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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: $135.00

Niagara Falls: Samisdat Publishers, no date.

In quality trade wraps; a facsimile of the 1938 edition published by Devi, and dedicated to Adolf Hitler; A FINE COPY. 432 pages. With fore and end matter of photographs and illustration pertinent to the theme. Octavo. ... more

Price: $135.00

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

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1992. Limited Edition.

A VERY FINE COPY. Square 8vo. . Limited to 50 hand-numbered, leather bound copies with marker ribbon and marbled boards. This is copy 37. Small octavo. ... more

Price: $144.00

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

Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1921. FIRST EDITION.

VERY GOOD+ cloth volume. I.B. Horner's copy with her bookplate, and dated signature on the front free end paper. Horner was the translator of the "Pistis Sophia" (1924). Strong sections on the Orphics, Isis and Cybele. Scarce. 296 pages, indexed. Octavo. ... more

Price: $177.00

New York: J.W. Bouton, 1876. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

Edges are deckled and binding is beveled; A VERY GOOD+ cloth volume. With introduction, notes, and additions by Alexander Wilder. T.W. Doane's copy with his name on fly. Doane was the author of the work, BIBLE MYTHS. 240 pages. Quarto. With folding colored map of the travels of Apollonius of... more

Price: $188.00

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1993. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies only of which this is number 27.

A FINE COPY, being quarter bound in leather with marbled ends and ribbon marker. One of Crowley's last published works (1947) and reflective of his end of life musings. First Impressions Series, Volume Two. 4to. 128 pages. ... more

Price: $193.00

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

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

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