Der lange verborgene Freund, oder Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht für Jedermann . . . nach ben Reding, in Elsass [i.e., Alsace] Taunschip, Berks Caunty, Pennsylvanien. Und nun auf Begehren zum drittenmal dedruckt. American Grimoire, Johann Georg Hohman, Folk Magic.

Der lange verborgene Freund, oder Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht für Jedermann . . . nach ben Reding, in Elsass [i.e., Alsace] Taunschip, Berks Caunty, Pennsylvanien. Und nun auf Begehren zum drittenmal dedruckt.

Harrisburg, Pa. n. p., 1840. An early (stated third) edition, but see below. 12mo, contemporary sheep spine, patterned paper over boards, 84 pages. Somewhat rubbed; evidence of small bit of damp-staining at the foot of the gutter for the first several gatherings; a bit foxed; a very good copy. Item #19501

An early edition of Hohman’s well-known folk magic and remedy book, first published in Reading in 1820 and with scattered Pennsylvania editions following throughout the 1820s and 1830s, some under slightly variant titles, and certainly more than two editions; this edition predates the English translation. Not found in the AAS catalog.

Price: $650.00