1886 Scarce Book - STORIES of The MAGICIANS by Alfred Church. Illustrated.
Author: Reverend Alfred John Church.
Title: Stories of the Magicians.
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, no date (circa 1886). First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-309 pages.
Binding: Attractive and Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing and staining, inner hinges worn but still tight - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with sixteen illustrations including a frontispiece depicting Thalaba and Oneiza. All illustrations are taken from Persian and Indian manuscripts in the British Museum.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Scarce edition of this beautiful book containing stories of Thalaba and Kehama, after the epic poems of Robert Southey, and stories of Rustem, condensed from Firdausi's "Shah-Nameh", or "Book of the Kings". Most of the legends in this book pertain to the doing of magicians and sorcerers who read the stars, cast spells, and bestow magic power on people.
The author: Alfred John Church (29 January 1829 – 27 April 1912) was an English classical scholar.
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