First edition of Wayne Shumaker's The Occult Sciences in the Renaissance in the original dust jacket
The Occult Sciences in the Renaissance: A Study in Intellectual Patterns.
Item Number: 88083
California: University of California Press, Ltd, 1972.
First edition, second printing of Berkeley professor Wayne Shumaker’s extensive history of the five Renaissance occult sciences. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the crown of the spine.
In his concise intellectual study of the occult sciences, Berkeley professor Wayne Shumaker offers a study and analysis of the five esoteric systems prevalent throughout the era of the Renaissance: astrology, white magic, witchcraft, alchemy, and meditative philosophy. "So able a treatise on the whole range of occulta in the Renaissance is a rarity and will surely be of great interest... (Paul H. Kocher, Stanford University).