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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: Lackington & Allen, 1815. [However, title page is from the true first edition, the 1814. See below for the interesting collation.]

Quarter bound in contemporary brown Morocco and fine buckram; matching corners with new end papers, A FINE COPY. The title page has been mounted, and is the rare 1814 imprint. The small plate sometimes found in the 1815 edition is not present. As to Barrett's attribution, modern scholars as well... 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: $4,450.00

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: $3,500.00

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: $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. Always rare due to the destruction of the first edition by... more

Price: $3,300.00

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

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: $2,650.00

Zurich: Privately issued, 1938-39.

Original mimeograph in side bound marbled boards; A FINE SET. Pre-owned by Jungian psychologist and writer, John Layard, with some pencil notes regarding the Seminar on the rear pastedown of each of the five volumes, plus many annotations and comments throughout the text. Three hand tipped photographic plates, three full... more

Price: $2,250.00

Amsterdam: R. und G. Weitstein, 1718.

Marbled end papers; A VERY GOOD or better copy. 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. A full-page engraving as the frontispiece (recto), and... more

Price: $2,150.00

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: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. Author's Proof Copy.

Hinges strengthened, front and rear; A VERY GOOD COPY. The author's proof copy, especially printed for him, and containing numerous corrections and notes in his hand, some pages are entirely re-written. One four page section in O'Neill's hand is bound in. Sepia frontispiece. Numerous woodcuts in the text and drawings... more

Price: $1,750.00

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: $1,750.00

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: $1,750.00

London: Xoanon, 2005. Limited edition of 576 hand-bound in sage green cloth of which this is number 540. Signed by Daniel Schulke.

FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY. with 57 illustrations. 520 pages with glossary. Royal 8vo. & copper foil stamped front panel. Royal 8vo. ... more

Price: $1,689.00

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

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: $1,650.00