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London: A. Lewis [Baskerville], 1925-26. FIRST EDITION, second issue.

Small folio printed black and red on Japanese paper bound in crimson silk cloth; A FINE CLOTH SET in fine slipcase. Numerous plates and illustrations throughout in this work on the Chinese secret societies, their rituals and symbols, with Masonic undertones. The frontispiece of Volume I is a colored plate... more

Price: $350.00

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 DUST JACKET. Later copies of... more

Price: $1,722.00

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

Seattle: Ouroboros Press, 2013. Limited Edition of 72 copies only, the Liber Rubaeus.

Hand bound in full calf, and named the Libri Rubaeus binding; spine bands; lined panels; marbled end papers; A VERY FINE COPY. 128 pages. Small octavo. ... more

Price: $388.00

London: Trubner & Co., 1873. FIRST EDITION.

Old bookplate; spine is rubbed; internals clear and binding firm; A VERY GOOD or better volume with Victorian lined front panel with gilt titles. [iii], 94 pages, plus the Linguistic Publications catalogue of Trubner is appended. Octavo. ... more

Price: $275.00

London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1834. FIRST EDITION.

Light foxing to prelims, but internally free of any marking or stain; bookplate; A VERY GOOD+ or better cloth copy in the original publisher's binding. The seven plates are accompanied by a descriptive account. Good material on signets, seals, precious stones, etc. [viii], 537 pages. By the author of the... more

Price: $344.00

London: Medici Society (by Philip Lee Warner), 1917-30. FIRST EDITION. Limited to 1000 sets on rag.

Very Good+ cloth set in the original dust jackets which show some fading to the spine. Internals firm and free of defect and marking. Small quarto. Volume One: 158 pages. Volume Two: 246 pages. Volume Three: 158 pages. Volume Four: 101 pages. Volume Five: 253 pages. 4to. ... more

Price: $675.00

Paris: Le Editions de Cres et Cie, 1930. FIRST EDITION.

Quarter bound in linen and marbled boards; text excellent without any defects; A FINE COPY. 347 pages with an excellent bibliography. Presentation copy from Kuni Matsuo to Albert Maybon whose copy this was. Well illustrated with rare photographs including the frontispiece of Kamakura. Tall 8vo. ... more

Price: $450.00

London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1834. FIRST EDITION.

Small bookplate of Nesta Crain's NYC Philosophical Research library; new end papers in a later 19th century binding; A FINE CLOTH VOLUME without marking or defect. Engraving of the Goddess at the frontis, and Illustrated with seven additional engraved plates with a long section of description of each at the... more

Price: $425.00

London: William Rider and Son, 1924.

Title page in red and black; private collector library number on lower spine; binding superb with the gilded cross of the Rosicrucians on the front panel; top edge gilt; A Very Good+ or better cloth copy. Sixteen full-page plates. 649 pages plus index. Small 4to. Gilbert A37(a). ... more

Price: $275.00

Bruxelles: Auguste Wahlen, 1825.

Quarter bound in blond leather with marbled boards; A FINE SET. Volume I: ii, 323 pages. Volume II: ii, 329 pages. Folding frontispiece of Egyptian Zodiac at Denderah. While often reprinted after the first edition of 1797, this particular Wahlen Brussels edition is quite scarce. 12mo. Just 2 copies in... more

Price: $277.00

Glasgow: Office of "Light and Life", 1886.

Side bound boards; 12 issues of this rare periodical related to the Brotherhood of Life with emphasis on the mysticism of Boehme bound in one volume; VERY GOOD or better without marking or defect. 92 pages, double column. Extracts from Jacob Boehme, J.G. Gichtel, the first appearance of A.J. Penny,... more

Price: $300.00

Volume One: London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. Volume Two (posthumously): David Nutt, 1897. FIRST EDITION.:

Ex-Theosophical Lodge copy; paper labels on lower spines; occasional astute pencil marginalia, plus further guide to volume contents on both rear free end papers. 1077 pages, indexed. Small quarto. ... more

Price: $522.00

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

London: The Bibliographical Society, 1990. FIRST EDITION.

A VERY GOOD COPY in plain Royal blue buckram in full folio. Twelve plates. Preface and introduction by the editors, including the "Annals of John Dee's Life", followed by a Facsimile of the 1583 catalogue with notes on both the books and manuscripts collected by Dee. 253 pages, indexed. ... more

Price: $588.00

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1982. Limited to 250 hand-numbered and signed copies of which this is number 139,.

A VERY GOOD+ COPY bound in faux leather with the tell-tale binding glue darkening of early McLean's, but hardly excessive. Illustrated, Translated by Patricia Tahil With all illustrations. 89 pages. ... more

Price: $422.00

Edinburgh: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1984. Limited to 250 hand-numbered and signed copies of which this copy 38.

A FINE COPY, hand-bound in faux caramel leather. Commentary by Adam McLean. Translated by Patricia Tahil. Number nineteen in the series. [vi], 130 pages. 8vo. Emblematic cards in sleeve mounted at rear pastedown. ... more

Price: $450.00

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

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: $3,477.00

London: George Redway, 1885. FIRST EDITION. Limited to 200 copies and printed for Robert Fryar.

VERY GOOD cloth copy with an old brown spot to front panel as well as handling to the cover. The internals are fine without marking or foxing. Edges are deckled. Title page printed red and black. With illustrations, including a frontispiece. [xxxvi], 154 pages, Small 4to. Limited to 200 copies.... more

Price: $322.00