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Alchemy

AL1. Atwood, M.A,, Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy, 1850, Create Space 8vo pbk, no date (recent), 347pp, a reprint of the main text of Atwood’s Suggestive Inquiry with the omission of the original introductory material. The book itself is a highly original alchemical study, portraying it as a science of the soul in which Divine Union by way of illumination could be gained through mesmeric trance. Knock to top of spine, small dent to front cover leaving a tiny indent to first few leaves, internally and externally clean and tight, overall still a very good copy £6

AL7. Jung, C.G, Psychology and Alchemy, 1953, Routledge 8vo pbk. 2010, 36 + 571pp including index + list of collected works, with many plates and illustrations in text; a reprint of the 1968 second and revised edition of this study of the nature of alchemy and its relationship to the Collective Unconscious. Light rubbing to edges of covers, small dent to rear cover, wear to top of lower spine fold, internally clean and tight, overall a very good and internally better copy £14

Archaeology & Ancient History

AR1. Alexiou, S, Minoan Civilization, 4th edition, Kouvidis & Co. No date (c.1990s), French folded wraps, 6 + 136pp, with illustrations in the text + 29pp plates (on ordinary paper). A scholarly study of Minoan Crete, including material on sacred symbols and religion. A very good + clean copy £5

M3. Andrews, R & P Schellenberger, The Tomb of God, 1st edition, Little Brown 1996, large.8vo, cream cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 513pp incl. index, illus. in text + 17 coloured plates. The sacred geometry around Rennes Le Chateau in France, which according to the authors, gives the location of the burial place of Jesus Christ. Thumb soil mark to front end paper otherwise near fine in very good (a few minor marks, some light edge creasing) d/w £2.50

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

A3A. Bligh Bond, F, An Architectural Handbook to Glastonbury Abbey, with a Historical Chronicle of the Building, 1910, 3rd edition, Central Somerset Gazette 1920,  8vo, pictorial boards, 90pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 13 plates, 3 of which are fold-outs; the first comprehensive survey of the ruins. A few minor marks to boards, small stain to foot of spine, end papers browned, minor spotting to top edge of text block and the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy £12

A3C. Bowman, A.K, Egypt after the Pharaohs, Guild 1986, large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 264pp including index, with a coloured frontispiece and many illustrations in the text, some coloured; a sound study Egypt during the Greek and Roman periods between 332BC and 642AD, including material on gods and temples. Trivial soiling to edges of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in like d/w £3.50

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

AR9BB. Collum, V.C.C, The Tresse Iron-Age Megalithic Monument, 1st edition, Oxford University Press 1935, 4to, taupe cloth with black lettering to spine, 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. Spine very slightly darkened, a little minor soiling to cloth, light wear to lower corners, spotting to end papers and a few margins, text clean and tight, a near very good copy £12

AR9CD. David, R, The Pyramid Builders of Egypt, Guild 1986, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 269pp including index + 22pp plates; a fascinating insight into the builders of Egypt’s ancient monuments based on the Kahun project at Manchester museum; near fine in very good (a few minor marks, light rubbing to edges with some slight creasing to top edge) d/w £3

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

AR12AA. Edwards, I.E.S, The Pyramids of Egypt, 1947, Penguin small format pbk. 1977, 319pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 32pp plates; one of the standard works on the subject.; covers slightly soiled and marked in places, reading crease to spine, edges of text block soiled, small ink doodle to blank top corner of first leaf, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, good + overall £2

ARH12DD. Gardiner, Sir A, Egypt of the Pharaohs, 1961, O.U.P 8vo pbk. 1978, 20 + 461pp including index , with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and  31 plates; a sound introduction to the history and religion of ancient Egypt; reading creases to spine which is lightly rubbed at folds, covers a little soiled, light tanning to page edges, neat ink notes to one plate, text clean and tight, good + £3.50

AR12CD. Gagarin, M, & E. Fantham (editors), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, 1st edition, Oxford University Press 2012, complete in 7 volumes, 4to, matching printed dark blue hard covers, 144 +390pp, 6 + 454pp, 6 + 433pp, 6 + 468pp, 6 + 456pp, 6 + 441pp, & 6 + 517pp including index, with maps and other illustrations in the text throughout; a monumental study of Classical culture, religion, and mythology, arguably the most comprehensive of its kind; a few faint marks to covers in places, a few lower corners bumped, internally clean and tight throughout, a very good + overall and internally fine set, still in print at over a thousand pounds, this gently used set £275 Please note: heavy postage.

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

AR17CJ. Jaffus, F, Carcassonne and the Treasures of the Temple of Jerusalem, 1867, Memory Map Publications, no date (c.1990s), 8vo, stapled printed paper wraps, 20pp. Reprint of a rare text relating to the potential hiding place of the lost treasure of Jerusalem. Faint crease to foot of front wrapper, contents clean and tight. Very good + £6

AR19B. Mohen, J-P, The World of Megaliths, 1st English edition, Cassell 4to pbk. 1989, 318pp,with many photographs in the text, some in colour; a worldwide study of megalithic structures, their history and legends. A few minor marks to covers, edges lightly rubbed in places, faint creasing to lower corner of front cover, faint ‘damaged copy’ stamp to verso of title page with some transference to title page, otherwise internally clean and tight, overall still a near very good copy £6

 

 

 

 

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

AR22AP. Parker, R, Men of Dunwich, 1st edition, Collins 1978, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 272pp, with map end papers and a few maps or other illustrations in the text. The story of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast, once a city, now reduced to a village by the encroaching sea; and widely acknowledged as an influence on H.P Lovecraft’s fictional Dunwich. Faint soiling to top edge of text block, internally clean and tight. Very good + in near very good (a couple of minor marks, some light edge wear, creased at top of rear panel with a short closed tear without loss) d/w £3.50

AR22A. Pauwels, L & J. Bergier, The Eternal Man, 1st English edition, Souvenir Press 1972, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 246pp + 12pp plates; the authors seek to find evidence of advanced civilizations before the accepted origin of Homo sapiens. Slight surface scratch mark to top of spine, light soiling to edges of text block, off-setting to end papers otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy in like (a few minor marks, some light wear to edges in places, price clipped) d/w £6

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

AR22DE. Redfern, N, Bloodline of the Gods, 1st edition, New Page 8vo pbk. 2015, 255pp including index, with illustrations in the text; an argument for alien  interbreeding with humankind; minor rubbing to corners, small stain to foot of text block near spine, with small abrasion to foot of front cover and small stain to first and last few margins otherwise a very good clean copy £3

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

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

AR027A. Sprague de Camp, L, Lost Continents, 1954, Dover 8vo pbk. 1970, 8 + 348pp including index, with maps and other illustrations in the text. A study of the Atlantis theme in history, science and literature. Spine very slightly darkened, light browning to edges of rear cover and edges of text block, internally clean and tight. A near very good copy £5

AR27spA. Spence, L, The History of Atlantis, Rider, no date (c.1930), 8vo, rebound in grey cloth with white lettering on green ground to spine, 18 + 238pp + 16 plates, a popular overview of the myths, sources and literature of the Atlantean tradition. Ex lib, file number to spine, trace of label removal to front paste-down, front end paper neatly cut out, stamps to half title and verso of title page, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, still a good + copy overall £8

AR27DD. Sukenik, E.L, Ancient Synagogues in Palestine and Greece, 1st edition, O.U.P for the British Academy 1930, tall 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 90pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece, 18 plates and folding map; a sound study given as part of the Schweiss lectures of the British Academy in 1930; a few minor marks to cloth, corners and spine ends rubbed, small spot to fore-edge of text block, faint soiling to end papers otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy £15

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

AR27BBV. Van Der Veer, M.H.J. Th., & P. Moerman, Hidden Worlds, 1st English edition, Souvenir Press 1974, 8vo, black cloth with yellow titles to spine, 221pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates.  A fresh look at archaeological enigmas, from Prehistory through to the pre Columbian discovery of America and much in between.  Light spotting to top edge of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good in like price clipped d/w £3.50

AR27BB. Various, The Quest for America, 1st edition, Pall Mall Press 1971, Post 4t0, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, 2 + 298pp including index, with photographs and other illustrations in the text; essays on the pre-Columbian discovery of America by Geoffrey Ashe, Thor Heyerdahl, Helge Ingstad, J.V Luce, Betty Meggers and  Birgitta Wallace; a couple of minor marks to cloth, faint spotting to edges of text block, slight marks to end papers otherwise internally clean and tight, very good in good (marked in places, chipping to edges with some taped repair to tears, inner flaps marked, smallish scuff to surface of front inner flap with slight loss of publisher’s blurb) d/w £6

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

AR027CC. Wilkins, H.T, Secret Cities of Old South America, 1950, 1st edition, 4th printing, Rider 1952, 8vo, black cloth, 468pp including index, with map end papers and many illustrations in the text + 12 pp plates; a classic and highly entertaining study, all be it heavy on conjecture and speculation, including much material on religion, mythology, and more dubiously, on Atlantis. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, a few faint marks to cloth, small previous owner’s label to blank verso of front end paper, light even age-toning to paper as usual, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a very good copy of the increasingly uncommon original edition £30

AR027CF. Wilson, R.J.A, A Guide to the Roman Remains in Britain, B.C.A. 1975, F’cap 8vo, brown hard covers with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 365pp including index, with map end papers and many illustrations in the text, errata tipped in as issued; a fairly comprehensive guide by count; tiny shallow dent to spine, top edge of text block soiled otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good in near very good (some light staining around edges on the blank verso, tiny dent to spine panel without loss) d/w £2

AR29. Worth, R.H, Worth’s Dartmoor, 1953, new edition, David & Charles 1967, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 18 + 523pp including index, with map end papers, illustrations in the text + a coloured frontispiece , portrait of the author and 94 b/w plates, with a new introduction by G.M. Spooner. A monumental and comprehensive guide to the flora, geography, geology, and wealth of ancient sites on Dartmoor, compiled by G.M. Spooner and F.S. Russell from the published articles of the late R. Hansford Worth. Ex lib, label removal mark to foot of spine and near edges of boards, label removal marks to blank verso of front end paper and half title, file numbers to verso of title page, a few minor marks to cloth,, spine a little darkened and rubbed at ends, edges of text block browned, but apart from the library marks, internally clean and tight, a good + overall copy £3.50

Art - Religious & Magical

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

AT5AA. Nelson, B, The Arcane Eye, 1st edition, 2nd (separate) issue, Happytronics ltd 1985, A4 stapled black card covers printed in gold, 40pp with b/w photographic illustrations throughout with text in white on facing pages, all on gloss black paper; best known as the driving force behind 1970s rockers Be Bop Deluxe, the book consists of a spiritually tinged and in parts mildly erotic journey through Bill’s photography. Originally issued with the four record set Trial by Intimacy, this is one of a small number of overrun copies sold separately in the late 1980s, this one bearing a Sorcerer’s Apprentice price label to the title page, which Nelson has signed in silver ink dated ’89. Light rubbing to edges of covers in places, a few faint surface scratch marks to front cover, crease mark to lower corner of front cover, light pulling and crease marking to the gutter opposite the title page otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a good + copy of a scarce item, particularly signed £25

AT9AC. Spare, A.O, Automatic Drawing, 1st edition thus, I.H.O small 4to pbk. 2005, unpaginated (82pp + advertisement leaf), with a small coloured portrait of the author and many b/w illustrations, some full page; a reprint of Spare’s 1925 Book of Automatic Drawings, first published by Catalpa Press in 1972, together with related material by Spare, Frederick Carter, and Hannen Swaffer; light rubbing to corners, internally and externally clean and tight, a near fine copy of this increasingly uncommon title £40

 

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

C4B. Bryce, D, Symbolism of the Celtic Cross, 1989, 2nd edition, revised, Llanerch 8vo pbk. 1994, 128pp, with many illustrations in the text; a comprehensive study of the Celtic cross and related monuments, both Christian and pre-Christian, near fine £5

C6. Clark, D & A. Roberts, Twilight of the Celtic Gods, 1st edition, Cassell 1996, crown 4to, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 176pp, with photographs and other illustrations in the text; an exploration of the religious beliefs, supernatural world, and physical landscape of Britain’s pagan Celtic heritage; trivial spotting to top edge of text block otherwise a near fine copy of this uncommon title in like (minor faint creasing to top edge) d/w £25

C7B. Fortune, D (I.E Violet M. Firth), Avalon of the Heart, 1934, Weiser 8vo pbk. 200, reprinted, 98 + 3pp additional publicity material, with 2 full page illustrations; the author’s personal account of the spiritual history of Glastonbury- “The New Jerusalem.” Light rubbing to corners, overall a very good + clean copy £3.50

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. (Heywood, T), The Life of Merlin, Surnamed Ambrosius; his Prophecies and Predictions Interpreted, and Their Truth Made Good by Our English Annals. 1641, 2nd edition, 2nd issue, Lackington, Allen & Co. 1813, 8vo, recently rebound in half dark brown morocco over brown marbled papered boards, raised bands to spine in compartments with gilt rules, filets and title, new end papers, fore and lower edges uncut, title page rubricated, 4 + 324pp including index, with an engraved frontispiece. A curious work detailing a chronological history of the kings of Britain, from Brute forwards centred on the life and strange prophecies of Merlin Ambrosius, showing their meaning and continued relevance. Trivial rub mark to lower corner of front board, edges of text block browning, some occasional minor spotting, mostly to margins. With the ownership signature of surgeon William Sloggett to top of title page, along with his blind impressed stamp to blank top of frontispiece, which itself has caused some off-setting to the title page, but otherwise a near very good tight, textually bright and overall very clean copy of the increasingly scarce first reprint, issued at Carnarvon in 1812 and in London the following year £295

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

CO19AA. Nutt, A, Cuchulainn, the Irish Achilles, 1st edition, David Nutt 1900, Cr8vo, printed wraps, 52pp; Popular Studies in Mythology and Folklore number 8; sizable stain to top of front cover, also affecting  internal text, lessening towards the end, and all still readable, a good solid reading copy £5

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

C25AA. Spence, L, Magic Arts in Celtic Britain, 1945, Aquarian Press 1970, tall 8vo, tan cloth with red foil titles to spine, top edge stained green, 198pp including index, with 3 illustrations in the text + 8pp plates; includes material on Celtic magic, spells and charms, Druidism, necromancy, prophecy and divination, second sight, etc. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, slight spotting to edges of text block, light foxing to first and last few leaves and to the odd margin, text tight and largely clean overall, a near very good copy in like (a few soil marks, light wear to edges with a few minor crease marks, spotting to inner flaps) d/w £12

