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Carlisle, PA: Printed at the Herald Office, 1855. First Printing.

Tie-bound pamphlet with wear at the bottom of cover; else, VERY GOOD+ copy in original state. Hitchcock's first printed work, and one of the earliest original publications on the subject in America. Adrian Harrington says, "It is noted in Pritchard's "Alchemy, A Bibliography of English-Language Writings", but he could not... more

Price: $7,500.00

London: Printed and sold by T. Sowle, at the Crooked-Billet, in Holy-well-Lane Shoreditch, Anno 1694.

Masonic bookplate of the London Lodge; full leather binding with bands, antiquarian binding and worn around the edges, but firm; two old labels but no titles on spine; collated complete with the following anomalies - Tract I: pagination misnumbered between chapters III & IV, moving from page 48 to 65... more

Price: $7,500.00

London: Printed by T.W. Fox for H. Blunden at the Castle in Cornhill, 1650. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE COPY of a scarce title. Bound in full Morocco with beautiful and intricate spine work; tips show slight rubbing; titles, rules, and vignettes very bright; both works has a separate title page; an old auction slip laid on front pastedown; marbled end papers; minor edge chip on front... more

Price: $4,500.00

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: George Redway, [York Street, Covent Garden], 1886. FIRST EDITION.

Extremities are rubbed; binding in royal blue with bevels and lines; structure is a bit shaken; gilt titles and "Pentacle of Faust" on front panel are bright; internals are clean and free of marking; A VERY GOOD or better cloth volume. Pagination: [1-xliv]; 352; [xxxv]. The latter section "A Catalogue... more

Price: $3,900.00

London: Printed for E. Cotes at the Sign of the Bible, in Little Britain without Aldergate, 1653. SECOND EDITION, but first to contain the London-Distiller {see Duveen and Cooper}.

Marbled paper over boards; quarter bound in brown calf. Contemporary signatures on fly leaf showing previous owners, 1659 to 1741, etc. "Recipe for Good Fortune" in an old hand {probably John Gill's} on rear of this "signature page; title page well worn with some slight flecking, but all text is... more

Price: $3,500.00

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1993-95. Special publisher's edition limited to FOUR COPIES only, this is set number 4, and was asssigned to co-publisher, JD Holmes.

A FINE SET. Bound in leather and boards with marbled ends, all edges and titles silvered (the only volumes having this feature, all others were gilded with gold), with ribbon markers. Compiled and edited by A.R. Naylor who signed on the verso along with Clive Harper and JD Holmes at... more

Price: $3,388.00

London and Felling-on-Tyne: Walter Scott Publishing Co., 1907. FIRST EDITION, Third Issue. Although the limitation notice in this issue states 500 copies printed, the number of copies issued in this variant may be 400 or less; this copy unnumbered.

Bound in full white buckram with impressed front panel in gilt; printed on Dickinson hand-made paper which has been left deckled; top edge gilt; bottom edge of rear panel shows an old stain, which a previous owner has noted as "burned" on the front free end paper in pencil. However,... more

Price: $3,300.00

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1836. FIRST EDITION.

Rebound in a sturdy cream linen cloth with matching gilt title label; A VERY GOOD+ SET. First published in London, the first volume appearing in 1833, and the second in 1836. Six plates. [xxxi], 1386 pages, indexed. Small folios. ... more

Price: $3,200.00

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

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

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

Zurich: Spring, 1934 - Winter, 1939. FIRST ISSUE. Privately printed for the participants of the Seminar.

Bindings show very slight wear; VERY GOOD+ or better copy of this rare Jungian item. "This report is strictly for the use of members of the Seminar with the understanding that it shall not be circulated. Dr. Jung expressly asks that it not be lent, nor may any part be... more

Price: $1,975.00

Zurich: November, 1940 - December, 1941 (Vol. I) & May - July, 1941 (Vol. II). For Private Circulation only. FIRST EDITION.

Very light fading around edges of marbled boards; buckram spines bright; A FINE SET, bound printed typescripts [original multigraphs] prepared for, and issued to the participants. Volume I: 157 pages. Volume II: 129 pages. With illustrations. 4to. Edited by Barbara Hannah. John Layard's [who attended] copy -- with occasional penciled... more

Price: $1,950.00

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

Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1922. Limited First Edition of 50 copies of which this is number 46. Special Leather Edition.

Bound in full royal blue goatskin with gilt device on front panel; two original errata slips, one is tipped, the other laid in; bookplate of Jacob Hugo Tatsch, the Masonic author and historian, and member of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, London; A FINE COPY in what appears to be a... more

Price: $1,650.00

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

London : Printed for private circulation, 1854. FIRST EDITION. Limited to 500 copies only, this one hand-corrected by the author.

Original Victorian blind stamped binding with lengthy titles in gilt; new end papers; A FINE COPY. A presentation copy by Walton to an institution with his long hand written inscription on verso, plus his explanation of seven properties of Nature, On front panel: "Elucidation of the Sublime Genius and Theosophian... more

Price: $1,500.00

London: Printed [by Samuel Richardson] for J. Osborn and sold by C. Rivington, C. Davis, T. Longman, T. Astley, S. Austin, C Hitch, J. Wood, and C. Woodward, near St. Paul's, etc., 1740. FIRST EDITION.

Bookplate of G.W.F. Gregor, a sometime Esquire of Cornwall, and lord of the manor at Trewarthenick House; old inscription top of front free end paper; text free of defect; A FINE SET, bound in full leather with sectioned spine with title and dentelles, paneled in gilt with double lines. Translated... more

Price: $1,500.00

London: Printed for John Hook at the Flower-de-luce, against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet; and Thomas Edlin, at the Prince's Arms, against Exeter-Exchange in the Strand MDCCXXII. FIRST EDITION.

Rebound in red cloth with leather titles; internals tight and free of marking; A VERY GOOD COPY. [xii], 348 pages. Octavo. ... more

Price: $1,450.00