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New York: Clark, Austin & Smith, 1854. FIRST EDITION.

In blind stamped Victorian cloth binding with chipping near top edge of spine; with some foxing and an edge stain (not affecting text) in the rear of volume; A GOOD COPY or better. 283 pages. Small octavo. ... more

Price: $165.00

Los Angeles: At the Press of the Pegacycle Lady [William Dailey] for the Globe Book Store [Michael Goth], 1975. Limited edition to 250 numbered copies of which this is number 105.

A FINE COPY, bound in quarter cloth and marbled boards with spine label. No dust jacket was issued. From William & Victoria Dailey's private press, and one of his earliest. Small quarto. Pritchard 88.5. ... more

Price: $311.00

Kingston-upon-Thames: Institute by the Coombe Springs Press, 1963-74.

A VERY GOOD SET, including Volumes Six through Ten hardbound, but missing only issue Vol. XI, no. 1. Vol. IV, no. 3 has a facsimile cover. The issues in the cloth bound volumes are crisp and clean, and there are no marking or marginalia in the entire collection. Bennett was... more

Price: $722.00

Paris: George Steinheil, 1885. FIRST EDITION.

Quarter bound in contemporary marbled boards and Vellum with corners; leather title with gilt conpartments; A VERY FINE COPY. Text in French. Frontispiece of Berthelot under original tissue. Title page and two plates printed in red. Engraved head and tail pieces throughout. Important volume in Alchemical studies. Dorbon-Aine 302; Caillet... more

Price: $450.00

London: Printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert, and are sold at his Shop at the Black Spread Eagle at the West-End of Pauls, 1656. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.

Bound in full leather, perhaps mid to late 19th century; new end papers and strengthening of the volume in general; frontispiece not present; some occasional marginal notes in pencil of scholarly value as well as the notes on the rear end papers in the same hand; leather label on spine... more

Price: $1,325.00

London: Printed for M. Richardson, in Pater-noster Row, 1764. FIRST EDITION.

Small folio bound in full leather with banded spines and leather label with gilt titles. Portrait frontispiece, hand colored Tree of the Soul, and the Origin of Things and the Proofs of Christ are present and fine condition. Small signature in an old hand on original front free end paper.... more

Price: $3,500.00

Amsterdam: R. und G. Weitstein, 1718. The volume is cased in a clean, tight, true vellum. Binding has a blind stamped pattern on the panels and backstrip. The title is hand written in a clear hand: JACK BOHMES SCHRIFTEN.

Marbled end papers; A VERY GOOD or better copy. A full-page engraving is the frontispiece (recto) and is composed of three circles (showing the three worlds of Jesus, Man and chaos) within a larger circle upon which is printed: "Gott Ausser Natur, und Creatur. Undgard Eiwige Freyheit." These circles are... more

Price: $2,244.00

Zurich: June, 1939. For Private Circulation only. FIRST EDITION.

Cloth and marbled boards; A VERY GOOD+ VOLUME of bound printed typescripts prepared and issued to the participants. One of whom was John Layard, and this was his copy. 59 one sided leaves. Quarto. "This index includes a word index, a digest of the Dreams and Visions arranged chronologically, and... more

Price: $475.00

UK: Privately printed for the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, 1930-38.

Three volumes, half bound uniformly in scarlet leather with matching buckram panels; titles are gilt with bands; some occasional foxing in the prelims the volumes; else, A FINE SET. This was editor Bristowe's copy with his name on the fly of Volume Two. Very rare with contributions by many members... more

Price: $1,450.00

Bombay: D.H. Sykes, 1871. FIRST EDITION.

Presentation copy by Burgess to Major General J.S.R. Forlong with Forlong's marginal notes appearing throughout the volume. Binding shows some spotting from fish along the rear panel, and lightly at the front; reinforced with binding tape at the spine; else, A VERY GOOD+ COPY with internals free of staining. Illustrated... more

Price: $750.00

Paris: Lucien Dorbon, 1912. FIRST EDITION.