 

Divination inc Tarot

D1. Abraham, S, How to Read the Tarot, 1994, revised edition, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 2017, 8 + 184pp, with illustrations in the text; an easy to follow practical beginner’s guide to reading the tarot; trivial soiling to top edge of text block otherwise very near fine £3.50

D03A. Bentov, I, Stalking the Wild Pendulum, 1977, Fontana small format pbk. 1979, 8 + 194pp, with diagrams in the text; a curious and original hypothesis blending physics and eastern mysticism in order to reveal the true nature of the universe and its creation; light wear to edges of covers, small owner’s label to first leaf, minor spotting to a couple of pages otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £2.50

D6B. Craze, R, Chinese Astrology, Colour Library Direct 1999, 4to, laminated pictorial hard covers, internally spiral bound, 128pp, printed in colour throughout and profusely illustrated. A popular introduction to Chinese astrology and its use featuring ‘split pages’ to readily compare related signs and symbols. A few minor marks to covers, internally clean and tight, very good £2

D7AP. (Dali, S), Pollack, R, Salvador Dali’s Tarot, 1st British edition, Michael Joseph/ Rainbird 1985, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 175pp; a nicely produced work, with gold end papers and printed on gloss paper throughout with good quality coloured reproductions of all 78 cards in the Dali tarot deck, together with an introduction and commentary on each card by Rachael Pollack giving insight into both the symbolism and artistic influences present. Minor rubbing to corners and very slight creasing to spine ends, trivial soiling to top edge of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, overall a very good and internally better copy of the increasingly uncommon first U.K issue in like (lightly shelf-rubbed with some minor rubbing to edges) d/w £25

D6BB. Ellis, K, Prediction and Prophecy, 1st edition, Wayland 1973, large 8vo, charcoal cloth with gilt titles to spine, 192pp including index + 8pp plates; a look at the personalities and methods of prophecy and divination throughout history, near fine in near very good (a few faint shelf rubbing marks, top edge very slightly worn in places) d/w £3.50

D8A. Ford, M, The First Book of Luciferian Tarot, 1st edition, Succubus Productions 2007, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 252pp, with artwork by Nico Claux based on original designs by the author; tarot symbolism applied to the Luciferian current as a multi-cultural manifestation of the Adversary, very near fine in like d/w £25

D9EE. Hawthorne, D, Laurie’s Complete Fortune Teller, 1936, 2nd edition, W.G Foyle 1946, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 256pp including index. A guide to fortune telling through astrology, cards, charms, dice, dreams, palmistry, etc. Cloth a little soiled in places, faint crease marks to cloth on rear board, spine titles dulled and very faded, end papers browned, minor spots to s few margins, text clean and tight, a good solid copy £6

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

D012AE. Masino, M, Best Tarot Practices, 1st edition, Weiser 8vo pbk. 2009, 14 + 304pp, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text; a comprehensive guide to ‘everything you need to know to learn the Tarot’; corners lightly bumped, a couple of trivial marks to covers, small red spot to foot of half title, minor spots to margins of last couple of leaves otherwise internally clean and tight, very good £8

D12AA. Miller, H & P. Broadhurst, The Sun and the Serpent, 1st edition, Pendragon Press 1989, large 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 216pp including index, with a frontispiece, diagrams and other illustrations in the text, and a foreword by John Michell, number 477 of a hand numbered limited edition of 888 copies signed by both authors; with single sheet subscribers letter and publisher’s flyer laid in; a fascinating investigation into the energies, ancient sites and folklore of one of the most famous ley lines in Britain- the so called ‘Michael Line’ extending from St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall to Hopton on sea in Norfolk. Minor brown spotting to top and bottom edges of text block, very slightly affecting tips of upper margins in places, but otherwise a near fine clean and tight copy of this increasingly scarce true first issue in like d/w £75

D12D. Morningstar, S, Astrology & Fortune Telling, 2000, Southwater Books 2015, small 4to, French folded card wraps, 256pp, illustrated in colour throughout; an introductory guide to the tarot, I Ching, palmistry, dream interpretation, etc, fine £2

D013A. Ouspensky, P.D, The Symbolism of the Tarot, 1913,Dover stapled 8vo pbk. 1976, 63pp, with one small diagram in the text and fold-out rear cover with coloured representations of tarot cards from the Rider Waite deck, a series of mediations on the 22 major Arcana, resulting in ‘pen pictures’ revealing the inner symbolism of each card.; minor rubbing to edges of covers, small label removal mark to foot of rear cover, small owner’s stamp to title page otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy overall £5

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

D14DD. Sadhu, M, The Tarot: A Contemporary Course in the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism, 1st edition, G. Allen & Unwin 1962, large 8vo, cloth with jacket laminated to book, 494pp including index, diagrams and other illustrations in text; a scholarly and in depth study of the occult tarot within the western tradition, a modern classic. Ex lib with labels and traces of label removal to front end papers, plain white label repair to blank piece cut from title page, covers very soiled with a few bumps and dents, corners lightly bumped and creased, wear to spine ends and tips of outer joints, edges of text block darkened, some occasional spotting or soiling, mainly to margins, text still tight and largely very clean overall, a good solid reading copy of the increasingly uncommon original issue £15

D14DD. St. Hill, K, Grammar of Palmistry, 1st edition, 18th thousand, Sampson  Low 1893, small Cr8vo, grey cloth with red titles to spine, and red titles and black illustration to front board, 124pp, with a frontispiece and plates included in the pagination; a practical guide to palmistry. Covers very soiled, and with some bubbling and crease marks, spine ends and corners a little worn, some occasional foxing or soiling of text, previous owner’s pencil notes to rear end papers and blank verso of some of the plates, a fair complete reading copy £6

D15A. Severn, J.M, Popular Phrenology, 1914, 2nd edition, Rider 1918, Cr8vo, green cloth with red lettering to spine and front board, 126pp + advertisement leaf, with a facsimile signed frontispiece and a few illustrations in the text; a concise guide to the history and practice of phrenology. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, slight rubbing to spine title, edges of text block and outer margins browned, light foxing to end papers and the odd margin, text clean and tight, good + £15

D15BB. Skinner, S, Feng Shui, 1997, Paragon Books 2000, large 4to, pictorial printed hard covers, 96pp, illustrated in colour throughout; a sound introduction by one of the leading western exponents of Feng Shui; upper corner of rear board worn and chipped, otherwise near fine in very good (wear and chipping to folds near upper corners) d/w £2.50

D16. Various, Altair, volume one, number two, August 1993, 8vo, stapled buff wraps printed in red, 28pp, with a few diagrams in the text; the journal of the White Eagle School of Astrology with articles by Carol Wood and others; a couple of trivial marks to covers, crease to lower corner of rear cover, slightly affecting corners of last couple of leaves otherwise a very good internally clean and tight copy £2

D016. Virtue, D & R. Valentine, Angel Answers Oracle Cards, 1st edition, Hay House  24mo pbk. 2014, 96pp + advertisements, with illustrations in the text, complete with deck of 44 full colour angel cards in box as issued; some slight wrinkling to box lid and faint rippling to book (possibly lightly damped at some point), both those parts clean, solid and still in very good condition, bottom half of box and cards themselves remain fine £8

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

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

D19A. Windsor, D, Mother Shipton’s Prophecy Book, 1st edition, published for Mother Shipton’s Cave ltd 1990, tall 8vo, stapled gloss wraps, 32pp, with colour photographs and other illustrations in the text; a concise account of Mother Shipton’s life and most famous prophecies; some wear to spine fold, faint water stain to lower part of inner margins throughout and tiny traces of previous adhesion to some margins, text clean and still about good + overall £1.50

 

 

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

E01C. Charroux, R, The Mysterious Unknown, 1969, Corgi small format pbk. 1976, 319pp + 24pp plates, translated from the French by Olga Sieveking; an argument for extra-terrestrial visits to earth in antiquity evidenced by ancient technologies; minor soiling to covers, which have been neatly laminated by a previous owner, owner’s stamp to top of first leaf, margins browning, binding beginning to separate at the top of one plate section, but all still secure, overall a good textually clean copy £1.50

E2D. Hitching, F, Earth Magic, 1976, Picador 8vo pbk. 1978, 12 + 196pp including index, with illustrations in the text. The ancient sites of Britain and Europe, their spiritual relevance, alignments and symbolism. Covers lightly edge rubbed and marked in places, text lightly but evenly tanned, otherwise clean and tight. Good + £1.50

E3CCA. Knight, P, West Kennet Long Barrow, 1st edition, Stone Seeker Publishing large 8vo pbk. 2011, 233pp including index, with photographs and other illustrations in the text, signed by author on the title page; a study of the shamanic landscape centred on the West Kennet long barrow, fine £10

E6E. Michell, J, The View Over Atlantis, 1969, third edition, revised, Garnstone Press 1975, 8vo, printed pictorial boards, 8 + 211pp including index, with many illustrations in the text  + 32pp of plates and notes; an earth mysteries classic, one that heralded the modern revival of interest in the ley phenomenon of Alfred Watkins and the sacred geometry of the land. A few minor marks to boards, edges of text block slightly darkened, ownership inscription to front end paper, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a very good copy £12

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

E6FF. Michell, J, The Earth Spirit: Its Ways, Shrines and Mysteries, 1st American edition, Avon 4to pbk. 1975, 96pp, with many illustrations in the text (some full page and some coloured); a few minor marks to covers, small label removal mark to title page otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy £3,50

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

E14D.  Williams, Prof. M (editor), Britain:  a Study in Patterns, 1st edition, R.I.L.K.O 4to pbk. No date (1971), 59pp, with photographs and diagrams in the text, some coloured, one folding; a series of essays, mainly devoted to geometric principles and patterns in the landscape, chiefly featuring Glastonbury and other sites in southern England, but also includes an essay on the bull cult in Western Europe by J.M Coles. Other contributors include the editor, John Michell, and Keith Critchlow. A little light soiling to covers, faint creasing to upper corner, small spot to final blank and inside or rear cover otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy of the uncommon first printing £8

 

Folklore, Myth & Legend

FM1A. Alexander, H.B, Mythology of all Races volume 10: North American, 1916, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 26 + 325pp + a coloured frontispiece with captioned tissue guard and 32 plates, of which 4 are coloured.  Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and a couple of final margins; light rubbing to cloth in places, edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, lacks map at end which doesn’t appear to have ever been present, but otherwise a good + and textually better copy £10

F1AA. Baker, R.L, Hoosier Folk Legends, 1st edition, Indiana University Press 8vo pbk. 1989, 22 + 264pp. A comprehensive collection of Indiana folklore, including sections on witches, monsters, special powers, hauntings, etc, through to modern legends such as UFOs. Near fine £6

F1AC, Baring Gould, S, Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, 1866, Rivingtons 1875, Cr8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine and illustrated front board, 10 + 660pp, with illustrations in the text + publisher’s catalogue; the complete first and second series of Gould’s collection of myths and legends together in one volume. Slight rubbing to spine ends, joints and corners, edges of text block darkened, faint vertical crease to prelims, some occasional minor spotting, mainly to margins, a couple of marginal notes by a previous owner together with a couple of related news clippings tipped in, inner hinges slightly strained, but overall still a just about good + tight and largely textually clean copy £12

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

F6A. Clodd, E, Tom Tit Tot: An Essay on Savage Philosophy in Folk-Tale, 1st edition, Duckworth & Co. 1898, Cr8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, top edge gilt, 10 + 249pp including index + 24pp publisher’s catalogue; the essay is mostly concerned with taboo, superstition, and magic in folk tradition. A few minor marks to boards, spine faded and dulled, spine ends and corners rubbed, end papers foxed, minor spotting to the odd margin, text clean and tight, still just about good + overall £10

FM8. Dixon, R.B, Mythology of all Races volume 9: Oceanic, 1916, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 2216 + 364p + a frontispiece with captioned tissue guard, 23 plates and double page map. Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and a couple of plate margins; light rubbing to cloth in places slight soiling to lower part of front board, edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £15

F008WE. Eyre, K, Lancashire Legends, 1st edition, Dalesman Books 8vo pbk. 1974, 70pp, with illustrations in the text by Bruce Danz; an entertaining collection of legendary lore and associated sites; Covers rubbed at edges with some light creasing and a few minor marks, flat crease to lower corner of one leaf, light spotting to half title and a couple of other pages, text tight and still very clean, good + £2

FM8 Ferguson, J. C & M. Anesaki, Mythology of all Races volume 8: Chinese and Japanese, 1928, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 12 + 416pp  including index, with illustrations in the text + a coloured frontispiece with captioned tissue guard and 43 plates, of which 2 are coloured.  Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and a couple of final margins; light rubbing to cloth in places, top part of rear board slightly marked, edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £15

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

F008AB. Fort, C, Lo! 1st British edition, Gollancz 1931, 8vo, orange cloth with black lettering to spine, 331pp, the third in the series of the author’s books detailing unexplained phenomena; light soiling to boards, faint ring mark to rear cover, spine slightly darkened and soiled, corners rubbed, ownership signature to front end paper, minor spotting to first and last few leaves, small splits to end papers at gutter but text tight and still very clean overall, a good + copy of the uncommon original issue £35

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

F09. Graves, R & R. Patai, Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis, 1st edition, Cassell 1964, Large 8vo, pale blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 311pp including index; a seminal study of the folklore and myth within the Biblical book of Genesis, with a couple of related news clippings laid in. Minor soiling to edges of text block, browning to front end paper, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a very good copy in good + (edges rather worn with some chipping, a couple of tape marks to lower edge, some creasing) d/w £10

F11CC.  Gwynn Jones, T, Welsh Folklore & Folk Custom, 1st edition, Methuen 1930, Cr8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 20 + 255pp + 8pp publisher’s catalogue; a reasonably comprehensive‘ scientific’ enquiry into Welsh folk tradition based on manuscript records, published material, and oral tradition. The author includes chapters on ghosts; fairies, magic, divination and witchcraft; giants, hags and monsters; gods and heroes, etc. Edges of text block spotted, off-setting to end papers, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight; this first issue is increasingly uncommon in the dust wrappers, a very good copy in like (spine panel very slightly darkened  with minor chipping to top not affecting text) d/w £50

