The History of Magic. Eliphas Levi.

The History of Magic

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1914.

First American edition. (Similar to first English edition of 1913, stating "Printed in England" on copyright page. No additional printings indicated on copyright and title pages. Front flap ad for "Ephemeris to 1915," which would only have been advertised in 1914.) xxxiv + 536 pp. Illustrated plates. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, tissue-guarded frontis of the author. Near Fine in about Good dust jacket. Wear to front hinge, it and rear hinge are a bit free. A few tiny, light spots on edges. Gilt lettering quite strong and bright. As for jacket, front and back panels present nicely but front panel detached from spine; chips at head, tail, and two in center of spine panel, one of which is adjacent to a closed tear. Scratch near tail. Chipping along top edge. A touch of very light soiling. Scarce as a first American edition (more so than the previous year's English edition), let alone in its jacket. Item #140918033

Price: $2,000.00

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