The History Of Magic By Kurt Seligmann | Rare 1st Edition from 1948
Here we have a rare first edition hardcover book titled "The History of Magic" by Kurt Seligmann. Let the ceremony begin....check out the pic of the creepy engraving on the opening page. I can't get over all the wicked illustrations...250 of them. This rare text was published by Pantheon Books in 1948. The book is 504 pages and contains 250 illustrations, all of which need to be wall size posters....seriously. They're super cool and a few will make your skin crawl.
The antique magic book comes out of a Twin Cities book collection containing old books on magic, the occult and the Free Masons. ' The book measures 10" tall, 7" wide and just under 2" deep. The original dust cover is missing. The covers are securely attached with some wear along the hinges. There is some slight discoloration lines on the front cover(see pic). The binding is pretty tight. There are a few illustrations that bled blue onto the facing pages. I see no signs of writing and no signs of previous ownership. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes please). Free shipping on the rare old magic book.
Seriously, someone tell me where these wall posters are. Such a bizarre and fascinating book.