Lives of the Necromancers: Or, an Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, Who Have Claimed for Themselves, Or to Whom Has Been Imputed By Others, the Exercise of Magical Power.
London: Frederick J.Mason, 1834. First Edition. Ex-library copy in neat hardback library binding. Inside a few library stamps, but not too intrusive. Overall a good and reasonably priced book. xx, 465 pp. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).
This was the final book written by William Godwin, and concerns a wide ranging look at man's fascination with the supernatural - from Rosicrucianism and chiromancy, to sorcery, and witchcraft. This work was once reviewed in 1835 by Edgar Allan Poe whilst he was a staff writer, and critic, at the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond, Virginia.