THE DEVIL'S MISTRESS.
Price: $750.00 CAD
Place Published: London
Publisher: William Rider and Son, Limited
Date Published: No date [circa 1920].
Condition: Near Fine in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 303159
Reprint, first issued in 1915. Small octavo, original publisher's light brown boards titled and decorated in black on spine and front panel. 357 pp +  pp ads at rear. Minor browning to the text block, but a fine, fresh copy in the original colour pictorial dust jacket which is lightly browned, has just a touch of wear at the spine tips and two minor internal tape repairs and a old price sticker (2/) on the spine panel. A wonderful copy in the beautiful and rare dust jacket depicting Isabel Goudie on the front cover and the 'man in red' (the devil) on the spine. ¶ An excellent historical novel of witchcraft set in 17th Century Scotland, it tells the tale of Isabel (Isobel) Goudie, a real person who was tried for witchcraft in 1662. With much folklore and supernaturalism, it is one of the best novels of witchcraft. The author was a practicing occultist, a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and head of the Amen-Ra Temple in Edinburgh.