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

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

Price: $8,900.00

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: $6,900.00

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: $5,500.00

London: Printed for Humphrey Mosely, at the Prince's Armes in St. Paul's Churchyard, 1659. FIRST EDITION.

Ex-libris, withdrawn (rather bad form by Harvard as it was originally bequeathed in 1875 by James Walker, DD, a former president of the college, whose plate remains on the front pastedown); rebound in plain brown cloth; much foxing, browning and other discoloration throughout the text but collates complete without textual... more

Price: $4,900.00

Boston: Crosby, Nichols and Company, 1857. FIRST EDITION.

Original binding with the front board held by tape; nevertheless, a Very Good volume and with aid from a binder, a FINE COPY could emerge. A Unique copy of the seminal 19th Century American work on the subject. PRESENTATION COPY FROM GENERAL HITCHCOCK TO HIS NEPHEW, HENRY which reads as... more

Price: $4,800.00

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 publisher, JD Holmes.

FINE LEATHER SET in small folios. 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... more

Price: $3,788.00

London: H. Bailliere, 1846. FIRST EDITION.

Volume shows wear at head and tail; front panel gilt figure very bright on blind stamped frame. VERY GOOD copy, and a rarity. This book by Mary Anne Atwood's father, Thomas South, preceded her work on Hermetic Philosophy by four years. Some would have it that this was as much... more

Price: $3,750.00

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

Bound in full Morocco with beautiful and intricate spine work; 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 free end paper; hand written formula in English and Hebrew inside... more

Price: $3,750.00

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: $3,500.00

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: 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: $3,288.00

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: $2,877.00

A hand written note on the rear of the half title reads: "This is the original manuscript and it has never been published. 24 Dec. 1885. Wm. C. Edlon Searjeant." As an alternative to Ashmand's translation, this text may provide a greater insight into

Ptolemy's system. The volume is quarter bound in leather and boards with corners; rubbed to the exterior. The manuscript is in a pleasant hand though showing some fading at this date. A FINE RARITY. Searjeant was responsible for THE ASTROLOGER'S GUIDE (Lilly and Bonatus) which was published by Redway in... more

Price: $2,850.00

Berlin: Verlag Von A. Asher, 1886. FIRST EDITION.

In two large folio volumes plus the scarce supplement bound as a tall 4to. Light soiling to the title page; slight mar to rear panel of volume; otherwise, A FINE SET. 212 plates. Volume I: Text und Vignetten. Volume II: Varianten. Volume III: Einleitung. Bound in cloth and boards. V.... more

Price: $2,650.00

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 is 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: $2,644.00

Copied by hand (an excellent and readable script, circa 1800) in its entirety, this work was issued at Padua in 1657 and later Englished by Ebenezer Sibly in 1789.

A FINE COPY bound in quarter leather with corners and marbled panels and matching end papers. 265 pages plus the index. All figures are rendered impeccably; a labor which must have been years in the finishing. ... more

Price: $2,500.00

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: 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: $1,959.00

London: Printed by M. Flesher for Thomas Fickus, bookseller in Oxford, 1682. FIRST EDITION.

Bound in a contemporary calf with a red morocco label. Joints are fragile; A VERY GOOD and clean copy. A Translation of: "Commentarius in aurea Pythagoreorum carmina", but is not to be confused with the Rowe translation which was issued a quarter century later. (liv) 166, 2 pages. Crown 8vo.... more

Price: $1,950.00

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: $1,788.00