The Resource A compleat system of magick; : or, The history of the black-art ..., The whole compiled from the best authorities, ancient and modern

A compleat system of magick; : or, The history of the black-art ..., The whole compiled from the best authorities, ancient and modern

Label
A compleat system of magick; : or, The history of the black-art ...
Title
A compleat system of magick;
Title remainder
or, The history of the black-art ...
Statement of responsibility
The whole compiled from the best authorities, ancient and modern
Title variation
History of the black-art
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
HLS
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1661?-1731
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Defoe, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Magic
Label
A compleat system of magick; : or, The history of the black-art ..., The whole compiled from the best authorities, ancient and modern
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Frontispiece engraved by Van der Gucht after Eberlain
  • Page 253 misnumbered 235
Contents
I. the original of Magicians; and how some of them were made kings, as Zoraster, Cadmus, and many others. II. How the ancient Magi, who study'd philosophy, astronomy, &c. were induc'd to turn Wizards and Sorcerers, and deal with the Devil; and how their conversation began. III. The different shapes assum'd by the Devil in his first appearances to Magicians; and whether he is, or has been, allow'd to assume a human-shape. IV. Who first practiced Magick as a diabolical art, and its progress among the Egyptians and Phnecians; by whom it was First openly encourag'd, and of its Present state. V. What the Black-art, really is, the various manner of its practice in different parts of the world, and of the Doctrine of spirits. VI. How far it may be suppos'd there can be an intercourse between Superior and Infernal beings, and whether the Magick-art now subsists. VII. How far the Devil may be raised by Magical operations; and whether it is by their own power, or by mutual concert with the Devil
Extent
1 online resource ([12], 403 pages, [1] leaf of plate
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Publiuc Library (Rare Book Dept.) copy incomplete: lacks half title?
Other physical details
frontispiece)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A compleat system of magick; : or, The history of the black-art ..., The whole compiled from the best authorities, ancient and modern
Link
Publication
Note
  • Frontispiece engraved by Van der Gucht after Eberlain
  • Page 253 misnumbered 235
Contents
I. the original of Magicians; and how some of them were made kings, as Zoraster, Cadmus, and many others. II. How the ancient Magi, who study'd philosophy, astronomy, &c. were induc'd to turn Wizards and Sorcerers, and deal with the Devil; and how their conversation began. III. The different shapes assum'd by the Devil in his first appearances to Magicians; and whether he is, or has been, allow'd to assume a human-shape. IV. Who first practiced Magick as a diabolical art, and its progress among the Egyptians and Phnecians; by whom it was First openly encourag'd, and of its Present state. V. What the Black-art, really is, the various manner of its practice in different parts of the world, and of the Doctrine of spirits. VI. How far it may be suppos'd there can be an intercourse between Superior and Infernal beings, and whether the Magick-art now subsists. VII. How far the Devil may be raised by Magical operations; and whether it is by their own power, or by mutual concert with the Devil
Extent
1 online resource ([12], 403 pages, [1] leaf of plate
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Publiuc Library (Rare Book Dept.) copy incomplete: lacks half title?
Other physical details
frontispiece)
Specific material designation
remote

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