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Inhaltsangabe: This witch's brew of a book is back in all its tantalizing glory to enchant a new generation of readers. Best-selling author Erica Jong here turns her attention to the fantastical and factual world of witchcraft. In beguiling poetry and prose, she looks at the figure of the witch both as historical reality and as archetype - as evil crone and full-breasted seductress, as a lingering vestige of a primeval religion and a projection of fear of the unknown. Joseph A. Smith's powerful, haunting illustrations enliven each page, as Jong investigates the witch as a survivor of the age of sorcery, as a scapegoat for male-dominated church-state politics, as a remarkable natural healer, and as a hexer without peer. Real recipes for love potions and flying lotions, along with formulas for spells and incantations, make this book a rich journey of mystery and delight. Available in paperback for the first time, Witches has been a favorite since it was published more than 20 years ago - a testament to the enduring fascination with the myths and truths about these intriguing figures.
Über den Autor: Erica Jong is the author of the novels Fear of Flying, Shylock's Daughter, Inventing Memory, and Sappho's Leap. She has also written six volumes of poetry and a number of nonfiction works, including the memoir Fear of Fifty. Joseph A. Smith, a painter and sculptor, is a professor of fine arts at Pratt Institute in New York City.
Verlag: Harry N Abrams
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung NY. 1981. Harry N. Abrams., 1981. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1st Edition. glossy dark blue & silver metallic (sigil on cover)decorative faux leather "leatherette" hardbound folio. very large ("coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. no dustwrapper. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. tiny bit of rubbing at corners. edges clean. contents free of all markings. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition. first printing (nap). glossy pages throughout. 176p. " 176 pages in full color". illustrated in full color and b/w throughout with one large double page foldout illustration. almost every page illustrated. select bibliography. religion. mythology. folklore. philosophy. witchcraft. wicca. paganism. theosophy. sorcery. occultism. divination. clairvoyance. medieval history. ecclesiastical history. mother goddess. white goddess. heresy. satanism. becoming a witch. theories of witchcraft. witch lore. witch costumes. witch rituals. poppets. the witch’s year. the sabbat. the witch’s equipment. herbology. weather control. flight. poisons and cures. recipes for flying ointments. legendary witches. witches and fairies. famous witches in history. This witch’s brew of a book has everything. Erica Jong, whose recent bestselling novel of the 18th century, Fanny, revealed a new aspect of her magical writing talents, turns her attention to the factual and fantastical world of witchcraft. She explores the figure of the witch both as historical reality and as archetype ~ as Halloween hag and full~breasted seductress ~ as a lingering vestige of a primeval religion and a projection of fear of the unknown. In prose and poetry, all wonderfully enhanced by the illustrations of Joseph A. Smith, Erica Jong treats the witch as a survivor of the age of sorcery, as a scapegoat for male~dominated church~state politics, as a remarkable natural healer, and as a hexer without peer. Tales of torture and triumph, a gallery of witches' familiars, real recipes for love potions and for flying lotions, and formulas for spells and incantations make this rich serio~comic excursion vibrate with mystery and delight. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5011601
Buchbeschreibung Harry N Abrams. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust jacket in acceptable condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 618811932
Buchbeschreibung Harry N Abrams. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0810917653I5N01
Buchbeschreibung Harry N Abrams, 1981. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Edition / 1st Printing. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP12645132
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams , Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1981. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good Minus. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good Minus. Smith, Joseph A. (illustrator) (illustrator). Light edge wear, short inscription on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wear. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10096
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0KVBHV002HSO
Buchbeschreibung Harry N Abrams. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0810917653 Ex-library book with usual markings. Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0810917653Z3
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1981. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: very good. 9 x 12 in. Blue faux calf boards. Lavish color illus. Condition is NEAR FINE ; minor shelf wear, otherwise like new on all points. DJ is VERY GOOD ; clean and bright but off-center. Myth. Stax. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24087
Buchbeschreibung Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1981. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Joseph A Smith (illustrator). 176 clean, unmarked pages. Selected bibliography. An illustrated compendium of witch lore and facts. Color & b/w illus, many full page. 1 fold-out. dj w/sm closed tears, lite soiling; book club Size: folio. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 041184
Buchbeschreibung Harry N Abrams, 1981. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0810917653