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Divination inc Tarot

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Alchemy

AL5B. Fernando, D, The Dictionary of Alchemy, 1st edition, Vega 8vo pbk. 2002, 192pp, with illustrations in the text. A popular A-Z of alchemical terms and personalities. A couple of trivial marks to covers, tiny soil mark to fore-edge of text block, contents clean and tight. Near fine £3.50

AL9A. Pritchard, A, Alchemy: A Bibliography of English-Language Writings, 1st edition, R.K.P 1980, large 8vo, red cloth, 8 + 439pp including index, with silk bookmark as issued. An excellent, comprehensive, and well laid out list, all be it with no attempt at a critical analysis. Light rubbing to bottom edges of boards, some trivial light soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good + in near very good (Minor soiling in places, a hint of fading to spine panel, tiny indent to rear panel) d/w £20

 

Archaeology & Ancient History

AR001AB. Ashbee, P, The Earthen Long Barrow in Britain, 1st edition, J.M Dent 1970, large 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and decoration to spine and front board, 16 + 208pp including index, with a frontispiece and many illustrations in the text. Ex lib, but with just labels to front end papers and small stamp to verso of title page, contents otherwise clean and tight. Overall, still a very good copy of the standard work on the subject in very good – (a few minor marks, small file number to foot of spine panel, edge of front inner flap a little worn) d/w £6

AR3B. Bord, J & C, A Guide to the Ancient Sites of Britain, 1978, Granada square 8vo pbk. 1979, 183pp including index, illustrated with maps and photographs in the text. 183pp including index, illustrated. Edges of covers rubbed, minor soiling to rear cover, edges of text block browned, contents clean and tight. Very good - £1.50

AR6B. Chapman, F.W, The Great Pyramid of Gizeh: Its Symbolism and Purport, 1st edition, Fenwick & Wade for the author 1923, 8vo, rebound in blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 156pp including full page diagram. An interesting, if highly speculative study that draws on both archaeological findings and the religious doctrines of the Theosophists. Ex lib, blind stamp to front board, file number to spine, book plate, stamps  and labels to front end papers, small stamp to title page and a few margins. Cloth a little rubbed in places, margins cropped (slightly affecting edges some page numbers in lower margins), faint spotting or soiling to a few leaves, text tight and still reasonably clean overall. A good, cheap copy of the uncommon original edition £6

AR8A. Coffey, G, New Grange, 1912, Dolphin Press 1977, small 4to, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 127pp, with photographs and other illustrations in the text, new preface by Glyn Daniel. A sound study of New Grange and other incised tumuli in Ireland. Faint soiling to edges of text block, faint crease to upper corner of front end paper, contents clean and tight. Very good + in like d/w £8

AR9BB. Collum, V.C.C, The Tresse Iron-Age Megalithic Monument, 1st edition, O.U.P 1935, 4to, printed wraps, 12 + 124pp, with illustrations in the text (some on additional plates) + 35 plates. A detailed study based on Sir Robert Mond’s excavation, together with an essay on the symbolism of the stones in relation to the Mother-Goddess cult. Back-strip rather chipped with some loss of title lettering, wrappers a little edge-worn in places, edges of text block soiled, minor spots to a few margins, text clean and tight. A good + copy overall £12

AR010A. De Burgh, W.G, The Legacy of the Ancient World, 1923, 1st edition, 2nd imp. Macdonald & Evans 1926, 8vo, blue cloth, 14 + 462pp including index. A good introduction to ancient history, particularly the empires of the ancient East, Greece, and Rome. Spine and top of front board darkened, spine ends nicked, knock to top of front board, some light foxing to first part of text. Good £8

AR10AA. Doblhofer, E, Voices in Stone, 1961, BCA 1973, 8vo, red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, 327pp including index, with illustrations in the text. The origins of writing through ancient scripts, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mesopotamian cuneiform, Cretan Linear B, etc. Small fade mark to foot of spine, otherwise a near fine copy in very good – (some light edge-wear, spine panel darkened, a few minor marks) d/w £2

AR12A. Drury, V, The World of Legendary Greece, 1 st English edition, Minerva 1975, small 4to, blue cloth, 144pp, profusely illustrated, some in colour. A reconstructing of legendary Greece through looking at the ancient sites and archaeology. Near fine in like d/w £5

AR012. Dunn, M, Walking Ancient Trackways, 1st ed. David & Charles 1986, small 4to, green cloth, 232pp incl. index, illustrated in b/w and colour. A guide to the ancient trackways of Great britain and associated sites of interest. name at top of inner flap of d/w. Near fine in v.good + d/w £5

AR12D. Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain, Penguin pbk. 1966, 373pp including index. Includes accounts of Arthur, Cymbeline, Lear, and the prophecies of Merlin. Covers lightly marked and rubbed at edges, reading creases to spine, margins tanned, text clean and tight. Good + £1

AR14E. Harding, G.Lancaster, The Antiquities of Jordan, 1959, 1st ed. 3rd imp. 1960, 8vo, red cloth, 223pp incl. index, maps and plans in text + 31 plates. A record of Jordan's monuments from earliest times, including of course, Petra. Small stain to top of text block, not affecting text inside. 16 related news clippings loosely inserted. V.good in like d/w £10

AR15. Harris, Rendel, The Migration of Culture, 1st ed. Blackwell 1936, 8vo, blue cloth, 2 +60pp, maps. Two essays, mainly focussing on who discovered South America, largely attributed by the author to the Basque peoples and the Egyptians. Some foxing. V.good - in like d/w £18

AR16A. Hawkes, J, Early Britain, 1st ed. 2nd imp. 1946, 8vo, papered boards, 48pp, illus. in text + 8 colour plates. Part of the "Britain in Pictures" series. V.good in like (spine rubbed) d/w £2.50

AR17AB. Irwin, C, Fair Gods and Stone Faces, 1st edition, W.H Allen 1964, 8vo, black cloth, 16 + 347pp including index, with many illustrations in the text (some full page), map end papers. A study of the potential origins of pre-Columbian culture in the Americas, based around figures of “white gods” such as Quetzalcoatl. A couple of trivial marks to cloth, fore-edge of text block lightly spotted, ownership signature to blank verso of front free end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Uncommon title. Very good £12

E4G. Maspero, G, The Dawn of Civilization: Egypt and Chaldea 1894,  5th edition S.P.C.K 1910, 4to, blue cloth over bevel edged boards with gilt titles to spine and illustration to front board, 16 + 800pp including index, with numerous illustrations in the text + 3 tinted card plates with tissue guards and folding coloured map, edited by A.H Sayce and translated by M.L McClure. A sound study based on archaeological record, and including substantial sections on gods, temples and religion. Trivial rubbing to cloth in places, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, text tight and relatively clean overall. Very good - £20

E4H. Maspero, G, The Struggle of the Nations: Egypt, Syria, and Assyria, 1st edition, S.P.C.K 1896, 4to, rebound in modern red cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind border and decorative fillets to front board, fresh end papers, 12 + 794pp including index, with numerous illustrations in the text + 3 tinted plates and coloured map, edited by A.H Sayce and translated by M.L McClure. A sound study based on archaeological record and including material related to myth and religion. Small stain to edge of text block, affecting  blank edges of a few margins, light foxing to first few leaves, text proper clean and tight. A near very good copy £20

AR20B. Morton, C & Thomas, C.L, The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls, 1st ed. Thorsons 1997, Lge. 8vo, black cloth, 12 + 387pp incl. index, a few illus. in text + 24pp plates, 16 in colour. Text tanning slightly, near fine in like d/w £7.50

 

 

 

AR21A. Neubert, O, Tutankhamun and the Valley of the Kings, 1954, Mayflower pbk. 1972, 235pp, with illustrations in the text. A first-hand account of the opening of the tomb and its treasures. Covers a little rubbed at edges, reading crease to spine. Ownership inscription to inside of front cover, margins lightly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Good + £1

AR021A. Oakes, L & Gahlin, L, Ancient Egypt, 1st ed. Arness 2002, 8vo, printed boards, 512pp incl. index.numerous illus. in colour. Nice giude to all aspects of Ancient Egypt, including mythology, religion, and ancient sites, with glossary and details of museums and collections. Fine in like d/w £7.50

AR22D. Ragozin, Z.A, Media, 1 st U.K edition, T.Fisher Unwin 1889, 8vo, pictorial green cloth, 20 + 447pp including index + 24pp publisher’s catalogue. With a frontispiece, folding coloured map, and illustrations in the text (some full page). Engraved head pieces to each chapter. The history of Media, with some account of Aryan mythology and the religion of Zoroaster. Spine ends and corners well worn, a few minor marks to cloth, spine bruised and rubbed. Inner hinges pulled and cracking, some occasional pencil annotation, text otherwise clean and fairly tight, ownership inscriptions to front end papers. Story of the Nations series number 19. Uncommon title. Good £10

AR22DD. Rawlinson, G, History of Ancient Egypt, 1st edition, Longmans, Green & Co. 1881, 2 volumes complete, rebound in tan buckram, 20 + 544pp & 14 + 567pp including index + publisher’s catalogue. With a coloured map frontispiece to volume one, many illustrations in the text and 9 plates. Covers from the early period through to the 26th dynasty. Includes material on religion, art, architecture, customs, literature, etc. Ex lib, file numbers to spines. Endpapers renewed, which bare book plates, etc. Ink stamps to title pages and some margins. A couple of small tears to margins in volume one, with slight creasing, but not affecting text. The odd smudge mark to margins, text very clean and still tight. A good solid set £12

AR027. Service, A, Lost Worlds, BCA 1981, 4to, black cloth, 201pp incl. index, many illus. in text, some in colour. A nice introduction to some of the worlds ancient cities and their peoples, includes Easter island, Angkor, Malta, and Atlantis. V.good + in like d/w £3.50

ARv27. Soden, W Von, The Ancient Orient, 1st English ed. Gracewing 8vo pbk. 1994, 20 + 263pp incl. index, illustrated. Translated by Donald G Schley. Excellent introduction to the ancient peoples of the near east, covering religion and magic, as well as secular persuits. Crease to lower corner of front cover, otherwise a v.good +, clean copy £6

AR27.  Smyth, P, The Great Pyramid: Its Secrets and Mysteries Revealed,  1865, Gramercy1978, 8vo, grey cloth, gilt titles to spine, 18 + 675pp including index, illustrations in text + 25 plates (and 16 plates new to this edition). A facsimile reprint of the fourth (and best) edition of 1880 of this monumental study of the architecture and sacred geometry of the Great pyramid at Giza, with additional illustrations. Margins lightly tanned, trivial spots to a very few margins, text clean and tight. Very good in like d/w £6

AR27B. Trench, B Le Poer, Secret of the Ages: Ufo's From Inside the Earth, 1st ed. Souvenir Press 1974, 192pp incl. index + 9 plates. Divided into 3 parts: The Case for Atlantis, the Hollow Earth, and The Inner Earth People. Probably this author's most sought after title. Very slight browning to endpapers, otherwise near fine in like d/w £12

AR27v. Von Hagen, V, Search for the Maya, 1973, BCA 1974, lge. 8vo, red cloth, 14 + 365pp incl. index, 78 illiustrations, some in colour. The story of Stephens and Catherwood's discovery of the Mayan civalisation. Includes reproductions of many of Catherwood's original lithographs. V.good in like d/w £3.50

AR27C. Warren, S Hazzledine, The Opening of the Romano-British Barrow on Mersea Island, 1913, 8vo, stitched wrappers, 24pp illus. in text + 2 folding plans (loose) and 4 further plates.WITH: Botanical and Geological Observations Made During the Opening of the Romano-British Barrow on Mersea Island, 1914, 8vo, stitched wrappers, 5pp. Reports of the excavations carried out by the Morant Club, reprinted from the "Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society" (pp116-139) and "Essex Naturalist" (pp 261-265) respectively. An important and now scarce account of one of Essex's major barrow excavations of the period. Former owner's name to top of each upper wrapper, wrappers a little soiled and worn, contents clean, good, the two £10

AR31. Zink, D, The Ancient Stones Speak, 1st edition, Paddington Press 1979, large 4to, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 202pp, with many photographs and other illustrations in the text. The mysteries of the most enigmatic ancient stone monuments of the world, including New Grange, Stonehenge, Tiahuanaco, Bimini, Easter Island, etc. Faint off-setting to end papers, contents otherwise clean and tight. Small bump to top edge of front board otherwise near fine in very good (a few minor marks, edges lightly rubbed or creased in places) d/w £8

 

Art - Religious & Magical

AT4B. Jameson, Mrs, Sacred and Legendary Art, 1848, New edition, Longmans 1890, 2 volumes (complete), 8vo, matching green cloth with gilt titles to spines, gilt rules and images to upper covers, bevelled edges, top edges gilt, others uncut, title pages in red and black, 20 + 16 + 818pp including index, many engravings in text + 19 sepia toned engraved plates (many still with their original tissue guards). A study of the legends portrayed within Christian art, the first volume covering angels, the four evangelists, twelve apostles, doctors of the church and saints, the second patron saints, hermit saints, warrior saints, martyrs, and early bishops. A couple of minor marks to cloth, some occasional light foxing of text, stitching very slightly strained in places. Overall, a good + tight and externally bright set £15

AT5A. Lothrop, S.K, Treasures of Ancient America, 1 st edition, Skira 1964, Square folio, red cloth, 14 + 230pp including index, with 144 illustrations (of 145), 84 (of 85) in full colour, a few as line drawings in text, but most as large tipped in plates, with a full page map. The arts of the pre-Columbian civilizations of America from Mexico to Peru. Covers Aztecs, Maya, Chavin, Nazca, Toltec, etc, with a particular focus on religious and magical art. With the ownership signature of Austin Osman Spare aficionado Gavin W Semple to the front paste down. Minor stain to top of front end papers. Sadly lacking one tipped in coloured plate, otherwise a very good, clean and tight copy in good - (edge worn, marked, two sizable chips to top of front panel, though not affecting text or image, worn at ends of folds, a couple of closed, repaired tears to front panel) d/w £8

AT9B. Stromback, D, The Epiphany in Runic Art: The Dyana and Sika Stones, 1st ed.University College London 1970, tall 8vo, stitched card wraps, 19pp + 5 plates. The Dorothy Coke memorial lecture for 1969, shows the correalations between the carvings on the Dyana and Sika stones, and the Epiphany story. Wraps slightly soiled and rubbed, v.good - £8

 

Celtic Mythology & Arthurian inc Druidry

C2B. Ashe, G, (editor), The Quest for Arthur's Britain, 1968, BCA 1971, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 238pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 64pp plates. Still an excellent introduction to the subject. Margins lightly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in near very good (Edges lightly rubbed in places, a few minor marks) d/w £1.50

C2C. Ashe, G, Avalonian Quest, 1982, Fontana 8vo pbk. 1984, 287pp including index, with a full page plan + 4pp plates. King Arthur and Glastonbury. Faint reading creases to spine, text lightly tanned, a little heavier to outer margins, text otherwise clean and tight. Near very good £1.50

C6AA. Conway, D, Celtic Magic, 1990, 1st edition, 15th printing, Llewellyn pbk. 2002, 14 + 208pp + advertisement leaf, with a few diagrams in the text. A practical guide to what might be termed ‘Celtic Wicca’. Minor marks to rear cover, tiny chips to margins of last three leaves, not affecting text, otherwise very good + £1.50

C7A. Falconnar, A.E, Celtic Tales of Myth and Fantasy, 1st edition, Norris Modern Press 8vo stapled pbk. 1984, 89pp, with illustrations by Charlotte Jane Henry. Tales related to the Isle of Man. Covers lightly rubbed and soiled, spine faded. Small brown spots to a couple of leaves, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £2

C9. Gardner, L, Bloodline of the Holy Grail, The Hidden lineage of Jesus Revealed, 1st ed. Element 1996, lge. 8vo, black cloth, 22 +490pp incl. index + 16 plates. Near fine in v.good + d/w £8

C12BB. Jung, E, & M.L von France, The Grail Legend, 1960, 1st English edition, Hodder & Stoughton 1971, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 452pp including index + 16pp plates. A comprehensive study of the grail legends from the viewpoint of Jungian psychology. Edges of text block lightly browned and rather spotted, trivial spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Very good in like (lightly soiled in places) d/w £15

C12G. Lacy, N.J, The New Arthurian Encyclopedia, 1st edition, St. James Press 1991, 4to, quarter grey cloth over orange cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, gilt titles and illustration to front board, 38 + 577pp including index, with illustrations in the text and a full page map. An excellent and comprehensive reference work on all things Arthurian. Fine (no d/w issued) £12

C13B. Loomis, R Sherman, The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol, 1963, Princeton University Press 8vo pbk. 1991, 14 + 287pp including index + 3 plates. An excellent study of the origins and development of the symbolism of the Grail  within Arthurian myth. A couple of minor marks to covers, crease to upper corners of a couple of leaves. Overall, a near very good textually clean and tight copy £2.50

C0014. Maltwood, K, A Guide to Glastonbury’s Temple of the Stars, 1934, James Clarke 1964, small 4to, blue cloth with silver titles to spine, 20 + 109pp, with 16 plates including folding frontispiece, pictorial end papers. A classic study of the folklore of Arthurian mythology reflected through the landscape of the Glastonbury zodiac. Fine in near fine (a couple of minor marks to rear panel) d/w £8

C15. Matthews, J, (ed.) An Arthurian Reader, 1st ed. Aquarian Press 1988, lge. 8vo, brown cloth, 352pp, illus. in text. A good selection of Arthurian related texts from the likes of A.E Waite, Jessie Weston, Arthur Machen, sir Thomas Malory, etc. Very minor stain to foot of endpapers and spine, otherwise near fine in like d/w £10

