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Padua: Paulum Frambottum, 1639. FIRST EDITION.

Bound in contemporary calf with banded spine and gilt panels. Front and rear panels are blind stamped. Front free end paper has penciled notes of former owner and is very informative regarding the history, location and rarity of the volume. A FINE COPY with crisp and clean text with the... more

Price: $725.00

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 linen 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: $275.00

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: $675.00

Paris: George Steinheil, 1885. FIRST EDITION.

Quarter bound in contemporary marbled boards and Vellum with corners; leather title with gilt compartments; 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 M.S. for H. Blunden at the Castle in Corn-hill, 1650. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE COPY, bound in gold calf and marbled boards. A wonderful engraving on page 140 of a zodiacal circumference of fine quality and complexity. 325 pages, the latter section being an alphabetical contents list. Buddecke 104. ... more

Price: $4,400.00

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

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 as 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

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: $2,750.00

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: $1,500.00

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: $425.00

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: $525.00

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: $350.00

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

Manchester:] Printed for the Chetham Society, 1851. FIRST EDITION.

Original publisher's cloth, blind stamped panels, with gilt titles; A VERY GOOD+ COPY without defect or markings. Contains additional material pertinent to the study, including papers connected to the John Milton family, Epistolary Relics of Lancashire, and Cheshire antiquaries. Each part separately titled and paginated. With two facsimiles. [iv], 83,... more

Price: $375.00

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1992. Limited Edition, hand-numbered, with marker ribbon and marbled boards, of which th is copy 37.

Marbled end papers; quarter bound in leather; silk marker; A VERY FINE COPY. Crowley work is dedicated to "Chicago May", a notorious criminal who referred to herself as the "Queen of Crooks." Square octavo. ... more

Price: $144.00

NP [ London ]: Privately Printed, n.d. [1923 ]. FIRST EDITION.

In grey wraps as issued; A FINE COPY in mylar sleeve. Front cover titles as follows: 'Songs For Italy | "Parturiunt Montes -- Mascitur Ridiculus Mus" -- Solini | by | ALEISTER CROWLEY | June-Sept. XIX Price: One Shilling". Collection of verse, published close to Crowley's workings at the Abbey... more

Price: $575.00

Kings Beach: Thelema, 1990. One of the thirty-three hand bound copies, this copy unnumbered, but signed by Helen Parsons Smith below the foreword, for JD Holmes in return for a favor granted.

A FINE COPY, bound in violet leather. with gilt symbol on front panel and custom matching end papers. Colored frontispiece. [xviii], 60 pages. Tall 8vo. ... more

Price: $1,675.00