Title: Powers of Evil in Western Religion, Magic and Folk Belief. First Trade Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1975, ISBN:039911484x
Seller ID: 102047
CAVENDISH, Richard. The Powers of Evil in Western Religion, Magic and Folk Belief. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-ix,(3),-299,(9). 8vo, black cloth with metallic red lettering to front board and spine. "'The Powers of Evil' is a survey of the supernatural agencies that throughout the ages have been thought to menace and prey on mankind. They include the devil and the demons of Judeo-Christian traditions, the malevolent gods and spirits of paganism, ghosts, witches, vampires, nightmares, powers of the underworld and hell, giants and dragons and many other sinister creatures that have captured the human mind, as well as the two great evil and inescapable mechanisms of death and fate." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. In the Beginning: Chaos and the Dragon -- Antichrist: The Abomination of Desolation -- The Fall -- The Bogeyman; 2. Death and the Dead: The Narrow Bed -- Ghosts and Astral Evil -- Immortality, Death adn Sex --The Vampire -- The Devouring Dog; 3. Fate: The Infernal Machine -- The Bon ds of Fate -- The Tides of Time -- Tinker, Tailor; 4. Darkness and Night: Evil and Darkness -- Black, the North and the Shadow -- Creatures of the Night -- The Tribe of Dreams; 5. The Powers Below: The Eaters of the Dead -- Hades and Persephone -- Furies and Titans -- Giants; 6. Hell: The Pit -- Fire and Brimstone -- The Undying Worm -- Darkness Visible; 7. Evil and the Gods: Anger, War and Madness -- The Goat God -- The Grapes of Wrath -- The Origins of Satan; 8. The Devil: Satan and the Mind -- Possession and Psychic Powers -- Enemy in Sight -- The Devil and Witchcraft -- Satanism; 9. The Side of the Left: Lords of the Threshold -- The Hierarchy of Hell -- Faery Lands Forlorn -- Animals, Demons and Witches -- The Kingdom of the Shells. With an appendix: Satan, Seth and the Yezidis. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00