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Cambridge: Heffer & Sons (later Black Bear Press), [May] 1937- [November] 1998. Volumes 1 to 45.

A FINE SET of the original issues without marking or defect. In general, there were three issues a year, but with some irregularity. Publication suspended December, 1938 through September, 1945, and began again in December, 1946. Some numbers issued in combined form. Long known for its original content, the Society... more

Price: $3,750.00

London: Lackington & Allen, 1815. [However, title page is from the true first edition, the 1814. See below for interesting collation.]

Quarter bound in contemporary brown Morocco; the backstrip in gilt reading LIVES OF THE ADEPTS. Matching corners with new end papers, A FINE COPY, sans.plate sometimes found opposite page 296, but facsimile laid in. The title page has been mounted, and is the only 1814 imprint I have seen even... more

Price: $2,500.00

Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1922. Limited First Edition of 50 copies of which this is number 46. Special Leather Edition.

Bound in full royal blue goatskin with gilt device on front panel; two original errata slips, one is tipped, the other laid in; bookplate of Jacob Hugo Tatsch, the Masonic author and historian, and member of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, London; A FINE COPY IN DUST JACKET. Later copies of... more

Price: $1,722.00

London: James Elliott, 1894. FIRST EDITION.

Bound in full goatskin with bands and panels; all edges gilt; custom end papers with dentelles; two ribbon markers; A VERY FINE COPY. Elliott had this volume bound as a presentation copy for Waite, but history doesn't record his reception thereof. 441 pages. Octavo. ... more

Price: $1,625.00

Edinburgh: Megalithic Research Publications, 1978-1992.

A VERY GOOD+ to FINE SET of this prize journal consisting of the forty two single issues, plus the four annuals issued 1989-92 as bound volumes in wraps, sans only one single issue, Number 33 [Autumn, 1986]. The set is unruffled, clean, and without markings or defect, and presents an... more

Price: $1,144.00

Summit, NJ: Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, 1939-48.

In wraps with pictorial covers as issued; some occasional use; one cover missing (Vol. II, issue 2); otherwise, A FINE SET, free of marking or defects. Splendid series of booklets published by the Swiss company, CIBA, between 1949, and addressing alchemy (east and west), medical procedures, shamanistic practices, medicine of... more

Price: $988.00

Madrid: Imprenta de la Iberia (a Cargo de J. Blasco), 1881. FIRST EDITION.

Quarter bound with corners in leather and boards; A FINE COPY. Beautifully printed, and including colored illuminated miniatures representing the symbolism of the Zodiac, alchemy, magic and religion, and said to be the work of the Spanish king, Alfonso X, sometimes known as the Wise, (1221-1284). Small folio. ... more

Price: $977.00

London: James Elliott, 1893. FIRST EDITION.

Some light foxing at the prelims; A FINE COPY, bound in full leather (goat skin) with bands and gilt titles. Tooling on inside panels, and a superb end paper of muted gold florettes; all edges gilt. This was Waite's personal copy, bound especially for him as a gift from publisher,... more

Price: $977.00

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1980. Number three in the series, this 81/250 signed and hand bound by Adam McLean.

A FINE VOLUME bound in full faux leather with the characteristic darkening of the pastedowns in the early volumes of this remarkable series. Edited, with a Commentary, by Adam McLean. With all plates and illustrations HAND COLORED by Mr. McLean, printed on blue paper. Most copies are uncolored, making this... more

Price: $866.00

Leipzig: Unveränderter fotomechanischer [Nachdruck der Originalausgabe, 1512], 1972.

Nicely bound in cream linen with pressed titles; A FINE COPY of a scarce edition published in East Germany. 344 pages. Illustrated. Small folio. ... more

Price: $850.00

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY with mylar protector. 284 pages. Royal octavo. ... more

Price: $777.00

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1991. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH VOLUME IN FINE DUST JACKET. Collections de Travaux de l'Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences, number 35. A study of Geber the Arabian, and alchemical works attributed to him, including an annotated English translation of the "Summa Perfectionis". Illustrations from old sources as obtained from Harvard microfilms.... more

Price: $569.00

Boulder, CO: Cinnabar 1994. FIRST EDITION.

A Fine Premium Cloth Volume in fine dust jacket. Two useful charts: Figure A details the Publication Events while Figure B is a Philalethes Time Line. [xxii], 570 pages, indexed. Royal octavo. ... more

Price: $522.00

London: John M. Watkins, 1953. Limited edition of 250 hand-numbered sets of which this is number 12.

Volumes were varnished quite nicely but some crystallising appears under the jacket; signature of previous owner in a fine hand, dated then year of publication, on the front free end papers; the text is fine and the dust jackets are bright and clean; A FINE SET IN DUST JACKETS. Illustrated.... more

Price: $522.00

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY. Seven pages of rare figures. Selected bibliography. [x], 339 pages, indexed. Tall octavo. ... more

Price: $488.00

New York: James Miller, 1865. FIRST EDITION.

Light wear along the edges; gilt titles are bright; internals free and clear of marking except for a page in the catalogue appended to the rear; end papers and binding sound; FINE COPY. 258 pages, plus 4 pages Miller catalogue. Scarce. Octavo. ... more

Price: $477.00

Chinese Materials Center, 1978. FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy from the author dated Aug. 14, 1982.

A FINE HARDCOVER VOLUME IN FINE DUST JACKET. 658 pages, indexed, with catalogue appended. Scarce study of Taoist immortality, methods and alchemy. Octavo. ... more

Price: $477.00

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1858. FIRST EDITION.

Rebound in a fine brown buckram with leather spine label with gilt title; new end papers; foxing minimal, but rear pages show some edge staining though light in presence; A FINE COPY. 352 pages, plus General Literature Catalogue for Appleton's. ... more

Price: $475.00

Glasgow University, 1925-34. Nine volumes bound as three.

Some slight wear to the edges; else, A VERY GOOD SET of this scarce journal, a "quinterly", being issued five times a year. Illustrated. Articles, reviews, and special features on chemical history, plus advertisements for various book dealers, laboratory equipment suppliers, and other notables. Original covers bound in. The British... more

Price: $469.00