Pa German Book Of Antique Magic By J.g. Hohmann / Hohman - Rare 1st Edition 1820
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Pa German Book Of Antique Magic By J.g. Hohmann / Hohman - Rare 1st Edition 1820:
Rare first edition of Johann Georg Hohmann's "pow wow" book, Der Lange Verborgene Freund (The Long Lost Friend), published in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1820. This book had a profound influence on Pennsylvania German folk culture and was reprinted many times.
The hard covers are hand-decorated and have a leather spine. The leather is split on bottom edge of spine. Inside pages are tight and have age related foxing and staining. Complete with 100 pages. The name "Michael" is handwritten on an inside front page. Measures approximately 4 3/8" X 7".
Please seemy other listings for another magic book attributed to Hohmann. It is undated, but published ca. 1815-25.