Good. 1961 Hardcover illus., facsims. Text in English; Egyptian; Hebrew; Sumerian. xxxix, 543 p. "The original texts with translations and descriptions of a long series of Egyptian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Hebrew, Christian, Gnostic and Muslim amulets and talismans and magical figures, with chapters on the evil eye, the origin of the amulet, the pentagon, the swastika, the cross (pagan and Christian), the properties of stones, rings, divination, numbers, the Kabbalah, ancient astrology, etc."; First published in 1930 under title: Amulets and superstitions. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very Good. ISBN: 0-8065-1323-3, Very light corner rubbing, minor crease and curve to the spine; little wear overall. Text is clean. 'Throughout the ages, humankind's deepest and most secret desires have found expression in the amulets and talismans of many cultures and creeds. [This book] is an in-depth study of the world's amuletic treasures...including the 99-bead rosary of the Arabs...the Seven Seals of Arabian mysticism...the two enchanted words written on the body of Adam, the tongue of Jesus...[The author], the late keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum, is the noted translator of The Book of the Dead. ' etc. Illustrated with 22 plates and 300 illustrations in the text. 543 pages.
8' over 1 kg. hardcover with gilt letterings on spine and with dust jacket. jacket slightly faded and slightly bumped on edges. the book contains black-white illustrations and manuscripts. pages slightly yellowing. in good condition. The book is in: English. V 2075 64.
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