Witchcraft Today - Gerald Gardner (First edn)
This is the book which spearheaded the florescence of Wicca. Gerald Gardner put pagan witchcraft on the map as a shamanic initiatory cult which was a survival of the 'burning times' and England's counterpart to world's tribal religions, and shamanic traditions. Gardner died in the early 1960s and never got to see the movement grow to the world-wide levels it has gone on to reach. This title is vastly under-rated for the gems of insight it offers into Gardner's view of ecstatic mystery religions and his own role within the Craft.
London: Rider and Company, 1954. First edition. 163 pages.
Volume and condition. Original red cloth, titled in black to spine. Very light fading here and there, light wear, a very good copy indeed in a nice example of the green decorative dustwrapper which is unclipped, slight wear to head and tail of spine of wrapper, fairly bright and handsome. Internally clean throughout.