This book provides a lot of magickal lore and how-to information on a wide range of techniques. The author and publisher, L. W. de Laurence, produced a lot of popular books on these subjects – some were his own while others were written by others. His books were sold primarily through mail-order.
This book was originally published in 1898, and was also published in later editions under the title “The Obeah Bible.” As “The Obeah Bible” it became a popular practitioners’ handbook in the Caribbean. His reputation led to de Laurence being considered a powerful Obeah by Jamaicans, and his books were banned by the authorities.