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THE WICKED SHALL DECAY. Charms, Spells and Witchcraft of Old Britain by A. D. Mercer (Deluxe Edition of 44 copies)

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THE WICKED SHALL DECAY. Charms, Spells and Witchcraft of Old Britain by A. D. Mercer (Deluxe Edition of 44 copies)

395.00

No place: Three Hands Press, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Bound in full earthen goatskin with blind-stamped device to front. Black stamped spine titles. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Black page-marker ribbon. Limited to 44 hand-numbered copies, this being No. 41. Marbled endpapers, title page and text printed offset litho in red and black ink. 161 pages, illustrated throughout in black and white. A fine copy, issued without dust jacket, in a fine slipcase.

Accessing a diverse array of historical and folkloric sources, this work gathers together a collection of obscure British magic featuring curses, anti-witchcraft spells and hedges against malevolent power. Greatly treasured in their day for their efficacy, these rites document a widespread tradition of dark folk magic. "Even after the practice of witch-hunting and persecution began to wane, malefic sorcery was greatly feared as a baneful and pernicious influence, particularly in rural areas during the 18th and 19th century. The arsenal of folk-magical armaments against such powers included charms, spells, rituals, sigils, and magical squares, as well as the use of magical herbs and words of power. Many of these practices resembled in method and material the very evil they were meant to combat, embodying in themselves a savour of the sinister and demonic."  

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