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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

Seattle: Ouroboros Press, 2002. Special Subscriber's Edition of 25 numbered copies in slip case & [V2] Seattle: Ouroboros Press, 2007. Limited to 500 copies of which this is number 253.

Bound in full leather with marbled end papers & ribbon marker. A MINT COPY. 174 pages, including appended list of original subscribers. Translated from the Arabic. Binder's slip laid in instructing how best to accommodate the volume to environmental conditions. An elusive edition. Volume Two bound in full leather with... more

Price: $1,577.00

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

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: $925.00

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

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: $550.00

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 among the volumes; else, A FINE SET. This was Bristowe's copy with his name on the fly of Volume Two. Very rare with contributions by many members of the Society.... more

Price: $1,625.00

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 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.

A Very Good+ set 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: $369.00

Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1968. FIRST EDITION.

Touch of wear to top corners; internals crisp, clean and tight; Very Good+ or better cloth copy of the true first edition in lightly rubbed first state dust jacket and custom green end papers. Castaneda's very scarce first book, and the first of the Don Juan series. Issued in a... more

Price: $429.00

Londini: Sumptibus J. & T. Pote, E. Ballard, C. Bathurst, J. & F. Rivington, S. Crowder, & T. Longman, 1773.

Title page printed in red and black; rebound in a beautiful golden leather; text clear of foxing and free of marking; A FINE COPY. With 26 foldout maps (but missing Palestine following page 91) of the ancient world. [viii], 180 pages. Octavo. ... more

Price: $450.00

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

Xoanon Publishing, 2009. Limited Edition of 111 copies.

Full morocco binding in custom oak box; A MINT COPY. Completed in early 2004, the Sermon formed a portion of the 'Monadic Transmission' series of texts originally issued in hand-written, hand-illustrated editions of one copy only. This unique grimoire concerns the sorcerous precept of Unfettered Desire, as expounded in parable... more

Price: $1,022.00

London: Longman & Co., 1824. FIRST EDITION.

In original binding with front board detached; some light foxing at the prelims and foldouts, but otherwise crisp and clean; A binding copy which could be very special in new leather and boards. 118 pages, plus errata. Octavo. ... more

Price: $375.00

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), 1993. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies only of which this is number 27.

A FINE COPY, being quarter bound in leather with marbled ends and ribbon marker. One of Crowley's last published works (1947) and reflective of his end of life musings. First Impressions Series, Volume Two. 4to. 128 pages. ... more

Price: $193.00

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: $644.00

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1992. Limited Edition.

A VERY FINE COPY. Square 8vo. . Limited to 50 hand-numbered, leather bound copies with marker ribbon and marbled boards. This is copy 37. Small octavo. ... more

Price: $144.00