F13CD. Holiday, F.W, The Dragon and the Disc, 1973, Futura small format pbk. 1974, 247pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates and advertisements; an interesting comparative study of dragon lore, bronze age sites, and the U.F.O phenomenon; crease marks to covers, reading crease to spine, covers marked in places and rubbed at edges, faint water stain to upper corner of last few leaves, text lightly and evenly tanned but otherwise clean and tight, a good reading copy of this uncommon title £3.50

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 with gilt titles to spine, top edge stained green, 16 + 443pp including index + 40 b/w and 8 colour plates including frontispiece with tissue guard, engraved title; a classic popular account of Greek mythology. Corners rubbed, spine slightly darkened and lightly worn at ends, a couple of minor marks to cloth, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, text tight and largely clean overall, a near very good copy £8

F14D. Hunt, R, Popular Romances of the West of England, 1881, Chatto & Windus 1908, decorated green cloth gilt, 480pp + publisher’s catalogue, with two full page illustrations by George Cruickshank. The complete first and second series in one volume of what is still one of the best sources of Cornish folklore, including material on giants, fairy lore, demons and spectres, sorcery and witchcraft, fire worship, holy wells, saints, etc. Slight wear to spine ends and corners, edges of text block browned, a couple of leaves chipped at top where carelessly opened, not affecting text, browning to margins of last page of text, minor spots to frontispiece and title page, stitching slightly strained in places, text clean and still reasonably solid, a good + overall copy £18

F14E. Iles, N, Who Killed Cock Robin? 1st edition, Robert Hale 1986, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 256pp, with illustrations by harry Iles; the folklore behind nursery rhymes and carols, restoring them to their original meaning; trivial soiling to edges of text block, slight off-setting to end papers otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in like (spine panel very slightly faded) d/w £5

FM17. Keith, A.B & A.J. Carnoy, Mythology of all Races volume 6: Indian and Iranian, 1917, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, , black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 10 + 404pp + a frontispiece with captioned tissue guard and 43 plates of which 4 are coloured. Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and one plate margin; light rubbing to cloth in places, edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £18

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

FM19. Langdon, S.H, Mythology of all Races volume 5: Semitic, 1931, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 22+ 454pp including index, with many illustrations in the text. Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and final margin; light rubbing to cloth in places, edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £18

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

F20BBD. Mackenzie, D.A, The Worlds Heritage, 1st edition, Gresham Publishing 1918-19, 2 volumes (complete), 8vo, matching blue cloth with spine titles and decoration in green, 16 + 452pp + a tissue guarded coloured frontispiece and 8 b/w plates & 18 + 444pp including index + a tissue guarded coloured frontispiece and 8 b/w plates. A collection of heroic mythical stories from around the world, including those of ancient Greece and India, together with several Arthurian related romances. Spines faded, edges of text blocks spotted, some light foxing to first and last few leaves, contents otherwise clean and tight. A good + set of this uncommon title £20

F20BB. Maple, E, Superstition and the Superstitious, 1st edition, W.H Allen 1971, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 192pp. A concise popular study the origin and development of popular superstitions through to their manifestation in modern witchcraft. Minor spotting to top edge of text block, internally clean and tight. Very good + in very good (a couple of minor marks, edges lightly rubbed) d/w £5

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

F21FF. Morgan, G, Secret Essex, 1982, Ian Henry 8vo pbk. 1994, 156pp, with a frontispiece and illustrations in text by the author; an excellent guide to Essex folklore, including ghosts, witchcraft, the devil, legends, pagan monuments, customs, etc.; very slight fading to spine and edges of covers, crease to one page corner otherwise a very good + clean copy £2.50

FM21. Muller, M & Sir J.G Scott, Mythology of all Races volume 12: Egyptian and Indo-Chinese, 1928, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 14 + 450pp  , with illustrations in the text + a coloured frontispiece with captioned tissue guard and 20 b/w plates.  Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and a couple of final margins; light rubbing to cloth in places,  edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £18

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

F022A. Opie, I & P, The Lore and Language of School Children, 1st edition, O.U.P 1959, large 8vo, blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, 20 + 417pp including index, with 11 maps in the text. The standard work of its kind, covering customs, initiation rites, superstitions, rhymes, etc. Ex lib, tape marks to boards, book plates to front down and rear end paper, perforated stamp to title with file numbers to the verso. Edges of text block slightly soiled, text clean and tight, good + in like (spine panel slightly faded and with small library label, a few minor marks in places, edges lightly rubbed in places) d/w £6

F22BB. Palmer, K, The Folklore of Somerset, 1st edition, Batsford 1976, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, 186pp including index, with a double page map and illustrations in the text by G.J Galsworthy; a concise, sound study, one of Batsford’s excellent Folklore of the British Isles series. Light soiling to lower part of rear board, trivial soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good in like (a couple of tiny chips to outer laminate layer, very slight fading to spine panel) 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

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

 

Herbalism

H1. Blaxland Stubbs, S.G, & E.W Blight, Sixty Centuries of Health and Physick, 1st edition, Sampson Low, no date (c.1931), 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 253pp including index + a coloured frontispiece and 84 b/w plates, all with descriptive tissue guards; a history of medicine from primitive times through to the 18th century, showing the transition from magic to science. Spine titles dull, a few minor marks to cloth, end papers browned, edges of text block spotted, slight trace of book plate removal to front paste-down, minor spots to a few margins, text clean and tight, a near very good copy £8

 

Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism

K2A. Berg, R.Y, The Kabbalistic Bible, 1st edition, 1st printing, the Kabbalah Centre 2003, 8vo, printed laminated hard covers, 416pp; the Book of Genesis in original Hebrew with chapter synopses and Kabbalistic commentary in English; light bumping and creasing to spine ends and corners, a couple of minor bumps to edges of boards, light soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, a very good copy £8

K2B. Burg, Y, Prayer of the Poor: Kabbalistic Rosh Hashanah Machzor, 1st edition, 1st printing, the Kabbalah Centre 2012, 8vo, printed laminated hard covers, 8 + 640pp; Kabbalistic prayers given in Hebrew with English translation, commentary and  other related material; corners lightly bumped, trivial soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good + £10

K2C. Burg, Y, Prayer of the Poor: Kabbalistic Yom Kippur Machzor,  1st edition, 1st printing, the Kabbalah Centre 2012, 8vo, printed laminated hard covers, 4 + 762pp; Kabbalistic prayers given in Hebrew with English translation, commentary and  other related material; corners lightly bumped, trivial soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good + £10

K4A. Feldman, R.H, Fundamentals of Jewish Mysticism, 1st edition, Crossing Press 8vo pbk. 1999, 142pp + advertisement leaf, with a diagram and 4 tables in the text; a solid introduction to the Kabbalah and related Jewish mystical teachings; minor spotting to fore-edge of text block, very slightly affecting margins of first couple of leaves otherwise a clean tight copy, very good £2.50

K05AA. Frater Barrabbas, Magical Qabalah, 1st edition, 1st printing, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 2013, 8 + 338pp, with tables and a couple of diagrams in the text; a comprehensive beginner’s guide to western qabalah; faint yellowing to top edge of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, near fine £10

K05A. Freely, J, The Lost Messiah, 1st edition, Viking 2001, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 275pp including index + 16pp plates; the life and work of Sabbatai Sevi, whose Messianic movement emerged from Kabbalistic mysticism; top edge of text block slightly tanned otherwise very near fine in very good + (a few trivial marks, very slight fading to spine panel) d/w £8

K05. Gonzales-Wippler, M, Kabbalah of the Modern World, 1974, 3rd edition, revised and expanded, 2nd printing, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 2006, 18 + 270pp, with illustrations and tables in the text; a modern introduction to the Kabbalah for self discovery and personal development. Faint trace of pencil marking to top corner of title page otherwise near fine £3.50

K05. Giller, P, Kabbalah: A Guide for the Perplexed, 1st edition, Continuum 8vo pbk. 2011, 10 + 216pp including index, with diagrams in the text; a clear, concise, and easily accesible introduction to Judaic Kabbalah, near fine £8

K5BB. Kaplan, A, Jewish Meditation, 1st edition, Schocken 8vo pbk. 1985, reprinted, 11 + 165pp; the first clear practical guide to meditation and visualisation within the Jewish mystical tradition; light rubbing to edges of covers, tiny spot to one margin otherwise internally clean and tight, very good £6

K5C. Klein, E, (translator), Kabbalah of Creation, 2000, North Atlantic Books 8vo pbk. 2005, 48 + 302pp including index. A sound study of Lurianic Kabbalah including translations of original material. Trivial rubbing to edges of covers in places, minor soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good £6

K8AB. Matt, D.C, The Zohar, 1st edition, Stanford University Press 2004 (Pritzker edition, volume one only), post 4to, brown and green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and small Hebrew script in blind to front board, pictorial end papers, 84 + 500pp including indices and a full page diagram of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life; a new translation of the Zohar with commentary, of which this volume features its first three books, a fine copy in very near fine d/w £15

K16AA. Shimon Halevi, Z. B (Warren Kenton), Tree of Life, 1972, Gateway Books 8vo pbk. 1997, 206pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text; a sound introduction to the Kabbalah; light rubbing to corners, tiny knock to foot of spine, a very good + clean and tight copy £3

K19A.Von Bohlen, Prof. P, Historical and Critical Illustrations of the First Part of Genesis, 1835, 1st English edition, Trubner & Co. 1868, 8vo, complete in two volumes, matching blind decorated brown cloth with gilt titles to spines, 32 + 336pp & 4 + 298pp including index, edited by James Heywood; with the Heraldic book plate of Charles Durward to the front paste-down of volume two. An in depth scholarly commentary on the first eleven chapters of the Book of Genesis within the wider context of early Jewish thought on astrology, mysticism and religion, together with related comparitive material on the traditions of the wider near East. A few minor spots to covers, light wear to spine ends and corners, with some wear to lower near edges of rear board on volume two, which also has slight wrinkling to the back-strip, a couple of tiny bumps to fore edge of rear board on volume one, which has a small to medium sized decreasing brown stain to outer margins of half a dozen or so leaves, other occasional minor spots to margins, text clean and tight throughout in both volumes, overall still a near very good well matched set of the very scarce first English issue £150

 

Magic, Occultism, Religion & Mysticism

M1. Abrahamsson, C, Resonances, 1st edition, Scarlet Imprint 2014, small 4to, mandarin cloth with silver spine titles and gilt and silver unicorn head design to front board, 6 + 164pp, with 7 portraits, including one of the author, number 89 of a hand numbered limited edition of 530 copies. Twenty three striking essays by a pioneering occultist and radical thinker designed to challenge our often outdated perceptions of magic and culture. Fine £30

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

M3AA. Anonymous, The Grimoire of the 8th House, privately printed, no date (c.1990?), A4 format, dot matrix printed and housed in clear laminate wraps with plastic spine clip, (1) + 47 numbered pages of text printed on one side of the leaf only. A chaos magic grimoire utilising sexual techniques for  results magic, apparently “derived initially from a series of manuscript essays  written by members of a small group working in East Anglia in the 1960s”, but based on “much earlier traditions”, whose “origins are now impossible to trace;” the title relating to the “psychic powerhouse” of 8th house in astrology. Clear laminate wraps yellowing slightly near spine fold, minor marks to rear cover sheet, light bumping to corners, internally clean and tight, overall still a near very good copy of a very scarce item £35

M3AC. Anonymous, Ways of Improving Your Memory, no date (C.1960s) Encyclopaedia Britannica (offprint?), 8vo, printed stapled wraps, 13pp. Wrappers a little rubbed in places and slightly edge-worn, crease to upper corner of lower wrapper, staples rusted, outer margins browned, text clean and tight. Good + £3.50

M6B. Ashe, G, The Secret History of Hell-Fire Clubs, 1974, 4th edition, Bear & Co. 8vo pbk. 2019, 20 + 284pp including index, with publisher’s review letter loosely inserted; a revised and expanded edition of Do What You Wilt: A History of Anti-Morality, including material on Dashwood, Crowley, Dee and Kelly, Marquis de Sade, LaVey, etc.; near mint £10

M15AC. Barbanell, M, I Hear a Voice: A Biography of E.G. Fricker the Healer, 1st edition, Spiritualist Press 1962, cr8vo, red cloth with black lettering to spine, 144pp, with a signed inscription by Fricker to the front end paper; a fascinating biography of this lesser known London psychic healer; lower two thirds of spine slightly faded, some occasional light spotting throughout, text tight and largely clean overall, a good + copy in near good (wear and tape marks to edges, a few crease marks, some light soiling, lacks lower two thirds of spine panel) d/w of an uncommon title, and quite scarce signed thus £25

M15DE. Begg, E, The Cult of the Black Virgin, 1st edition, Arkana 8vo pbk. 1985, 8 + 289pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text; a comprehensive study of the ‘black Madonna’ from pagan origins to Gnostic Christianity; edges of covers rubbed with some creasing, reading crease to spine, edges of text block tanned, affecting outer margins, text clean and tight, still about good + overall £2

M17A. Benyacott, D, The Magickal Business, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Pentacle Press 4to pbk. 1989, 97pp, with diagrams in the text. A step by step guide for succeeding in business through the use of magick. Edges of covers rubbed, covers rather marked , lower corners bumped with some creasing, internally clean and tight. Good + £3.50

M17C. Bessy, M, A Pictorial History of Magic and the Supernatural, 1961, 1st English edition, 2nd printing, Spring Books 1964, 4to, black cloth with white spine lettering and inverted pentagram image to front board, 319pp, with 994 photographs and other illustrations in the text, translated by Margaret Crosland and Alan Daventry; a broad and highly entertaining illustrated history of occult practices. Spine slightly faded, a few minor marks to cloth, edges of text block darkened, internally clean and tight, a very good copy overall £12

M17D. Besterman, T, Crystal Gazing: A Study in the History, Distribution, Theory, and Practice of Scrying, 1st edition, Rider & Son 1924, Cr8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 14 + 183pp including indices, with a signed presentation inscription from the author to a previous owner on the front end paper. A concise, but fairly comprehensive popular study from earliest times forward by an eminent psychical researcher, including material on Bacon, Dee, and other famous exponents, together with some account of their methods, and two chapters on related supernatural phenomena. An unusually fresh copy with the merest hint of fading to spine, very slight rubbing to corners, tiny flat crease to tip of the upper corner of the front board, some brown spotting to fore and top edges of text block otherwise externally and internally clean and tight, overall a very good + and very scarce signed presentation copy of the increasingly uncommon first edition £85

