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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 for the Globe Book Store, 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. Limited edition to 250 numbered copies of which this is number 105. ... more

Price: $269.00

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: $544.00

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1882. FIRST EDITION.

Decorated symbolic front panel in gilt; binding excellent; internals free of marking; A FINE COPY. Two full color moveable volvelles of the Zodiac and Summer Solstice, fine and complete. A volvelle, or wheel chart, is a paper construction with rotating parts. With additional illustrations by the author. 117 pages. Quarto,... more

Price: $1,350.00

Seattle: Ouroboros, 2009. DeLuxe Vellum Edition.

A FINE COPY, bound in full Vellum with gilt insignia, front and rear, and banded red and gold titles. Translated by Darius Klein. Illustrated. 138 pages. Small 8vo. Scarce. ... more

Price: $400.00

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 lightky 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

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: $2,250.00

Photocopies, articles, clippings, newsletters, book reviews, maps, and other ephemera in binder, 1940-80.

A treasure trove of material on the subterranean worlds, UFOs, polar legends, aliens under ice, occult geology, theory of concentric spheres, Shambhalla and the King of the World, and the Hollow Earth movement. Made up of photocopies, articles, clippings, newsletters, book reviews, maps, and other ephemera, this collection weighs seven... more

Price: $550.00

London: William Pickering, 1837. FIRST EDITIONS in two volumes bound together.

Early 20th century cloth binding with rubbing to panels; tight and firm; internals fine; VERY GOOD+. Inquiry volume: [2), 134 pages with frontispiece. Chronology volume: [2], 134 pages and two foldout plates. Particularly informative on the Orphic mysteries. Small 8vo. I.P. Cory was Thomas Taylor's literary executor. ... more

Price: $344.00

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1992. FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, hand-numbered, this one being number 35.

Quarter bound in leather with marbled end papers and ribbon place marker. A FINE COPY. At the time of this First Impression printing, this volume of Crowley's had not appeared in print. As this is an exact facsimile of the Yorke copy at the Warbusrg, there is copious marginalia and... more

Price: $544.00

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: $522.00

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

New York: Appleton and Company, 1858. FIRST PRINTING.

A FINE COPY, rebound in black Morocco and premium cloth boards with gilt titles and dentelles; internals free of marking or any difficulty. A panorama of subjects including the Great Gods; Sun-worship; Fire-worship; Light; Cosmogony; Philosophy; The Logos, the Only-begotten and the King; Genesis and Exodus; The Garden; Polytheism; Brahmanism... more

Price: $325.00

New York: J.W. Bouton, 1898. Revised and corrected edition.

Signature on front free end paper; A FINE CLOTH COPY with a text free of any marking or defect, and hinges firm and tight. Errata slip tipped in. 1017 pages, indexed. Tall octavo. ... more

Price: $393.00

Bruxelles: Auguste Wahlen, 1825.

Quarter bound in blond leather with marbled boards; A FINE SET. Volume I: ii, 323 pages. Volume II: ii, 329 pages. Folding frontispiece of Egyptian Zodiac at Denderah. While often reprinted after the first edition of 1797, this particular Wahlen Brussels edition is quite scarce. 12mo. Just 2 copies in... more

Price: $277.00

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

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: $40,000.00

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1982. Limited to 250 hand-numbered and signed copies of which this is number 139,.

A VERY GOOD+ COPY bound in faux leather with the tell-tale binding glue darkening of early McLean's, but hardly excessive. Illustrated, Translated by Patricia Tahil With all illustrations. 89 pages. ... more

Price: $422.00

Edinburgh: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1984. Limited to 250 hand-numbered and signed copies of which this copy 38.

A FINE COPY, hand-bound in faux caramel leather. Commentary by Adam McLean. Translated by Patricia Tahil. Number nineteen in the series. [vi], 130 pages. 8vo. Emblematic cards in sleeve mounted at rear pastedown. ... more

Price: $450.00

London: Printed for Humphrey Mosely, at the Prince's Armes in St. Paul's Churchyard, 1659. FIRST EDITION.

Ex-libris, withdrawn (rather bad form by Harvard as it was originally bequeathed in 1875 by James Walker, DD, a former president of the college, whose plate remains on the front pastedown); rebound in plain brown cloth; much foxing, browning and other discoloration throughout the text but collates complete without textual... more

Price: $4,900.00