The Book of Talismans, by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt, takes the reader on an expansive journey through the fascinating world of talismans, presenting a detailed investigation into the nature of talismans, their associated powers and the vital roles they have played in civilizations through the ages. The Book of Talismans explores the intricate web of knowledge and mythology that surrounds these mysterious objects, their potential to bring both fortune and calamity and how these enigmatic artefacts were revered, feared, and utilized as tokens of power and protection throughout history.
Originally published in 1914, The Book of Talismans is lavishly illustrated with talismanic imagery. Kate Pavitt (1868-1949) was a member of the Theosophical Society, and William Thomas Pavitt (1870-1937) was a designer and maker of exquisite talismanic jewellery.
Available in the following editions:
Paperback Edition: gloss laminated cover, to follow.
Special Edition: a limited edition of 150 examples bound in a dark blue faux leather binding with gold foil blocking, mottled grey endpapers and black head and tail bands. 80gsm cream paper stock.
Hardback Edition: to follow
Size: Royal format 234 x 156mm
Pagination: 216 pages.
CHAPTER VI . .
CHAPTER I. ARIES THE RAM
CHAPTER II. TAURUS THE BULL
CHAPTER III. GEMINI THE TWINS
CHAPTER IV. CANCER THE CRAB
CHAPTER V. LEO THE LION
CHAPTER VI. VIRGO THE VIRGIN
CHAPTER VII. LIBRA THE BALANCE
CHAPTER VIII. SCORPIO THE SCORPION
CHAPTER IX. SAGITTARIUS THE ARCHER
CHAPTER X. CAPRICORNUS THE GOAT
CHAPTER XI. AQUARIUS THE WATER-BEARER
CHAPTER XII. PISCES THE FISHES
REAL AND ARTIFICIAL GEMS AND HOW
TO TEST AND SELECT THEM
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