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“THIS KNOTTY AND THORNY SUBJECT OF WITCHES”

WEBSTER, John. The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft. London, 1677.

First edition, large-paper copy, of Webster's important treatise on witchcraft, which anticipates the modern psychological concept of the power of suggestion, handsomely bound by Ramage and with dignified chain of provenance, including the noted collections of Henry Huth and Compton Mackenzie. $8500.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TWELVE VOLUMES OF OSIRIS

SARTON, George, editor. Osiris. Bruges, 1936-1956. Twelve volumes.

First edition of the first twelve volumes of this important journal focusing on the history of science from ancient mathematics to alchemy in the Middle Ages to Indian astronomy. $4800.

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RARE 16TH-CENTURY ILLUSTRATED FRENCH EDITIONS
OF EARLY WORKS ON PALMISTRY, ASTROLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

INDAGINE, Johannes ab. Chiromance & Physionomie Par le Regard Des Membres de L'Homme. Lyon, 1666. Two volumes bound in one.

Rare early French editions, with over 80 in-text diagrams, charts, and engraved illustrations. $4200.

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FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM GODWIN’S LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS, 1834, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM HIM TO AMERICAN DRAMATIST JOHN HOWARD PAYNE

GODWIN, William. Lives of the Necromancers. London, 1834.

First edition, with an etching of the author and an autograph letter from him to American playwright John Howard Payne tipped in. $2800.

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“TAKE HEED, FOR IF THY SECRET BE MADE KNOWN TO PERSONS TWO OR THREE, IT WILL NO LONGER BE CONCEALED, BUT UNTO MANY BE REVEALED”

[RENNEMANN, Alexander] BOOKER, John, translator. Dutch Fortune-Teller. London, London: Printed and sold at the Printing Office in Bow Church-1690.

Early edition of this fortune-telling game, with woodcut title-page vignette and ten pages of tables. $800.

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FIRST EDITION OF PAUL WINCHELL’S VENTRILOQUISM FOR FUN AND PROFIT, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HIM (AND “SIGNED” BY HIS TWO DUMMIES) TO EARLY TELEVISION WRITER HANNAH GOODMAN

WINCHELL, Paul. Ventriloquism for Fun and Profit. Baltimore, 1954.

First edition of the popular television ventriloquist’s “how-to” guide, warmly inscribed by him to a member of his writing staff and one of the founders of the Writers’ Guild, Hannah Goodman: “To Hannah, my admiration for you as a writer is surpassed by my regard for you as a fine human being! With Love, Paul Winchell.” Additionally “signed” by Winchell’s two dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff. $700.

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“MYSTIC KETTLE,” “ESCAPE FROM LEG-IRONS,” “HAND SHADOWS”

GOLDSTON, Will. Latest Conjuring. London, 1905.

First edition, from the series of magic publications by London’s Gamage Department Store, with photographic frontispiece portrait of Goldston and in-text illustrations throughout. $250.

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“THE YELLOW IDOL,” “BOTTLED SUNSHINE,” “THE WELL OF TRUTH”

COLLINS, Stanley. Deceptive Conceptions in Magic. London, 1920.

First edition of this sleight-of-hand manual of card and parlor tricks by the foremost British “conjurer with cards,” with numerous in-text explanatory illustrations throughout. $200.

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