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San Francisco: Documatica Research LLC, 2015. Second Edition, extensively revised & enlarged.

A FINE ARCHIVAL SET, bound in custom premium cloth, sewn signatures, printed on an archival gloss art sheet, a sheet that reproduces marvelously the one hundred eight full page plates, Many in color where warranted, as well as superb reproductions of Renaissance paintings, old woodcuts, early printed books, charts and... more

Price: $222.00

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: $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: $3,500.00

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: $325.00

Cambridge: Printed at the University Press Corn. Crownfield, Printed to the University: and are to be Sold by J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, W. and J. Innys Booksellers in London, 1724. FIRST EDITION.

Nineteenth century cloth binding; bookplate; internals crisp, clean and fine; margins were left untrimmed to their original width; text free of nay marking or script; A FINE COPY. Cited in the Bodleian Catalogue of 1843 (page 7) as first printing. Lowndes 2852. [xii], 184 pages, with an index of authors... more

Price: $222.00

Londini: Sumptibus J. & T. Pote, E. Ballard, C. Bathurst, J. & F. Rivington, S. Crowder, & T. Longman, 1773.

Title page printed in red and black; rebound in a beautiful golden leather; text clear of foxing and free of marking; A FINE COPY. With 26 foldout maps (but missing Palestine following page 91) of the ancient world. [viii], 180 pages. Octavo. ... more

Price: $450.00

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

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 77.

Bound in green Morocco and marbled boards, with banded compartments, and gilt titles; edges left deckled as intended; title page printed red and black; A FINE COPY of a scarce Thomas Taylor edition who translated this work from the original Latin. [xix], 213 pages. Tall 8vo. ... more

Price: $750.00

London: Printed, for the Author, by HAL. Gala bin, Ingram-Court, Cavendish Square, 1800. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE COPY in contemporary binding with marbled panels (and matching end papers) and leather title label. Marvelous foldouts and plates with a special engraved folding frontispiece of Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva, and five additional folding engravings of quality, plus numerous head and tails, and en texte, symbols from the... more

Price: $722.00

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: 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

Bombay: D.H. Sykes, 1871. FIRST EDITION.

Presentation copy by Burgess to Major General J.S.R. Forlong with Forlong's marginal notes appearing throughout the volume. Binding shows some spotting from fish along the rear panel, and lightly at the front; reinforced with binding tape at the spine; else, A VERY GOOD+ COPY with internals free of staining. Illustrated... more

Price: $750.00

Pt. Townsend: Feral House, 2011. FIRST EDITION, and limited to 1200 copies only.

A FINE HARDCOVER VOLUME [no jacket issued] with illustrated panels. Illustrated throughout in color. 162 pages. Tall quarto. Scarce. ... more

Price: $289.00

London: John M. Watkins, 1912. FIRST EDITION.

Slight rubbing to the edges of the dark green buckram; titles clear and bright section along rear hinge shows repair; internals excellent; VERY GOOD+ volume. Introduction by C.C. Massey. Royal octavo. 475 pages. Cecil B. DeMille's copy with his bookplate on front pastedown. ... more

Price: $488.00

London: Neptune Press, 1992. Special Edition, signed and limited, of which this number 120.

A FINE VOLUME, bound in full mint leather with ribbon marker and custom green end papers, and decorated front panel. This volume was released on July 13, 1992 in commemoration of the birthday of Dr. John Dee. Biographical Notes on Dee and Kelly. 136 pages. 8vo. ... more

Price: $269.00

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

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: 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

Boston: O.S. Fowler, 1869. FIRST EDITION.

Top of spine shows wear; else, a Very Good or better copy with engraved gilt front panel. This association copy inscribed in pencil by Orson Squire Fowler (1809-1887) in pencil, and signed and dated June 2, 1873. Small Octavo. 174 pages, plus advertising matter appended. ... more

Price: $225.00

Edmonton: J. Mead, 2001. LIMITED EDITION of 5 copies only.

In hand bound hardcover, sewn, and with dust jacket (whose title is THE KABBALAH OF FRATER KADOSH); VERY FINE COPY in fine dust jacket. Excellent study of the Zoharic symbolism and the mystery of 777. 152 pages. One of only five cloth copies. ... more

Price: $398.00