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The Dancing Sorcerer by P.T. Mistlberger

by: Watkins Books




Out of print, limited standard hardback edition. Limited to 600 copies.

New, unread copy.

5.25 x 8.5 inches. 368 pages. Hardbound 90pts,  3/4 bound Bronze Metal Mesh Buckram on spine + Olive Coloured Assuan Tele Legatoria Bookcloth covers. Gold foil blocking on rounded spine and on the cover. Full Colour interior (illustrations and photography), with printed Endpapers. Amazing illustrations by artist Rowan E. Cassidy. Fine typography, printed on Cougar 160M (thick) archive-quality paper. Individually hand-numbered.

The Dancing Sorcerer has been a term used for the past half-century to describe the iconic figure of a 15,000-year-old work of cave art found in present-day southern France. This image, of a man dressed up in animal skins, who appears to be performing a ritual dance, has been offered up by anthropologists as an example of how the real oldest profession has always been that of the shaman, magician, or sorcerer.