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THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
1 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD., Duncan, Dorothy
2 Duncan, Dorothy NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD.
Toronto Dundurn 2003 1550024477 / 9781550024470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
250 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). "(A) reflection of our society: an eclectic mix of many different cultures and traditions. Dorothy Duncan - with her extensive knowledge of heritage foods - has chosen her favourite 'Country Fare' columns from the popular 'Century Home' magazine for this wonderful book on Canada's heritage cuisine. Each column focuses on one particular food or ingredient, and is followed by historical facts and traditional recipes for you to try at home. Fast food restaurants and instant foods will never replace our seasonal and regional specialties: maple syrup, fiddleheads, rhubarb (pie plant to our ancestors), asparagus, corn on the cob, Saskatoon berries, and McIntosh apples. The recipes in this book take advantage of Canada's unique foods, creating a taste that is distinctly Canadian." Faint soiling to fore-edge of text block, tiny faint soiling mark on copyright page. Dust jacket very light wrinkling, minor soiling. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD., Duncan, Dorothy.  Signed
3 Duncan, Dorothy. Signed NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD.
Toronto Dundurn 2003 1550024477 / 9781550024470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
250 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(A) reflection of our society: an eclectic mix of many different cultures and traditions. Dorothy Duncan - with her extensive knowledge of heritage foods - has chosen her favourite 'Country Fare' columns from the popular 'Century Home' magazine for this wonderful book on Canada's heritage cuisine. Each column focuses on one particular food or ingredient, and is followed by historical facts and traditional recipes for you to try at home. Fast food restaurants and instant foods will never replace our seasonal and regional specialties: maple syrup, fiddleheads, rhubarb (pie plant to our ancestors), asparagus, corn on the cob, Saskatoon berries, and McIntosh apples. The recipes in this book take advantage of Canada's unique foods, creating a taste that is distinctly Canadian." Small bump at bottom corner of rear board, tiny bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHOICE CUTS:  A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY., Kurlansky, Mark, Editor.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al.
4 Kurlansky, Mark, Editor. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al. CHOICE CUTS: A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
New York Ballantine 2002 0345457102 / 9780345457103 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Mark Kurlansky. 
473 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, photographs. **Please note: this is not a recipe book, although a few recipes are included.** "(F)eatures more than two hundred pieces, from Cato to Cab Calloway. Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking - Pablo Neruda on french fries - Alice B. Toklas on killing carp - M.F.K. Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts - Alexandre Dumas on coffee - W.H. Auden on Icelandic food - Elizabeth David on the downward march of English pizza - Claud Levi-Strauss on 'the idea of rotten' - James Beard on scrambled eggs - Balzac, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Chekhov, and many other famous gourmands and gourmets, accomplished cooks, or jsut plain ravenous writers on the passions of cuisine. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'On Bread Alone', 'Rants', and 'Their Just Desserts' - and illustrated with classic photographs as well as Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings, (it) also features such curios as a first-century dinner invitations, a 1959 essay on edible spiders, and 'Gelatin Hints from Knox - Dainty Desserts for Dainty People' (1929)." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint soiling mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, light colour fading on bottom half of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Stelling, Keith, ed. (Elsie Marshall, Shelly Hawley-Yan; Anthony Godfrey, Keith Stelling, Pat Crocker, Brenda Cooke, Pat Jones, Mark Stirling.) THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HERBALISM. SUMMER ISSUE, 1996. VOL XVII NO 2.
Ontario Herbalists' Association, Stoney Creek, Ontario, 1996. 
36 pp + ads, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Temagami Threatened Again!: Industrialization planned for Ontario's raincoast forest; The herban lifestyle; Toronto's Urban Sanctuary; Summer Lights (recip es); Close Up On Plants (Elecampane, Elderflower, St. John's Wort, Paeony); Four Traditional Herbal Recipes; Research; Book reviews; The Terrain Theory of Disease; Calendar; Legislation (Precedent set in new Alberta health legislation, Hami l t o n - W e n t worth makes peventative medicine history); People. Interior - faint liquid mark on inside bottom half of front cover and small mark at inside fore-edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exter io r - fa in t li qu id mark on bottom half of front cover and watermark at top corner of front cover, small faint liquid mark at fore-edge of rear cover, minor soiling, Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Stelling, Keith, ed. (Keith Stelling, Chanchal Cabrera, Shelley Hawley-Yan, David Hoffmann, Holly Armstrong, Walter Kacera.) THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HERBALISM. SUMMER ISSUE. JULY 1993. VOLUME XIV NO 111.
Ontario Herbalists' Association, Toronto, 1993. 
