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The Long-Lost Friend: A 19th Century American Grimoire by John George Hohman

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The Long-Lost Friend is a complete and annotated edition of a famous early American book of magical folk-cures and charms, intended to treat a variety of ailments in a time of isolated homesteads and a scarcity of modern medicine. The book includes incantations against common illnesses, potions to ward off mosquitos, spells to make your horse more obedient, and remedies for baldness.

Margaret @ East



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