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  • THE SPIRIT LENS: A Novel of the Collegia Magica. by Berg, Carol.
    Berg, Carol.
    THE SPIRIT LENS: A Novel of the Collegia Magica.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: New American Library - ROC, (2010). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new fantasy trilogy - "For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the King of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled." SIGNED on the title page. 464 pp. ISBN: 978-0451463111.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73086
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  • MANUEL COMPLET DE SORCIERS, ou La Magie Blanche Devoilee par les decouvertes de la chimie, de la physique et de la mecanique. . . Precede d'une Notice Historique sur les Sciences Ocultes par M. Julia de Fontenelle. by Comte, M. ( Louis Apollinaire Christian Emmanuel Comte, 1788 - 1859) and Julia de Fontenelle.
    Comte, M. ( Louis Apollinaire Christian Emmanuel Comte, 1788 - 1859) and Julia de Fontenelle.
    MANUEL COMPLET DE SORCIERS, ou La Magie Blanche Devoilee par les decouvertes de la chimie, de la physique et de la mecanique. . . Precede d'une Notice Historique sur les Sciences Ocultes par M. Julia de Fontenelle.

    Edition: Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee and augmentee et orne des figures.

    Paris: La Librarie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1853. Hardcover - The subtitle continues "contenant un grand nombre de tours empruntes a la science de l'electricite, du calorique, de la lumiere, de l'air, ainsi qu'aux nombres, aux cartes, l'escamotage, etc. Et la description de scenes de ventriloquie executees et communiquees." En francais (text entirely in French.) While this is a small volume measuring just 15 cm tall by 9 cm wide, it is encyclopedic in its contents, with information on how to create special effects, to determine the age of women, on card tricks and oracles, on vampires and ventriloquists. Comte performed before three French kings and is credited with being the first magician to pull a rabbit out of a…

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    Paris: La Librarie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1853. Hardcover - The subtitle continues "contenant un grand nombre de tours empruntes a la science de l'electricite, du calorique, de la lumiere, de l'air, ainsi qu'aux nombres, aux cartes, l'escamotage, etc. Et la description de scenes de ventriloquie executees et communiquees." En francais (text entirely in French.) While this is a small volume measuring just 15 cm tall by 9 cm wide, it is encyclopedic in its contents, with information on how to create special effects, to determine the age of women, on card tricks and oracles, on vampires and ventriloquists. Comte performed before three French kings and is credited with being the first magician to pull a rabbit out of a hat in a public perfomance. Three multi-panel folded plates at rear. Opposite the title page is a notice - "avis" - which states that since book is subject to imitations and counterfeits, this volume is signed by the editor. 426 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in a contemporary embossed dark green binding with gilt lettering and borders. Marbled endpapers and edges of the text block (wear to ends of spine and corners.)

    Book ID: 52878
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  • THIEVES' WORLD: DAGGER. by Drake, David.
    Drake, David.
    THIEVES' WORLD: DAGGER.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (1988) dj. Hardcover - The fifth Thieves' World novel. 218 pp. Dustjacket art by Todd Ferris.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket ( some rubbing and minor wear to the dj).

    Book ID: 67482
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  • Kerns, Virginia.
    WOMEN AND THE ANCESTORS: Black Carib Kinship and Ritual.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1997). Second edition of this classic study of Black Carib culture and its preservation through ancestral rituals, originally published in 1983. This edition includes a new foreword by Constance R. Sutton and a new afterword by the author. Appendices, references, index. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-252-066650.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26452
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