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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

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: 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: $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

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

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

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: $188.00

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

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

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

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

Boston: John Gilbert, 1832. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

Original binding in paper over boards; leather title label on spine; internals have occasional foxing; but overall, a VERY GOOD+ or better copy of a scarce issue. 439 pages. ... more

Price: $250.00

Tokyo: Maruzen & Co., 1916. FIRST EDITION.

A VERY GOOD+ CLOTH VOLUME with deco front panel. Twenty illustrations. Bibliography. [xii], 172 pages, indexed. Royal octavo. ... more

Price: $250.00

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

Glasgow: Office of "Light and Life", 1886.

Side bound boards; 12 issues of this rare periodical related to the Utopians, the Brotherhood of Life with emphasis on the mysticism of Boehme bound in one volume; VERY GOOD or better without marking or defect. 92 pages, double column. Extracts from Jacob Boehme, J.G. Gichtel, the first appearance of... more

Price: $275.00

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