horoscope; The General Keys of Astrology. - Covers are differently sunned; spine of Vol.II with damage (1x1cm), else good copies. Seller Inventory # 31672