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

M21ABB. Bosman, L, The Meaning and Philosophy of Numbers, 1st edition, Rider & Co. 1932, Cr8vo, green cloth with black lettering to spine, 156pp, a fascinating study of numbers as symbols underpinning the universe, our solar system, and all rhythmic movement, hence revealed as the keys to the Kabbalah and other esoteric systems, from those of the Platonists and Pythagoreans through to Blavatsky’s Theosophy, all considered from the viewpoint of mathematical science. Faint spotting and light staining to boards near spine, spine very darkened and a little marked in places, light wear to spine ends, edges of text block darkened, some occasional light to medium foxing of text, rust marks from a paper clip to top of rear end paper and top margin of last page, faint ownership inscription to front paste-down, together with occasional pencil underlining, scoring to margins, and the very occasional marginal note; overall still a good tight copy of the increasingly scarce original issue £50

M00023C. Brand, D, Magickal Cashbook, 1st edition? 8vo pbk. Published by the author 2014, 49pp, with a few diagrams and other illustrations in the text; ‘attracts money fast with ancient secrets and modern wealth magic’. Light rubbing to edges of covers, very good + £6

M00023CC. . Brand, D, Magickal Cashbook, 1st edition? 8vo pbk. Published by the author 2014, 49pp, with a few diagrams and other illustrations in the text; ‘attracts money fast with ancient secrets and modern wealth magic’. Light rubbing to edges of covers, slight wear to foot of spine, small dent to top edge of rear cover, very good £3.50

M00023CD. Brand, D, Magickal Servitors, 1st edition? 8vo pbk. Published by the author 2016, 83pp, with a few diagrams in the text; ‘create your own spirits to attract pleasure, power and prosperity’. Light rubbing to corners of covers, minor mark to rear cover, very good + £5

M00023D. Brand, D, Magickal Seduction, 1st edition/? 8vo pbk. Published by the author 2015, 49pp, with a few illustrations in the text; ‘attract love, sex and passion with ancient secrets and words of power’. Minor bump to upper corner, very good + £6

M0025. Bucke, Dr. R.M, Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind, 1st edition, Innes & Sons 1901, Demy 4to, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, fore and lower edges uncut, 20 + 318pp, number 161 of a limited edition of 500 copies, each signed by the author. An attempt to show what cosmic consciousness is, as a higher state of mind attained by certain visionary figures throughout history. After establishing the answer through the study of esoteric philosophy and elements of analytical psychology, Bucke gives instances of those he regarded as achieving this enlightened state, from the Buddha and Jesus the Christ through to modern mystics such as Edward Carpenter, all by way of Dante, Francis Bacon, Jacob Boehme, William Blake, et al, concluding with those who he regarded as more doubtful instances, such as poets Tennyson and Wordsworth! Corners bumped and lightly worn, spine ends creased, a few faint marks to cloth, very occasional minor spots to margins, text clean and tight. Bottom half inch up to an inch in places of boards damp faded, very slightly affecting foot of end papers and lower margins of first and last few leaves, but otherwise a good + and textually better copy of the scarce true first issue of this highly regarded study £195

M24BBB. Bucknell, R & M. Stuart-Fox, The Twilight Language: Explorations in Buddhist Meditation and Symbolism, 1st British edition, Curzon Press 1986, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 233pp, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text including 8 full page plates; a sound and accesible study of Buddhist symbolism in relation to enlightenment attained through spiritual meditation. Very slight fading to bottom edge of boards, top edge of text block spotted, small spot to front end paper otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy in like (a couple of faint soil marks, spine panel very slightly faded and lightly creased at the top) d/w of the uncommon original issue £25

M24BBC. Budge, E.A Wallis (translator), The Book of the Dead, 1889, Gramercy 1999,  8vo, tan cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 704pp including index, with hieroglyphic illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 14pp plates at the beginning; a complete facsimile reprint of this classic translation of the Theban recension of the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Light tanning to edges of text block otherwise near fine in like d/w £5

M25C. Budge, E.A Wallis, The Mummy, 1893, Collier 8vo pbk. 1977, 18 + 404pp including index, with many illustrations in the text. The standard study of ancient Egyptian funerary archaeology and practices. Very faint reading crease to spine, a couple of minor spots to covers, internally clean and tight. A near very good copy £3

M25GI. Burckhardt, T, An Introduction to Sufi Doctrine, 1st edition, SH. Muhammad Ashraf 1976, 8vo, light grey papered boards printed in black, 12 + 155pp, translated by D.M Matherson; a sound introduction to the nature and doctrines of Sufism; ex lib, pronounced lean to spine with blacked at file number at foot, remains of labels to front end papers, black ink doodle to top corner of dedication leaf, blacked out stamp to one top margin, some soiling to prelims, lacks title page but still a fair, complete, textually clean and solid reading copy of the uncommon first issue in good (some wear to edges, a few minor marks, tape mark and closed tear to front inner flap) d/w £3.50

M27BB. Butler, W.E, Magic: Its Ritual Power and Purpose, 1952, 2nd edition, 2nd printing, Aquarian Press 1967, 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, 76pp + advertisement leaf; a sound practical introduction to magic in the Western tradition; minor soiling to edges of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in near very good (light rubbing to edges, spine panel a little darkened, slightly soiled in places) d/w £20

M28AAB. Canasta, C, Chan Canasta’s Book of Oopses, 1st British edition, Harrap stapled Cr8vo pbk 1966, 48pp, printed in white, red and black throughout with illustrations in the text; a fascinating collection of mind reading tricks involving matches, coins and cards in which the book itself plays the part of the mind reader. Edges of covers rubbed in places, slight wear to spine ends, foxing to inside of covers, crease marks to top of centre leaves, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £8

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

M35AB. Chu, C.K, The Book of Nei Kung, 1986, 1st edition, 3rd printing Sunflower Press 2007, landscape 4to, spiral bound with pictorial card covers, 73pp, with photographs in the text; martial arts training for health and fitness; small crease to top of rear cover near spine otherwise fine £8

M035AB. Chuen, Master L.K, Chi Kung: Way of Power, 1st edition, Gaia Books 8vo pbk. 2003, reprinted, 160pp, illustrated throughout in colour; martial arts techniques for improving creativity, health, and strength; original seller’s labels to rear cover otherwise a very near fine copy £6

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

M35DEF. Cohen, D, Ceremonial Magic, 1st edition, Four Winds Press 1979, reprinted, 8vo, quarter black cloth over green papered boards with gilt Baphomet design to front board and orange titles to spine, 4 + 152pp including index, with photographs and other illustrations in the text; the history and practice of ceremonial magic from ancient times through to the late 20th century. Faint mark to front board, slight creasing to foot of spine, top edge of text block dusty, a couple of trivial marks to front end paper otherwise internally clean and tight, very good + in very good (slightly shelf rubbed with a few minor marks, price clipped) d/w £40

M35E. Collins, D.J (editor), The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press 2015, 8vo, blue cloth with silver titles to spine and front board, 12 + 798pp including index, with photographs and other illustrations in the text. A monumental study of magical tradition from antiquity through to the present, featuring twenty scholarly essays, and with subjects ranging from magic in the ancient Classical World through to 19th century High Magic, modern Neo pagan traditions, and much in between. Contributors include Owen Davies, Daniel Schwemer, Alicia Walker, and the editor. Fine in near fine d/w £60

M35H. Conway, D, Magic: An Occult Primer, 1972, the Witches Almanac 8vo pbk. 2016, 376pp, with diagrams in the text; an excellent, comprehensive  practical guide to ritual magic within the Western tradition; small soil mark to top edge of text block, minor bumping to corners, internally clean and tight, very good + £8

M36AA. (Cornwallis, J), Fragments of Writings on Various Subjects, by Jemima, Countess of Saint Germans, 1st and only edition, W. Clowes & Sons 1858, Cr8vo, lavender blue cloth with gilt titles and small gilt decoration to spine, blind tooled borders to boards, all edges gilt, 280pp,with a couple of illustrations in the text, one full page, errata slip tipped in. The author was the wife of Edward Granvillle Eliot, the 3rd earl of Saint Germans, and her writings were never formally published, but this, clearly a printed version of her ‘commonplace book’ was commissioned as a ‘memento mori’ for family members following her death in 1856. This copy bears a memorial inscription from her husband in ink, and the pencil signature of her son H (Henry) Eliot, to the front end paper. Certainly an ‘occult’ book’ in the literal since of the word, and the contents are a mixture of the spiritual (with much on early Christianity, theology, and early church history), and the secular (including grammar, logic, travel and art). Covers a little soiled and marked in places, joints, spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, internally tight and very clean, a near very good copy of a very rare item, not recorded on Worldcat £75

M37. Cozort, D, Highest Yoga Tantra, 1st edition, Snow Lion Publications 8vo pbk. 1986, reprinted, 195pp including index; a presentation of the highest degrees of Tibetan tantra based upon original texts; fine £6

M038AA. Crow, W.B, Precious Stones: Their Occult Power & Hidden Influence, 1968, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Aquarian Press 1970, Cr8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 64pp; light foxing to last few margins otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, uncommon in hard cover, a very good copy in near very good (soiling to lower part of rear panel and foot of spine, a couple of label removal marks to rear panel, price clipped) d/w £8

M038A. Crow, W.B, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and Occultism, 1968, 1st pbk. Edition, Abacus 1972, 8vo, 320pp including index; a fairly comprehensive overview; corners lightly bumped, a little minor soiling to covers, gift inscription to foot of pre-title leaf, edges of text block spotted, margins lightly tanned and spotted, light staining to top of index pages otherwise text clean and tight, a good solid copy £2

M39E. Crowley, A, The Holy Books of Thelema, 1983, Weiser 8vo pbk 1988, reprinted, 46 + 270pp, with a preface by Hymenoeus Alpha and a synopsis compiled from the writings of Aleister Crowley; the Equinox volume 3, number 9, being the definitive collection definitive collection of the Holy Books, together with facsimile reproductions of the Stele of Revealing, a technical bibliography and references. Minor rubbing to edges of covers in places, trivial mark to top edge of text block, internally clean and tight, overall a very good + copy of this out of print and increasingly uncommon edition £35

M39I. Crowley, A, The Magical Diaries of Aleister Crowley, edited, and  with notes by Stephen Skinner, 1st edition, Neville Spearman 1979, tall 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 2 + 251pp including index.  The diary covers Crowley’s period in Tunisia in 1923 with an introduction and chronology by Skinner; also included are appendices on Qabalistic data, the Yi King, magical mottoes, diary abbreviations and symbols, and a report relating to stopping heroin. A few minor marks to cloth, light rubbing to spine ends and corners, edges of text block slightly darkened, internally clean and tight, a very good copy of the increasingly uncommon hard cover issue in near very good (complete and unclipped, but with light wear to edges, particularly to ends of spine panel, a few minor marks, rubbed at folds) d/w £50

M39Q. Crowley, A, The Qabalah of Aleister Crowley, 1973, 1st edition, 3rd printing, Weiser 1975, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 50 + 28 + 156 + 14 + 69pp; three important works of magical correspondences: Gematria, Liber 777, and Sepher Sephiroth, together with an introduction by Israel Regardie. Ex lib, minimal trace, with just a single stamp to the foot of the title page and a hardly noticeable trace of label removal to the front end paper; covers slightly soiled and marked in places, light rubbing to corners, small split to top of front inner hinge at gutter which remains unbroken and relatively firm, edges of text block a little browned and soiled in places, minor spots to end papers otherwise internally clean and tight, overall still a good + and textually better copy of an increasingly uncommon early printing £25

M39Z. (Crowley, A), Cole, R.T, Liber L. + vel Bogus (The Real Confession of Aleister Crowley) Sub Figura LXXX, 1st edition, first issue, privately published & distributed 2014, 8vo, printed laminated boards, 246pp + advertisement leaf, with facsimile documents and other illustrations within the text, edited by Sadie Sparkes, number 74 of a hand numbered limited edition of 111 copies only, with bookmark, and postcard signed by the author stating the limitation loosely inserted as issued. Cole’s ‘long awaited expose’ of Crowley predictably paints him as a raging psychopath who consciously invented the Book of the Law and the religion of Thelema. Whereas he raises some interesting points through the examination of original documents, has been rightly criticised for very selective use of the evidence he presents, and consequently is unlikely to have ardent Thelemites deserting in their droves following his revelations. Long out of print in this, the only hard cover issue, a near mint copy in like d/w of an already very scarce item £100

M39ZZ. (Crowley, A), Cole, R.T, Liber L. = vel Bogus (The Real Confession of Aleister Crowley) Sub Figura LXXX, 1st edition, first issue, privately published & distributed 2014, 8vo, printed laminated boards, 246pp + advertisement leaf, with facsimile documents and other illustrations within the text, edited by Sadie Sparkes, number 101 of a hand numbered limited edition of 111 copies only, with bookmark and postcard signed by the author stating the limitation loosely inserted as issued, together with another advertising postcard. Cole’s ‘expose’ of Crowley as a raging psychopath that consciously invented the Book of the Law raises some interesting points, but has been rightly criticised for its very selective use of the evidence he presents. Long out of print in this, the only hard cover issue, very slight rippling to lower part of front paste-down (clearly a small manufacturing fault), a very near fine copy in like (a couple of tiny trivial nicks without loss to ends of spine folds) d/w of what is now an increasingly scarce book £90

M40X. Crowley, Amado, The Wrath of Aleister Crowley, 1st edition, Diamond 8vo pbk. 1994, 4 + 4 + 168pp.  The last in a trilogy of books detailing personal reminiscences of the teachings of the author’s alleged famous father, Aleister Crowley. A few minor marks to covers, corners lightly bumped, internally clean and tight. Near very good £3.50

D44K. (Dee, John), Skinner, S & D. Rankine, Practical Angel Magic of Dr John Dee’s Enochian Tables, 2007, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Golden Hoard 2010, crown 4to, black cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 294pp, with diagrams in the text, some coloured; Hermetic Sourceworks series volume one, being a sound practical guide to Dee’s angel magic, very near fine in near fine d/w £25

