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Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1865. FIRST EDITION.

Modern laid cover with title in neat pen; presentation copy by Westropp to the Earl of B (?) on end paper; three full-page plates; A FINE COPY. Dedicated to James Fergusson. ... more

Price: $95.00

London: The Stourton Press, 1947. Limited First Edition of 356 copies only of which this is number 234.

Shows some light handling; else, A VERY GOOD COPY in custom cloth with leather spine label, deckled edges, and custom end papers. 179 pages. 4to. ... more

Price: $110.00

Paris: Idries Shah, circa 1962.

In sidebound wraps, small folio, as issued; Fine copy of a rare printing. 196 pages. Text in French. Good material on the Schools, Naqshbandi and Bektashi. Published in manuscript by Shah's direct pupils in the early sixties, this French version was the first edition {of THE THINKERS OF THE EAST}... more

Price: $125.00

London: The Stourton Press, 1947. Limited First Edition of 356 copies only of which this is number 174.

A FINE COPY in custom cloth with leather spine label custom end papers, and deckled edges. This was issued prior to Fairfax Hall moving to South Africa. 179 pages. Quarto. ... more

Price: $135.00

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

Melbourne: Henry Tolman Dwight, 1860. FIRST EDITION.

Victorian cloth binding, blind stamped, with wear at the top and bottom of spine; rubbed, but firm; internals clean; Good copy of a scarce title with primary emphasis on the Druids, but with additional material on the Bardic tradition, and its symbols (includes a most interesting page relating the runes... more

Price: $150.00

London: Trubner & Co., 1884. FIRST EDITION.

VERY GOOD+ (most of the text remains unopened) in original Victorian cloth binding; bright titles and decorations to the back strip while both panels show decorative blind stamping; excellent plates and illustrations throughout. Two lithograph engravings. [xxvi], 259 pages, plus additional material and an index. Quarto. ... more

Price: $150.00

Cambridge: Printed at the University Press Corn. Crownfield, Printed to the University: and are to be Sold by J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, W. and J. Innys Booksellers in London, 1724. FIRST EDITION.

Nineteenth century cloth binding; bookplate; internals crisp, clean and fine; margins were left untrimmed to their original width; text free of nay marking or script; A FINE COPY. Cited in the Bodleian Catalogue of 1843 (page 7) as first printing. Lowndes 2852. [xii], 184 pages, with an index of authors... more

Price: $165.00

Pullman: Washington State University, 1982-93.

A FINE SET with Vol. One, numbers 1 & 2, and Vol. 5, No. 1 being photocopies, otherwise, the first ten volumes, being the New Series, Vol. 1, No. 1 to Vol. 10, No. 2. ... more

Price: $165.00

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

Steyning, Sussex: The Vine Press, 1921. First Printing. Limited edition of 550 numbered copies of which this is 292 hand-numbered.

Light rubbing to the spine; panels show some handling; else, A VERY GOOD COPY, quarter bound in cloth and boards, printed on laid, title page printed black and red with a couple of superb cuts (designed by Dennis West), including cover illustration. 139 pages. Small 8vo. ... more

Price: $195.00

London: William Rider & Son, Ltd., 1923. FIRST EDITION.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford's copy with Dearborn inscription penciled on front free end paper. Title page printed red and black; some wear to the tips; edges nicely deckled; stamped front panel; A VERY GOOD+ COPY. With five full-page plates, a colored Frontispiece, and numerous Illustrations en texte, including many... more

Price: $195.00

Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press Limited, 1970. Limited to 120 press numbered copies. The type is hand set Palatino printed on Shadwell hand made for this book in particular & this is copy number 60.

A FINE CLOTH COPY with trimmed corners. Typography is handset Palatino & printed on Shadwell handmade paper. With a title page drawing by David Totten. David's presentation copy to Lord John Pentland, the Fourth Way teacher, in 1976, with a line of verse in his hand on the front free... more

Price: $225.00

Boston: O.S. Fowler, 1869. FIRST EDITION.

Top of spine shows wear; else, a Very Good or better copy with engraved gilt front panel. This association copy inscribed in pencil by Orson Squire Fowler (1809-1887) in pencil, and signed and dated June 2, 1873. Small Octavo. 174 pages, plus advertising matter appended. ... more

Price: $225.00

Lexington: The Anvil Press, 1953. One of 225 copies on Kelmscott paper.

Top corner slightly bumped; else, A VERY GOOD or better copy bound in Duna paper over boards by Elizabeth Kner of Chicago. The Latin text is from Eugenio Garin's 1942 edition of De Hominis Dignitate, and the English translation by Elizabeth Livermore Forbes appeared in her Renaissance Philosophy of Man... more

Price: $244.00

Pt. Townsend: Feral House, 2011. FIRST EDITION, and limited to 1200 copies only.

A FINE HARDCOVER VOLUME [no jacket issued] with illustrated panels. Illustrated throughout in color. 162 pages. Tall quarto. Scarce. ... more

Price: $250.00

London: William Rider and Son, 1924.

Title page in red and black; private collector library number on lower spine; binding superb with the gilded cross of the Rosicrucians on the front panel; top edge gilt; A Very Good+ or better cloth copy. Sixteen full-page plates. 649 pages plus index. Small 4to. Gilbert A37(a). ... more

Price: $250.00

Bruxelles: Auguste Wahlen, 1825.

Quarter bound in blond leather with marbled boards; A FINE SET. 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 OCLC: one in Chile and one in Holland. Volume I:... more

Price: $250.00

Liverpool: Printed for Robinson & Sons, 1816. FIRST EDITION.

Leather bound (calf) with corners, marbled boards; bookplate; lightly foxed in early pages; VERY GOOD+ COPY. 428 pages. Octavo. Contains Inquisition source material, the Waldenses persecution, the Inquisition in the Far East, etc. ... more

Price: $250.00