C18. Michell, J, New Light on the Ancient Mystery of Glastonbury, 1st edition, Gothic Image 8vo pbk. 2005, 10 + 4 + 180pp including index, with double page maps and many illustrations in the text. Places the mythology and legend of Glastonbury in a historical context. Faint reading creases to spine. Very good £3

C21DD. Ravenscroft, T, The Cup of Destiny, 1st edition, Rider 8vo pbk. 1981, 194pp. The quest for the Holy Grail, with particular reference to Von Eschenbach’s Parzifal.  A few trivial marks to covers, rear cover lightly tanned, contents clean and tight. Very good £3

C27. Sykes, H, Celtic Britain, 1997, Cassell Lge. 8vo pbk (landscape format) 2001, 159pp incl. index, well illustrated in colour throughout. Celtic monuments and sites of Britain from Neolithic times forward. Near mint £3

C29B. Waite, A.E, The Hidden Church of the Holy Grail, 1909, Yogi Publications, no date (c.1980), 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 20 + 714pp including index. A facsimile reprint taken from a signed and dedicated copy of the original edition. An astonishing and comprehensive account of the mysteries and manifestations of the Holy Grail in literature, legend, religion and symbolism. Much of the material featured on the Celtic church was compiled by Arthur Machen, and is principally in his own words. Edges of text block lightly soiled in places, contents clean and tight. Near fine £15

 

Divination inc Tarot

D4A. Case, P. Foster, The Tarot, 1st edition, Macoy 1947, 8vo, tan cloth, spine lettered in red, 4 + 215pp, with a frontispiece and many illustrations in the text (most full page, and a few very neatly hand coloured by a previous owner). An interesting study, focussed around the symbolism of the major Arcana of the Coleman-Smith/Waite pack. A few minor spots to cloth, small ownership label and inscription to top of front end paper, a little very occasional pencil underlining and marginal annotation, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £8

D6. Cooter, R, Phrenology in the British Isles: An Annotated, Historical Bibliography and Index, 1st ed. Scarecrow press 1989, 8vo, blue cloth, 18 +431pp incl. index. I never knew there were so many items written on the subject! Fine £18

D8C. Gardner, R, Evolution through the Tarot, 1st edition, Rigel Press 1970, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 112pp, with illustrations in the text. The symbolism of the tarot for personal evolution and its effects on the subconscious.  Boards rather spotted, minor soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Overall, a near very good copy in like (Edges lightly rubbed, a little soiled and marked in places d/w £5

D10. Hewitt, V J and Lorie, P, Nostadamus- The End of the Millennium Prophecies: 1972-2001, 1st ed, Bloomsbury, 1991, sq. 8vo, maroon cloth, 207pp, illustrated. A bit late now, but still good for a laugh! Scuff to front paste down otherwise fine in like d/w £4

D012AD. Martine, L & S.A Glassman, The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot, 1992, full set of 79 cards, but lacking box and instruction book. Cards a little edge soiled, but images clean. Very good £4

D12C, Morgan, K, Rune Magick, 1990, 1st reprint, Pentacle stapled 8vo pbk. 1992, 32pp + 5pp advertisements, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text. A concise guide to the use of runes as magical tools. A few minor marks to covers, spine fold lightly rubbed, small spot to foot of rear cover, two faint pencil runes to blank inside of rear cover, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £2

D13A. Page, R.I, Reading the Past: Runes, 1st edition, British Museum large 8vo pbk. 1987, 64pp including index, with a frontispiece, photographs and other illustrations in the text. A scholarly overview. Covers slightly marked in places, small pencil rune marks to top of first leaf, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £1.50

D14. Parker, D & J, The New Compleat Astrologer, 1984, Guild 1985, Lge. 4to, blue cloth, 288pp incl. index, colour illustrations. The history and practice of astrology, with examples and charts. V.good + in like (minor creasing/ wear to edges) d/w £6

D14C. Richards, S, Luck, Chance & Coincidence, 1 st edition, Aquarian Press 8vo pbk. 1985, 160pp including index. A popular study, with instructions designed to improve one’s luck. Covers a little soiled, marked, and lightly edge worn. Text clean and tight. V.good - £2.50

D14C. Ritsema, R & S. Karcher (translators), I Ching, 1994, 1st soft cover edition, Element large 8vo pbk. 1995, 816pp, printed in red and black throughout. The first complete translation of this classic of Chinese divination to be issued with a concordance. A few minor marks to covers, edges lightly rubbed in places, contents clean and tight. Very good £3.50

D14E. Schueler, G & B, The Enochian Tarot, 1989, 1st edition, 2nd printing,  Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 1992, 4 + 334pp, with full page illustrations and diagrams in the text. The first book to attempt a synthesis between the tarot and the Enochian system of Dee and Kelly. Edges of covers lightly rubbed, faint reading crease to spine, internally clean and tight. A near very good copy £6.

D17. Walters, D & H. Jones, The Chinese Astrology Kit, 1st edition, Connections small 4to pbk. 2001, 96pp, with illustrations in the text. Also includes 16pp chart and set of 44 zodiac card pieces. A great easy to use introduction to Chinese astrology. All components near mint in very good (slightly edge worn) publisher’s box £8

D18. Watt, B, The Language of the Psycards, 1st edition, Alexander 8vo pbk. 1989, 180pp, with full page illustrations of the cards and other diagrams in the text. A handbook to the Psycards divination deck that combines the tarot with Jungian psychology. A few minor marks to covers. Ownership signature to inside of front cover. The increasingly uncommon original issue. Very good £10

D18A. West, J.A, The Case for Astrology, 1970, revised and expanded edition, 1st thus, Viking 1991, large 8vo, red cloth, 12 + 527pp including indices, with illustrations in the text. The best and most rational of the arguments for the validity of astrology, together with a comprehensive account of its origins, history, and development. A hint of soiling to edge of text block, contents clean and tight. A near fine copy of the best edition in very good (some trivial edge wear, top edge lightly creased with one short, closed tear) d/w £15

 

 

Earth Mysteries and U.F.Os, also includes Psychic Questing

E01A. Berlitz, C, The Bermuda Triangle, Grafton pbk. 1975, reprinted, 206pp + 16pp plates. Best selling popular account of the strange phenomena and associated disappearances within this area of the West Atlantic. Minor spotting to a few early leaves, text clean and tight. Very good £1

E1I. Collins, A, The Brentford Griffin, 1st and only edition, Earthquest Books 1985, 8vo, stapled printed gloss wrappers, 42pp, with photographs and other illustrations in text, signed by the author on the title page. The only comprehensive study of the strange supernatural griffin-like creature seen by various individuals in Brentford in March 1985 and includes interviews with eye witnesses to the phenomenon, press reports, details of location visits, and an interview with cult author Robert Rankine who took a strong personal interest in the case and later went on to rather unkindly fictionalise Collins in a series of his books. Very slight shelf rubbing to covers. Tiny ink marks to blank inside of front cover, transferred from title page signature, otherwise a fine copy of a very scarce title £45

E1G. Devereux, P, with D. Clark, A. Roberts, & P. McCartney, Earth Lights Revelation, 1st edition, Blandford Press 1989, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 239pp including index, a few illustrations in text  + 16pp coloured plates. A classic study of earth energies, terrestrial light phenomena and their connection to u.f.o sightings. Margins lightly tanned, contents clean and tight. Very good + in very good (a few minor marks, edges lightly rubbed, price clipped) d/w £2.50

E6F. Michell, J, Dimensions of Paradise, 1st edition, Thames & Hudson 1988, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and publisher’s device to front board, 216pp including index, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text. Essentially a revised version of The City of Revelation that further examines the proportions and symbolic numbers of ancient cosmology.  Fine in near fine d/w £12

E7RC. Robins, D, Circles of Silence, 1st edition, Souvenir Press 1985, small 4to, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 144pp, with photographs and other illustrations in the text. The results of the ‘dragon project,’ an investigation into earth energies at the Rollright stone circle in Oxfordshire during the late 1970s. A fine copy of this uncommon title in near fine (light rubbing to lower edge) d/w £12

E7B. Skinner, S, Feng Shui, 1st ed. Parragon 1997, 4to, French folded wraps, 96pp including index, colour illustrations. Good basic guide to Feng Shui and its use. Signed by author on title page with short dedication to previous owner. V.good + £5

 

Folklore, Myth & Legend

F05A. Brown, R.L, A Book of Superstitions, 1970, 1st edition, 2nd printing, David & Charles 1971, Cr8vo, grey cloth with gilt titles to spine, 123pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text. A collection of amulets, talismans, omens and superstitions. Front end paper lightly browned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in near very good (top edge of rear panel lightly creased with one small closed tear at fold) d/w £2.50

F5AD. Campbell, M, Curious Tales of Old West Yorkshire, 1st edition, Sigma 8vo pbk. 1999, 6 + 229pp including index, with double page map, photographs and other illustrations in the text, foreword by Mollie Sugden. An interesting study, featuring material on ghosts, legends, punishments, and a host of other curiosities, and including a brief section on the Rosicrucian Fathers of Keighley. A few minor marks to covers, edges lightly rubbed, contents clean and tight. Very good £2.50

F008E. Ebbutt, M.A, Hero Myths and Legends of the British Race, 1910, Harrap 1912, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and front board, 30 + 375pp including index + 64 plates. Includes the legends of Beowulf, Robin Hood, Hereward the Wake, etc. A few minor marks to covers, spine ends worn, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, two pages loose and ragged at edges, rest of contents clean and tight, and otherwise good + £6

F008JE. Evans, H, Visions, Apparitions, Alien Visitors, BCA 1984, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 320pp including index + 16pp plates. A comparitive study of the ‘entity enigma’. Very good in like (a couple of trivial marks, light creasing at ends of spine panel) d/w £3.50

F008A. Fort, C, The Book of the Damned, 1919, Abacus 8vo pbk. 1973, 317pp, introduction by Tiffany Thayer, preface by Donald Wollheim. One of the author’s four books detailing strange and unexplainable phenomena. Some light edge wear, reading crease near spine, tiny nick to top edge of front cover, rear cover a little soiled. Merest hint of tanning to margins, text clean and tight. Good +  £2

F8CC. Gould, C, Mythical Monsters, 1886, Senate 8vo pbk. 1995, 4 + 407pp, with illustrations in the text. A sound study, based on origins in pre-history. Edges of covers lightly rubbed, small bump to upper fold near spine, spine marked, contents clean and tight. A near very good copy £1.50

F13CDD. (Homer), The Odyssey of Homer, 1st edition thus, 3rd printing, O.U.P 1932, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and illustration to front board, 6 + 327pp, vignette to title page, fore-edge uncut. A new prose translation of Homer’s ancient Greek mythological epic by T.E Shaw. Very slight fading to spine, old book plate to front paste-down, end papers and edges of text block slightly darkened, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good £6

F14. Hope Moncrieff, A.R, Classic Myth and Legend, Gresham, no date, c.1920, 8vo, full green pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, 16 + 443pp including index + 40 b/w and 8 colour plates, engraved title. Classic popular account of Greek mythology. Spine a little worn at head, lower joint worn, corners rubbed. Previous owner’s book plate to front paste-down, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, text shaken with stitching rather strained in a few places. Still a good and comparatively cheap copy of the nicest in the nicest of the binding variants £5

F15A. Jameson, Mrs, Legends of the Monastic Orders, new edition, Longmans, Green & Co. 1890, 8vo, green cloth over bevel edged boards, gilt titles to spine and illustration to front board, top edge gilt, 48 + 481pp including index, title page rubricated, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 10 sepia plates. The legends of the Monastic orders as represented in the fine arts. Covers marked, spine ends and corners rubbed,  hinges strained, some occasional very light foxing or soiling of text, tiny worm-hole to a few leaves, very slightly affecting text in places but all still readable. A good, cheap, complete and still reasonably sound copy £6

F17B. Knappert, J, Pacific Mythology, 1992, Diamond Books 8vo pbk. 1995, 336pp, with a double page map and a few illustrations in the text. A comprehensive Encyclopedic study. Edges of text block lightly browned otherwise near fine £1.50

F20. Larousee (ed.), The New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, 1959, Hamlyn 1970, 4to, card covers, 12 + 500pp, numerous b/w illustrations + 34 colour plates. Still a very valuable reference work on world mythology. V. good £6

F020. Larousee (editor), The New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, 1959, Hamlyn 1973, 4to, card covers, 12 + 500pp, with numerous b/w illustrations in the text + 34 colour plates. Still a valuable reference work and a great introduction to world mythology. Faint reading creases to spine, ownership signature to top of front end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £3

F20A. Marriot, P.J, Red Sky at Night Shepherd’s Delight? 1st edition, Sheba Books 1981, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 8 + 376pp including index, with illustrations in the text. The weather lore of the English countryside, featuring 1900 sayings explained and tested. Near fine in like (price clipped) d/w £8

F20CD. McNally, R.T & R. Florescu, In Search of Dracula, 1972, B.C.A 1979, large 8vo, black cloth, 223pp, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text. The historical basis for Stoker’s classic tale, together with related accounts in folklore, a bibliography and filmography. A few faint marks to cloth, minor marks to end papers, edge of text block lightly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in like (lightly rubbed, some very slight edge-wear) d/w £3.50

F21G. Nivedita, S & A.K Coomarasway, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists, 1913, Senate 8vo pbk. 1995, 12 + 426pp including index + 32 plates (on ordinary paper). Very good  £1.50

FRR23.  Radford, E & M.A, Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, 1948, 1st edition thus (revised and enlarged by Christina Hole), Jarrolds 1961, 8vo, blue cloth with black and white titles to spine, new foreword by Christina Hole. The uncommon first issue of this improved guide to the folklore and customs of the British Isles. Small fade marks to tips of spine, minor soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good in good + (some light edge-wear, small chips to ends of spine panel, which is also a little soiled in places) d/w £8

FR23SS. Simpson, J, The Folklore of Sussex, 1 st edition, Batsford 1973, 8vo, 8vo, black cloth, 187pp including index, double page map and illustrations in text by G.J Galsworthy. A concise, sound study, one of Batsford’s excellent Folklore of the British Isles series. A couple of minor spots to end papers. V.good in like ( very slight edge creasing, a couple of minor marks) d/w £8

F23SW. Sloane, E, Folklore of American Weather, 1st edition, Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1963, 8vo, grey cloth with red titles to spine, 63pp, with illustrations in the text. An interesting study by a meteorologist, indicating the probable ‘truth’ or not of each entry. Edges of text block spotted, contents clean and tight. Upper corners bumped, causing slight creasing to blank page corners, otherwise a very good copy of this uncommon title in good (some light wear to edges, rather spotted and soiled in places, chip to top of spine portion with the loss of first three letters of title) d/w £8

F23F. Spence, L, Myths and Legends of Egypt, 1915, Studio Editions 1990, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 370pp including index + a frontispiece and 46 plates (on ordinary paper). Edges of text block yellowed, contents clean and tight. Very good + overall in like d/w £2.50

F24. Spence, L, Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, 1914, Studio Editions 1993, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 393pp including index + 36 plates and a map (on ordinary paper). Very slight discolouration to edges of text block otherwise near fine in like d/w £2.50

F27. Werner, A, Myths and Legends of Africa, 1933, Senate 8vo pbk. 1995, 335pp including index + a frontispiece , 32 plates and map. Originally published as Myths and Legends of the Bantu. Pages yellowing slightly otherwise clean and tight. Very good £1.50

F027C. Whitlock, R, In Search of Lost Gods, BCA 1979, 8vo, maroon cloth with silver titles to spine, 192pp, with many photographs in the text. A concise guide to the superstitions, festivals and sacred sites of British folklore. Edges of boards and text block a little soiled, minor spots to end papers, text clean and tight. A near very good copy in like (a few minor marks, light creasing to edges) d/w £2.50

F27A. Wilson, S, Robin Hood- The Spirit of the Forest, 1st ed Neptune Press 8vo pbk. 1993, 16 + 117pp, a few illustrations. The figure of Robin Hood in relation to the spirit of the forest, the green man, Odin, etc. Near mint £10

 

Herbalism

 

Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism

K2A. Bligh Bond, F & T. Simcox Lea, Gematria: A Preliminary Investigation of the Cabala, 1917, R.I.L.K.O 8vo pbk. 1977, 16 + 113pp, with diagrams in the text, and a new foreword by Keith Critchlow. A study of Greek Cabala applied to the Coptic and Gnostic books, and the Greek New Testament. Spine slightly faded and with faint reading crease, slightly blotchy fading to covers in places, edges of text block spotted, affecting a few margins, text clean and tight. Good + £10

K5AA. Hulse, D.H, New Dimensions for the Cube of Space, 1st edition, Weiser large 8vo pbk. 2000, 16 + 146pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 2 coloured plates. A study of the initiatory path upon the Cube of Space revealed by the Tarot. Very faint crease to top corner of front wrapper otherwise fine £12

 

Magic, Occultism, Religion & Mysticism

M001. Adler, Dr H. NLP: the Art and Science of Getting What You Want, 1994, Piatkus 8vo pbk. 1995, 2 + 249pp including index. Neuro- linguistic programming for self advancement. A couple of minor marks to covers, faint vertical crease to front cover, margins very slightly tanned, contents clean and tight. Very good - £2

M01A. Akins, W.R, The Secret Power of the Pyramids, 1st edition, Franklin Watts 1980, tall 8vo, black cloth with copper foil titles to spine and front board, 6 + 85pp, with a frontispiece and full page photographs included in the pagination. A concise study, based on the records of ancient Egypt, and including instructions for building your own pyramid and ‘harnessing its power’. Covers dust soiled, contents clean and tight. Overall, a near very good copy in like (a few minor marks, small unobtrusive stain to top of spine panel) d/w £5

