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LA MAGIE CHEZ LES CHALDEENS ET LES ORIGINES ACCADIENNES (Chaldean Magic: Its Origin and Development) by Francois Lenormant (1874, First Edition)

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LA MAGIE CHEZ LES CHALDEENS ET LES ORIGINES ACCADIENNES (Chaldean Magic: Its Origin and Development) by Francois Lenormant (1874, First Edition)

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LENORMANT, Francois

La Magie Chez Les Chaldeens et les Origines Accadiennes (Chaldean Magic: Its Origin and Development). Les Sciences Occultes en Asie

Paris: Maisonneuve et cie Libraires-Editeurs, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Contemporary quarter leather over marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands with gilt tooling and gilt title on leather label. Marbled endpapers. Text in French. x + 363 pp. 

Spine has faded to light brown (from blue) but still looks great. A near fine copy. 

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This is Lenormant’s classic work on demonology, sorcery and other magical traditions of the ancient Chaldeans. He covers their use of amulets and talismans, the dual nature of Chaldean sorcery, the magic of the Ritual of the Dead, comparisons between Egyptian and Chaldean magic, contrasts between Accadian and Egyptian magic, Chaldean mythology including the mythology of the Underworld, origins of Chaldean and Babylonian cosmogonies, the influence Chaldean magic had on the Persian magical tradition and the development of Zoroastrianism, and much more