M44I. (DeFoe, D), The Political History of the Devil, as well Ancient and Modern, etc, 1st edition, T. Warner 1726, Cr8vo, contemporary unlettered full dark brown panelled calf with raised bands to spine, 6 + 408pp + an engraved frontispiece. DeFoe’s history in two parts charts the rise of the Devil from earliest times through to what was then, the present day. Often darkly humorous in tone, the later part is particularly laden with satire, but also includes considerable insight into the Devil’s connection with magic and witchcraft. Binding rubbed, scuffed and marked in places, corners and spine ends very worn, front board present but detached, rear joint cracked but still holding fairly firm, lacks front and rear end papers, paste-downs grubby and with various old ink numbers and such, frontispiece cropped at top with small but largely inconsequential loss to image and pasted to inside of front board, top half inch of title page cropped not affecting text, ownership signatures to title page and top of dedication leaf, edges of text block soiled, ink blotting to margins of first few leaves, some occasional spotting or soiling throughout, mainly to margins except for the final page which is very grubby, title page edge-worn and slightly pulled at top, text otherwise tightly bound and still reasonably clean overall for its age, a just about fair, and textually slightly better copy of the rare true first issue £325

M0045. Degraaff, R.M, The Book of the Toad, 1st edition, Park Street Press 4to pbk. 1991, 16 + 208pp including index, with illustrations in the text, some in colour; an interesting guide to the natural and magical history of toad-human relations. Closed tear to upper part of back-strip without loss, slight bumping to corners, minor spots to half title otherwise internally clean and tight, good + overall £2.50

M046. Desjardins, M.R, Sin in Valentinianism, 1st edition, Scholars Press 8vo pbk. 1990, reprinted, 10 + 157pp, Society of Biblical Dissertations series number 108, being a detailed study of the concept of sin amongst this early Gnostic sect; very near fine £8

M046A. DiGregorio, S, Grimoire of Santa Muerte, 1st edition, Winter Tempest Books 8vo pbk. 2013, 6 + 117pp, with a few illustrations in the text; spells and rituals for working with Mexico’s most popular modern saint; laminate layer creased on lower corner of rear cover, covers curling out slightly and with some minimal rubbing to edges, internally clean and tight, still very good overall £6

M46B. Doresse, J, The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics, 1958, 1st English edition, Hollis & Carter 1960, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, top edge stained red, 18 + 445pp including index, with one text illustration + a frontispiece and 8 plates; an excellent study of Gnostic thought as revealed through the Chenoboskion manuscripts, including the first English translation and critical evaluation of the Gospel of Thomas. Edges of text block spotted, trivial spots to the odd margin otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy in near very good (A few crease marks, light soiling to rear panel, light chipping to ends of spine panel) d/w £20

M46C.  Douglas, Prof. R.K, Confucianism and Taouism, 1st edition, S.P.C.K 1879, Pott 8vo, full tan pictorial cloth gilt, 287pp, with a folding coloured map as frontispiece + 4pp advertisements; covers a little soiled, spine darkened  and lightly worn at ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, front inner hinge just starting to split at gutter but remains firm, edges of text block age-toned, minor spots to verso of end papers otherwise internally clean and tight; overall a good + and textually better copy of the uncommon first issue of this volume in the publisher’s Non-Christian Religions series £15.

M47A. Drummond, W, Oedipus Judaicus, 1811, Bracken 8vo pbk. 1996, 72 + 381pp + 16 plates (on ordinary paper).  A series of dissertations on Genesis and the books of Judges and Joshua that attempt to show them as astronomical allegories, together with a preliminary notice on ancient astronomy.  Edges of covers lightly rubbed, crease to lower corner of rear cover, slightly affecting corners of last few leaves, text lightly tanned, otherwise clean and tight. Good + £2.50

M50B. Dukes, R (I.E. Lionel Snell), What I did in my Holidays, 1st edition, Mandrake & the Mouse that Spins 8vo pbk. 1998, 2 + 410pp; this, the third volume in this series of the author’s collected works features “Essays on black magic, Satanism, devil worship and other niceties”, all in his trademark darkly humorous, highly informative and very readable style; very slight rubbing to corners and spine at head, internally and externally clean and tight, a near fine copy £12

M50AAA. Dunderberg, I, Beyond Gnosticism, 1st edition, Columbia University Press 2008, reprinted, 8vo, yellow cloth with red foil lettering to spine, 16 + 307pp including indices; a scholarly study of myth, lifestyle and society in the Gnostic school of Valentinus. Small dent to bottom edge of rear board otherwise very near fine in like d/w £30

M50AAB. Dunn, P, The Practical Art of Divine Magic, 1st edition, 1st printing, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 20158 + 328pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text; contemporary and ancient techniques of Theurgy, light rubbing to rear corners, near fine £8

M050. Durdin-Robertson, L, The Year of the Goddess- A Perpetual Calendar of Festivals, 1st edition, Aquarian Press1990, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 224pp including index, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text; a worldwide calendar, including many obscure deities. Covers a little marked in places, faint spotting to front end paper otherwise internally clean and tight, very good £5

M50F. Edwards, D, The New Guide to the Magic of Time and Space, 1st edition, 8vo pbk. privately printed 2014 , 4 + 124pp; a new guide to ritual magic in the 21st century by one of the founding members of the Order of the Cubic Stone; fine £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

M52B. Eliade, M, Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions, University of Chicago Press 8vo pbk. 1966, 6 + 148pp. Six essays on comparitive aspects of magic, witchcraft and religion. Edges of covers rather rubbed, covers lightly marked in places, edges of text block soiled, ownership signature to half title, marginal scoring to a couple of pages, text clean and tight. Good + overall £6

M52F. Ellis, N, Dreams of Isis, 1st edition, Theosophical Publishing House 1995, reprinted, tall 8vo, quarter brown cloth over papered boards, gilt titles to spine, 8 + 417pp; the author’s personal odyssey in search of the myths and traditions of the Egyptian Isis. Trivial spots to lower part of fore-edge of text block otherwise fine in near fine d/w £3.50

M52G. Ellwood, T (editor), Magick on the Edge: an Anthology of Experimental Occultism, 1st edition, Megalithica 8vo pbk. 2007, 317pp; a series of articles on practical magic by both established and up and coming occultists, with contributors including ‘Agent 139’, Nick Farrell, and the editor, minor bump to top of spine otherwise fine £8

M53A. Enthoven, R.E, The Folklore of Bombay, 1st edition, Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1924, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 353pp including index, a comprehensive first-hand study of folk tradition including chapters on nature worship, tree and snake worship, totemism, witchcraft and magic, spirit possession, etc, together with an appendix by W. Crooke. Ex lib, file numbers to spine, faint impressed stamp to front board, label to front paste-down, trace of label removal to front end paper, perforated stamp to title page with small stamp to the verso and final margin, spine panel slightly darkened, joints, spine ends and corners a little worn, a couple of small spots to front board, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a good, approaching good + overall copy of the very scarce original issue £45

M54. Ericson, E, The World, the Flesh, the Devil- A Biographical Dictionary of Witches, 1st edition, New English Library, 1981, 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, 285pp +16 plates; a useful biographical guide to witches and other occult personalities. Lower corner of front board bumped otherwise near fine in like (a couple of tiny faint marks to rear panel) d/w £12

M55C. Essene, V (editor), New Cells, New Bodies, New Life! S.E.E. 8vo pbk. 1991, 12 + 206pp + advertisements, with a frontispiece and a few diagrams in the text; channeled teachings by 12 individuals for life improvement; covers a little soiled, front cover rather creased,  rubbed at spine folds, minor spots to a couple of margins, creases to a couple of upper corners, text clean and tight, so still about good + overall £3

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 very good + in near very good (lightly soiled in places, spine panel faded, clear laminate layer neatly applied by previous owner) d/w £8

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

M68A. Franklin, A, Magical Incenses and Oils, 1st edition, Capal Baan 8vo pbk. 202pp including indices, a comprehensive guide to the making and use of magical incenses and oils, together with their elemental, planetary, and astrological correspondences. A very near fine copy of this uncommon and long out of print title £15

M69. Frater Achad (C.S Jones), Liber 31 and other Related Essays, 1st edition thus, Level Press 8vo pbk. 1974, 10 + 82pp, with an introduction by Llee Heflin; contains Liber 31, additional notes on Liber Legis, Liber QNA, and Gambling with the World; a few spots to rear cover, spine slightly darkened, blue spots to top of fore edge of text block, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy of this increasingly uncommon title £50

M70BB.  Frazer, Sir J.G, The Golden Bough: a Study in Magic and Religion, 1890, Macmillan small format pbk. 1963, 971pp including index, a reprint of the 1922 abridged edition of this monument to Victorian ideas of the origins and development of magic and religion, and although now largely superseded remains a classic of its kind. A little minor soiling to covers, reading creases to spine which is slightly worn at foot, ownership signature to half title otherwise internally clean and tight, good + £1.50

M70C. Frazer, Sir J.G, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, 1890, 3nd edition, revised and greatly enlarged, first printing, Macmillan & Co.1911-15, complete in 12 volumes, 8vo, matching green cloth with gilt titles to spines and gilt golden bough decoration to front boards, fore-edges uncut, and comprising of: The Magic Art, 2 volumes, 1911, 32 + 426pp + a tissue guarded frontispiece of the lake at Nemi and advertisement leaf & 12 + 417pp including index + advertisement leaf; Taboo and the Perils of the Soul, 1911, 16 + 446pp including index + advertisement leaf; The Dying God, 1911, 12 + 305pp including index + advertisement leaf; Spirits of the Corn and the Wild, 2 volumes, 1912, 18 + 319pp & 12 + 371pp including index + 3pp advertisements; The Scapegoat, 1913, 14 + 453pp including index + advertisement leaf; Balder the Beautiful, 2 volumes, 1913, 20 + 346pp + advertisement leaf & 12 + 389pp including index + advertisement leaf; Adonis Attis Osiris, 2 volumes, 1914, 18 + 317pp + advertisement leaf & 10 + 321pp including index + advertisement leaf; Bibliography and General Index, 1915, 8 + 536pp + advertisement leaf. The best and most extensive edition (although a 13th volume of miscellaneous notes- Aftermath, was added to the 1936 reprint) of this monument to Victorian ideas on the origins and development of magic and religion, and although to some extent superseded, remains a classic of its kind. A few minor marks to boards, most corners lightly bumped and rubbed, a few edges bumped and marked in places, spines darkened (some a little less than others), small nick without loss to tail of spine on volume one and head of spine on volume nine, edges of text blocks darkened, end papers browned and with ownership signatures, trivial spots to the odd margin. Slight damp staining to boards on volumes two, four and nine also affecting paste-downs, slightly heavier damping with light wrinkling to cloth at foot of front board on volume one together with staining to end papers and slight wrinkling to half title, but otherwise a good + and internally better set, with text in all volumes clean and tight. Although this edition has been reprinted few times, complete sets are becoming far less common, and sets entirely of first printings are now very scarce. With the exception of Adonis Attis Osiris which was first published separately in 1906  (the 1914 issue being the third edition, but the first printing as part of the third edition of The Golden Bough), all represent first editions thus £350 *Heavy postage*

M73. Fuller, J.O, The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuberg, 1st edition, W.H Allen 1965, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 295pp including index + 8pp plates; the only biography of this 20th century occultist and poet, drawn from the author's personal friendship with him and other sources, and including of course, much on Neuberg's relationship with Aleister Crowley, both magical and otherwise. Slight wear to spine ends, tanning to edges of text block with top edge a little dusty, previous owner’s book plate to front paste-down, blind stamp and label of London’s Atlantis bookshop to front end paper, with a news paper review of the book tipped in which has browned, otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy in good + (rather marked in places and slightly soiled, light wear to edges with the odd tiny chip, spine panel slightly faded) d/w £30

M75. Garnier, Col. J, The Worship of the Dead, or the Origin and Nature of Pagan Idolatry and its Bearing upon the Early History of Egypt and Babylonia, 1st edition, Chapman & Hall 1904, 8vo, rebound in quarter red cloth over brown papered boards with gilt titles to spine cut from the original cloth and laid down, 32 + 422pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 4 plates and a folding table. A fascinating study of the early development of magic and religious idolatry in ancient Egypt and the near East, including a chapter devoted to the importance of the Biblical Nephilim. Wear to spine ends and corners, edges of boards very rubbed and slightly worn in places, a few relatively minor marks to covers, joints slightly worn, small closed split with slight fraying to centre of lower joint, spine lettering rubbed, previous owner’s book plate to front paste-down, end papers a little marked and soiled in places, front inner hinge just starting to split at foot but remains firm, fore-edge of text block lightly soiled, some occasional minor foxing, mainly to margins, overall a good tight and textually slightly better copy of the very scarce and seldom seen first edition £125

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

M80C. Gibson, L.R & W.B, The Mystic and Occult Arts, 1969, 1st edition, 5th printing, Parker Publishing 1972, 8vo, green cloth with gilt and black lettering to spine, 224pp; a guide to using occult forces in everyday life, including chapters on Clairvoyance, telepathy, psychometry, crystal scrying, etc; light wear to spine ends and corners, horizontal crease to foot of back-strip, a couple of minor knocks to edges of text block very slightly affecting a few margins, gift inscription to front paste-down otherwise internally clean and tight, good + in like (slightly marked in places, edge-worn with some splits and slight chipping to foot of front folds) d/w £12

M81A. Gleason, W, The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido, 1st edition, Destiny Books Post 4to pbk. 1995, reprinted, 10 + 203pp including index, with diagrams in the text; the spiritual philosophy behind this Japanese martial art; faint shelf rubbing to covers, near fine £3.50

M82. Godwin, J; Chanel, C; & J.P Deveney, The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, 1st edition, Weiser 1995, 8vo, black cloth with blind illustration to front board and gilt titles to spine, 12 + 452pp including index, with illustrations in text; the Initiatic and historical documents of the Order, who practiced and taught practical occultism in the late 19th century, and included figures such as Paschal Beverly Randolph and Thomas Burgoyne amongst its ranks. They were at the time, the only Order working within what is now termed the Western occult tradition. Small previous seller’s label to front paste-down otherwise fine in very near fine d/w £30

M83. Goldman, J & A, Chakra Frequencies: Tantra of Sound, 2005, Destiny Books 8vo pbk. 2011, 12 + 194pp including index + advertisement leaf, with a few diagrams in the text and c.d fixed to inside of rear cover as issued. Comprehensive guide to sound frequencies within Tantra from a western perspective. Tiny nick to outer edge of front cover without loss, otherwise fine £6

