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Published by Harmony Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Magic -- History.,
  • Occultism -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementKurt Seligmann.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF1589 .S4 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination342 p. :
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3170412M
ISBN 100517550083, 0517551292
LC Control Number83012570

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