M2B. Ames, R.T & D.L Hall (translators), Dao de Jing, 1st edition, 1st printing, Ballantine Books 2003, 8vo, quarter black cloth over orange papered boards, orange titles to spine, 24 + 242pp. A new philosophical translation with commentary, and featuring the recently discovered bamboo texts. Near mint £6

M03. Anonymous, Strange Talents, Parallel 4to pbk. 1995, 122pp, with photographs in the text (many in colour). Popular accounts of a variety of “strange talents”, from miracle surgeons to electric people, thought photography to telepathy, and much more. Part of the publisher’s Marvels and Mysteries series. A few minor marks to covers, contents clean and tight. Very good + £1.50

M3AB. Anonymous, Guide & Index to Gurdjieff’s All and Everything, 1971, 1st edition, 3rd printing, Traditional Studies Press 1979, small Cr8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 680pp. An excellent and indispensible companion to Gurdjieff’s three volume masterpiece Beelzebub’s Tales to his Grandson. A very good + clean copy of this increasingly uncommon title in near very good (red spine lettering a little faded, small paper label to blank portion of spine panel) d/w £30

M4. Arguelles, J & M, Mandala, 1st edition, Shambala 4to pbk. 1972, 136pp, with a frontispiece, many illustrations in the text + 16 coloured plates, foreword by Chogyam Trungpa. A comprehensive study of the Mandala in art and ritual. Covers a little marked and rubbed at edges, light reading creases to spine. Ownership signature to inside of front cover, small ‘withdrawn’ stamp to half title but doesn’t appear to be an ex library copy, and with no other marks, contents otherwise clean and tight. Good + £5

M11B. Baigent, M & Leigh, R, The Temple and the Lodge, Guild 1989, Lge. 8vo, black cloth, 14 + 306pp incl. index + 36 plates. V.good + v.good (complete but with some slight creasing) d/w £6.50

M12G. Baker, Dr. D, The Jewel in the Lotus, (The Seven Pillars of Wisdom volume one) 1st edition, Little Elephant 4to pbk. 1975, 278pp including index, with illustrations in the text, many full page and some in colour. An interesting synthesis of yoga, esoteric science and psychology from a theosophical viewpoint. Minor soiling to covers, corners lightly bumped with faint creasing to tips, contents clean and tight. A near very good copy of the uncommon first issue £12

M19. Bhalla, P.S, Personal Problems: Causes and Solutions, 1st edition, Body/Mind Centre1996, 8vo, black cloth, 304pp. An unusual self-help book based on traditional Indian mysticism and philosophy. Trivial soil mark to outer margin of one leaf. Very good + in like (a few trivial marks, light creasing to top edge) d/w £6

M19B. Black, J, Spirits Walk With Me: An Enochian Odyssey, 1st edition, Rosden 8vo pbk. 2010, 182pp. An account of the author’s personal experiences of practical magic in an attempt to establish and demonstrate their reality. Also includes a short occult story. Near mint £6

M20. Blaine, D, Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic, 1 st edition, Channel 4 Books 2002, small 4to, black cloth, 10 + 214pp, illustrations in text, some in colour. The career of David Blaine, TV conjurer and sleight of hand artist who has also performed many feats of mind over matter. Near fine in like d/w £3.50

M22. Bouisson, M, Magic: Its Rites and History, 1st edition, Rider 1960, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and small design in red, 319pp including index, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text. A general worldwide study of magic from earliest times through to the modern occult revival. Covers rather soiled and marked, spine faded, edges of text block soiled, tiny hole top one leaf (not affecting text), lacks rear end paper, some marginal soiling and a couple of small ink marks, text tight and still very clean overall. Still a good solid copy £6

M21AA. Bord, J & C, Atlas of Magical Britain, Guild 1990, small 4to, green cloth, 192pp, numerous illustrations, many in colour. A useful guide to sites in Britain that are connected to folklore, the supernatural, magic, and witchcraft. Near fine in like (very slight creasing to top of spine portion) d/w £2.50

M23BB. Brogan, S.R, Heathen Warrior, 1st printed edition, Midgard Books 8vo pbk. 2015, 6 + 178pp, with diagrams in the text. An exploration into the warrior ethos within the northern occult tradition. Near mint £8

M23B. Bromage, B, The Occult Arts of Ancient Egypt, 1st edition, Aquarian Press 1953, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 205pp + a frontispiece and 4pp plates. An interesting, if rather speculative study based upon the author’s Egyptian travels augmented by the work of earlier writers. A couple of trivial marks to cloth, edges of text block lightly spotted, text clean and tight. Very good in good approaching good + overall (some light edge-wear and creasing, rear panel a little soiled, top third of spine panel very chipped with loss of part of spine title) d/w £15

M23BB. Brooksmith, P (editor), Cult and Occult, 1985, Guild Publishing 1988, large 4to, black cloth, 240pp including index, illustrated throughout (many in colour), introduction by Francis King. A beginner’s overview to the occult, part of the Unexplained File series. Light edge rubbing to cloth. Minor spots to end papers and edge of text block, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in very good – (rubbed with a few minor marks, some light edge-wear) d/w £2

M26AA. Burland, C.A, The Gods of Mexico, 1 st edition, Eyre & Spottiswoode 1967, large 8vo, red cloth, 14 + 219pp including index + 8pp plates, one full page map. A comprehensive study of the religions of the Aztecs, Maya, and Olmecs. Spine very slightly faded, with crease at foot, edge of text block spotted, some occasional light foxing, mainly just to outer margins. V.good - £6

M26C. Butler, E.M, The Myth of the Magus, 1948, C.U.P 8vo pbk. 1979, 12 + 282pp including index + a frontispiece and 10 plates (on ordinary paper). The origin and development of the figure of magus amongst magical practitioners of renown, including accounts of Zoroaster, Solomon, Simon Magus, Cyprian, Faust, and many others, concluding with Koot Hoomi and Rasputin. Small label removal mark to foot of spine, crease to top of rear cover which is also a little browned, minor spotting and small ownership signature to half title, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £6

M27A. Butler, W.E, How to Read the Aura, Thoth 8vo pbk. 2003, 83pp + 5pp advertisements, with a few diagrams in the text. A concise introduction to reading, healing and strengthening the aura. Near mint £1.50

M28AA. Cannon, Dr. A, Powers That Be, 1935, Dutton 1968, 8vo, blue cloth, 16 + 221pp + 12pp plates. The text of the author’s ‘Mayfair lectures’ detailing aspects of ‘Oriental magic and mysticism’. Subjects covered include hypnotism, mind power, faith healing, and black magic. Trivial spotting to end papers, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good + in very good – (a little edge-worn in places, a few minor marks) d/w £6

M29. Cardinall, A.W, The Natives of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast: Their Customs, Religion and Folklore, 1st edition, George Routledge & sons, no date (1920), 8vo, original brown cloth, 16 + 158pp + a map frontispiece and 12pp plates. Ex lib, file number to spine, small label to front paste-down, slight trace of label removal to front paste-down and rear end paper, small stamps to title pages and a few margins, text clean and tight. A good + copy of the scarce first edition £20

M30. Carlile, R, Manual of Freemasonry, 1845, Reeves & Turner, no date (c.1890), cr8vo, blind decorated red cloth with elaborate gilt Masonic decoration and titles to spine, 16 + 311pp. A handbook of Masonic ritual in three parts, together with an explanatory introduction. Includes material on the Royal Arch, Templar degrees, Druids, etc. Cloth a little rubbed and soiled in places, damp fading to upper corner of rear board, slightly affecting rear end papers, front end papers a little marked, stitching strained and cracking in places, some margins soiled or spotted, text still very clean overall. A good, reasonably solid copy £25

M33. Carter, F, The Dragon of the Alchemists, 1st edition, Elkin Mathews 1926, 4to, original quarter black cloth and green paper boards, 6 + 53pp + 76pp (38 illustrations, printed one side of the leaf only), with an introduction by Arthur Machen. An esoteric study of the dragon, particularly within astrological symbolism and its demonising under Christianity, by a friend of Austin Osman Spare, with whom he co-authored the book Automatic Drawing and co-edited Form magazine. Although to some extent forever in Spare’s shadow, the beautiful allegorical illustrations, engraved on wood by W.M.R Quick demonstrate that Carter was a talented artist in his own right. Ex lib, file number to spine, labels to front paste-down, file number to verso of title and small stamps to blank verso of illustrations. Spine ends rubbed and slightly creased at tail, corners worn, minor soiling to boards, minor spots to the odd margin, text and images clean and tight. Overall, still a good + copy of the increasingly scarce original issue £150

M35. Castiglioni, A, Adventures of the Mind, 1st edition, Sampson Low 1946, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 402pp including index + 37 plates, translated from the Italian by V. Gianturco. A worldwide history of magic, from its beginnings up until the revival of the 18th and 19th centuries. A few minor marks to cloth, spine faded, end papers lightly browned, trivial spots to a couple of margins, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £6

M035AE. Charles, R.H (editor and translator), The Book of Enoch, 1893, Health Research 1964, 8vo, printed card covers, spiral bound, black spine clip labelled with title by previous owner, 110 + 331pp including indices + advertisements. The standard translation of the Ethiopic Enoch, this reprint of the third and best edition of 1912 being virtually a new work, with an exhaustive and perceptive commentary not present in Charles’ first published translation. Minor creasing to edges of covers, trivial soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good + £12

M035AC. Charpentier, L, The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral, 1972, 1st English edition, 3rd printing, R.I.L.K.O 8vo pbk. 1980, 192pp, diagrams in text + 16pp plates. An interesting study of the esoteric symbolism, cosmic proportion, and sacred geometry present in Chatres cathedral. Covers a little marked and edge worn with a couple of light creases to front cover. A couple of page corners previously turned. V.good - £8

M35DEE. Clube, V, & B. Napier, The Cosmic Serpent, 1st edition, Faber & Faber 1982, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 299pp including index, with a frontispiece, photographs and other illustrations in the text. An interesting and well researched study of comets and their impact on humankind, both practically and spiritually, with particular reference to their influence on mythology and religion from prehistory forward. Small brown spot to margin of one leaf otherwise very near fine in like d/w £35

M35DDE. Clydesdale, R, Secret Wisdom, 1st edition thus, Arcturus 2009, 4to, pictorial French folded wraps, 208pp including index, with a frontispiece and many illustrations in the text. A popular account of occult societies and arcane knowledge through the ages, spanning from the ancient mystery schools to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Near mint £2.50

M35J. Conway, D, Secret Wisdom, 1985, Aquarian 8vo pbk. 1987, 12 + 244pp including index. Esoteric doctrine and the universe, its beginnings, evolution and our place within it. Covers lightly marked and edge-rubbed in places, edges of text block lightly tanned, contents clean and tight. Very good - £3.50

M35K. Conway, D, Secret Wisdom: the Occult Universe Explored, 1st edition, Jonathan Cape 1985, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 244pp including index. A pseudo-scientific investigation into the origins and evolution of occult philosophy relating to our place within the Universe. Faint rub mark to front paste-down, otherwise near fine in very good (foot of rear panel creased, faint browning to edges of inner flaps) d/w £8

M41B. Curtiss, H.A & F.H, The Message of Aquaria, 1921, Curtiss philosophic Book Co. 1947, 8vo, gilt stamped green cloth, 487pp incl. index. Loosely Christian based esoteric study of the impact of the Aquarian age. " A Veritable compendium of Christian psychology, spiritual philosophy and esoteric Biblical interpretation" as it says on the d/w. An unusually fresh, near fine copy in v.good - (edge worn, with piece missing from foot of front panel, affecting text) d/w, uncommon in hard cover £12

M045A. Del Campo, G, The Heretics Guide to Thelema, Volume one, 1st edition, Concrescent Press 8vo pbk. 2011, 208pp, with illustrations in the text. A practical guide to “New Aeon Magick by a long standing Thelemic practitioner. Near mint £10

M045B. Del Campo, G, The Heretics Guide to Thelema, Volumes two & three in one volume, 1st edition, Concrescent Press 8vo pbk. 2012, 246pp, with illustrations in the text. A practical guide to “New Aeon English Qaballa and the Ethics of Thelema” by a long standing practitioner. Near mint £10

M47. Drummond, W, The Oedipus Judaicus, 1811, new edition (first thus), Reeves & Turner 1866, 8vo, rebound in modern plain navy blue cloth with paper spine label, new end papers, edges uncut, 4 + 46 + 266pp, with illustrations in the text + 16 engraved plates. A series of dissertations on Genesis and the books of Judges and Joshua that attempt to show them as astronomical allegories with their origins amongst the ancient Egyptians and other pagan traditions of the Near East, together with a preliminary notice on ancient astronomy.  Pencil notes to rear end paper, tiny chips to a couple of blank margins, text lightly but evenly age toned, some occasional minor spotting, mainly to margins, light foxing to top of a few leaves, text overall very clean and tight. The first public edition, of which only 250 copies were printed, textually reset in fewer pages and with some additional material; the original having been privately issued, and consisting of only 50 copies. A good + copy overall of a scarce book, the original edition being rare and seldom seen £85

M49A. Drury, N, The Path of the Chameleon, 1st edition, Neville Spearman 1973, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 160pp including index + a frontispiece and 8pp of plates. A concise study of man's encounters with gods and magic, showing common themes in the ancient Greek and Egyptian religions and their relevance to modern magic and the Kabbalah. Fine in like d/w £8

M51. Edwardes, M, The Dark Side of History, 1st edition Granada/ BCA 1978, 8vo, maroon cloth backed boards with gilt titles to spine and facsimile signature to front board, 10 + 262pp including index, with illustrations in the text.  An attempt to place of magic where the author sees it as belonging, in the mainstream of history to show its true relevance within the making of man. Near fine in very good (lightly rubbed and marked in places) d/w £8

M52. Eisenman, R, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians, 1st U.k ed. Element 1996, Lge. 8vo, black cloth, 30 + 449pp incl. index. Translations of three of the key documents with related notes and essays. V.good in v.good + d/w £6.50

M59. Evola, J; & The UR Group, Introduction to Magic, 1st U.S edition, Inner Traditions 8vo pbk. 2001, 38 + 376pp, with a few illustrations in the text. A practical guide to rituals and techniques for the magus, including work by Arturo Reghini, Giulio Parese, Ercole Quadrelli, and Gustav Meyrink. Spine ends and corners bumped, contents clean and tight. A near very good copy overall £8

M62A. Farren, D, The Return of Magic, 1st edition, Harper & Row 1972, 8vo, quarter black cloth and red cloth boards, silver titles to spine, 10 + 118pp. An investigation into the psychological and religious roots of magic and witchcraft. Some occasional light pencil marking to margins throughout, otherwise a near fine copy in very good – ( lightly soiled in places, spine panel faded, clear laminate layer neatly applied by previous owner) d/w £6

M63C. Ferdowsi, The Epic of Kings, Arkana 8vo pbk. 1990, 28 + 423pp + advertisements, translated by Reuben Levy. An English translation of the Shah-Nama, a Persian epic detailing the mythic history of the Iranian Empire. Spine very slightly faded, edges of spine and lower cover rubbed, faint tanning to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Slight damage to middle of rear cover and outer margins of last few leaves, otherwise a near very good copy £2

M65A. Fitz Simon, Rev. J.A & V.A, The Gods of Old and the Story That They Tell, 1st edition, T. Fisher & Unwin 1899, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board,  fore and lower edges uncut, 24 + 456pp. An interesting study of the symbolic philosophy behind the religion and mythology of the ancient Greeks based upon Hesiod’s Theogony. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, Ownership signature to front paste-down, very slight foxing to title pages and a few margins, text clean and tight. A near very good copy of the uncommon first issue £25

M67A. Fox, R L, The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the Bible, 1st ed. Viking 1991, lge. 8vo, black cloth, 478pp incl. index. Respected and balanced study of the history of the Bible. Some ink scoring and annotation in a couple of chapters, otherwise v.good + in like d/w £7.50

M67B. Francis, P.G, Dynamic Yoga is for You, 1st edition, A Thomas & Co. 1967, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 142pp. Western yoga for dynamism, thought power and personal success. A few minor marks to cloth, minor spots to edges of text block and end papers, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in good + (edges rather worn and rubbed, some minor soiling) d/w £5

M68. Frankfort, H, Kingship and the Gods, 1st edition, Chicago University Press 1947, large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to spine and front board, gilt titles to spine, 26 + 444pp including index + a frontispiece and 52 plates. A detailed scholarly study of ancient near eastern religion as the integration of Society and Nature amongst the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Corners and spine ends rubbed, a few faint minor marks to cloth, edges of text block lightly soiled, ownership signature to front end paper, light foxing to prelims, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight. A near very good copy £14

M78B. Geryl, P & G. Ratinckx, The Orion Prophecy, 1st edition, 1st printing, Adventures Unlimited Press 8vo pbk. 2001, 264pp + publisher’s advertisements, with illustrations in the text. Predictions for 2012 derived from ancient Egyptian and Mayan sources. A bit late now, but interesting reading never the less! Near mint £2.50

M79. Gettings, F, Encyclopedia of the Occult, 1st edition, Rider 1986, small 4to, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 256pp, with many illustrations in the text. A popular introduction to all aspects of the occult with around 4000 entries. A couple of minor marks to cloth, front upper corner bumped with some faint creasing to upper corners of pages, edges of text block lightly soiled, contents clean and tight. Very good – in like (a few minor marks, creased in places at edges) d/w £8

