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Mata the Magician: a Romance of the New Era.

New York: Occult Book Concern, 1901. Third Edition. Cloth. Occult novel set in upstate New York in the 1830s "of a woman, Mata Bennet, with healing and other supernatural powers." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 121. Isabella and Richard Ingalese (born 1862 and 1854) lived originally in New York City before 1910. Isabella was occupied full time as a psychic, healer and teacher, and her husband was a lawyer. In addition, they were also avid students of the "New Thought." Their alchemical work producing the Red and White Philosopher's Stones is even more fascinating. Scarce in any edition. Very Good. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Some wear to extremities and covers, small split on rear spine. Slightly foxed endpapers, and a few pages due to newsprint insert, few rough pages, untrimmed edges, otherwise a very good copy. Bound in green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and decorative elements. 23 cm. 183 pp. + advertisements. Item #9582

Price: $325.00

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