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., 1843. An early (stated third) edition, but see below. 12mo, original black morocco spine, marbled boards, 84 pages. Small wormhole near the foot of morocco on the upper board; some light rubbing and wear; light foxing; a very good copy. Item #19502

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 previous editions. Evidently reset or with revisions made to the standing type of the 1840 Harrisburg edition. Not found in the AAS catalog. Atwater 1669 (this edition).

Price: $450.00