M82A. Godwin, J, Robert Fludd, 1st edition, Shambhala/ Thames & Hudson 4to pbk. 1979, 96pp, with many illustrations in the text. A good sound introduction to the life and work of this eminent Elizabethan alchemist and Rosicrucian philosopher. Minor spotting to foot of fore-edge of text block, very slightly affecting one margin, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good + £8

M86CCG. Green, M, The Elements Ritual Magic, 1st edition, Element 8vo pbk. 1990, 128pp including index, with a couple of full page diagrams. A fairly comprehensive beginners guide. Covers lightly soiled and marked in places, previous owner’s label to front end paper, small faint stain to a couple of margins, some occasional pencil underlining, text overall very clean and tight. Good + £1.50

M0091H. Gurdjieff, G.I, Life is Real Only Then, When ‘I Am’, 1975, Arkana 8vo pbk. 1978, 14 + 177pp. The third series of ‘All and Everything’. A couple of trivial marks to covers, margins lightly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good £3

M0091I. Gurdjieff, G.I, Views From the Real World, 1973, 1st British edition, R.K.P 8vo pbk. 1976,  12 + 276pp, with a frontispiece portrait. The Early Talks of G.I Gurdjieff. Occasional ink annotation to margins, but by a serious student of the Fourth Way, otherwise a very good clean copy £2

M0091L. (Gurdjieff, G.I), Pauwels, L, Gurdjieff, 1954, 1st English edition, Times Press 1964, 22 + 457pp + 24pp plates. One of the most comprehensive popular biographies. Clear laminate layer very neatly applied to covers by previous owner, reading creases to spine, corners bumped, some very occasional pencil annotation, intelligent in content and by a serious student of the Fourth Way. A good + overall copy of the uncommon first English issue £6

Mh91. Haining, P, The Man Who Was Frankenstein, 1st edition Muller 1979, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 6 + 166pp, illustrated. Looks at the life and work of Andrew Crosse, nick-named "the wizard of the Quantocks" and accused of being in league with the devil due to his experiments to create life. The author argues that Crosse plays an overlooked role in the creation of Mary Shelly's novel. Very good in like d/w £3.50

MH91AC. Hancox, J, The Byrom Collection, 1st edition, Jonathan Cape 1992, small 4to, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 320pp including index, with a frontispiece and many illustrations in the text (some coloured). An excellent study of the Byrom collection, a series of drawings once belonging to an eighteenth century secret society. They feature ground-plans relating to the Globe theatre and other famous London buildings, revealing their sacred geometry and relationship to Renaissance mystical thought. Becoming uncommon in hard cover. Near fine in like, price clipped d/w £20

MH91AB. Hammerton, J.A, Manners and Customs of Mankind, 1st edition thus, Amalgamated Press ltd, no date (circa 1930s), 3 volumes, 4to, matching textured brown cloth with gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, 1356pp including index, continuous pagination, with numerous photographs in the text, plus a coloured frontispiece to each volume and 27 other coloured plates. A fascinating contemporary survey of religious customs, folklore, magic, and superstition; world-wide in scope. Boards very slightly warped, a few small white marks to edges of covers. End papers foxed, some very occasional light foxing to margins, text clean and overall still pretty tight. A near very good set of this work, and now uncommon as a set £30 PLEASE NOTE: HEAVY POSTAGE, unpacked weight around 5kg.

M091A. Harris, A, The Sacred Virgin and the Holy Whore, 1st edition, Sphere pbk. 1988, 10 + 406pp including index + 16pp plates (on ordinary paper). A fascinating and controversial study questioning the identity of Christ and the role of Mary Magdalene, that also includes much on the later roles of the Cathars and Knights Templar. Reading creases to spine, ownership inscription to blank portion of pre-title leaf, contents otherwise clean and tight. A near very good copy £3.50

M92. Hartland, E.S, Primitive Paternity, 1st edition, David Nutt 1909, 2 volumes complete, 8vo, dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spines, 8 + 325pp & 2 + 328pp including index. A monumental study of the myth of supernatural birth in relation to the history of family; including chapters on magical practices to obtain children, the mother and father right, etc. Ex lib, file numbers to spines and verso of title pages, book plates to front end papers, stamps to end papers, title pages and some margins. Spines slightly snagged at head, minor spots to a few margins, text clean and tight. Overall, a good + set in the original cloth £20

M99A. (Hermes Trismegistus), The Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus, by the editors of The Shrine of Wisdom, 1923, 4th edition 1978, 8vo, gilt stamped blue cloth, 54pp. As the subtitle says: An Endeavour to Systemise and Elucidate the Corpus Hermeticum. Fine in near fine d/w £6

M0101. Hitching, F, The World Atlas of Mysteries, 1978, BCA 1979, large 4to, brown cloth, 256pp including index, with photographs and other illustrations in the text throughout. Looks at various mysteries, both ancient and modern, including mysteries of the Universe, earth patterns, unknown energies, ancient civilizations, unknown animals, etc. Very good + in very good – (a little marked and edge-worn) d/w £2

M103E. Hope, M, Practical Atlantean Magic, 1st edition, Aquarian Press 8vo pbk. 1991, reprinted, 192pp including index, a few illustrations in text. A mixture of practical rituals and “historical” study, in which the author sees this so called ‘Atlantean magic’ as the basis for the occult sciences. Edges of covers lightly rubbed, faint reading crease to spine, outer margins lightly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. A near very good copy of this uncommon title £6

M105AAA. Howard, M, The Occult Conspiracy, 1st edition, Rider 1989, 8vo, red cloth, 12 + 196pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates. A popular study of secret societies and political conspiracy. Includes material on Templars, Rosicrucians, Nazis, etc. Faint stain to top edge of boards and text block, slightly affecting end papers. A couple of page corners previously turned, slight tanning to margins, minor spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Very good – in like (a few minor marks, some light edge creasing in places) d/w £6

M105AAB. Howard, M, The Occult Conspiracy, 1st edition, Rider 1989, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 196pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates. A popular study of secret societies and political conspiracy. Edges of text block lightly soiled, contents clean and tight. Very good in like (a few minor marks) d/w £6

M0107. Huxley, A, The Devils of Loudun, 1st edition, Chatto & Windus 1952, 8vo, orange cloth with gilt titles to spine on black ground, 4 + 376pp, with 4 illustrations in text +  a frontispiece and 2 further plates. A classic account of Urban Grandier and the possession and subsequent perversions of the Loudun nuns. Edges of text block soiled, some occasional foxing throughout, mainly to margins. Very good – in good (edge-worn with some chipping, particularly to bottom edge, rear panel very spotted and soiled, price clipped) d/w £6

M108. Jevons, F.B, Introduction to the History of Religion, 1st ed. Methuen 1896, 8vo, blue cloth, 8 + 443pp incl. index. A study of religion, folklore and anthropology, owing much to the work of Frazer and Tylor. Lacks front endpaper, spine end rubbed. Good + £10

M0114B. Jordan, M, Encyclopedia of Gods, 1st ed. Kyle Cathie 1992, lge. 8vo, black cloth, 16 + 351pp. A servicable list of over 2500 deities worldwide. Pages lightly tanning, otherwise near fine in like d/w £6.50

M114B. Karandikar, S.V, Hindu Exogamy, 1st edition, D.B Taraporevala Sons & Co. 1929, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 308pp including index. An important study of marriage and relationship customs in Hinduism. The author explains their taboos and history; together with their cultural, religious and esoteric significance. He admits in this book that “The work is far from being an exhaustive one”, but it remains the most comprehensive study of the subject available in English. Light wear to spine ends, very slight foxing to end papers and a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Press opinions, probably cut from inner flaps of original dust wrapper loosely inserted. A very good copy of an increasingly scarce work £25

M119D. King, F, Tantra: the Way of Action, 1986, Destiny Books 8vo pbk. 1990, 159pp including index. A concise, theoretical and practical guide to Tantra, simplified for a Western audience. Edges of covers lightly rubbed in places, some occasional pencil underlining throughout, otherwise a very good copy £3

MK124. Krickenberg, W; Trimborn, H; Muller, W & Zerries, O, Pre-Columbian American Religions, 1st English ed. Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1968, lge. 8vo, red cloth, 4 + 365pp incl. index + 8pp plates. The early religions of South, Central, North and Mesoamerica, together with the West Indies. Ex lib, traces of label removal to f.f.e.p, stamps to verso of title, spine ends worn, blind impressed stamp to front of d/w. Good + in like d/w £12

MK124A. Krishna, G, Kundalini, the Evolutionary Energy in Man, 1967, 1st English edition, Stuart & Watkins 1970, 8vo, black shot maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, 252pp. A largely autobiographical study of Indian mysticism with extended commentary. Edges of text block spotted, light foxing to end papers and a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Very good £10

M124FF. Lash, J, The Quest for the Zodiac, 1st edition, Thoth large 8vo pbk. 1999, 228pp, with illustrations in the text + publisher’s advertisements. An interesting study of the lost star-based zodiac behind the 12 sun signs as observed by certain ancient civilizations. A fine copy of this increasingly uncommon title £25

MR2. Leo III, Pope [SUPPOSED AUTHOR]: Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo Imperatori Carolo Magno in Mundus Pretiosum Datum. Nuperrime mendis omnibus purgatum. Muguntiae, [i.e. Mainz] [no publisher identified], 1633. Originally 12mo but with margins slightly cropped and now measuring 2.25 x 4.5 inches, 20+ 183pp, woodcut device on title page, several woodcut devices printed in the text, bound in near contemporary plain vellum over milled boards, the vellum probably replacing an earlier covering.  In this German printing of 1633 the text is in Latin and French; a different version, said to have also been printed at Mainz in the same year exists in the Welcome Library; it has a total of 212 pages and text also in Latin and French. Both editions of 1633 are clearly based upon the 1584 Lyon printing (which appeared under the title Manuel ou Enchiridion de prie`res contenant les sept psaumes et diverses oraisons myste´rieuses de Le´on pape, contre les pe´rils du monde et pour acque´rir divers secrets merveilleux and usually attributed to Francois de Tabeot) which features French titles and a primarily Latin text; but heavily edited, and with substantial subtractions and additions. Both editions of 1633 appear identical for the first 163 pages, but the Welcome copy includes an additional section on ‘mystical secrets’, which are included in later issues and many of which also appear in the 1670 edition of the Grimoire of Pope Honorius. This copy extends the ‘orisons against the perils of the world’ in a similar manner, but with differing prayers and charms. It is impossible to ascertain with any certainty which of the 1633 printings appeared first, but it is clear from their structure and common incongruities within the text that they have the same root. All later printings followed the format of 1633 with ever increasing additions and changes to both text and illustrations. Despite the first edition of the text in some form often being given as printed in Rome in 1523, the attribution to Leo III is clearly false and the text most likely of French origin. The 1584 edition is the earliest known and widely believed to be the first actual printing. A second edition was supposedly issued at Rome in 1606 but is otherwise unrecorded and now known only by hearsay. It is unclear whether the collection of prayers in the 1584 edition was intended for use as a grimoire in exactly the same manner of later printings, but the 1633 editions were undoubtedly so designed, making them the earliest copies of the text extant that is clearly intended to be used primarily as a work of ‘psalm magick.’. They are also the first to fully define the ‘seven mysterious orisons of Pope Leo’ in terms of the days of the week, arguably based upon the Heptameron of Peter de Abano, and include many sigils and other diagrams within the text, the illustrations to the 1584 edition being limited to three woodcuts of purely religious symbolism, two of which also appear in the 1633 editions. This and the Welcome copy give the text of the various prayers, litanies, and ‘letter to Charlemagne’  in Latin with the section titles (many of which describe the form and use of the prayers for magical purposes), calendar, contents list, instructions for the use of the book and additional prayers to be used as charms, in French. Both 1633 editions are also the subject of a ‘curious miss-transliteration’ resulting in the inclusion of the mysterious incantation ‘Nastandanda Zasas’ as part of the words “spoken by Adam when in hell”. This would appear to be the original basis of the words spoken by Choronzon to Aleister Crowley as part of his Enochian workings as recorded in The Vision and the Voice, which he revealed only as being “some vision from olden time” and that by them, “Adam was said to have opened the gates of hell”, but does not mention it’s source. The incantation is not present in this form in any other editions of the Enchiridion of Pope Leo and I can trace no other mention of it in print prior to Crowley. The binding is worn, rubbed and soiled with some worming to the vellum, internally slightly soiled or spotted in places, remains of small paper label to back-strip, page edges a little worn, two leaves of prelims are torn, one a clean tear without loss, the other with a small chip with loss of a few letters of the calendar only. Title page becoming a little loose and with a small hole to blank portion of inner margin, stitching a little strained in places  but overall fairly solid and textually pretty clean for its age, a generally sound if well used complete copy. Copies of this edition exist in the British library and at the Bayerische Staatsbibliotethek in Munich, of which the latter also contains a folding plate present in no other copies. It is possible that this copy has remained in private hands as it bears no library markings. Originally designed to be carried in a pouch around the neck of travellers as a protective talisman in its own right, this copy also includes a nice piece of ephemera, a small French paper talisman (probably 18th century) with woodcut engraving and prayer calling on the protection of the Three Magi whilst travelling which nicely reinforces the original purpose of the book and shows it to have been a genuine ‘working copy’ at some point during its long and colourful life. Overall, particularly given its age, a good and reasonably sound copy of an extremely rare book £3500

M125D. Le Plongeon, A, Sacred Mysteries Among the Mayas and the Quiches, 1886, Wizards Bookshelf 1973, 8vo, brown cloth with gilt illustration to front board, 163pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 10pp plates. An examination of the mysteries and their relationship to those of the ancient East, all from a Freemasonic standpoint. A facsimile of the original edition with an added bibliography. A few minor dents to rear cover, minor rubbing to spine ends and corners. Edge of text block lightly tanned, text clean and tight. Very good £12

M128L. Levi, E (A.L Constant), The Mysteries of the Qabalah, 1st edition, Thorsons 1974, 8vo, black cloth, 285pp, with many illustrations in the text, top edge stained red, printed in brown ink. Studies in Hermetic Tradition volume two. The occult agreement of the two testaments in the light of Qabalistic theology on the Prophecy of Ezekiel and the Apocalypse of St John. Trivial spots to a couple of pages, edges of text block lightly soiled, text tight and very clean. Very good in near very good (some light edge-wear, one neatly repaired closed tear) d/w £20

M129. Lin Yutang, The Gay Genius, 1947, 1st U.K edition, Heinmann 1948, 8vo, blue cloth with silver titles to spine and front board, 12 + 370pp including index + a map and 8pp plates. A sound biographical study of the 11th century Chinese Taoist poet and mystic Su Tungpo, including material on yoga and alchemy.  Spine very slightly darkened, a few minor marks to cloth, corners slightly bumped. Minor spotting to edges of text block and a very few margins, text clean and tight. Good + £12

M130A. Lochhead, M (compiler), Scottish Tales of Magic and Mystery, 1978, new edition, Johnston & Bacon pbk. 1990, 4 + 150pp. A collection of extracts from various writers, including Walter Scott on demonology and witchcraft, Robert Kirk on fairies, and James Hogg on George Dobson’s expedition to hell. Near fine £1.50

M133. Lowie, R.H, Primitive Religion, 1925, Routledge 1997, 8vo, dark green buckram, 20 + 341pp. A comprehensive overview, including material on animism, magic, psychology, and religious art. Volume 9 of Routledge’s Early Sociology of Religion series, comprising of quality facsimile reprints of various classic texts on the early ideas of religion. Each volume is complete in itself, although printed without the original index. A few trivial spots to rear cover, small dust mark to top of fore-edge of text block, otherwise fine £6

M133A. Lyall, Sir A, C, Asiatic Studies- Religious and Social, first series, 1882, new edition, John Murray 1889, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 20 + 332pp including index, fore-edge uncut. Corners rubbed, rear cover marked, slight surface abrasion to spine, front inner hinge very slightly strained, contents clean and still pretty tight. Very good – overall. WITH: second series, 1899, 2nd edition, John Murray 1907, 8vo, matching green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 395pp including index + advertisements. Foot of front board and spine damp marked, some creasing to cloth on spine and front board, rear inner hinge strengthened with cloth tape, stitching strained in places, occasional pencil scoring to margins, some spotting, text clean and still reasonably solid. Good only overall. The complete (all published) collection of the author’s essays, chiefly on Indian culture and religion, and including studies of the origins of divine myth,  witchcraft, the caste system, primitive religion, etc, and also two essays on relations between the state and religion in China. The two volumes- £15

M137B. Mackenzie, K, The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia, 1877, Aquarian Press 8vo pbk. 1987, 18 + 782pp, introduced by John Hamill and R.A Gilbert. A seminal work, and still one of the best sources of Victorian esoteric thought, and far broader in scope than just Freemasonry. Covers edge-worn with slight creasing at corners, spine panel faded to grey, spine a little rubbed and with reading creases. Edge of text block lightly soiled, contents clean and tight. Good + £10

M138. Macmunn, Sir G, The Religions and Hidden Cults of India, 1st edition, Sampson Low, no date (1931), 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 244pp including index + 24pp  plates and full page map. A general introductory study given in a rather sensationalist, but never the less entertaining narrative style. A few trivial spots to boards, spine faded but gilt still bright, upper corner of front board creased, minor soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. A near very good copy overall £18