M083A. Goodman, F, Magic Symbols, 1st edition, Brian Trodd Publishing 1989, 4to, pictorial hard covers, 160pp including index, with many illustrations in the text, some in colour; a popular study of occult symbols and their related personalities; minor rubbing to corners, near fine in near very good (minor rubbing to edges, small scuff with loss to upper corner of front fold) d/w £2.50

M88.  Grigson, G, The Three Kings, 1st edition, Gordon Fraser Gallery 1958, Cr8vo, pictorial papered boards,  6 + 78pp + advertisement leaf, with a few illustrations in the text + a coloured frontispiece and 20 b/w plates; a Christmas study of the three Biblical magi in literature and tradition. Very slight lean to spine otherwise near fine in like d/w £5

M0091. Gupta, F, Chants, Spells and Rituals for Better Living, 1st edition, Finbarr stapled 8vo pbk. 1982 (reprinted?), 22pp + 2pp advertisements; previous sellers’ label to rear cover, spine fold a little soiled and darkened, trivial  soiling to covers, faint thumb soil mark to one margin otherwise internally clean and tight, very good £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

MH91AAH. Halliday, W.R, The Pagan Background of Early Christianity, 1st edition, University Press of Liverpool/ Hodder & Staughton 1925, 8vo, taupe cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 334pp including index; the pagan background to early Christian doctrine and its relationship to the mystery religions of the Near East; ex lib, book plate to front paste-down, stamps to title page, spine panel a little darkened, cloth lightly soiled in places, some occasional light foxing, mostly to margins, text tight and largely clean overall, a good + copy of the uncommon original edition £10

MH91AB. Hancock, G, Supernatural, 1st edition, Century 2005, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 710pp including index, with illustrations in the text  + 8pp colour plates; an examination of shamanic practices from ancient times forwards, including much on the ritual use of hallucinogens; edges of text block yellowing, slight creasing to inner margins of first and last leaf due to over tight binding, internally and externally clean and tight, lack front end paper otherwise very good in like (light wear to edges) d/w £6

MH91AA. Hannay, J.B, The Rise, Decline and Fall of the Roman Religion, 1st edition, privately published for the Religious Evolution Research Society 1925, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 257pp, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece portrait and 19 plates. A rather misleading title for those unfamiliar with the author’s work, in which he seeks to show the origins of Christianity amongst ancient pagan religions, with an emphasis on phallic worship and sexuality. The ‘Roman Religion’ referred to is that of the Bible, which the author sees as written by the Romans, and derived in part from Roman paganism. Spine darkened and slightly worn at head, corners rubbed, minor closed splitting to joints, end papers browned,  blacked out inscription to front end paper, small spot to blank margin of frontispiece and title page, otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a good + copy of the uncommon first issue £15

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

M92OA. Hartland, E.S, Primitive Paternity, 1st edition, David Nutt 1909,  complete in 2 volumes, 8vo, matching dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spines, 8 + 325pp & 2 + 328pp including index, edges uncut; a monumental study of the universal myth of supernatural birth and magical practices in relation to the history of the human family. Corners bumped and worn, a few minor marks to cloth, slight wear to spine ends and the odd bump to edges, light browning to endpapers which have a couple of small ink numbers, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, overall still a good + set £25

M94AD. Haye, A .O, The Persecution of the Knights Templars, 1st and only edition, Thomas George Stevenson 1865, Cr8vo, blind decorated green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 223pp, with a title page vignette, a frontispiece, and two full page illustrations; an entertaining history focussing on the persecution and subsequent demise of the Templars, together with appendices reproducing relevant documents, and some account of their remembrance amongst later writers such as Von Hammer and Sir Walter Scott. With the ownership inscription of Scottish historian and antiquary David Hay Fleming to the front end papers, indicating the book was a gift from its author, together with notes to the rear end papers and very occasional marginalia in Fleming’s hand, along with related cuttings on Templar publications from book sellers catalogues tipped to the rear paste-down. Following his death in 1932, Fleming’s collection was left as a reference library, consequently this copy has their book plate and file number to the front paste-down. Wear to spine ends, with small splits to top of joints and a couple of tiny chips to foot of back-strip, smallish white stain and a few tiny spots to the front board, light wear to corners, some splitting to end papers at gutter but hinges remaining relatively firm, end papers browned, a couple of small closed marginal tears without loss, some minor spotting to first few leaves and occasionally throughout, mainly to margins, text tight and largely very clean, overall a good sound and interesting presentation copy of a very scarce book £90

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

M101. Hislop, Rev. A, The Two Babylons, or the Papal Worship proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and his Wife, 1861, 4th edition, reprinted, Partridge & Co. 1965, 8vo, blue cloth with silver titles to spine, 22 + 330pp including index, illustrations in text; a controversial study, attempting to show the roots of Papal Christianity amongst the ancient pagan religions of Babylon and the near east. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends, edges of text block and end papers spotted, text clean and tight, very good in good + (lightly soiled, spine panel darkened and rubbed, some light wear to edges, small closed split to lower spine fold) d/w £10

M101AA. (Hockley, F), Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans, 1st edition, Teitan Press 2011, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt design to front board, 16 + 48 + a coloured frontispiece and 84pp coloured reproduction of the original manuscript; edited and with an introduction by Silenus Manus, number 492 of a hand numbered limited edition of 650 copies, with a photocopy of the 4pp addendum added to some copies loosely inserted. The original of Hockley’s manuscript is given in its entirety, together with introduction, transcription, and related passages from Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy, fine £40

M101AA. Hof, W, The Wim Hof Method, 1st edition, Rider, no date (2020), 8vo, light grey cloth with black lettering to spine, 16 + 202pp, with a few photographs in the text; techniques for life improvement and enhanced physical and mental performance by a trained endurance specialist; tiny nick without loss to foot of lower spine fold of the jacket otherwise fine in like d/w £8

M0102. Homet, M, Sons of the Sun, 1st English edition, Neville Spearman 1963, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 237pp, with a few illustrations in the text and a full page map + 76 plates, translated from the German by E.R. Hapgood; a firsthand study of the rites and traditions of the Amazon Basin compared to those of the Mediterranean. Edges of text block slightly spotted, trivial spots to end papers otherwise internally clean and tight. Blank upper corner clipped from front end paper otherwise a very good copy £12

M102A. Homet, M, On the Trail of the Sun Gods, 1st English edition Neville Spearman 1965, 8vo, rebound in plain maroon cloth, 272pp, with illustrations in text + 31 plates, translated from the German by E.R. Hapgood; an investigation into the sun as a divinity, primarily among the Gavioes people of South America, but also showing parallels within Ireland, India, and the near east. Ex lib. stamps/ to verso of title and blank lower margin of final page, lacks front end paper, edges of text block spotted, a few spots to prelims, text proper clean and tight, good + overall £8

M102AA. Hone, W, The Apocryphal New Testament, 1897, Forgotten Books 8vo pbk. 2018, 4 + 258pp + several engraved plates on ordinary paper; a facsimile of the fourth edition of this lesser known collection of early Christian texts; very light rubbing to edges of covers in places, near fine £5

M103. Hope, M, The Sirius Connection- Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, 1st edition thus, Element 1990, 8vo, black cloth with silver titles to spine, 14 + 251pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 4pp plates; light shelf rubbing to covers, edges of text block lightly soiled and marked with Arabic script, some very occasional yellow highlighting of text and a couple of marginal marks, piece torn from rear end paper, overall still a good + reading copy £2

M103C. Hope, M, Practical Egyptian Magic, 1st edition, Aquarian Press 1984, 8vo, black cloth, 192pp including index, with a few illustrations in text; a complete manual of Egyptian magical practices, including safe and simple rituals adapted for present day use; slight staining to head of spine and top few inches of upper joint, 5  runes inked on each edge of text block, crease to a couple of pages where they have been previously turned, internally clean and tight, still a near very good overall copy of the increasingly uncommon first issue in very good + ( minor rubbing to edges, slight crease to top edge near spine fold) d/w £18

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

M105AAAB. Howard, M, The Occult Conspiracy, 1989, Destiny Books 8vo pbk no date (c.2010), 12 + 196pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 8pp plates on ordinary paper; a popular study of secret societies and political conspiracy related to the occult; light rubbing to edges of covers in places, a near fine clean copy £5

M000107A. Illion, T, In Secret Tibet, 1st edition, 3rd impression Occult Book Society, no date (c.1930), Cr8vo, salmon pink cloth with black lettering to spine, 190pp; a fascinating travelogue of the author’s travels through Tibet in disguise uncovering its religious mysteries; ex Buddhist Society library with book plate to front paste-down, stamps to title page and end papers, spine faded, cloth a little soiled with faint ring marks to front board,  minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, still a good + overall copy of this increasingly uncommon title £20

AR18. Jeffery, G, A Brief Description of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem and other Christian Churches of the Holy City, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press 1919, 8vo, taupe cloth with dark brown titles to spine and design to spine and front board,  edges untrimmed, 12 + 233pp including index, with photographs and other illustrations in the text + a tissue guarded frontispiece; a fairly comprehensive study of both the major and minor religious buildings of Jerusalem, together with some account of Medieval copies of the Holy Sepulchre surviving in Europe. A little faint soiling to cloth, spine panel very slightly darkened, crease to lower corner of rear cover, thumb soil marks to a couple of early margins, minor spots to a few others, text clean and tight, a near very good copy of the scarce original edition £30

M0113A. Johnson, K. Rayner, The Fulcanelli Phenomenon, 1st edition, Neville Spearman 1980, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 323pp, with 19 illustrations in the text.; a comprehensive study of the most mysterious of all of the 20th century alchemists who disappeared in 1944, and including a special chapter contributed by Paul Mevryl, a long-time student of alchemy that examines the prophetic indications encoded in stone monuments highlighted by Fulcanelli in his most famous work- Le Mystere des Cathedrales. Light rubbing to spine ends, trivial soiling to edges of text block, pencil doodle mark to front end paper otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy of this uncommon title in near very good (light wear to edges, marked in places) d/w £55

M00113A. (Johnstone, Lemuel; i.e. Lionell Snell), SSOTBME: An Essay on Magic, 1975, 1st public edition, Nigel Grey-Turner 8vo pbk. 1979, 96pp, illustrated, including some full page illustrations taken for Austin Osman Spare's A Book of Satyrs; an essay on magic, its foundations, development, and place in modern life. The title standing for sex secrets of the black magicians revealed. Covers lightly soiled in places, previous sellers label (Sorcerer’s Apprentice) to rear cover, slight rubbing to edges of covers, minor bump to upper corner of text block , internally clean and tight, a very good copy £18

M113G. Jung, C.G, Aion, 1959, 2nd edition revised, 5th printing, R.K.P 8vo pbk. 1981, 12 + 333pp + 9pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text + a frontispiece and 2 further plates; translated by R.F.C Hull, researches into the phenomenology of the self, the central theme being the symbolic representation of psychic totality, incorporating Gnostic and alchemical symbolism. Volume 9, part 2 of the collected works. Very slight rubbing to lower edges of covers, near fine £15

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

M123G. Knight, C.S, The Mystery and Prophecy of the Great Pyramid, 1928, 2nd edition, Rosicrucian Press 1933, Cr8vo, blue papered boards with dark blue titles and decoration to front board, edges untrimmed, 217pp, with a folding frontispiece and a couple of full page illustrations; the history and symbolism of the Great Pyramid at Giza from the perspective of AMORC Rosicrucian philosophy. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, back-strip faded, covers lightly rubbed and with slight fading to edges, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, good + overall £20

M124A. Koetting, E.A, Ipsissimus, 1st edition, Leilah Publications 2011, printed laminated hard covers, 139pp;  the author’s own take on the connection between the material and the divine, loosely drawing on the work of Aleister Crowley; minor rubbing to spine ends, flattened creases to a dozen or so upper corners, externally and internally clean and tight, so still very good overall £10

M124. Kozma, A, Esoteric Warriors, 1st edition, Paul Crompton ltd. 4to pbk. 1999,  132pp, with a frontispiece and photographs in the text. An account of the hidden side of martial arts techniques revealed through the masters of its various systems. A few minor marks to covers, corners bumped, internally clean and tight. A near very good copy £5

M124B. Kraig, D.M, Modern Tantra, 1st edition, 1st printing, Llewellyn large 4to pbk. 2015, 46 + 337 pp including index + publisher’s advertisements, with diagrams and tables within the text; a comprehensive guide to tantra as taught and practiced within the western esoteric tradition; a little trivial soiling to edges of text block otherwise fine £15

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

M125AA. Layton, B, The Gnostic Scriptures, 1987, Doubleday 8vo pbk. 1995, reprinted, 42 + 530pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text; a new annotated translation of Gnostic literature; a few faint marks to covers, slight toning to edges of text block, overall a very good + and internally fine copy £6

M125C. Lee, D, The Wealth Magick Workbook, or Buddy Can You Spare a Paradigm? 1994, Runa Raven 8vo pbk. 2011, 108pp, with diagrams in the text; chaos magick techniques for money and wealth; trivial bump to lower corner or rear cover otherwise fine £8

M125CC. Lee, D, Chaotopia! 1st edition, Strange Attractor 8vo pbk. 1997, 193pp, with a foreword by Phil Hine; chaos magick techniques for wealth, illumination, sexual magick, etc, particularly relating to ecstatic states in relation to magick and mysticism; trivial rubbing to corners, faint crease to upper corner of rear cover otherwise near fine £10

M25D. Lehner, E & J, Devils, Demons, Death and Damnation, 1st edition, Dover 4to pbk. 1971, 16 + 174pp, with 244 illustrations in the text, some full page; a splendid collection of early woodcuts relating to death, demons, and witchcraft; light soiling to edges of text block, edges lightly rubbed in places, corners lightly bumped, internally clean and tight, very good £8

M25CCD. Leibstoeckl, H, The Secret Sciences in the Light of Our Time, 1931, 1st English edition, Rider & Co. 1939, 8vo, dark tan cloth with black lettering to spine, 304pp, translated from the original German by H. E. Kennedy; a survey of occult traditions from the early mystery religions through to the beginning of the 20th century, all viewed through the lens of anthroposophy, and predictably culminating with Rudolph Steiner. A few faint marks and tiny bumps to covers, corners lightly bumped and rubbed, spine lightly creased at head and tail, crease to top of upper joint, edges of text block spotted, minor foxing to first and last few leaves, and occasional margins, text tight and largely very clean overall, a good + copy of the first English issue which is now quite scarce £65

