1887 Scarce Book - Stories of The Magicians by Alfred Church. Illustrated.
Author : Reverend Alfred John Church.
Title : Stories of the Magicians. THALABA and the Magicians of the Domdaniel. RUSTEM and the Genii. Kehama and his Sorceries.
Publisher : London, Seeley and Co. 1887. First thus.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : viii-309 pages
Binding : Attractive and near fine full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in this nice condition!
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining, bookplate on first endpaper).
Illustrations : With sixteen illustrations, many of them in full colour, including a frontispiece depicting Thalaba and Oneiza. All illustrations are taken from Persian and Indian manuscripts in the British Museum.
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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