M142. Marett, R.R, The Threshold of Religion, 1909, Routledge 1998, 8vo, dark green buckram, 20 + 169pp. A collection of five essays on primitive aspects of religion, comprising of: Pre-Animistic Religion, From Spell to Prayer, Is Taboo a Negative Magic? the Conception of Mana, and A Sociological View of Comparitive Religion. Volume 7 of Routledge’s Early Sociology of Religion series, comprising of quality facsimile reprints of various classic texts on the early ideas of religion. Each volume is complete in itself, although printed without the original index. Near mint £8

M143MCD. Massingham, H.J, The Heritage of Man, 1st edition, Jonathan Cape 1929, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 319pp including index. A collection of essays which form an anthropological study of mankind’s relationship with the natural world. Top edge of boards and upper joint faded, end papers and edges of text block spotted, minor spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Very good – in like (complete, but rather darkened, a little soiled in places, closed tear to fold at upper joint) d/w £12

M143B. Mathers, S.L.M (translator), The Sacred magic of Abra Melin the Mage, 1897, Lost Library 8vo pbk. No date (c.2010), 48 + 268pp, with diagrams in the text. A cheap facsimile reprint of this classic grimoire. Near fine £3

M143H. Maxwell-Stuart, P.G, Wizards: A History, 2004, Tempus 8vo pbk. 2007, 223pp including index + advertisements + 8pp plates (on ordinary paper). A popular but well researched scholarly study of magical practitioners through the ages. Unfortunate crease to upper part of front cover, otherwise fine £2.50

M147CC. Metford, J.C.J, Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legend, 1st edition, Thames & Hudson 8vo pbk. 1983, 272pp, with a frontispiece and many illustrations in the text.  A comprehensive A-Z. A few minor marks to covers, faint reading creases to spine, small neat ink ownership stamp to title page, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good £2.50

M148. Mitchell, S (trans.), Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey, 1988, Frances Lincoln 1999, small 4to, grey cloth, 80pp, colour illustrations. Translation of the Lao Tzu text with charming illustrations. Fine in like d/w £6

M150AB. Morfill, W.R (trans.) & R.H Charles (editor), The Book of the Secrets of Enoch, 1896, Health Research 1964, 8vo, printed card covers, spiral bound, black spine clip labelled by previous owner, 48 + 100pp including index + publisher’s advertisements. The first English translation of the Slavonic Enoch, a pseudopigraphal text is less well known than the Ethiopic Enoch and similarly details Enoch’s journey through the heavens. It originally dates from the beginning of the Christian era, around the 1st century, although certain parts indicate pre-Christian origins. This translation benefits greatly from Charles’s scholarly introduction and notes.  A couple of trivial spots to covers, edges of text block lightly tanned, contents clean and tight. Very good £8

M150. Moore, J.H (ed.), Make-Believe: A Meditation on Individual Philosophy, 1st ed. Turnstone 1973, small 4to, blue cloth, 3 + 150pp, full page diagrams. A large selection of sayings from various poets, philosophers, mystics and masters to form a text that the editor refers to as the individual philosophy, showing that all paths lead to one source. The result is a text for innner contemplation. Scarce in hard cover. Near fine in v.good (lightly edge worn and very slightly marked) d/w £15

M150AA. Moule, G.H, The Spirit of Japan, 1st edition, S.P.G 1913, Cr8vo, brown cloth, 12 + 312pp + 16pp including index + a frontispiece, 30 plates and full page map. A general study, but mainly devoted to customs and religion, including chapters on Shinto, Buddhism and Christianity. Cloth marked and heavily soiled, spine lettering faded.  Minor spotting to end papers and a few margins, text clean and still fairly tight. Overall, good approaching good + and a cheap copy of the uncommon original edition £4.50

M50D. Murgatroyd, D.H, The Knight and the Raven, being a Biography of John Hunyadi, 1st and only edition, privately and posthumously published 8vo pbk. No date (c.1991), 6 + 256pp + 56pp, with illustrations in the text. Despite the need for some light editing, arguably something the author would have done if time had permitted; this work remains an excellent and well researched study of neglected 15th century Hungarian nobleman Hunyadi, his connection to Vlad Teppes and a well argued case for Hunyadi being the real basis for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The author is now better known in occult circles for his association with author Fred Gettings and The Shadow of the Golden Fire, a grimoire that was the subject of his only other (also posthumously) published work, the original grimoire having been sold some years ago by Caduceus Books. Edges of covers lightly rubbed in places, a couple of small marks to lower wrapper, trivial soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. A very good copy of a rare and seldom seen book £50

M151A. Nestor, J, Get High Now Without Drugs, 1st edition, Chronicle Cr8vo pbk. 2009, 271pp. Highs through legal highs, mind techniques, etc. Near mint £6

M155B. Nicoll, M, Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjiff & Ouspensky, 5 volumes complete, all tall 8vo in near matching blue cloth with gilt titles to spines and comprising of: Volume one, 1952, 1st edition, 6th printing, Watkins 1973, volume two, 1952, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Watkins 1953, ; volume three, 1952, Watkins 1st edition, 2nd printing 1953; volume four, 1st edition, 1st printing, Watkins 1955; volume five, 1956, Watkins, 1st edition, 5th printing 1975; prelims + a total of 1766pp, with many diagrams in the text. A monumental and extremely important work outlining the teachings of the Fourth Way. Endpapers to volume two soiled, minor spots edges of text blocks and the odd margin, text all clean and tight. Some light edge-wear to dust wrappers, wrappers to volumes one and three price clipped, wrapper to volume three rather soiled in places to rear panel. All volumes near very good to very good +, all dust wrappers very good – to very good. Overall, a near very good and reasonably well matched set of the original public issue (volumes one to three originally having been privately issued in a limited edition of 200 copies) and quite scarce as such £90

M155B. Norbeck, E, Religion in Primitive Society, 1st edition, Harper & Row 1961, 8vo, green cloth, spine lettered in blue and gilt, 14 + 318pp including index. A comparitive, anthropological study. A couple of trivial marks to lower joint, faint spots to a couple of preliminary leaves, text otherwise clean and tight. Very good £5

M156. Norbu, N, The Crystal and the Way of Light, 1986, 1st ed. 2nd imp R.K.P 8vo pbk. 1987, 20 + 176pp incl. index, illus. in text + 28 plates with commentary. The first account available in a western language of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Dzogchen, or "Great Perfection". Compiled and edited by John Shane. Some very minor wear to covers. V.good £7

M0156. (Norton, R), Drury, N, Pan’s Daughter, 1988, Mandrake 8vo pbk. 1993, 14 + 154pp including index, with many photographic illustrations in the text. The life and work of occult artist Rosaleen Norton. Corners lightly bumped. A very good copy of the first paperback issue £8

M0156A. Norvill, R, The Treasure Seeker’s Treasury, 1st edition, Hutchinson 1978, 8vo, black cloth, 173pp, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates. Accounts of lost treasures and their mysteries; including Rennes le Chateau, Jesuit hordes, lost tunnels of Peru, etc. Near fine in very good (tiny nick to foot of rear panel, inner flaps creased) d/w £3.50

M156AA. (Nott, C.S), Teachings of Gurdjieff: the Journey of a Pupil, 1961, 1st edition, 6th printing R.K.P 1974, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 230pp including index + 8pp plates. WITH: Nott, C.S, Journey Through  this World, 1969, 1st edition, 2nd printing R.K.P 1974, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 18 + 254pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text + 8pp plates. The two volumes form a complete personal account of the author’s time spent in esoteric study with G.I Gurdjieff, P.D Ouspensky and A.R Orange during the first half of the 20th century. Some occasional light pencil annotation to first volume, intelligent in content and by a serious student of the Fourth Way, otherwise both volumes near fine in like, price clipped d/ws. The two items- £20

M156AAA. Nott, C.S, Further Teachings of Gurdjieff: Journey through this World, 1969, R.K.P 8vo pbk. 1978, 18 + 254pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text + 8pp plates. A personal account of the author’s time spent in esoteric study with G.I Gurdjieff, P.D Ouspensky and A.R Orange during the first half of the 20th century. Some occasional light pencil annotation throughout, intelligent in content and by a serious student of the Fourth Way, otherwise a very good clean and tight copy £6

M156AB. O’Connell, J, Design for Happiness, 1st edition, C.W Daniel 1955, 8vo, tan cloth, spine lettered in green, 159pp, with a foreword by Dr Alexander Cannon. A metaphysical guide to harmonious living. A few trivial marks to cloth, end papers lightly foxed, stain to top margin of one leaf, not affecting text, contents otherwise clean and tight. Overall, a near very good copy of an uncommon title £5

M158G. Ouspensky, P.D, Tertium Organum, 1920, Vintage Books 8vo pbk. 1970, 18 + 311pp. A psychological study of science, art, esotericism, and religion that follows in the footsteps of G.I Gurdjieff. Rear cover a little soiled, small hole punch hole to upper corner of front cover, text tanned, otherwise clean and tight. Good + overall £2

M158H. Ouspensky, P.D, The Fourth Way, 1957, R.K.P 8vo pbk. 1972, 12 + 447pp including index. A record of talks and answers to questions based on the teachings of G.I Gurdjieff. Reading creases to spine, some occasional pencil annotation and underlining, intelligent in content and by a serious student of the Fourth Way, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £3

M158I. Ouspensky, P.D, In Search of the Miraculous, 1930, R.K.P 8vo pbk. 1972, 12 + 399pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text. Esoteric psychology derived from the teachings of G. I Gurdjieff. Reading creases to spine, some occasional pencil annotation and underlining, intelligent in content and by a serious student of the Fourth Way, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £3

M158J. Ouspensky, P.D, Conscience: The Search for Truth, 1st English edition, R.K.P 8vbo pbk. 1979, 2 + 159pp. Essays on the work of G.I Gurdjieff. Spine panel very slightly faded, some occasional pencil annotation and underlining, intelligent in content and by a serious student of the Fourth Way, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £2.50

M166. Popenoe, C, Inner Development (the Yes! Bookshop guide), 1st edition, Penguin large 4to pbk. 1979, 654pp including index, with illustrations in the text. A reasonably comprehensive guide to the religious and mystical traditions of the world by way of brief introductory essays and carefully annotated bibliographies for each entry. Covers a little rubbed and marked, edges rubbed, small chip to top of front cover, tiny closed tear to top of rear cover. Rear cover slightly parting from block near spine, text lightly tanned, otherwise clean and tight. Good + £3.50

M0162AC. Pauwels, L & J. Bergier, Impossible Possibilities, 1968, Granada pbk. 1974, 253pp. Borderland scientific thought, the universe, and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life and contact. Previous seller’s label to rear cover. Text lightly tanned, a little heavier to margins, contents otherwise clean and tight. Near very good £2.50

M162A. Pennick, N, The Mysteries of Kings College Chapel, 1974, Aquarian 8vo pbk. 1982, 128pp incl. index, illustrated. The symbolism and sacred geometry of Kings College chapel, Cambridge.Some minor edge wear, contents clean and tight. V.good £10

M164A. Pike, J, New Salt Magic Rites, 1 st edition, Finbarr 1996, 8vo, stapled gloss wraps, 16pp. Magical operations using common salt. Near mint £2

M172B. Ritson, J, The Romance of Primitive Methodism, 1st edition, Edwin Dalton 1909, Cr8vo, maroon cloth, 8 + 312pp including index. A comprehensive study. Front board slightly spotted, spine very slightly faded. Gift inscription to front end paper. Minor spotting to first and last couple of pages, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £3.50

M176E. Runic John, The Book of Seidr, 2004, Capal Baan 8vo pbk. 2011, 332pp including advertisements, with a few illustrations in the text. A detailed practical study of native English and northern European shamanic tradition. Very faint reading crease to spine, corners bumped, minor soiling to fore-edge, some very occasional pencil marks to margins, text clean and tight. Very good - £14

M179. Sayyid Gilani, Dr A.C, Ghalib, His Life and Persian Poetry, Azam book corp. n.d. c. 1956, lge. 8vo, blue cloth backed boards, 10 +294 + 15pp incl. index, frontis portrait . Ex lib, minimal trace, just bookplates to pastedowns, file number to spine and slight tape trace to boards. Covers patchily faded, contents clean and tight. Good £20

M181A. Sejourne, L, Burning Water: Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico, 1st edition, Thames and Hudson 1956, 8vo, tan cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 192pp, illustrations in text + 22 plates. An excellent study of the religious ritual, symbolism and magic of ancient Mexico. Faint browning to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. A Very good + copy of the uncommon first issue in near very good (edges a little browned and worn in places, rear panel lightly soiled) d/w £12

M182AA. Sepharial (W.G Old), A Manual of Occultism, 1910, Rider 8vo pbk. 1972, 14 + 356pp, with diagrams in the text. Classic practical overview of the occult sciences, including astrology, tarot, geomancy, divination, Kabalah, palmistry, spirits, dreams, talismans, alchemy, etc. Some trivial soiling to covers, minor spotting to top edge of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good £6

M182CC. Shah, I, Oriental Magic, 1956, Octagon Press 1968, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 206pp including index, with illustrations in the text, foreword by Dr Louis Marin. A classic overview of the subject including sections on China, Japan, Iran, Arabia, India, Egypt, etc. A few trivial marks to cloth, small ownership initials to front end paper, trivial spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Very good in very good – (a few minor marks, a little rubbed at folds, some light edge-wear) d/w £12

M185A. Simcox Lea, T & F. Bligh Bond, The Apostolic Gnosis (part two), 1922, R.I.L.K.O 1985, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 2 + 202pp, with a new foreword by Warren Kenton. The second of the authors’ studies of Biblical symbolism reflected through Greek gematria. Trivial rubbing to corners and spine ends, contents clean and tight. A near fine, fresh copy £18

M186. Simpson, W, The Jonah Legend: a Suggestion of Interpretation, 1st edition, Grant Richards 1899, 8vo, contemporary maroon cloth with blind impressed borders to boards and gilt titles to spine, 4 + 182pp including index, with a pictorial title, a few illustrations in the text , a frontispiece and 5 further plates. An interpretation of the Biblical legend of Jonah and the Whale based on comparitive studies of the aquatic gods of the ancient near east and elsewhere, together with some account of their related ceremonies and initiation rites.  Cloth lightly rubbed in places, spine slightly faded. Book plate to front paste down, end papers lightly browned, faint spotting to top of one page, contents otherwise clean and tight. A near very good copy of the uncommon original issue £28

M186WR. Smart, N, The World’s Religions, 1989, C.U.P small 4to pbk. 1992, 576pp including index, with maps and photographs in the text, many in colour. A comprehensive survey, covering both ancient and modern traditions. Covers lightly rubbed and soiled in places, spine very slightly faded. A hint of cockling to some margins, but contents clean and tight. Good + £2.50

M00186. Smith, M, Studies in Early Eastern Mysticism, One World 8vo pbk. 1995, 8 + 276pp including index. A scholarly study of the rise and development of the mystical elements within Islam, with particular reference to Sufism and the connections with early Christianity. Near fine £5

M189D. Sprague de Camp, L de and C.C, Spirits, Stars and Spells: The Profits and Perils of Magic, 1st edition, Canaveral Press 1966, 8vo, quarter maroon cloth over papered boards,  silver titles to spine, 8 + 348pp including index + a frontispiece and 36 plates (on ordinary paper). A popular history of magic and its practitioners. Near fine in very good (very lightly rubbed and soiled in places) d/w £12

M194CS. (Stirling, W), The Canon: An Exposition of the Pagan Mystery Perpetuated in the Cabala as the Rule of all the Arts, 1st edition, Elkin Matthews 1897, 8vo, quarter white cloth over blue papered boards, paper spine label, edges uncut, 16 + 404pp including index, with illustrations in the text and a preface by R.B Cunningham Graham. An excellent and pioneering study of the relationship between gematria, cabbalistic thought and scared proportion that on its original publication, was far ahead of its time and often met with bemusement, but is now widely acknowledged as a classic of its kind. A couple of trivial spots to boards, spine a little soiled and faintly creased at tail, tiny inconsequential piece chipped from upper left corner of title label, end papers lightly foxed and with small piece chipped from inner margin at the foot of the front end paper, trivial spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Overall, a near very good copy of the original edition which is becoming scarce, particularly in the original binding £125

M194DD. Stoesz, W (editor), Kurozumi Shinto: An American Dialogue, 1st edition thus, Anima Books 8vo pbk. 1989, 4 + 276pp including index, with a frontispiece and photographic illustrations in the text. A series of essays on the origins, history and practices of Kurozumi Shintoism by the editor and others. A presentation copy signed by main contributor Reverend Muneharu Kirozumi, the sixth patriarch of Kurozumi Shinto to previous owner on the half title. Edges of covers rubbed, corners of lower cover creased, a few faint crease marks to front cover, minor soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Still a good + copy overall £10

M194G. Stretton, H, The Acts of Saint Mary Magdalene, Considered in a Series of Discourses, as illustrating Certain Important Points of Doctrine, 1st edition, Joseph Masters 1848, 8vo, blue-grey cloth with paper title label to spine, 14 + 451pp + advertisements. The life and works of this important saint, including chapters on the influence of evil spirits, and ointment as a sacrifice. Covers a little rubbed and marked, spine faded and soiled, title label chipped at top and very rubbed with some loss of lettering, hinges lightly strained, small ownership signature to front end paper, some very occasional minor light foxing, mainly to margins, text tight and pretty clean overall. A good, approaching good + overall copy of the uncommon first issue £18

M194C. Stone, M, The Paradise Papers, 1 st edition, Virago 1976, 8vo, mauve cloth, 10 + 285pp including index + 16pp plates. A history of goddess worship, the deification of the feminine, and the subsequent suppression of woman’s rites. File copy stamp to front end paper. Tiny puncture hole to spine, otherwise V.good in like (slight wear to top of spine portion, tiny puncture to spine panel) d/w. The uncommon original hard cover edition. £6

