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Steyning, Sussex: The Vine Press, 1921. First Printing. Limited edition of 550 numbered copies of which this is 292 hand-numbered.

Light rubbing to the spine; panels show some handling; else, A VERY GOOD COPY, quarter bound in cloth and boards, printed on laid, title page printed black and red with a couple of superb cuts (designed by Dennis West), including cover illustration. 139 pages. Small 8vo. ... more

Price: $195.00

London: John M. Watkins, 1953. Limited edition of 250 hand-numbered sets of which this is number 12.

A FINE SET IN DUST JACKETS. The volumes were protected with book varnish, and some crystallising appears under the jacket; signature of previous owner in a fine hand, dated the year of publication, on the front free end papers; the text is fine, and the dust jackets are bright and... more

Price: $500.00

London: William Rider and Son, 1924. FIRST EDITION.

Title page in red and black; cloth binding superb with the gilded cross of the Rosicrucians on the front panel; top edge gilt; A FINE COPY. Sixteen full-page plates in halftone. 649 pages plus index. Small 4to. Gilbert A37(a). ... more

Price: $450.00

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co., 1897. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

Binding in royal blue with red lines and beveled edges; gilt titles and the "Pentacle of Faust" on front panel; internals are clean and free of marking; enamel end papers are in good order; A VERY GOOD+ or better cloth volume. Four wood engraved vignettes. [xvi], 524 pages, indexed, plus... more

Price: $350.00

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

Edmonton: J. Mead, 1999-2000. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION of 25 copies only.

All volumes bound in the Japanese style, a hallmark of this excellent private press; A FINE SET. 741 pages. Octavo. ... more

Price: $400.00

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

Padua: Paulum Frambottum, 1639. FIRST EDITION.

Bound in contemporary calf with banded spine and gilt panels. Front and rear panels are blind stamped. Front free end paper has penciled notes of former owner and is very informative regarding the history, location and rarity of the volume. A FINE COPY with crisp and clean text with the... more

Price: $725.00

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

Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1966. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE CLOTH SET IN DUST JACKETS. 2065 pages with twenty four plates. and a folding table, plus addenda. Octavo. ... more

Price: $300.00

London: The Stourton Press, 1947. Limited First Edition of 356 copies only of which this is number 234.

Shows some light handling; else, A VERY GOOD COPY in custom cloth with leather spine label, deckled edges, and custom end papers. 179 pages. 4to. ... more

Price: $135.00

London: The Stourton Press, 1947. Limited First Edition of 356 copies only of which this is number 174.

A FINE COPY in custom cloth with leather spine label custom end papers, and deckled edges. This was issued prior to Fairfax Hall moving to South Africa. 179 pages. Quarto. ... more

Price: $135.00

London: John M. Watkins, 1912. FIRST EDITION. Cecil B. DeMille's copy with his bookplate on front pastedown.

Slight rubbing to the edges of the dark green buckram; titles clear and bright section along rear hinge shows repair; internals excellent; VERY GOOD+ CLOTH VOLUME. Introduction by C.C. Massey. 475 pages. Small quarto. ... more

Price: $375.00

Paris: George Steinheil, 1885. FIRST EDITION.

Quarter bound in contemporary marbled boards and Vellum with corners; leather title with gilt compartments; A VERY FINE COPY. Text in French. Frontispiece of Berthelot under original tissue. Title page and two plates printed in red. Engraved head and tail pieces throughout. Important volume in Alchemical studies. Dorbon-Aine 302; Caillet... more

Price: $450.00

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

Side bound boards; 12 issues of this rare periodical related to the Utopians, 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... more

Price: $275.00

Birmingham: W.J. Cosby; Universal Press, 1893. Of this Re-issue of only 600 copies have been printed; 500 of which are on thick antique paper, and 100 on a special Dutch handmade paper, each copy numbered, this being copy 37.

In original publisher's binding of quarter paper covered boards and mock vellum with paper title label chipped at the edges; title page reading "London: Sold by Robert Triphook and Thomas Rudd, 1822" is printed red and black; edges deckled; touch of foxing; type re-set; A VERY GOOD or better volume.... more

Price: $375.00

London: James Elliott, 1893. FIRST EDITION.

Some light foxing at the prelims; A FINE COPY, bound in full leather (goat skin) with bands and gilt titles. Tooling on inside panels, and a superb end paper of muted gold florettes; all edges gilt. This was Waite's personal copy, bound especially for him as a gift from publisher,... more

Price: $925.00

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

Los Angeles: Hall Publishing, 1931-32. Limited edition of 3000 copies of which this is number three.

Signed by MPH on front free end paper; second gift presentation by previous owner below Mr. Hall's; bound in cloth and boards with titles in red on front panel; minor shelf wear and rubbing to edges and panels; else, a VERY GOOD+ COPY in small folio. Illustrated by J. Augustus... more

Price: $350.00

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