Lyon: Les Hoirs de Béringos, 1763.
Later Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. Item #045136
19th century 1/4 leather over marbled boards, corners worn. Browing and foxing internally but not affecting legibility. Tear to the center of the frontis with an old repair to verso, damage to the edge of page 57 with a repair to the margin touching some text - the verso is a page of talisman symbols, a few pencil notes, rust marks from an old paperclip to a few pages. 10 plates outside the collation (and an additional plate before the frontis of a man in the forest with a scythe), 7 of them folding, a few with minor tears. A number of the plates and a few of the full page illustrations with some added color either contemporary or early on. 192pp.
The Petit Albert was a mixture of a book of magic and the popular books of secrets from the renaissance with filled with receipts and remedies. Here you can learn to make a horse fall and appear dead, ward off evil spirits and grow sweeter and more delicious melons. Originally published in the latter half of the 17th century, by the 19th century, the petit Albert had outstripped the Grand Albert in popularity. It's popularity and effects were widespread not only in the French countryside, but in Haiti and the West Indies as well. Size: 16mo . Previous owner's embossed stamp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045136.