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1 (Wyeth, N.C.) Johnston, Mary THE WITCH
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. First edition. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece and jacket art by N.C. Wyeth. Brown cloth with cover and spine titles and rules gilt. Hardcover. Spotting to the margins of the first few pages of text, page edges display some soiling and light foxing, bumped crease to the lower rear cover, spine gilt tarnished, else very good plus; in a worn dust jacket that is soiled, stained, chipped, and torn. 
Mary Johnston was an American writer best known for her historical fiction but many of her works are of supernatural interest. THE WITCH, set in 17th-century England, deals with witchcraft, and represents her earliest foray into the genre. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 Dodge, Constance W. IN ADAM'S FALL
Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith-Company, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild rubbing, age-toning and edgewear. 
Cynical, embittered town renegade Miles Gascoyne and wild, eager Damaris Horn trigger an orgy of accusation and murder in this historical yarn of Salem Village. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Harris, Anthony NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS: Witchcraft and Magic in Seventeenth-Century English Drama
Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman and Littlefield, (1980). 0847662268 / 9780847662265 Hardcover. Near fine, with extremely mild foxing to top edge; in a price-clipped photo-pictoral dust jacket with minor fading to the spine panel. 
Harris examines the social and political background of witches in the literature of Stuart England, with a focus on Shakespeare, Jonson and other dramatists. Front jacket photo, MacBeth (Ian McKellen) surrounded by the Weird Sisters from 1976 production. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Reynard, Elizabeth THE MUTINOUS WIND
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. A bright, fine copy in blue-and-gilt stamped blue cloth, in dust jacket that shows very light edge wear and a hint of age-toning. Moodily evocative color jacket art, decorative endpaper map of Dune Country, and interior black-and-whites by William Barss. 
A young woman learns powers of witchcraft from an old book found in a captured Spanish galleon on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. She then hides on a remote island where she comes across pirates while waiting for her sailor lover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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ANITA, Roberts, Keith
5 Roberts, Keith ANITA
New York, N.Y.: Ace Books, (1970). First edition, first printing: paperback original. Ace #02295. Mass market paperback. Light tanning to the inside cover, mild age-toning to pages, a tiny area of wear to spine edge of front cover, else a fine copy in illustrated wraps with sensational cover art by George Ziel. 
Original collection of linked comic tales about the titular sexy young witch; the stories were first seen in the U.K. digest SCIENCE FANTASY. Roberts is the author of PAVANE, KITEWORLD and THE FURIES. Scarce PBO. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Turk, H. C. BLACK BODY
New York: Villard Books, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine and attractively illustrated dust jacket. 
Dark, shocking, yet marvelously romantic, this is a sweeping tale of good and evil - and of a beguiling woman acquainted with both. Set in early 18th century England, it is told in the form of testimony given by an imprisoned witch on trial for her life. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Van Dyke, Henry LADIES OF THE RACHMANINOFF EYES
London: The Bodley Head, (1965). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in gilt-stamped brown boards, in a very good plus dust jacket that shows general age-toning, mild staining, rubbing and two short closed edge tears to the spine head. Jacket by Ronald Clyne. 
"...one of the most idiosyncratic novelists of the postwar era, as well as one of the most macabre. A dazzling stylist, reading any of the Michigan native's four books is like taking a drink with charming Hannibal Lecter." Van Dyke's heralded debut. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 [Peter, Ellis]. Pargeter, Edith BY THIS STRANGE FIRE
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1948). First U.S. edition of British title: BY FIRELIGHT. Hardcover. A better than very good plus copy in an age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows some nicking, rubbing and edgewear; however, the evocative jacket painting by John O'Hara Cosgrove II is intact and still vivid. 
Fascinating blend of historical fiction and contemporary character study as widowed author Claire Falchon retires to a house in a remote English hamlet and begins writing the story of its former owner--a man burned for witchcraft three centuries before. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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