Some handling to the bindings, else, A VERY GOOD+ SET in publisher's original cloth without defect or internal markings. 11648 entries with large foldout of subjects tipped to rear of Volume III. Volume I: 531 pages. Volume II: 533 pages. Volume III: 767 pages. Tall octavos. ... more

Price: $425.00

Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 1910-11. Eleventh Edition. Together with both the 1922 and 1926 supplements

A FINE SET, and the only complete version of this legendary work, a work particularly strong in the religions, philosophies, sacred art and history, and mythology of the Ancients. Both Supplements were originally issued as such, individually. However, the publisher combined the 1922 supplement with the original 29 volumes to... more

Price: $1,979.00

Edinburgh: Privately printed, 1885. Collectanea Adamantaea VI. Limited edition of 275 small paper copies only.

Rebound in red cloth with mylar protector; internals fine and firm; edges left deckled; binding cloth shows slight mottling; title page printed red and black; A FINE COPY. Edited by Edmund Goldschmid. 162 pages. Small octavo. ... more

Price: $269.00

Chicago: Bronson Canode Printing Co., 1913. FIRST EDITION.

VERY GOOD+ or better cloth volume in vinyl protector. Tall 8vo. 174 pages. Presentation copy with long inscription by DeClifford addressed to George Forman Applegate who wrote the introduction. In this presentation, DeClifford declares this copy to be the FIRST COPY from the press. ... more

Price: $277.00

Boston: W. Elliot Woodward, 1869. Scarce First Edition of only 275 copies. Large Paper Issue within the Edition of which only 25 were produced, this being number sixteen.

Top edge gilt. Some light external rubbing on the corners; slight foxing to a couple of pages only. Half leather with corners, and marbled boards, recased with a new spine and endpapers; VERY GOOD+ copy, sound and tight. 306 pages. An appendix to the volume includes complete transcripts of interrogations... more

Price: $500.00

Roxbury, MA: Printed for W. Elliot Woodward, 1866. FIRST EDITION, Limited to seventy copies only of which this is number 27. There was an edition done in octavo which numbered to 280 copies.

Bound in contemporary cloth with leather labels. Some additional plates bound into front matter of first volume. A VERY FINE AND RARE SET which is uncut and unopened. Volume I: 247 pages. Volume II: 212 pages. Volume III: 244 pages with index. Includes "Wonders of the Invisible World" by Cotton... more

Price: $1,050.00

Edinburgh: A. & C. Black, 1890. FIRST EDITION.

Wear to the edges and top and bottom of spine; A VERY GOOD COPY. Former owner Charles Humberd (author of "Tycho Brahe's Island", an offprint which is bound in and signed by Humberd) has included much additional data on the half-title re: Brahe, Dreyer, etc. Together with: An autograph of... more

Price: $1,200.00

London: E. Weil, 1949. FIRST EDITION, limited to 200 copies only.

VERY GOOD or better in the original cloth binding. Thick small 4to. 669 pages with 16 plates in the rear. Kraus sold the Duveen collection (or the majority of it) to the University of Wisconsin. Most listings have annotations and referrals. Kraus catalogue is VERY GOOD. ... more

Price: $475.00

London: Trubner & Co., 1873. FIRST EDITION.

Old bookplate; spine is rubbed; internals free oif marking and fine; binding firm; A VERY GOOD+ or better volume with Victorian lined front panel with gilt titles. [iii], 94 pages, plus the Linguistic Publications catalogue of Trubner is appended. Octavo. ... more

Price: $275.00

Seattle: Ouroboros Press, 2013. Limited Edition of 72 copies only, the Liber Rubaeus.

Hand bound in full calf, and named the Libri Rubaeus binding; spine bands; lined panels; marbled end papers; A VERY FINE COPY. 128 pages. Small octavo. ... more

Price: $322.00