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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 / Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, 1884. FIRST EDITION.

Original blind stamped Victorian binding shows wear, but biding tight and firm; internals fine (some pages unopened) and free of any defect; A VERY GOOD+ VOLUME. Translated from the French by A.S. Squire with an introduction by Professor Max Muller. Max Muller was a German philologist and Orientalist, one of... more

Price: $135.00

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: $135.00

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: $150.00

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

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

Small folio; VERY GOOD+ (most is still unopened) in original Victorian cloth binding; bright titles and decorations to the back strip while both panels show blind stamping; excellent plates and illustrations throughout. Two lithograph engravings. [xxvi], 259 pages, plus additional material and an index. 4to. ... more

Price: $169.00

London: The Stourton Press, 1947. Limited First Edition of 356 copies only of which this is number 274.

A FINE COPY in custom cloth with leather spine label. 4to. with deckled edges. This was issued prior to Fairfax Hall moving to South Africa. 179 pages. ... more

Price: $169.00

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: $222.00

San Francisco: Documatica Research LLC, 2015. Second Edition, extensively revised & enlarged.

A FINE ARCHIVAL SET, bound in custom premium cloth, sewn signatures, printed on an archival gloss art sheet, a sheet that reproduces marvelously the one hundred eight full page plates, Many in color where warranted, as well as superb reproductions of Renaissance paintings, old woodcuts, early printed books, charts and... more

Price: $222.00

Indian Hills, CO: The Falcon's Wing Press, 1955. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE COPY in slightly worn dust jacket. Over 150 diagrams and illustrations by Walewski, and done in monotone facsimile. 127 pages. Published and edited by Charles Muses, with his preface. Octavo. Scarce. ... more

Price: $225.00

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

Title page printed red and black; some wear to the tips; edge left deckled; stamped front panel; A VERY GOOD+ copy. Quarto. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford's copy with Dearborn inscription penciled on front free end paper. ... more

Price: $225.00

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: $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

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: $249.00

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

London: Neptune Press, 1992. Special Edition, signed and limited, of which this number 120.

A FINE VOLUME, bound in full mint leather with ribbon marker and custom green end papers, and decorated front panel. This volume was released on July 13, 1992 in commemoration of the birthday of Dr. John Dee. Biographical Notes on Dee and Kelly. 136 pages. 8vo. ... more

Price: $269.00

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

London: George Redway, 1885. FIRST EDITION. Limited to 200 copies and printed for Robert Fryar.

VERY GOOD cloth copy with an old brown spot to front panel as well as handling to the cover. The internals are fine without marking or foxing. Edges are deckled. Title page printed red and black. With illustrations, including a frontispiece. Robert Fryar was involved with the Hermetic Brotherhood of... more

Price: $275.00