M194D. Strabo, M, The Guiding Light to Power and Success, 1st edition, astral Books 8vo pbk. 1986, 68pp + advertisement leaf, with illustrations in the text. A brief study of the use of candles in magic and religion. Covers a little soiled and marked in places, print marks to inside of front cover and a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Good + £3.50

M194H. Stridberg, A, From an Occult Diary, 1965, Icon pbk. 1966, 160pp, edited with introduction and notes by Torsten Eklund, translated and with additional notes by Mary Sandbach. Covers rather soiled, lower cover creased at corners, small holes to margins of a couple of leaves, minor marks to a few margins, text tanned but otherwise tight and very clean overall. A good sound reading copy £2

M200. Tachibana, S, The Ethics of Buddhism, 1926, Curzon Press 1975, 8vo, green cloth, 16 +288pp incl. index. Near fine in spine sunned d/w £10

M201. Taylor, J.H, Spells for Eternity: the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, 1st edition, British Museum Press 2010, square 8vo, French folded pictorial wraps, 128pp, illustrated in colour throughout. A collection of spells drawn from the Papyrus of Ani and other versions of the Book of the Dead. Near mint £2.50

M205AA. Thorsson, E, Futhark: a Handbook of Rune Magic, 1984, 1st edition, 3rd printing, Weiser 8vo pbk. 1985, 16 + 156pp, with diagrams in the text. A practical guide to Scandinavian rune magic. Spine and edges of front cover slightly faded, contents clean and tight. Very good £5

M0203. Terhart, F, The Afterlife, Parragon 2010, 4to, printed hard covers, 96pp including index, illustrated in colour throughout. A concise introduction to beliefs in the afterlife in various cultures and traditions, both ancient and modern. Upper corners bumped, otherwise fine £5

M204. Thorndike, L, Michael Scot, 1st edition, Thomas Nelson 1965, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 4 + 143pp including index + 4pp plates. A sound biographical study of this 12th – 13th century alchemist, astrologer, physician and magician; and one that utilises manuscript source material that was unavailable to Brown in the only previous substantial and coherent study published in 1897. Top edge of text block a little dusty, otherwise a fine copy of the uncommon first printing in like d/w £20

M205A. Tompkins, P, The Magic of Obelisks, 1st edition, Harper & Row 1981, reprinted, 4to, blue cloth, 4 + 470pp including index, with many illustrations in the text. Classic historical study of the role of obelisks in religion and esoteric thought. Includes chapters on Egyptian Freemasonry, The Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian thought, witchcraft, etc. Fine in very good (a few minor marks, some minimal edge-wear, vertical crease to front inner flap) d/w £12

M207DD. Twyman, J.F, Emissary of Love, 1st edition, Findhorn Press 8vo pbk. 2002, 162pp + publisher’s advertisements. Conversations with the psychic children of the world. Very slight rubbing to edges of covers, faint toning to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good £1.50

M208B. Unexplained (The), Mysteries of Mind, Space and Time, Orbis 1980-3, 4to, 157 issues complete, issues 1- 24 contained in 2 blue publishers' binders, rest loose, stapled as issued. 3120pp + 31pp index, numerous illustrations, many in colour. Edited by Peter Brookesmith. Consultants include Colin Wilson and Brian Inglis. A couple of isues with slight creases to covers, all V.good - to v.good £40

M208A. Underwood, P, Dictionary of the Supernatural, 1st edition, Harrap 1978, black cloth, 389pp, with illustrations by Marion Neville. An A to Z of hauntings, possession, witchcraft, demonology and other occult phenomena. Faint crease to back-strip, a few white marks to cloth. Edges of text block rather soiled, minor soil marks to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Overall, still a good + copy of an uncommon title £3.50

M210C. Various, Baconian Jottings Then and Now, number 17, Francis Bacon Society 1980, 8vo, stapled printed card wraps, 20pp, with illustrations in the text. Three articles and an editorial, including Ewen Macduff on the Voynich manuscript. Near fine £3.50

M210D. Various, Howlings, 1st edition, Scarlet Imprint 2008, blue cloth with gilt design to front board and titles to spine, 4 + 210pp, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text, limited to 333 copies, this being number 61. An excellent series of essays on various aspects of the grimoire tradition, contributors include Peter Grey, David Beth, Donald Tyson, David Rankine, and Thea Faye. Top edge of text block darkened, very slightly affecting tips of margins, otherwise a near fine copy of the increasingly scarce first issue (no d/w issued) £50

M211E. Various, Skoob Occult Review, Issue 3, 1990, A4 format, stapled wraps, 57pp, illustrated. A sought after issue, including an interview with Kenneth Grant, and A Short Critique and Comment Upon Magic by Andrew Chumbley. Also includes The History of the Coulevre Noire by Frater Joseph, The Search for the Guru by Frank Letchford, I was a child disciple of the beast (part 1) by Vivienne Browning, book reviews, and artwork by Robert Taylor. Signed by editor (Caroline Wise). v.good. £15

M211EEE. Various, Skoob Occult Review, Issue 4, 1991, A4 format, stapled wraps, 48pp, illustrated. Includes I Was a Child Disciple of the Beast (part2), Victor Neuberg's The Water Bearer by Caroline Robertson, Graded Grains make Finer Flour by Michael Staley, full colour artwork by Nema and Linda Falorio. Signed by editor (Caroline Wise). V.good £10

M211EEEE. Various, Skoob Occult Review, Issue 5, 1991, A4 format, stapled wraps, 48pp, illustrated. Includes The Stellar Lode by Kenneth Grant, Rosaleen Norton by Neville Drury, Ode to laurel caverns by Linda Falorio, full colour art by Chesca Potter and Linda Falorio. Signed by editor (Caroline Wise). V.good £12

M215BC. Walker, B, Sex and the Supernatural, 1970, 1st U.S edition, Castle Books 1973, 8vo, orange cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, 127pp + 8pp plates (on ordinary paper). A concise study of sexuality in religion, magic and witchcraft. Covers a little soiled and marked in places, spine faded, front and rear end papers torn out, edges of text block and half title browned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Good + overall £5

M216C. Warner, M, Alone of all her sex: the Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary, 1st edition, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1976, large 8vo, orange cloth, spine lettered in black, 26 + 400pp + 20pp index + 32pp b/w and 8pp coloured plates. A comprehensive study drawing on art, literature, myth and theology.  Very slight fading to lower and outer edges of boards, slight scuff marks to surface of paste-downs where wrapper was previously taped, ownership signature to half title, neat ink underlining to a very few passages, contents otherwise clean and tight. Good + in good (light edge-wear, chip to foot of front panel near spine affecting cover image, tape marks to inner flaps) d/w £8

M217A. Wasson, R Gordon, A. Hoffman, & C.A.P Ruck, The Road to Eleusis, 1978, 2nd (20th anniversary) edition, Hermes Press 1998, 8vo, oatmeal cloth with gilt titles to spine, 150pp + 14 plates (some coloured), preface by Houston Smith. The first reprint of the authors argument for a psychedelic basis to the Eleusinian mysteries through the ritual use of LSD present in Ergot, together with additional material not included in the first edition. Fine in like d/w £30

M218. Watts, J, Scanlan: The Forbidden College, 1716-1799; 1st edtion, Tuckwell Press 8vo pbk. 1999, 12 + 276pp including index, maps and figures in text + 16 plates. Detailed account of a training community for Catholic priests in Scotland at a time when the Catholic religion was outlawed and punishable by deportation. Near fine £7

M219. Webb, J, The Harmonious Circle, 1st edition, Thames & Hudson 1980, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine and publisher’s device to front board, 608pp including index + 16pp plates (on ordinary paper). An excellent, highly detailed study of the lives and work of Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, and like- minded contemporary figures within the Fourth Way movement. Very slight soiling to edges of text block, faint off-setting to end papers, occasional light pencil annotation to margins, intelligent in content and by a serious student of the Fourth Way, contents otherwise clean and tight. A very good copy in like ( a few minor marks, some trivial edge-wear and light creasing, remains of original price label to top of rear panel) £18

M221. West, J.A, Serpent in the Sky, 1st edition, Wildwood House 1979, 4to, beige cloth with gilt titles to spine, 253pp including index, with illustrations in the text, and a preface by Peter Tompkins. A study of the high wisdom of Ancient Egypt based on the work of Schwaller de Lubicz. Small dark spot to front board, a little very faint spotting to rear board, faint soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight. A very good copy of the uncommon first U.K issue in near very good (a few minor marks, very faint creasing in places) d/w £15

M221B. Wheatley, D, The Devil and All His Works, 1971, Peerage Books 1983, 4to, black hard covers, illustrated in red and with red and white titles to spine, 302pp including index + advertisement leaf, with many plates and other  illustrations in the text, some in colour. A concise history of religion, magic, the occult and supernatural; including personal accounts of contemporary figures such as Aleister Crowley and Harry Price. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, top edge of text block lightly soiled, contents clean and tight. Very good £3.50

M223A. Wilcock, J, A Guide to Occult Britain, 1st edition, Sidgwick & Jackson 8vo pbk. 1976, 314pp including index + 3 maps and 12pp plates. A guide to the pagan sites of England, Scotland, and Wales. Covers lightly soiled and marked in places, faint reading crease to spine. Tiny biro mark to inside front cover, upper corner of one leaf creased, contents clean and tight. Very good - £2

M226. Wilson, I, The Turin Shroud, 1 st U.K edition, Gollancz 1978, 8vo, grey cloth, 14 + 272pp including index + 40pp plates, map end papers. Classic popular study of the shroud and the Jesus connection. Edges of cloth faded. Type script news letter of the British Society for the Turin Shroud dated July 1981 laid in (2 sheets A4, text on 3 sides), giving updates on the story and mentioning Wilson’s work. V.good in like (spine panel a little faded, lightly rubbed, minor creasing to top edge) d/w £3.50

M229. Wood, D, Genisis- The First Book of Revalations, 1 st ed. Baton Press 1985, 4to, black cloth, 10 +309pp incl. index, numerous illustrations, many in colour. Foreword by Henry Lincoln. The book that gave another dimension to the Rennes le-Chateau mystery, with its fascinating landscape geometry and connections to ancient Egyptian mythology. Minor spotting to top edge of text block. Small ownership inscription to top of front end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Increasingly uncommon title. Very good in like (a few minor marks, some light edge creasing) d/w £15

M235. Zukav, G, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, 1979, Rider 8vo pbk. 2011, 352pp including index, with diagrams and tables within the text. An overview of new scientific discoveries in the world of physics, explained from a philosophical standpoint. A couple of trivial marks to covers. A very few pages previously creased at upper corners, otherwise near fine £1.50

 

Occult Fiction & Literary Criticism

O01AP. Arnott, J, The House of Rumour, 1st edition, Sceptre 2012, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 2 + 403pp. An occult novel set during the second world war featuring, amongst others, Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons. Signed by author on the title page. Fine in like d/w £12

O01HF. Ashley, M, Who’s Who in Horror & Fantasy Fiction, 1st edition, Elm Tree/ Hamish Hamilton 1977, 8vo, blue cloth, 240pp. A useful reference work. Book plate to front pastedown, otherwise near fine in like d/w £3.50

O01BA. Bates, B, The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer, 1983, BCA 1984, 8vo, black cloth with silver titles to spine, 208pp.  A novel based on the author’s researches into the psychology and shamanism of the Anglo-Saxons. Spine leaning slightly otherwise a very good clean copy in like d/w £2.50

O001. Beckford, W, Vathek, 1787, Four Square pbk. 1966, 122pp + advertisements. Classic novel featuring an Arab Caliph in search of the secrets of the universe. This version also contains explanatory notes. Covers a little edge-worn, spine leaning slightly. First and last pages a little spotted, text lightly tanned, otherwise clean and tight. Good + £1.50

O01A. Blackwood, A, Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre, Spring Books 1967, 8vo, red cloth, 400pp. 23 stories, including Chinese Magic, The sacrifice, The Wings of Horus, and Initiation. Very slight fading to spine, minor soiling to covers in places. Tiny nick without loss to edge of half title. Contents clean and tight. V.good £3.50

O2A. Clark, F.C, Sketches of New England Life: Susan’s Obituary, 1st and only edition , Moshassuck Press 1996, 4to, polished dark green buckram, 4 + 196pp, with a frontispiece and 4 full page illustrations by Robert H. Knox and 2pp photographs (on ordinary paper). Edited, and with appendices by Kenneth W. Faig Jr. The text of a previously unpublished novel of New England life taken from a manuscript copy in the Brown University archives. The author’s nephew was H.P Lovecraft. The substantiual appendices give bibliographical and biographical imformation detailing the author’s close connections with Lovecraft and its reflections in the latter’s own fiction. A near mint copy of a scarce item of Lovecraftian interest, of which only 100 copies are known to have been printed £48

O3. Daniels, L, Living in Fear: A History of Horror in the Mass Media, Scribner's 1975, 4to, decorated mauve cloth, 8 +248pp incl. index, many photo illustrations, some full page. An entertaining look at horror in film, story, magazines, poetry, plays and comics. Includes a chapter on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and 8 short stories, including Machen, Lovecraft and M.R James. V. good + in like d/w £18

O3AB. Derleth, A, The Mask of Cthulhu, 1974, Grafton pbk. 1988, 204pp. Six tales based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Edges of text block lightly tanned, minor rubbing to edges of covers, contents clean and tight.  Very good £2

O4A. Grant, J, Lord of the Horizon, 1st edition, Methuen 1943, Cr8vo, yellow cloth with spine titles and decoration in red, pictorial title page in blue and black, 8 + 292pp. A novel set in ancient Egypt. Edges of text block soiled, minor foxing to first and last few leaves and occasional margins, text clean and tight. Very good – in like (some light edge-wear, a few minor marks, rear panel lightly soiled) d/w £8

O4AG. Grant, K, Against the Light, 1st edition, Starfire 1997, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 120pp + advertisements. The first of Grant’s occult fiction published in single book form, and based upon the magical work of the Nu-Isis Lodge. Fine in like d/w £25

O4B. Haining, P (editor), Weird Tales volume one, 1976, Sphere pbk. 1978, 238pp. A selection of stories from horror fantasy classic Weird Tales. Contributors include Robert E Howard, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, and Seabury Quinn. Reading crease to spine, some light edge wear to covers. Tiny dent to top of front cover causing slight indent at top of first few margins. Text lightly tanning. Good + £3

O4AA. Howard, R.E, Tigers of the Sea, Zebra Books pbk. 1975, 188pp, with 4 full page illustrations by Tim Kirk. Edited and introduced by Richard L. Tierney, and with his signature to title page. Fantasy novel in the Conan mould, introducing and featuring Cormac Macart. The first soft cover issue of the special illustrated edition. A couple of small ink annotations to margins, inside of covers and margins of first and last leaves spotted, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £2.50

O5A. Khayyam, O, The Rubaiyat, Avenel, no date (c.1970), 8vo, brown hard covers with gilt titles and decoration to spine and front board, 158pp, translated by Edward Fitzgerald, with full page illustrations by E.J Sullivan. Perhaps the most famous of all Sufi mystical poems, and despite Fitzgerald’s translation not being considered the most accurate, it does have a certain charm. Covers lightly marked in places, gift inscription to front end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £2.50

O6F. Lovecraft, H.P, Criticism of Amateur Verse: A Selection from the Critical Department of the National Amateur, 1st edition thus, Moshassuck Press 1998, 4to, stapled cover sheets, 96pp ( 48pp of text printed on one side of the leaf only), introduction by Kenneth W. Faig. Selections penned by Lovecraft between 1931 and 1935, and including a number of facsimiles. A few tiny pin head sized shallow indents to front cover sheet near staples otherwise fine £6

O6G. (Lovecraft, H.P), Weird Tales: H.P. Lovecraft in “The Eyrie”, 1st edition, Necronomicon Press 1979, Square 8vo, stapled pictorial wraps, 83pp, edited by S.T. Joshi & Marc A. Michaud.  A compilation of letters relating to Lovecraft’s work reprinted from Weird Tales’ The Eyrie. Spine fold very slightly darkened, small soil mark to fore-edge, slightly affecting margins of a couple of leaves, text clean and tight. Scarce. Very good £25

O6H. Lovecraft, H.P, Autobiography: Some Notes on a Nonentity, 1st edition thus, Arkham House 1963, Cr8vo, stapled printed wraps, 17pp, annotated by August Derleth, one of only 500 copies printed. The first stand alone publication of the most substantial of Lovecraft’s autobiographical fragments, originally issued in Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1943). Covers a little foxed, light spotting to first and last couple of leaves but textually clean and tight. Scarce. Very good - £30

O6J. (Lovecraft, H.P), The Lovecraft Collector, 1st edition, Necronomicon Press 1977, square 8vo, grey stapled printed wraps, 14pp, number 144 of a limited edition of 500 copies. A reprint of the three issues of the short lived periodical dedicated to the collection of Lovecraft’s early published works that first appeared in January to October 1949. Spine fold and near edges slightly darkened, crease to upper corner of front wrapper, contents clean and tight. Very good £10

O6L. (Lovecraft, H.P), Schweitzer, D, Lovecraft in the Cinema, 1st edition, Nickelodeon Graphic Arts Service 1975, 8vo, stapled printed mauve wraps, 24pp + advertisement leaf. Films and television adaptations of Lovecraft’s work. Spine fold slightly faded, vertical tear to top half of front wrapper, without loss and neatly repaired with clear tape on the blank verso, a couple of small labels to covers, minor spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Good + £6

