THE LEAPER BETWEEN. An Historical Study of the Toad-Bone Amulet; Its Form, Function and Praxis in Popular Magic. DeLuxe Edition.

Hercules, CA: Three Hands Press, 2012. Limited to 231 copies, hand-numbered. A FINE COPY with custom end papers, iridescent brick cloth, with gilt Toad device on front panel. A scholarly essay by Andrew Chumbley concerning the obscure ritual of obtaining the witches' amulet known as the Toad-bone. Focusing on extant forms in Britain and Europe, Chumbley traces the metamorphosis of the toad-bone amulet from its beginning as a talisman for controlling animals to its ultimate manifestation as a conduit of diabolic power of the 'Toad-Witch'. The first academic study of this little-known aspect of folk magic. Small 8vo. Item #18177

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