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1 CAFFARATTO, Tirsi Mario. Storia Magia e Virtù delle Piante Medicinali.
(Torino): Vitalità, (1976). 1976 
340 x 263 mm. Folio. 62 pp. Profusely illus. (many color), glossary. Green-stamped beige leatherette; top spine end bumped. Ownership rubber stamp on title. Very good. RARE. On magic and medical plants as found in ancient times & manuscripts. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 JOCOSUS, Gaudentius [pseud]. Doctae nugae Gaudentii Joeosi, consistentes in diversis narrationibus et eventibus hujus temporis; scitu non tam jucundis ad fallendum tempus occasione ….
Solisbaci: Impens. J.L. Bugelii, 1713. 1713 Signed
Small 12mo. A-N12. [x], 286, [14] pp. Copperplate frontispiece of entertainers, dancing animals, and time on Pegasus signed J.C.R. Contemporary paste-paper covered boards; rebacked with rouge kozo. Very good. Second edition (first issued in 1710). "A collection of anecdotes and amusing miscellany, e.g.: fraudulent surgery (pp.13-15), verbal trickery ["argutia" pp.35-36], on the magic tricks of Faust (pp. 49-50), a poem to Galileo's Somnium [pp.69-74], a satire against the French (pp. 69-74) in rhymed Goliardic verse, the evil lawyer (p.84), and a brief comedy (pp. 247-259) Doctorandus Molieri." Full title: Doctae nugae Gaudentii Joeosi, consistentes in diversis narrationibus et eventibus hujus temporis; scitu non tam jucundis ad fallendum tempus occasione honesti otii quam utilibus ad diversos hominum mores corrigendos. Per risum conclusum est contra melancholicos. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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3 NEUSNER, Jacob; Ernest S. FRERICHS; and Paul Virgil McCracken FLESHER (eds.). Religion, Science, and Magic in concert and in conflict.
New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. 0195056035 / 9780195056037 
8vo. xii, 294 pp. Index. Purple silver-stamped cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN 10: 0195056035 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 THORNDIKE, Lynn. A History of Magic and Experimental Science. Volumes VII and VIII: The Seventeenth Century.
New York & London: Columbia University Press, (1964). 1964 
Second printing. 2 volumes. 8vo. x, 695; viii, 808 pp. Index. Green cloth. Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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