M25DD. Lempriere, J, A Classical Dictionary, 1788, George Routledge no date (probably c.1920s), 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 36 + 667pp. A useful reference work of names, terms, measures, etc from the Classical World, and including a chronological table. Spine slightly darkened, upper joint slightly worn, lower corners softened and damp faded, edges of text block spotted, ownership signature to front end paper, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a good sound copy £3.50

M132B. Lovatt, W.F, Hypnosis and Suggestion, 1st edition, Rider no date (1933), Cr8vo, grey cloth with black lettering to spine, 144pp; a popular, practical handbook on hypnotic suggestion; light tanning to edges of text block, slight off-setting to end papers and small number in ink to front end paper otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy in near very good (lightly soiled in places, minor wear to edges with one short closed tear) d/w £15

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

M137BB. Mackenzie, N, (editor), Secret Societies, 1967, Crescent no date (c.1970). large 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 350pp including index, with many photographs in the text, some in colour. A popular study ranging from primitive secret societies through to the Ku Klux Klan. Minor soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good in good + (edges rubbed and reinforced on the verso with tape in places, top edge creased, torn and chipped in places) d/w £5

M137C. Macklin, J, A Look through Secret Doors, 1st edition, Ace small format pbk. 1969, 156pp + 4pp advertisements; a fascinating series of fully documented accounts of monsters and other strange encounters apparently beyond time and space; edges of covers and spine folds rubbed, minor soiling to covers, edges of text block heavily tanned with some slight cockling and marginal staining, text lightly tanned but otherwise clean and tight, a good solid copy £2

M138B. Maimonides, M.B.M, The Guide for the Perplexed, 1904, Dover 8vo pbk. 1956, reprinted, 60 + 414pp; a full an unabridged reprint of the 1904 translation of this 12th century work, one of the greatest philosophical works of all time; spine slightly faded, a few minor marks to covers, trivial soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good £6

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

M143ABC. Masters, A, The Devil’s Dominion, 1978, Castle Books 2006, 8vo,  black cloth with silver titles to spine, 271pp + 8pp plates (on ordinary paper); an account of hell and Satanism in the modern world, with particular reference to the past two centuries. A few faint marks to cloth, trivial spot to front end paper, trace of label removal to rear end paper  otherwise internally clean and tight, very good + in like (a couple of minor crease marks) d/w £5

M145AB. McCormack, K, White Magic for Lovers, 1st edition, Fontana small format pbk. 1973, 160pp, with a few illustrations in the text; how to find  love through astrology, numerology,  love spells, etc;  Covers slightly darkened, faint reading creases to spine, edges of text block browned, text lightly but evenly tanned, and otherwise clean and tight, overall a good + copy of this uncommon title £8

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

M0147. Meyer, M (editor), The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, 2007, Harper 8vo pbk. 2009, reprinted, 14 + 844pp including index, with an introduction by Elaine Pagels; a revised and updated translation of this important collection of Gnostic texts; light rubbing to edges of covers, a couple of minor marks to rear cover, vertical crease to front cover near spine where opened, internally clean and tight, overall still a very good copy £12

M147CDD. Mickaharic, D, Materia Magica, 1st edition, Lulu 8vo pbk. 2010, 6 + 170pp; a compendium of materials used in practical magic and their uses, with particular emphasis on herbs and oils; light rubbing tom edges of covers, staining to upper corner of text block causing slight wrinkling otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, still a good + overall copy £6

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

M149B. Mooney, R.E, Gods of Air and Darkness, 1st edition, Souvenir Press 1975, 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine, 203pp; a follow up to Colony: Earth, in which the author seeks to show evidence for  an ancient cosmic battle, and subsequent extra-terrestrial origin of mankind.  Near fine in very good + (a hint of shelf rubbing, minor creasing to top edge) d/w £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

M20CC. (Museum of Witchcraft), Joan’s Cottage: Spells and Charms, Troy Books c.d. in illustrated card case, no date (fairly recent); 7 spoken charms from the wise woman’s cottage exhibit at the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, collated by Steve Patterson and spoken by Elaine Gill; minor bumping to corners of case, near fine £6

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. 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

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

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

M156ABB. O’Donohue, J, Benedictus, 1st edition, Bantam Press 2007, pott 4to, black cloth with silver lettering to spine, 233pp; bookmark present as issued; a book of poetic blessings as a guide to life; fine in very near fine d/w £6

M0156BD, (Order of the Nine Angles), Hostia, 1st edition thus, privately published 8vo pbk. 2013, 375pp; a combined issue of the three volumes of Hostia which form the core teachings of the O.N.A’s brand of Satanism; minor bumping to corners, light rubbing to edges of covers, light staining to edges of text block, slightly affecting 12 pages of text at top with minimal cockling otherwise text clean and tight, still about good + overall £8

M157A. Ostrom, J, You and Your Aura, 1st edition, Aquarian Press small 4to pbk. 1987, 112pp including index + 12pp coloured plates of drawings by the author; a sound introduction to seeing and understanding the human aura; edges of covers a little rubbed and with some very light crease marks, internally clean and tight, still a very good overall copy £3

M157A. Ottoyo, K, Powerful African Love & Money Rituals, 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1983, 80pp; a collection of hoodoo style “traditional” folk magic rituals and spells; some minor soiling to covers, corners and head of spine fold slightly rubbed, minor spots to the odd margin, slight crease marks to a few upper corners and margins, text clean and tight, a good + overall copy £15

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

M0159AB. Pandit, M.P, Gems from the Tantras (first series), 1970, 2nd edition, Ganesh & Co. 1975, 8vo, salmon pink cloth with front board lettered in black, 4 + 106pp; selections from the Kularnava tantra in text and translation, together with explanatory commentary; minor bumping to corners, light soiling to top edge of text block and end papers, text clean and tight, very good in good + (rather soiled and rubbed, some wear to edges with creasing and small chips) d/w £8

M0159AC.  Pandit, M.P, Gems from the Tantras (second series), 1970, 2nd edition, Ganesh & Co. 1976, 8vo, light blue cloth with front board lettered in black, 6 + 114pp; selections from the Kularnava tantra in text and translation, together with explanatory commentary; minor spots to rear end papers, faint crease from paper flaw to a few upper corners, text clean and tight, very good in like (rear panel a little soiled, some light wear to edges) d/w £10

M161A. Parkins, J, Artes Magicae: the Ancient & Occult Secrets of the Meneroth, 1805, 1st edition thus, Mandrake press 2017, large 4to, black cloth with copper titles to front board, 140 + 38pp, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text, some coloured, number 55 of a limited edition of 200 copies for general release (there was also a private edition of 26 copies). A reprint of a curious 19th century work based on the author’s system of practical magic based around his own unique version of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, together with n introduction and related material by Peter Mills. Now out of print, this copy has a slight binding fault in that the spine sits slightly raised at the top, but otherwise near mint £45

M0161A. (Parsons, J.W), Pendle, G, Strange Angel, 1st edition, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2005, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 8 + 350pp including index + 8pp plates; a sound biography of this Thelemite and rocket scientist; a couple of trivial spots to top edge of text block, crease to lower corner of one leaf otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in like (a few minor marks, very slight creasing to top edge) d/w £12

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

M162AP. Peisheng, W & Z. Weiqi, Wu Style Taijiquan, 1st edition, Hai Feng Publishing 8vo pbk. 1983, 4 + 234pp, with many illustrations in the text + 3 plates; a detailed martial arts course for health and self-defence as taught by three famous masters in Beijing; covers rather soiled and marked in places, corners lightly bumped, edges of text block tanned, internally clean and tight, a good + or very slightly better overall copy of the uncommon first printing of this classic £6

M162B. Pennick, N, Practical Magic in the Northern Tradition, 1st edition, Aquarian Press 1989, 8vo, blue cloth with silver titles to spine, 288pp including index, with illustrations in the text; a practical guide to the magical traditions of Northern Europe. Edges of text block and outer margins lightly tanned otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy of the uncommon original hard cover issue in like (lightly shelf rubbed, faint rubbing to edges in places) d/w £15

M163AAA. Penzer, N.M, The Harem, 1st edition, George Harrap 1936, royal 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine and small gilt illustration to front board, 277pp including index + a frontispiece and 42 plates (some folding); a comprehensive study of the harem as it existed as an institution in the palace of the Turkish sultans, with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to the present time; faint soiling to cloth in places, edges of text block a little darkened, trivial spots to the odd margin, slight off-setting from folding plates otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy of the first and best edition £20

M163AAB. Peters, E, The Magician, the Witch and the Law, 1st edition, Harvester Press 1978, 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, 18 + 216pp, a scholarly study of the theories of witchcraft and magic in relation to the law from medieval times through to the 17th century; very near fine in near very good (some light edge-wear, a little rubbed, particularly to outer folds, old price label to foot of front inner flap) d/w £8

M164. Picknett, L, The Secret History of Lucifer, 2005, Robinson 8vo pbk. 2006, 16 + 304pp including index + 8pp plates (some coloured), an in depth historical study; very slight lean to spine, upper corner of front cover worn, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £1.50

M164AA. Pike, J, The Holy Squares of Divine Magic, 1st edition, Finbarr stapled 8vo pbk. 1992, 36pp; the talismanic use of magic squares for results magic, based upon those given in the Book of Abra-Melin the Mage. A few soil marks to covers, spine fold and edges slightly darkened, internally clean and tight, near very good overall £15

M164AB. Pike, J & D. Collins, The Complete 1-2-3 Book of Practical Results-Producing Magick (and Egyptian Mystical Rites), 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1993, (reprinted?) 44pp with a few illustrations in the text + 4pp advertisements; three short works issued together:-Solar Magick, the Power of the Ancients (Egyptian Magick, and the Complete Book of Practical Magick Spells and Rituals; the merest hint of fading to spine otherwise fine £10

M163OB. Phythian-Adams, W.J, Mithraism, 1st edition, Constable & Co. 1904, small F’cap 8vo, blind decorated green cloth with gilt title to spine, 12 + 96pp, with a frontispiece and 3 plates included in the pagination, a concise introduction to the origins, history and practice of Mithraism, part of the Religions Ancient & Modern series; spine very slightly darkened, slight wear to lower edge of front board, light soiling to end papers, creasing to upper corner of front end paper otherwise a very good clean and tight copy £8

M168AA. Randolph, P.B, & M. De Naglowska, Magia Sexualis, 1st edition thus, Inner Traditions 2012, French folded card wraps, 16 + 173pp including index + advertisement leaf, with diagrams in the text; the most singularly complete account of Randolph’s system of sexual magic, translated from the French edition of 1931, itself drawn from previously published and unpublished material dating from the late 19th century, top edge of text block darkened otherwise fine £10

M0169. Rawson, P (introduced by), Tantra, 1st edition, 2nd printing Arts Council of Britain 1971, 4to, printed card wraps, 130pp, with 384 illustrations, many in colour, some full page, and one folding affixed to inside of rear cover. A wonderful collection of Tantric paintings, statues and other objects exhibited at the Hayward gallery in 1971. A few minor marks to covers, small mark to blank portion of first leaf of text, otherwise internally clean and tight. Small knock to top of spine with slight damage to surface layer, otherwise a very good copy £6

M00169. Rawson, P (introduced by), Tantra, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Arts Council of Britain, 1971, large 4to, red cloth with white lettering to spine and front board, 130pp, with 384 illustrations, many in colour, some full page, and one folding affixed to inside of rear cover; a wonderful collection of Tantric paintings, statues and other objects exhibited at the Hayward gallery in 1971. Spine very slightly faded, light wear to spine ends and corners, small spot to front end paper otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy of the uncommon hard cover issue £25

M169. Rawson, P, Sacred Tibet, 1st edition, Thames & Hudson 4to pbk. 1991, 96pp, with 136 illustrations, 18 in colour; a comprehensive introduction to Tibetan spiritual practices within Buddhism and the shamanic traditions that preceded it;  a few faint marks to covers, minor scuff mark to edges of rear cover, internally clean and tight, very good overall £2.50

M170D. Regardie, I, The Art of True Healing, 1937, 2nd edition, 2nd printing, Helios 1966, Cr8vo, blue cloth with silver titles to spine and front board, 42pp; a revised and slightly enlarged edition of the author’s classic study of healing through prayer and visualisation, utilising the operation of the law of attraction in nature. Cloth rather soiled and damp spotted, spine worn in places and chipped at head, corners worn, edges of text block browned, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, overall a good and internally much better copy of the uncommon hard cover issue £6

M170FF.  Regardie, I, What You Should Know About the Golden Dawn, 1936, 5th edition, revised and enlarged, Falcon Press 8vo pbk. 2006, 16 + 2346pp, with a few illustrations in the text and a foreword by Christopher Hyatt; Regardie’s personal account of his dealings within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and related societies; trivial soil mark to top edge of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very near fine copy overall £8

M171D. Richardson, A & G. Hughes, Ancient Magicks for a New Age, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Llewellyn 8vo pbk 1989, 16 + 299Pp + publisher’s advertisements, with illustrations in the text; a record of, and practical guide to, the Arthurian based rituals of both Christina Hartley and Geoff Hughes, both students of the western mystery tradition under Dion Fortune. Rubbing, light wear and some creasing to edges of covers with a few other small marks, spine with reading creases and very slightly darkened, one inch split to foot of front fold, ownership signature and labels to inside of front cover, which is also slightly marked, otherwise internally clean and tight with the odd page corner creased, overall still a good and textually better reading copy of this uncommon title £6

M0171AB. Riecroft, C & O. Weland Brent, The Divine Impress, 1st and only edition, Elliot Stock 1936, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 150pp, with a vignette to title page + 2 folding maps. An interesting and curious original study of the Book of Genesis, particularly the Great Flood and the location of the Garden of Eden, comparing traditions of the Biblical Nephilim with those of Atlantean giants, together with other aspects of near eastern religious history and mythology, all seemingly from a viewpoint somewhere between Blavatsky’s Theosophy and Christian Science. Cloth a little soiled and with a few small stains in places, spine and near edges of boards slightly faded with spine gilt a little dulled, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, light soiling to end papers, small stain to fore edge of text block, minor spots to a couple of inner margins, text clean and tight, overall a near very good copy of a very scarce book (WorldCat only locates six copies) £70

