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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

London: Printed, for the Author, by H.L. Galabin, 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 frontispiece of Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva, and five additional folding engravings of quality. 458 pages. Limited printing of 250 copies only. Octavo. ... more

Price: $722.00

Liverpool: Printed for Robinson & Sons, 1816. FIRST EDITION.

Leather bound (calf) with corners, marbled boards; bookplate; lightly foxed in early pages; VERY GOOD+ COPY. 428 pages. Octavo. Contains Inquisition source material, the Waldenses persecution, the Inquisition in the Far East, etc. ... more

Price: $249.00

New York, [1875]. Privately issued in an edition of 100 copies only.

A FINE TALL FOLIO in double space typescript with all illustrations and blurbs hand drawn in pencil. Paper fragile with an occasional minute edge tear along the bottom edge. 150 pages. An exceptional work explaining the ancient wisdom in the light of East and West, including the Hermetic Schools and... more

Price: $975.00

Indian Hills, CO: The Falcon's Wing Press, 1955. FIRST EDITION.

A FINE COPY in slightly worn dust jacket. Over 150 diagrams and illustrations by Walewski, and done in monotone facsimile. 127 pages. Published and edited by Charles Muses, with his preface. Octavo. Scarce. ... more

Price: $225.00

London: Longman & Co., 1824. FIRST EDITION.

In original binding with front board detached; some light foxing at the prelims and foldouts, but otherwise crisp and clean; A binding copy which could be very special in new leather and boards. 118 pages, plus errata. Octavo. ... more

Price: $375.00

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

Los Angeles: Philosophical Research Society Press, 1936. The Sixth Edition.

A FINE COPY, quarter bound in cloth and batik boards and printed on a fine rag paper. There were 2200 copies of the original "Big Book" printed, and far more common than this edition. This printing, the first to be reduced, and issued in black and white after the color... more

Price: $544.00

London: By author & Westley and Davis, 1836. FIRST EDITION.

Cloth bound with missing backstrip; otherwise, a GOOD copy with three fold-out plates, and list of subscribers. Scarce and solitary edition, and apparently the only work by this author. Octavo. ... more

Price: $450.00

Dublin: Graisberry and Campbell, 1807. FIRST EDITION.

Joints are tender, but holding; quarter bound in calf with marbled boards and corners; stamped spine with leather title label; internals exceptionally clean and tight; GOOD+ or better. ... more

Price: $522.00

London: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1835.

Original binding blind stamped with paper spine label (lightly chipped at top of spine without loss); A FINE COPY, mostly uncut, and an original state binding with label. 342 pages plus two page catalogue. Tall Octavo. The Zadkiel referred to in the sub-title was Richard James Morrison (1795-1874), a London... more

Price: $375.00

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. ... more

Price: $3,288.00

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. V. I: [iv], 544 pages. V. II: [iv], [545]-944 pages. Tall 4to. ... more

Price: $977.00

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

Boston: W. Elliot Woodward, 1869. Scarce First Edition of only 275 copies. Large Paper Issue within the Edition of which only 25 were produced, this being number sixteen.

Top edge gilt. Some light external rubbing on the corners; slight foxing to a couple of pages only. Half leather with corners, and marbled boards, recased with a new spine and endpapers; VERY GOOD+ copy, sound and tight. 306 pages. An appendix to the volume includes complete transcripts of interrogations... more

Price: $522.00

London: Printed by T.W. Fox for H. Blunden at the Castle in Cornhill, 1650. FIRST EDITION.

Bound in full Morocco with beautiful and intricate spine work; 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 free end paper; hand written formula in English and Hebrew inside... more

Price: $3,750.00

Tysoe: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1987. Limited to 250 hand numbered, hand bound copies and signed by the publisher, Adam McLean, this being copy number 95 of the edition.

A FINE COPY bound in full faux leather, and one of the early ones. Fully illustrated. With an Introductory Essay by Hildemarie Streich. Translated by Joscelyn Godwin who included a preface. 184 pages. Octavo. ... more

Price: $488.00

London: Starfire Publishing, 1999. Signed and presented to Soror A. on the half title by Kenneth and Steffi Grant, and hand numbered in mauve ink in Hebrew with the letter, Gimel.

A FINE COPY, bound in quarter Goatskin and hand-made marbled boards, in dust jacket. Illustrated. Glossary. Bibliography. 367 pages, indexed. Octavo. Bogdan A12. ... more

Price: $2,650.00

London: E. Weil, 1949. FIRST EDITION, limited to 200 copies only.

VERY GOOD or better in the original cloth binding. Thick small 4to. 669 pages with 16 plates in the rear. Kraus sold the Duveen collection (or the majority of it) to the University of Wisconsin. Most listings have annotations and referrals. Kraus catalogue is VERY GOOD. ... more

Price: $475.00

Melbourne: Henry Tolman Dwight, 1860. FIRST EDITION.

Victorian cloth binding, blind stamped, with wear at the top and bottom of spine; rubbed, but firm; internals clean; Good copy of a scarce title with primary emphasis on the Druids, but with additional material on the Bardic tradition, and its symbols (includes a most interesting page relating the runes... more

Price: $225.00