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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: $3,500.00

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

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: $2,500.00

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

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: $1,777.00

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

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: $1,600.00

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: $1,525.00

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1883. FIRST EDITION.

Matching green cloth, gilt stamped, together with a titled slipcase; A VERY GOOD or better set with a slight marginal stain in Volume II. The splendid chart and case are in very good condition with some rubbing to the edges only. Illustrated with two colored maps, seventeen full page plates,... more

Price: $1,350.00

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: $1,350.00

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: $1,300.00

London: Printed for Benjamin and John White, 1793. FIRST EDITION.

Bound in full leather with dentelles and panels with title label bearing "Taylor's Plato." Front hinge is tender, but holding; text is fine and clean & without flaw; A VERY GOOD+ COPY. Old auction description laid on front pastedown stating, "There are also several things in the Introduction and Notes... more

Price: $1,200.00

London: Published for the Alchemical Society by H.K. Lewis, 1913-14. Volume One [Parts 1 to 5], January to May, 1913. Volume Two [Parts 6 to 13], October, 1913 to May, 1914.

Original wraps bound into a red cloth; binding of both volumes shows some wear and rubbing, but remain clean and tight; some foxing to the prelims, but internals clean and free of marking; A VERY GOOD SET. Some of the members of the Society include John Ferguson, A.E. Waite, Walter... more

Price: $1,175.00

Roxbury, MA: Printed for W. Elliot Woodward, 1866. FIRST EDITION, Limited to seventy copies only of which this is number 27. There was an edition done in octavo which numbered to 280 copies.

Bound in contemporary cloth with leather labels. Some additional plates bound into front matter of first volume. A VERY FINE AND RARE SET which is uncut and unopened. Volume I: 247 pages. Volume II: 212 pages. Volume III: 244 pages with index. Includes "Wonders of the Invisible World" by Cotton... more

Price: $1,150.00

London: Printed for R. Royston in Ivy-Lane, and N. Brooks in Cornhill, 1665. FIRST EDITION.

Quarter bound with corners in calf and marbled boards; spine is paneled with Masonic emblems and title label in black leather; end papers are a matching marble to the boards; A FINE COPY. Some focus on the Zohar and Kabbalistic inferences. With copperplates and engravings. bookplate of the London Lodge's... more

Price: $1,150.00

Seattle: Trident Books, 2010. DeLuxe full leather editions of which there are said to be less than twelve, and hand numbered 141.

Bound in full black polished calf; A FINE COPY with marbled end papers; blacked all edges, ribbon marker, in fine slip case. Featuring a stunning blind impression of a pictorial Pentagram of the Horned God on the front panel, and set off by the title in gilt. Nicely illustrated, with... more

Price: $977.00

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1907. FIRST EDITION. Edition was limited to five hundred copies only.

Minor wear at top and bottom of spine and tips; otherwise, A FINE SET, bound in publisher's reddish-brown cloth with Illustrations. Map. Panels have been tooled and inked in black with spine titles set off in gold. With original Massey letter laid in, and protected by archival mylar. V. I:... more

Price: $950.00

Seattle: Ouroboros Press, 2002. Special Subscriber's Edition of twenty five numbered copies in slip case.

Bound in full leather with marbled end papers & ribbon marker. A MINT COPY. Translated from the Arabic. 174 pages, including appended list of original subscribers. Octavo. ... more

Price: $900.00