First published in French in 1860, and then translated into English by Arthur Edward Waite in 1913, this is one of the true classics of esoteric literature. This ground-breaking work by Levi was quoted extensively (without credit) by Albert Pike in the Scottish Rite masterpiece, "Morals and Dogma." Levi's "The History of Magic" set the standard for esoteric writing and is a major factor in the occult revival of the 19th and early 20th century. This is a photographic reproduction of the 1922 Second English Language Edition. Includes a preface by A.E. Waite as well as illustrations and an index.