O6M. (Lovecraft, H.P), Schweitzer, D, The Dream Quest of H.P. Lovecraft, 1st edition, Borgo Press 8vo pbk. 1978, 64pp. A concise critical study of Lovecraft’s fiction. Trivial faint soiling to covers, contents clean and tight. Very good £6

O6N. (Lovecraft, H.P), Faig Jnr., K.W, H.P Lovecraft: His Life, His Work, 1st edition, 1st printing, Necronomicon Press 1979, square 8vo, stapled pictorial wraps, 36pp + 4pp plates. A brief biographical sketch with extensive chronologies of Lovecraft’s life and work. Minor bump to top corner otherwise a near fine copy of the uncommon first issue £15

O6Q. (Lovecraft, H.P), Various, The Arkham Collector, number 4, Winter 1969, Cr8vo, stapled printed wraps, 36pp (pp. 89-124 of a continuous pagination including covers). Pieces by or related to Lovecraft, including R.H Barlow’s story Till all the Seas with Lovecraft’s revisions and corrections. A little minor spotting to wraps, contents clean and tight. Very good £5

O6S. Lovecraft, H.P. & Others, The Ideal Amateur Symposium, 1st edition thus, Moshassuck Press, no date, c.1990s, 4to, 24pp (12pp text printed on one side of the leaf only), introduction by Kenneth W. Faig. Essays by Lovecraft, R.W Babcock, E.A Edkins and R.M Macauley; originally printed in The National Amateur volume 62, number 3 1940. Near fine £3.50

O6T. Lovecraft, H.P & Others, New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, 1980, 1st U.K edition, Grafton pbk. 1988, 335pp, edited by Ramsey Campbell. Includes Lovecraft and M.S. Warnes collaboration The Black Tome of Alsophocus and other Mythos stories by the editor, Stephen King, Brian Lumley, and others. Light reading creases to spine, edges rubbed, blank insides of covers browned, text clean and tight. Very good - £6

09AP. Poe, E.A, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1919, Chancellor Press 1985, 4to, black cloth, 383pp + 24 plates and vignettes by Harry Clarke. 29 classic tales, including Morella, Ligea, the Pit and the Pendulem, , the Tell tale Heart, etc. A facsimile of the original edition. very slight mark to foot of front cover, otherwise a v.good +, clean, tight copy in like d/w £5

O10. Price, R.M (editor), The Necronomicon, 1st edition, Chosium 8vo pbk. 1996, 18 + 334pp, illustrated. Selected stories and essays concerning H.P Lovecraft's Necronomicon. Minor reading crease to spine otherwise fine £6

O10B. Tennyson, A, Enoch Arden, etc, Edward Moxon 1865, Cr8vo, green cloth with blind decoration to front board, 2 + 178pp. A selection of 15 poems including the title piece and Sea Dreams, plus “experiments”, which include a specimen translation of the Iliad and Boadicea. Minor wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor marks to cloth. Some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, lacks front end paper. Good + £3.50

O11B. (Waite, A.E), Gilbert, R.A, A.E Waite: A Bibliography, 1st edition, Aquarian Press 1983, 8vo, black cloth, 192pp including index, with a frontispiece, foreword by Geoffrey Watkins, Signed by the author on the title page. An excellent and comprehensive work, the standard bibliography. Near fine in like d/w £10

O11D. Williams, C, All Hallows Eve, 1945, 1st edition, 4th printing Faber 1947, Cr8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 240pp. An esoteric novel, based, at least in part, on the author’s experiences within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Spine ends lightly rubbed, a couple of trivial marks to front board, minor marks to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. A very good copy in good + (Spine panel very slightly faded, some edge-wear with a few nicks and one chip to top of front panel near spine) d/w £8

Psychic Sciences, Channeled Teachings & Spiritualism

P6C. Dreller, L, Beginner’s Guide to Mediumship, 1st edition, Rider 8vo pbk. 1997, reprinted, 14 + 127pp including index. Edges of covers lightly rubbed, and with a few trivial marks. Upper corner lightly bumped, crease to top corner of one leaf, otherwise very good £2

F08A. Forman, J, Haunted East Anglia, 1974, Jarrolds 8vo pbk. 2005, 144pp including index, with photograph illustrations in the text. One of the standard works detailing supernatural occurrences throughout East Anglia. A couple of trivial marks to covers, corners lightly bumped. Very good £1.50

P8D. Green, A, Ghosts of Today, 1st edition, Kaye & Ward 1980,  Cr8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 20 + 209pp, with photographs in the text.  A collection of well over 400 hauntings throughout the United Kingdom that had all been witnessed in the 20th century. Fine in near fine d/w £6

P010. Haynes, R, The Hidden Springs, 1961, Hutchinson 8vo pbk. 1973, 264pp including index + a frontispiece and 8pp plates. A classic study of extra-sensory perception by a member of the S.P.R, includes material on telepathy, time displacement, telekinesis, dowsing, levitation, etc. Faint crease to rear cover, minor spots to half-title, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good £2.50

P10A. Hippisley Coxe, A.D, Haunted Britain, 1st edition, Hutchinson  tall 8vo pbk. 1973, 216pp including maps and index, with many illustrations in the text (some coloured). A popular overview of hauntings in England, Scotland and Wales. Covers a little grubby and edge worn, contents clean and tight. Good + £1

P12AA. Inglis, B, Natural and Supernatural, 1977, 1st edition, 3rd printing, Hodder & Stoughton 1978, 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 490pp including index. An excellent history of the paranormal from earliest times to 1914. A little trivial soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Unfortunate dent to spine, not affecting title and otherwise near fine in very good (some minor edge-wear, price clipped) d/w  WITH: Anonymous, List of page and line numbers to references in Natural and Supernatural by Brian Inglis, A4 format, card covers with two ring binding, 41pp of photocopy typescript printed one side of the leaf only. An excellent aid to Inglis’ text that provides additional details of the references that are not given in the book itself. Covers rather soiled, ring holes worn. A good + copy. The two items £10

P14D. Lethbridge, T.C, E.S.P: Beyond Time and Distance, 1965, Sidgwick & Jackson pbk. 1974, 156pp including index, with illustrations in the text. An investigation into extra sensory perception, backed with the evidence of the author's own experiments. Some very light edge wear, reading creases to spine, which leans very slightly. Text evenly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Uncommon title. Good + £8

PM14. Maple, E, The Realm of Ghosts, 1964, Pan pbk. 1971, 220pp including index + 8pp plates. An examination of the realm of ghosts, including the cult of the dead, connections with paganism, etc. Crease to upper corner of rear cover, margins lightly browned, text clean and tight. Very good - £2

P14P. (Nesbit, H; editor and compiler), Hafed Prince of Persia: His Experiences in Earth-Life and Spirit-Life, 1876, popular edtion, Hay, Nesbit & Co. 1896, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine, 12 + 580 + 4pp publisher’s catalogue, with illustrations in the text. A classic of Victorian spiritualism, featuring lengthy spirit communication from a ‘Persian Prince’ from the Biblical Age via Glasgow trance medium David Duguid; together with an appendix containing communications from the spirit artists Ruisdal and Steen. A few minor marks to covers, spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, tail-band worn, inner hinges pulled (lower hinge reinforced with sellotape), some very occasional neat underlining and marginal scoring in ink, text otherwise clean and tight. Overall, still a good + copy of an uncommon early issue £10

P018. Peach, E, Things That Go Bump in the Night, 1st edition, Aquarian 8vo pbk. 1991, 172pp. A study of ghosts and apparitions from occult, spiritualist, and parapsychological viewpoints. Ex lib, stamps to title page, lacks front end paper. Scuff mark to spine, covers crease marked. Text clean and tight. A good reading copy £1

P20DOD. Rhine, J.B, The Reach of the Mind, 1948, Penguin pbk. 1954, 198pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text + 8pp plates and publisher’s advertisements. A practical investigation into telepathy and E.S.P. Minor soiling and edge-rubbing to covers, text lightly tanned (a little heavier to outer margins), minor spots to a couple of margins, text otherwise clean and tight. Good + £1.50

P20DRD. Rhine, J.B, Extra-Sensory Perception, 1st English edition, Faber & Faber 1935, 8vo, rebound in red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 32 + 243pp including index + 4pp plates.  An important study, based on actual and well controlled experiments. Ex lib, file number to spine, book plate to front paste-down, some occasional minor foxing, mainly to margins. A good + tight copy £6

P20DD. Rider, C, Your Psychic Power, 1st edition, Piatkus 1988, 8vo, blue cloth, 192pp, with illustrations in the text. A practical guide to developing clairvoyant abilities. Edge of text block slightly yellowed, otherwise near fine in very good (a few trivial marks, some very slight edge creasing) d/w £2.50

P20DR. Rider, C, Your Psychic Power, 1st edition, Piatkus 1988, 8vo, blue cloth, 192pp, with illustrations in the text. A practical guide to developing clairvoyant abilities. Edge of text block slightly yellowed, otherwise near fine in near very good (a few trivial marks, some very slight edge creasing) d/w £2.50

P20E. Roman, S & D. Packer, Opening to Channel, 1 st edition, Kramer 8vo pbk. 1987, reprinted, 8 + 221pp + advertisements. How to connect with your spirit guides. Some light edge wear and creasing to covers. V.good - £1

P20F. Schwartz, S.A, The Secret Vaults of Time, 1st edition, Grosset & Dunlap 1978, 8vo, mustard yellow cloth, 14 + 370pp including index, with maps, photographs and other illustrations in the text. A study of ‘psychic archaeology’, looking at the work of Frederick Bligh Bond, Edgar Cayce, and various others who used psychic techniques to help unravel archaeological and historical enigmas. Small blind ownership stamp to front end paper. Very good + in like (a few minor marks, price clipped) d/w £8

P21r. Sinclair, Sir J, The Mystical Ladder, n.d, Spiritualist Assocaiation of Great Britain Cr8vo pbk. c. 1950, 102pp, diagrams in text. Psychic development manual covering creative meditation, chakras, etc. Pine worn, covers stained and soiled. Text clean. Uncommon early edition.Good £4.50

P22. Spencer, J and A, The Poltergeist Phenomenon, 1st ed. Headline 1996, 8vo, black cloth, 4 + 311pp incl. index + 16 plates. A sound, but sympathetic study. Near fine in like d/w £6.50

P22AB. Tabori, P & P. Underwood, The Ghosts of Borley, 1st edition, David & Charles 1973, 8vo, orange cloth with gilt titles to spine, 240pp including index, with 5 maps and plans within the text + 16pp plates. Billed as the first complete record of the Borley hauntings, this relatively objective study contains previously unpublished information and photographs. A near fine copy of this increasingly uncommon title in very good (some light edge-creasing, a few minor marks) d/w £25

 

Rosicrucians

R11. Heindel, M, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, 1911, Rosicrucian Fellowship 1966, 8vo, Cr8vo, pictorial green cloth gilt, 616pp including index + publisher’s advertisements. With a frontispiece portrait, diagrams in the text + 2 coloured plates. A treatise on mystical Christianity, focussing on man’s spiritual evolution and development, all from the viewpoint of 20th century American Rosicrucianism. Spine very lightly faded, some very occasional ink or pencil marginal annotation, interesting in content, text clean and tight. A very good copy £8

R13A. McIntosh, C, The Rosicrucians: The History and Mythology of an Occult Order, 1980, revised and expanded edition, Crucible 8vo pbk. 1987, 160pp including index + 16 plates. Foreword by Colin Wilson. A sound overview of the Order and its offshoots. Clear laminate layer very neatly applied to covers by previous owner, minor soiling to edges of text block, margins browned, contents otherwise clean and tight. A Near very good copy £3.50

Theosophy

T01. Arundale, G.S, The Lotus Fire, 1939, 1st edition, 2nd printing, T.P.H 1976, large 8vo, maroon cloth, 776pp including index, with a couple of diagrams in the text + a coloured frontispiece with tissue guard and one further b/w plate. A monumental study in symbolic yoga in five books. The preliminary material includes seven stanzas from the Book of Dzyan, given in their ‘original form’, as well as their versions given in Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine. A few trivial marks to front board. Very slight off –setting to end papers, minor spots to a couple of pages, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in like (very lightly rubbed or marked in places, merest hint of fading to spine panel) d/w £15

T2C. Besant, A, Eight Booklets and Pamphlets, Cr8vo, bound together in blue cloth (probably circa 1900), all published by the Theosophical Publishing Society, spine lettered in black, top edge gilt, original wrappers not bound in (except for front wrapper of number 4), and comprising of: 1. A Fragment of Autobiography, 1875-1891, 1st edition, no date (1891), 16pp; 2. A Rough Outline of Theosophy, 1st edition 1892, 24pp; 3. In Defence of Theosophy, 1st edition, no date; (c.1890s) 20pp; 4. Why You Should be a Theosophist, 1st edition, no date, (1892) 8pp; 5. Theosophy and its Practical Application, 1st edition, no date, (1893) 8pp; 6. The Masters as Facts and Ideals, 1st edition 1895, 35pp; 7. Theosophy in Questions and Answers, 1st edition 1893, 32pp; 8. Theosophy and its Evidences, 1st edition, no date, (c.1890s) 24pp. Covers a little soiled, spine dull, first and last leaves of text browned, some occasional minor spotting to margins, some minimal light pencil annotation, early ink ownership signature to title page of first part, text overall very clean and tight. Very good – overall. A nice selection of hard to find first editions, numbers 2, 4, and 8 are uncommon, 3, 5, 6, and 7 are scarce, with the Fragment of Autobiography now increasingly rare £125

T2E. Besant, A, Karma, 1st edition, Theosophical Publishing Society 1895, small Cr8vo, blue cloth lettered in black, 84pp, Theosophical Manuals series number 4. Spine ends and corners rubbed, cloth a little soiled in places, tear to inner margin of front end paper, foxing to first and last few leaves, text clean and tight. Overall, still a good + copy of the uncommon first issue £6

T2F. Besant, A (editor), The Theosophist: A Magazine of Brotherhood, Oriental Philosophy, Art, Literature and Occultism, volume XXXVII, Part 1: October 1915 to March 1916, 1st edition thus, T.P.S 1916, 8vo, contemporary quarter white vellum over white cloth boards, gilt stamped black and red title labels to spine, 10 + 694pp + 6pp supplement, with illustrations in the text + 4 plates (3 frontispieces also called for but not bound in). A collection of articles, poetry and reviews, with contributors including the editor, C.W Leadbeater, and S. Baring Gould. Covers a little soiled, light creasing to a few leaves, slight foxing to first and last couple of leaves, some occasional pencil underlining and marginal scoring, text otherwise clean and tight. A good + overall copy of an uncommon item £25

T19.  Jinarajadasa, C, (transcriber and compiler), Letters from the Masters of Wisdom (first series), 1st edition, T.P.H 1919, Cr8vo, blue cloth with green titles to spine and gilt titles and insignia to front board,  4 + 124pp, with a foreword by Annie Besant. Letters received by the Society by the Hidden Masters between 1881 and 1888. Spine darkened, cloth rather soiled and spotted, and with a few small surface gouges to boards, end papers browned, text clean and tight. Still a good sound copy overall of the scarce first issue £14

T19A. Judge, W.Q, Practical Occultism, 1951, Theosophical University Press1980, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 307pp. A posthumously published selection of correspondences and private files relating to various aspects of practical occultism. Fine in very good (a few minor marks, edges rubbed) d/w £6

T19B. Judge, W, The Ocean of Theosophy, 1893, United Lodge of Theosophists 1922, Cr8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, top edge gilt, 12 + 153pp + advertisements, with a frontispiece portrait. A concise digest of the fundamental principles and teachings of Theosophy. A few minor marks to cloth, ownership signature to front paste-down, minor spots to a few margins, text very clean and tight overall. Very good - £6

 

 

Voodoo & Obeah

V1. Bach, M, Strange Altars, 1st edition, Bobbs- Merrill 1952, 8vo, green papered boards with gilt lettering and cross symbol to spine and front board, 254pp, with a frontispiece. A first-hand account of the author’s experiences of Voodoo in Haiti. Ex lib, file number to spine, faint trace of book plate removal to front paste-down, blind impressed stamp to title page, ink stamps to top and bottom edges of text block. Joints and edges of boards very rubbed, spine worn and chipped at ends, half a dozen pages slightly spotted, text otherwise clean and tight. A Good cheap reading copy £3.50

V01. Bertiaux, M, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook, 1988, ‘expanded edition’ Weiser 4to pbk. 2007, 18 + 619pp, errata tipped in. The author’s own hybrid magickal system based on the teachings of La Couleuvre Noir, and chiefly being a fusion of Haitian vodou, American hoodoo, and the Japanese Kami sprits. Due to an “editing oversight”, the projected additional material was not included in the printed edition, although the errata gives instructions on where to access it (the ritual diagrams) online. Edges of covers very lightly rubbed in places, edges of text block lightly soiled, contents clean and tight. Very good + £20

V2A. Davis, W, The Serpent and the Rainbow, 1st edition, Collins 1986, 8vo, tan cloth with gilt titles to spine, 297pp including index. The author’s first published account of his investigation into the zombi phenomenon of Haiti. Includes material on Vodou and Haitian secret societies. Ex lib, blind impressed stamp to front board, tape marks to end papers, stamps and trace of labels to front end paper, file number to verso of title page, small stamp to margin of contents page. Edges of text block soiled, front hinge strained, some very occasional light spotting or staining, mainly to margins. A good, cheap reading copy in like (edge-worn with small file number to spine panel) d/w £1.50