40 pp + ads, 10 9/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Comfrey & Coltsfoot: How safe are they?; Premenstrual Syndrome: Herbal treatment; Native Botanical Profile: Crataegus spp. (Hawthorn); Cool Cuisine for Summer; H erbs for Men; Research: Lawn sprays - cancer research, etc.; Book reviews; Legislation: Expert Advisory Committee; Summer foraging; Phytotherapy in Tunis; Herbal Carte Postale from Tunisia; OHA President's Letter; Calendar. Interior - fain t l i q u i d mark on inside bottom of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint liquid mark at bottom of rear cover and two at bottom of front cover, small ink smudge on front cover, minor soiling. Ve ry Go od - 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Stelling, Keith, ed. (Kerry Bone, Michael Tierra, Walter Kacera, Holly Armstrong, Carol Wilcox, Keith Stelling.) THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HERBALISM. SPRING ISSUE. APRIL 1994. VOL XV NO II.
Toronto Ontario Herbalists' Association 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
37 pp + ads, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Herbal Treatment for Viral Infections; Psychospiritual aspects of Chinese Herbal Medicine; Aging Well; The Wild food of Early Summer: The Fruits of the Earth; New ideas from Toronto on Italian Cooking with Herbs; Book reviews; Native Botanical Profile: Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh); The High Priest of Physiomedicalism: Part one of a series re-evaluating A.W. Priest's contribution to modern herbal practice; Research: Capsicum for pain, etc.; Chaparral: A defense from England; OHA President's Letter; Calendar. Interior - small red stain at top of first few pages in gutter, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small faint liquid mark at bottom front cover, light soiling on rear c over, small red stain at top or front hinge/spine area. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Stelling, Keith, ed. (Ronald J. Dugas, Mary Bove, P. Boldrini, Walter Kacera, Pat Crocker, Hein Zeylstra, Keith Stelling, Suzette Salama, Magda Salib.) THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HERBALISM. WINTER ISSUE, 1995. VOL XVI NO 2.
Ontario Herbalists' Association, Stoney Creek, Ontario, 1995. 
40 pp + ads, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Phytotherapy Canada: The international conference; Editorial; Bill C-7: Victory for freedom of choice in health care; More kid stuff: Pediatric herbs - Part II in our series; Water - Hamilton (Ontario): An Alarming Case Study; From Rain to Tears: An expedition to the Venezuelan Rainforest; Book reviews; Winter Salads; Research: Pesticides, Warfarin, Fenugreek, etc.; The Future of Herbal Medicine; Phytot h e r a p y a s an adjunct in Cancer Treatment; OHA President's Message; Calendar. Interior - faint liquid mark on inside bottom of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint liquid mark at bottom of r ea r an d fr on t c ov er, minor soiling, one tiny soft corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Thompson, C.J.S. MAGIC AND HEALING: THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF MAGICAL HEALING PRACTICES FROM HERB-LORE AND INCANTATIONS TO RINGS AND PRECIOUS STONES.
New York Bell 1989 0517688336 / 9780517688335 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9 3/16" H. "Magic, in one form or another, was believed to be instrumental in curing human beings of physical and mental disease until the dawn of modern medicine. (This) is a compendium of the history and folklore of magical healing practices throughout recorded time. Topics covered include healing by incantations and touch, Anglo-Saxon herb lore, traditional healing herbs, plants of the devil and plants dedicated to saints, magic girdles, magical stones, healing horns, sympathetic healing, and the psychological effects of magic in healing. This collection of folklore and anecdotes sheds light on practices that are little-known today. Transplantation of disease - or the transference of the ailment from the victim to a neutral object, was one common means of healing. A cure for a 'crick-in-the-neck' or a cut was to twist a piece of willow around the affected part in order to draw the pain away; persons suffering from toothache were recommended to bite the first fern they came across and then bury it. An herbal drink to cure a man possessed by devils was specified to be drunk from the church bell; treatment for typhus fever consisted of incantations accompanied by a brew of herbs: feverrue, ram's fall, fennel, and waybread. The Druids attributed marvelous powers to mistletoe, and a liquid distilled from mistletoe and water was said to protect against the evil spells fo witches and sorcerers. Although science has superseded magic in the medical arts, magic remains a potent alternative force today. The role of magic in the science of healing is of significant interest to historians, scientists, and practitioners of magic alike, and in 'Magic and Healing', C.J.S. Thompson has given us a fascinating history of magical powers and healing practices." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight color offset on inside of spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
10 Thorndike, Lynn. A HISTORY OF MAGIC AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE. VOLUME I. DURING THE FIRST THIRTEEN CENTURIES OF OUR ERA. SECOND PRINTING WITH CORRRECTIONS.
Macmillan, New York, 1929, 2nd printing with corrections. 
835 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark green cloth) - no dust jacket. VOLUME I ONLY. Major sub-headings: The Roman Empire; Early Christian Thought; The Eary Middle Ages. Interior - small bookstore label on rear pastedown, very light browning to endpapers and pages. Exterior - light edge wear, browning to edges of textblock, darkening to spine and lettering, light fraying and 1/2" tear to cloth at top of spine, wrinkling to bottom of spine VG- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 


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