A reprint of the original 1914 edition illustrated by the 10 b/w. plates but, in this re-issue, without the original's colour frontis. of 'Gems; Symbols & Glyphs of the Zodiac'. From Nordic rune to Chinese jade, Egyptian scarab to Irish horseshoe talismans and precious stones have been used since ancient times to attract good luck and ward off evil. The first half of this absorbing and comprehensive guide traces the fascinating history of talismans from the earliest times to the present day including tales from around the world of legendary stones and mythic rings of power. The second half is entirely devoted to the Zodiac - its symbols and gems, and the powers and mythology that lie behind them. Originally published in 1914 and illustrated with black-and-white plates, Pavitt's ‘Book of Talismans’ will intrigue anyone with an interest in charms, gems or astrology
New Edition (first thus); 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spine; Dust jacket in archive acetate film protection.
Author Thomas, William & Kate Pavitt
Binding Hardcover (Original Blue Cloth)
Publisher Bracken Books/Studio Editions Ltd.; London
Condition Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket
Pages xix + 292