V6A. Huxley, F, The Invisibles, 1st edition, Rupert Hart-Davis 1966, 8vo, green buckram, 247pp + a coloured frontispiece and 19 b/w plates. A first hand narrative of the author's experiences of voodoo in Haiti, the title being a term for the voodoo lwa, or spirits. Includes useful glossaries, one on voodoo terminology, the second on Haitian plants, their medicinal and magical uses. A couple of minor marks to covers. Edge of text block soiled, minor spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. Very good  £8

V6BC. Patterson, R, Hoodoo Folk Magic, 1st edition, Moon Books 8vo pbk. 2013, 8 + 92pp. A concise introduction to basic hoodoo and root-work. Fine £3

V8C. St Clair, D, Drum and Candle, 1st edition, Macdonald 1971, 8vo, black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, 304pp, with diagrams in the text + 8pp plates. A first-hand account of Brazilian spiritualist practices, including Umbanda and Quimbanda. Edges of text block lightly browned, contents clean and tight. Very good + in very good – (lightly rubbed in places, price clipped, some light edge-wear) d/w £6

V12B. Williams, P.V.A, Primitive Religion and Healing, 1st edition, D.S Brewer 1979, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 212pp including index, with a double page map and a few diagrams in the text. A comprehensive overview of the folk-spells, rituals and cures that form part of the Candomble tradition of north-east Brazil, together with related appendices. Near fine in very good (some minor creasing in places) d/w £15

Witchcraft

W2. Baigent, M, & Leigh, R, The Inquisition, 1st ed.Viking 1999, lge. 8vo, blue cloth, 18 +318pp incl. index +16 plates. Author and book information sheets, along with press release from publisher laid in. Occasional, light pencil annotation, intelligent in content, otherwise would be a near mint copy in fine d/w £8

W2AB. Baroja, J.C, The World of Witches, 1961, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 8vo pbk. 1968, 14 + 313pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text + 12pp plates, translated from the Spanish by Nigel Glendinning. A sound historical study with particular reference to Basque witchcraft. Edges of covers very lightly rubbed, edges of text block lightly soiled, faint reading crease to spine, gift inscription to verso of half title, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good £3.50

W2AC. Beth, R, Hedge Witch, 1990, Robert Hale 8vo pbk. 1992, reprinted, 191pp, with illustrations in the text. A guide to solitary witchcraft. Fine £3.50

W12AA. Cunningham, S, The Truth About Witchcraft Today, 1988, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 1996, 12 + 185pp + publisher’s advertisements. Tiny chip to laminate layer at top corner of front cover, otherwise a very good clean copy £1.50

W13E. Farrar, J. & S, The Witches Bible, Phoenix 8vo pbk. 1996, 192pp including index & 10 + 349pp including index, both with illustrations in the text and plates. The texts of Eight Sabbats for Witches & The Witches’ Way, forming a comprehensive practical account of Wicca. Covers lightly edge-rubbed, upper corners of covers lightly creased and bumped with some slight creasing to upper corners of first and last few leaves. Lacks title page, but otherwise a near very good, textually complete clean, cheap copy £3.50

W14C. Haining, P (editor), The Witchcraft Papers, 1st edition, Robert Hale 1974, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 212pp, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates. A diverse selection of historical accounts of witchcraft and the cunning tradition in Essex, including contributions by Reginald Scot, George Gifford, Matthew Hopkins and many others. Ex lib but minimal trace, labels to front end paper, stamp to verso of title, small stamps to title page and final margin, no exterior marks. Faint wrinkling to top margins of first few leaves, text clean and tight. Overall, still a near very good copy in very good d/w £6

W14G. Hardie, T, Hocus Pocus: Titania’s Book of Spells, 1996, Quadrille 2000, large landscape 8vo, velvet covered  pbk. , 120pp including index, with full page coloured illustrations. Simple spells for healing, love, success, etc. Covers slightly rubbed, rear cover lightly marked, contents clean and tight. Very good £1.50

W14H. Harris, N.J, Witcha: a Book of Cunning, 2003, 1st pbk. edition, Mandrake 2004, 8vo, 310pp including index, with illustrations in the text.  A detailed account of the author’s own particular brand of ‘traditional’ English witchcraft. Small faint mark to fore-edge of text block, a couple of leaves creased at top corner, contents clean and tight. Very good £6

W15AB. Hill, F, A Delusion of Satan, 1995, 1st U.K edition, Hamish Hamilton 1996, 8vo, black cloth, 18 + 269pp including index + 8pp plates. A modern investigation of the Salem witch trials. Edges of text block a little soiled, text lightly but evenly tanned, and otherwise clean and tight. Very good in very good – (lightly rubbed, top edge a little worn, crease to front inner flap) d/w £5

W15B. Hole, C, Witchcraft in England, 1st edition, Batsford 1945, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 168pp including index, with a frontispiece, illustrations in the text and plates (on ordinary paper) by Mervyn Peake. A popular history of English witchcraft. Covers rubbed and marked, spine darkened, corners and spine ends rubbed, corners lightly bumped, faint red staining to lower corners of last couple of leaves of index, not affecting text which is all still clean and tight. A good + copy overall £6

W15C. Hughes, P, Witchcraft, 1952, Longmans 1972, 8vo, red cloth, 8 + 220pp including index + 8pp plates. A concise early history, from earliest times to the decline in Europe via the Medieval witch craze. V.good + in like d/w £6

W16B. Kieckhefer, R, European Witch Trials, 1st edition, R.K.P 1976, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 181pp including index. A scholarly study of the trials conducted between the 14th and 16th centuries, with a clear emphasis on magic and sorcery in its social context. The author also includes a comprehensive calendar of trial dates with brief commentary. Fine in near fine (spine very slightly faded) d/w £25

W18A. Marwick, M (editor), Witchcraft and Sorcery, 1st edition, Penguin pbk. 1970, 416pp including indices. Selected readings from various writers, including Julio Baroja on Witchcraft and Magic in the Classical World, Evans-Pritchard on Sorcery and Native Opinion, and Trevor-Roper on the European Witch-Craze. Spine leaning slightly and a little rubbed at folds, faint creasing to corners of covers, edges of text block and first couple of leaves spotted, text clean and tight. Good + £1

W21AB. Parrinder, G, Witchcraft: European and African, 1958, Faber & Faber 8vo pbk. 1968, 215pp including index. A revised and enlarged edition of this classic comparitive study. Covers rubbed, soiled and marked with some light creasing, stain to fore-edge (not affecting text), corners bumped, faint crease to lower corners of text. A good, textually clean reading copy £1.50

W22. Parrinder, G, Witchcraft: European and African, 1958, Faber & Faber 1970, 8vo, original mauve cloth, 215pp including index. A revised and enlarged edition of this classic comparitive study. Ex lib, but a suprisingly clean copy, remains of book plate removal to front end papers, perforated stamp to title, file numbers to verso of title, faint blind stamp to upper cover. Edge of text block dusty, contents clean and tight. V.good - in like (lightly soiled on rear panel, very minor edge wear in places, neat file number to spine panel) d/w £6

W022. Rose, E, A Razor for a Goat: A Discussion of Certain Problems in the History of Witchcraft and Diabolism, 1st edition, University of Toronto Press 1962, 8vo, black cloth, gold lettering to spine, 8 + 257pp including index, with a frontispiece. A sound scholarly study, and a powerful refutation of Margaret Murray's theories of witchcraft as an ancient religion. Increasingly uncommon in the d/w. Near fine in near very good (rear panel lightly soiled in places, light wear to edges with a few minor nicks, very slight fading to spine panel) d/w £20

W22E. Sergiev, G, The Apocraphya, 1st edition, 1st printing, Godsfield Press 2003, small square 8vo, printed hard covers, 96pp, with illustrations in the text.  A collection of spells and practices based around Wicca. A near fine copy of this increasingly uncommon title £10

W26. Thompson, R (editor), The Salem Witches, 1st edition, Folio Society 1982, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, white cloth to front board with illustration in black, 194pp, with a frontispiece and a few lino-cuts in the text. A documentary narrative of the Salem witch trials. Fine in near fine slipcase £6

W31. Woodruffe, U, & C. Wilson, Witches, 1st edition, Paper Tiger 4to pbk. 1981, 158pp including index, text by Colin Wilson, and with illustrations by Woodruffe, including many in full colour. A concise history from earliest times to the 20th century, with charming fantasy illustrations.  Rear cover a little soiled and marked, small stain to margin of first few leaves, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £3

 

Booklets, Typescripts and Ephemera, together with a few job lots of books and magazines

EPH01. Ashby, D.H & F. Curtis (editors), The Portal, volume one, number one (1986), 8vo, stapled printed card wraps, 52pp, with illustrations in the text. The journal of the Foundation for Holistic Consciousness (still in existence, although no longer issuing a printed magazine) and featuring a wide variety of articles on occult subjects, mainly by the editors. Articles include What the Devil? (An exploration of the nature of the devil through the ages) by Graham Bostock; Mystery Traditions, Symbols and Symbolism, and the Healing Arts, all by the editors. Scarce. Near fine £5

EPH3. Bennett, F.J, Kentish Megaliths and Alignments, Fenris Wolf 1979, landscape 8vo, stapled card covers, 13pp. reprint of the 1904 original. V.good £2

EPH10. Cullinan, J.F, The Secret of Money-Attraction, 1st edition, Finbarr 1982, 8vo, stapled card covers, 20pp + 8pp advertisements. A couple of trivial marks to covers, contents clean and tight. A very good + copy of an uncommon title £8

EPH17. Forest, B, & M.Behrend, The Coldrum Ley: Chance or Design? 1st edition, privately published, 1985, A4 format, stapled paper covers, 38+5pp, diagrams and maps in text. V.good £5

EPH23. Grinsell, L.V, The Stonehenge Barrow Groups, Salisbury and South Wilshire Museum, no date, c.1990, 8vo, stapled wraps, 47pp, illustrated. V.good £5

EPH24. Hammer, C, Robin Hood- The Man Behind the Myth, 1st edition thus, no date, c. 1980s, 4to, computer typescript (printed one side only) in plain stapled card wraps, 24 sheets, two illustrations tipped in. Scarce. V.good £8

EPH26. Jannaway, K, Abundant Living, 1991, 2nd enlarged edition, reprinted 1996, 8vo, stapled paper wraps, 40pp. New Age guide on the value of trees. Near fine £1

EPH28. Kimmis, J, Essex Church Dedications, 1st edition ELM Press 1981, 4to, stapled paper covers, 17pp. A useful guide, being an index of churches by dedication with map references, introduction and maps showing distribution. V.good £5

EPH30. Lawton, A, Mysteries of Ancient Man, xeroxed typescript, stapled at top corner, no date, c. 1980, 10pp. Primitive man and sacred geometry at ancient sites. V.good - £2

EPH30A. Ledbury, J, Introduction to Astrology, 1st edition, privately published by Marion Green 1981, large 8vo, stapled printed card covers, 36pp, with diagrams in the text. A concise practical introduction to astrology, published in conjunction with Marion Green’s Quest magazine. A few tiny brown spots to inner edges of covers and fore-edge of text block, contents clean and tight. Scarce. Very good + overall £12

EPH40. Newham, C.A, The Astronomical Significance of Stonehenge, 1st edition, Moon Publications 1972, 8vo, stapled card wraps, 32pp, illustrated. V.good £2

EPH042. Simnett, K & S, How to Use Your Omni-Detectors, 1st edition, The Omni-Detector Co. 1971, 8vo, stapled card wraps, 44pp (covers included in pagination), with diagrams in the text. How to use pendulums and dowsing rods. Covers rather soiled, corners bumped, faint spot to one leaf, contents otherwise clean and tight. Uncommon title. Good + £3.50

EPH042A. ‘Solraan’, Basic Runes, 1st edition thus, privately published, no date (probably c.1990s), 8vo, stapled printed card wraps, 28pp, with diagrams in the text. The author’s personal version of the use of the elder Futhark in divination and ritual chanting. Quite scarce. A few trivial marks to covers, very good + £3

EPH43. Spence, M, Standing Stones and Maeshowe of Stenness, 1st edition, R.I.L.K.O 1974, 8vo, stapled card wraps, 26pp, including 4 plates + folding map. V.good. Scarce £6

EPH46. Various, Time For the Times to Come Together, privately published (by Paul Screeton), no date (early 1970s), 4to, stapled paer cover sheets, 21pp. An anthology of articles from the Ley Hunter culled from early issues (1969-70). Includes articles by Barbara Crump, Phillip Heselton and Tony Wedd. V.good £5

EPH47. Various, Ancient Landscapes, 1st edition 1982, 4to, stapled wraps, 16pp, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue with notes and illustrations by various artists reflecting their perception of the earth spirit. Includes work by John Michell, Janet Hoult, and Paul Devereux. V.good £2

EPH49. Villiers-Stuart, P, Project for the Year 2000: A Stone Circle in Hyde Park, privately published, xeroxed typescript, no date, 6 pages, 13" by 9 1/2", stapled at top corner, diagrams in text. An outline for the project, based upon the laws of sacred geometry, planetary attributions and associated days and metals. Scarce. V.good £4

EPH53. Villiers-Stuart, P, Mandalas of Creation, privately published, xeroxed typescript, no date, 12pp, 13" by 9 1/2", stapled along left hand edge, diagrams and illustrations in text. Signs of universal order and power, cosmic proportion, megalithic sacred geometry, etc. Probably an earlier draft of the above, with varient front cover sheet, and not including the final two page section. Signed by author to inside of front cover. Some minor creasing to edges of cover sheet. Scarce. V.good £8

EPH56. Wedd, J.A.D, Skyways and Landmarks, privately published (1972), small 4to, stapled paper wraps, 8pp including covers, with illustrations in the text and a postscript by Phillip Heselton. A study of UFO sightings and their relationship to ley lines within the British landscape that was originally written in 1961 for the Star Fellowship. Faint soiling to margins of covers, creasing to corners and tops of inner margins, contents clean and tight. A good + copy of a scarce item £3.50

Some Job Lots

Job1. Fortean Times: 3 magazines comprising: Number 48, Spring 1987, 80pp, includes articles on William Rufus, and Joseph Glanvil, as well as the usual mix of Fortean phenomena. Number 231, January 2008, 80pp, special Aleister Crowley anniversary issue, includes contributions by Gary Lachman and Dave Evans. Number 248, May 2009, 80pp, Includes articles on Dr John Dee, and Robert Rankine, as well as the usual mix of Fortean phenomena. All stapled wraps as issued, number 48 in smaller format, the other two A4. Crowley issue a little creased with mark to front cover. All good to very good £3.50

Job2. Skoob Occult Review: 3 magazines comprising: Issue 3, 1990, A4 format, stapled wraps, 57pp, illustrated. A sought after issue, including an interview with Kenneth Grant, and A Short Critique and Comment upon Magic by Andrew Chumbley. Also includes The History of the Couleuvre Noire by Frater Joseph, The Search for the Guru by Frank Letchford, I was a child disciple of the beast (part 1) by Vivienne Browning, book reviews, and artwork by Robert Taylor. Issue 4, 1991, A4 format, stapled wraps, 48pp, illustrated. Includes I Was a Child Disciple of the Beast (part2), Victor Neuberg's The Water Bearer by Caroline Robertson, Graded Grains make Finer Flour by Michael Staley, full colour artwork by Nema and Linda Falorio. Issue 5, 1991, A4 format, stapled wraps, 48pp, illustrated. Includes The Stellar Lode by Kenneth Grant, Rosaleen Norton by Neville Drury, Ode to laurel caverns by Linda Falorio, full colour art by Chesca Potter and Linda Falorio. Covers lightly marked in places. All A4, stapled as issued, each issue signed by editor Caroline Wise. All in very good condition. The lot £10

Job 4. Dennis Wheatley: 3 occult novels comprising: The Satanist, Arrow pbk. 1974, 512pp; Strange Conflict, Arrow pbk. 1975, 320pp; The Ka of Gifford Hillary, Arrow pbk. 1974, 400pp. Light reading creases to spines. First two very good, final one good +. WITH: Stranger Than Fiction, Arrow pbk. 1965, 414pp. Wheatley’s papers relating to the planning of the Second World War. Covers creased and marked, text lightly tanned, ink marks to list of Wheatley’s novels. Uncommon title. Good. The lot: £4.50

Job5. Earth Mysteries: Meyn Mamvro, 4 issues, numbers 30 to 33 inclusive (Spring 1996 to Spring 1997), all 24pp each, with illustrations in the text. Articles on ancient sites in Cornwall. WITH: Wisht Maen, issue 4, no date, 36pp, with a few illustrations in the text. Devon earth mysteries magazine. WITH:  Northern Earth, number 66, no date, 32pp, with illustrations in the text. All near fine to fine, A5 format, stapled as issued. The lot £2.50

Job6. The Unknown: 10 issues, a run from December 1986 to September 1987  inclusive, all 82pp, with illustrations in the text. Magazine largely concerned with Fortean phenomena, earth mysteries, U.F.O’s, etc. Highlighting to small amount of text in one issue, text in all lightly tanned. All good to very good, A5 format, stapled wraps. The lot £2.50

Job9. Straffon, C, Four Earth Mysteries Guides, comprising: Ancient Sites in West Penwith, 2nd printing, Meyn Mamvro 1993, 52pp; Mid Cornwall and the Lizard, 1st edition, Meyn Mamvro 1994, 48pp; Bodmin Moor and North Cornwall, 2nd printing, Meyn Mamvro 1995, 48pp; Ancient Sites on the Isles of Scilly, 2nd printing, Meyn Mamvro 1996, 36pp. All A5, stapled wraps, and with many illustrations in the text. All near fine. The lot £5