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Book Description: London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1877. FIRST UK EDITION, translated from the French with considerable additions by the Author and notes by the Editor. vg copy. Hb. Green cloth cover with black lettering, design and illustration to front; and black bands, bright gilt lettering and bright gilt symbols to spine. 414pgs + 18pgs index. Both board profesionaly reattached.The work draws largely from a tablet from the library of the Royal Palace at Nineveh which contains numerous formulas of 'deprecatory incantations against evil spirits, the effects of sorcery, disease etc. " A fascinating insight into the magical practices the Chaldeans, with 31 chapters which include Mythology of the Underworld; Magic and Sorcery of the Chaldeans; Chaldean Demonology; Chaldean Amulets and Their Uses; The Chaldaio-Babylonian religion and its doctrines; The mythology of the underworld; The Magic of the Ritual of the Dead; Contrasts Between Accadian and Egyptian Magic; Finno-Tartarian Magical Mythology; etc

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