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An ABC of Witchcraft Past & Present.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973. First Edition [Book Club Edition]. Hardcover. Often referred to as "the Mother of modern witchcraft" or "Mother of Wicca" Doreen Valiente (1922-1999) was an English author and poet best known for her books on witchcraft and related esoteric subjects. She was the High Priestess of Gerald Gardner's Bricket Wood coven. In 1971, she co-founded the Pagan Front, a British group for religious rights of Wiccans and other Pagans. Pagan scholar Aidan Kelly said of Valiente, "she deserves credit for having helped tranform the Craft from being a hobby of a handful of eccentric Brits into being and international movement.. a major personality in the development of Wicca." An exceptional resource for practicing and curious witches. Very Good+. Light shelf wear, bit of bumping/scuffing to boards, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Publisher's red cloth title in black, lacking dj. 416 pp. illus (b/w). index. Item #11765

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