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

M175AA. Ropp, R.S de, The Master Game, 1969, Picador Cr8vo pbk. 1974, 251pp + advertisement leaf, with a photograph of the author. The search for a ‘spiritual peak’ through the use of ‘creative psychology’ rather than psychedelics. Faint reading crease to spine, edges of text block darkened, margins slightly tanned and with very occasional pencil marks, text clean and tight, good + £3

M177A. Rustad, M.S (editor & translator), The Black Books of Elverum, 1999, Galde Press 8vo pbk. 2010, 40 + 135pp including index, with a foreword by Kathleen Stokker; translations of two Norwegian ‘black books’ of magic, together with facsimiles of the original texts. Trivial soil mark to fore edge of text block otherwise fine £10

M177AA. Rutherford, A, The Midnight Cry! Behold the Bridegroom Come Ye Out to Meet Him, 1925, 7th edition, printed for the author by Young & Sons, no date (1928), Cr8vo, pebbled blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind pyramid design and gilt lettering to front board, 205pp including supplements and indices, with a few full page illustrations included in the pagination + a frontispiece, and a separate title page and frontispiece to the beginning of the second supplement. An account of imminent Armageddon, and consequently the second coming of Christ, all as prophesised via the author’s British Israelite interpretation of symbolism encoded within the Great Pyramid of Giza. Although seven editions were printed, runs were relatively small and it has been completely out of print ever since, and is now very scarce, with WorldCat only locating a total of five copies. This final and most complete edition including the supplements is very rare, with WorldCat only finding one copy in the National Library of Scotland. Trivial spots to a couple of margins; spine and joints faded with dulled spine lettering, but otherwise a near fine clean copy £95

M178. Salar, T & D. Peake, The Secret of Immortality, 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1983, 74pp + advertisements; a guide to the secret of eternal life through mental and physical change; spine darkened, covers a little soiled in places and with some staining at top near spine, minor bumping to corners, internally clean and tight, a good + overall and internally better copy £12

M0178A. Sarom, G, The Art of Mysticism, 1st edition, 8vo pbk. 2018 published for the author, 136pp + advertisement leaf; a practical guide to mysticism and spiritual meditation; light rubbing to edges of covers in places, overall a very good + and internally fine copy £3

M178AA. Savage, D, Mana Magick: A Manual of Effective rituals and natural magick, 1st edition, Finbarr stapled 8vo pbk. 1986 (reprinted?), 52pp; rites using Mana, or the universal life force for results magick; previous sellers’ label to rear cover, spine fold slightly faded otherwise a near fine clean copy £10

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

M182EA. Sepharial (W.G Old), A Manual of Occultism, 1910, Rider 8vo pbk. 1975, 14, with diagrams in the text; a classic practical overview of the occult sciences, including astrology, tarot, geomancy, divination, Kabalah, palmistry, spirits, dreams, talismans, alchemy, etc; covers lightly browned at edges and with a few minor marks, contents clean and tight; a near very good copy £6

M182E. Shah, I, The Sufis, 1st American edition, Doubleday & Co. 1964, 8vo, grey cloth with blind illustration to front board and black titles to spine, 36 + 404pp, with a frontispiece and an introduction by Robert Graves; still one of the best overviews of the history and practices of Sufism. Light browning to edges of text block, minor spotting and off-setting to end papers otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy £15

M183. Shah, I, The Way of the Sufi, 1st edition, Jonathan Cape 1968, 8vo, green cloth with silver titles and gilt symbols to spine, 288pp; a sound introduction to the history, orders, and doctrines of Sufism; light tanning to edges of text block, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, very good in at least good + (light soiling in places, spine panel a little darkened, folds and edges rubbed) d/w £8

M183BBA. Shantideva, The Way of Bodhisattva, 1997, revised edition, Shambhala 2006, reprinted, Pott 8vo, cream cloth with gilt titles highlighted in black to spine and front board, 22 + 361pp, silk bookmark present as issued with a frontispiece, with a foreword by the Dalai Lama; a new translation of one of this important Mahayana Buddhist text. A couple of trivial marks to cloth, spine panel slightly rubbed and marked, overall a very good and internally fine copy £8

M183B.  Sherwin, R, The Theatre of Magick, 1982, Baphomet 8vo pbk. 2007, 89pp including index; A practical guide to modern ritual magick, largely drawing upon the influences of Crowley and Spare, and includes Crowley’s Golden Verses of Pythagoras. The author was one of the co-founders (with Pete Carroll) of the Illuminates of Thanateros.  A couple of smallish dents to top of front cover otherwise near fine £15

M183C. Sherwin, R, The Book of Results, 1982, Baphomet 8vo pbk. 2005, 84pp, with a few diagrams in the text; a practical guide to modern sigil magick and associated ritual, largely drawing upon the influences of Crowley and Spare, by one of the co-founders (with Pete Carroll) of the Illuminates of Thanateros. Near fine £18

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

M186BB. Southwood, O.W (compiler), The Ultimate Book of Sorcery and the Pagan Way, 1st edition, Author House 4to pbk. 2008, 289pp, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text, some coloured; a collection of rites and spells drawn from various sources, ranging from ancient Norse paganism to the fictional realms of H.P Lovecraft; a few minor marks to covers, edges of text block a little soiled in places, internally clean and tight, very good + £30

M190B. Steiner, R, Cosmic Memory: Prehistory of Earth and Man, 1939, 1st English edition, Rudolph Steiner Publications 1959, 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 275pp including index, translated by Karl E. Zimmer; a series of essays originally published in German in 1904 that relate to Steiner’s ideas on the prehistory of man, Atlantis and its root races. Minor rubbing to spine ends, edges of text block very slightly darkened, internally and externally clean and tight. A nice copy of the uncommon first issue, and quite scarce in the wrapper, very good + in near very good (some very light edge chipping with very slightly larger chips to ends of spine panel and tips of front folds, minor spots to rear panel) d/w £35

M94DD. Stokes, G.T, Ireland and the Celtic Church, 1st edition, Hodder & Stoughton 1896, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 358pp including index; a history of the church in Ireland from the time of St Patrick through to the English conquest in 1172; a few marks to cloth, corners and spine ends worn, joints and edges rubbed, damp spotting to fore edge of boards, edges of text block soiled, some occasional light foxing and soiling throughout, mainly to margins, ownership signatures to half title and top of title page, a couple of sentences underlined in ink, front hinge slightly strained, text tight and largely clean overall, a good solid copy £12

M194J. Stoessel, F, Metaphysical Magnetism, 1st edition, Parker Publishing 1977, 8vo, light grey cloth with red foil titles to spine, 216pp; using personal magnetism to attract riches,  foot of spine bumped with some creasing otherwise a very good clean copy in good + (edge-worn in places, a couple of small chips and closed tears) d/w £6

M194OD.  Stoyanov, Y, The Hidden Tradition in Europe, 1st edition, Arkana 8vo pbk. 1994, 30 + 309pp including index; an excellent study of the Cathars, Bogomils, and other medieval Christian heresies; very faint reading crease to spine, page edges tanned otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good £8

M197B. Sulley, H, The Temple of Ezekiel's Prophecy, 1892, 4th and amplified edition, Simpkin Marshall ltd 1929, royal 4to, original bevel edged green pictorial cloth gilt, with gilt titles to spin and gilt illustration to front cover 9 + 147pp including index of Biblical passages, with illustrations in the text, a frontispiece and 14 plates included in the pagination. A detailed study of the symbolism and sacred proportion of the un-built temple of Ezekiel described in the last 9 chapters of the book of Ezekiel, all from a "British Israelite" perspective. Light wear to spine ends and corners, a few small surface scratch marks to lower part of spine, a few minor marks to cloth, light foxing to prelims, text otherwise clean and tight, a good + and arguably slightly better overall copy £25

M199. Svoboda, R.E, Aghora: At the Left Hand of God, 1986, Rupa 8vo pbk. 2004, 327pp; the first of the author’s studies of Aghora, one of the more extreme Hindu tantric traditions of the left-hand path which is focussed around the cremation ground; the author being a long term student of Aghori Vimalananda.  Some slight edge wear to covers, previous retailer’s label to rear cover, minor soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £5

M199B. Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati, Sri, Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, 2003, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Yogi Publications Trust 8vo pbk. 2004, 18 + 499pp including index + 11pp biographical sketch and publisher’s advertisements, with a few diagrams and other illustrations in the text; a new translation of this classic tantric text together with extensive commentary based on personal experience, very near fine £12

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

AR027D. Temple, R, The Crystal Sun, 1st edition, Century 2000, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 558pp including index, with diagrams in the text + 32pp of plates, of which 16pp are coloured, with an introduction by Arthur C. Clarke; a search for ancient solar technology amongst the peoples of ancient Egypt and elsewhere. Edges of text block lightly tanned otherwise very near fine in like d/w £8

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

F24D. (Thorold Rogers, J.E), Bible Folk Lore: a Study in Comparative Mythology , 1st edition, Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co. 1884, Post 8vo, tan cloth with black lettering to spine and black illustration and title to front board, 8 + 355pp + advertisement leaf; a study of Biblical folklore in comparison with elsewhere in the near east; cloth rather soiled, water staining to rear cover, spine darkened and worn at ends, joints rubbed, corners faded and softened, inner hinges strained, edges of text block darkened, some light staining and slight cockling to top margins throughout, text clean and still reasonably solid, Rationalist Press library labels to spine and front paste-down, together with a presentation inscription to the library from the author in his hand; overall a fair scarce presentation copy of the uncommon original issue £20

M205AA. Tickhill, A, The Apogeton, 1st edition, Sorcerer’s Apprentice 1985, 8vo, black card covers with red lettering and black cloth tape spine, 4 + 106pp + advertisement leaf, with a few diagrams in the text; a guide to the theories and practices of chaos magick; covers slightly soiled and with some light creasing in places, slight wear to ends of spine, minor bumping to corners, edges of text block tanned, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a good + overall copy of a scarce item £50

M205AB. Tierney, P, The Highest Altar: The Story of Human Sacrifice, 1st edition, Bloomsbury 1989, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 480pp including index, with 4 full page maps + 8pp coloured plates. The origin, practice and continuation of human sacrifice amongst the Andean tribes of South America. Tiny bump to top of front board, minor soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight. A very good copy in like (light creasing to edges) d/w £5

M205AB. Tomas, A, Shambhala: Oasis of Light, 1st and only edition, Sphere pbk. 1977, 175pp + 8pp plates; a concise, but comprehensive search for the legendary kingdom of Shambhala and its spiritual traditions; a little trivial soiling to covers, ink scoring/ annotation to a couple of margins, which are lightly tanned, text clean and tight, still a near very good copy overall of this increasingly uncommon title £8

P22B. Turvey, V.N, The Beginnings of Seership, or Super-normal Mental Activity, 1st edition, Stead’s Publishing House, no date (1911), Cr8vo, blue cloth with silver titles to spine and front board, 230pp; a study of clairvoyance and related forms of spirit contact, told through letters sent to the author and his replies, all relating to material received psychically following personal contact. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, lower corner of front board lightly creased, light browning to end papers, ownership signature a to front end paper together with the publication date inked on the foot of title page, occasional spotting to margins, text clean and tight, overall a near very good copy of the very scarce first edition £40

M207F. Tylor, E.B, Primitive Culture: Researches into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Language, Art and Custom, 1871, 5th edition revised, 3rd printing. John Murray 1929, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spines, complete in two volumes, 12 + 502 & 8 + 471pp including index; a monumental study of magic and religion that was a precursor and major influence on Sir J.G. Frazer’s Golden Bough. A few minor marks to cloth, light wear to spine ends and corners, flat crease to upper rear corner on volume one, previous owner’s bookplate to front end papers, spotting to edges of text block and occasional margins, text clean and tight, a near very good set £35

M0208A. Ueshiba, M, The Secret Teachings of Aikido, 2007, 1st American edition, Kodansha USA 2012, reprinted, crown 4to, black cloth with spine and front cover lettered in brown, 149pp, with a frontispiece and photographs in the text; an account of the inner spiritual teachings of this Japanese martial art. Near fine in very good (lightly shelf rubbed, minor creasing to edges with slight wear to front corners) d/w £12

M0210. Van Buren, E, The Sign of the Dove, 1st edition, Neville Spearman 1983,  purple cloth with gilt titles to spine, 186pp, with a frontispiece, plates and other illustrations in the text. An interesting but speculative study of the concepts of good and evil, with particular reference to dualistic religious traditions and the mystery of Rennes le Chateau in France. Ex lib, lacks front end paper and half title, stamps and file numbers to title page, stamps to a couple of margins, contents otherwise clean and tight. A good reading copy of this uncommon title in good + (some light edge-wear, a little soiled and marked) d/w £10

M0210AA. Van Pelt, Dr S.J, Secrets of Hypnotism, 1st edition, Neville Spearman 1958, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 212pp, with 4 diagrams in the text + 4pp plates; a study of hypnotism for health and life improvement based on a series of articles for the British Journal of Medical Hypnotism; crease to head of spine, faint soiling to edges of text block, off-setting to end papers, ownership signature to front paste-down, otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy £12

M210AB. Various, A Glossary of Tantra, Mantra, and Yantra, 1995, Sri Satguru Publications 8vo pbk. 2013,  105pp. A useful glossary of Hindu tantric terminology. Fine £2.50

M210D. Various, Abraxas- International Journal of Esoteric Studies, number one, Autumn Equinox 2009, 4to, gloss card wraps, 128pp, with many illustrations; essays on witchcraft and magic, including contributions from, Stephen Grasso, Daniel Schulke, Phil Hine, and Roberto Milgliussi; small  bump to lower part of spine, light rubbing to edges of lower wrapper, internally clean and tight, very good £25

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

M0212C. Vitimus, A, Hands-On Chaos Magic, 1st edition, 8th printing, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 2017, 386pp + advertisements, with a few illustrations in the text; a complete beginner’s guide to reality manipulation through chaos magic; trivial bump to outer top corner of text block otherwise fine £10

M215C. Wallis, C.D, Tantra illuminated, 2012, 2nd edition, Mattamayura Press crown 4to pbk. 2013, 4 + 506pp including index, with illustrations in the text; a comprehensive guide to the philosophy, history, and practice of tantra; edges of covers lightly rubbed in places, very faint crease to lower corner of front cover, internally clean and tight, a very good copy £12

M214J. Walker, K, Life’s Long Journey, 1st edition, Gollancz 1960, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 191pp including index; a surgeon and scientist’s view of the universe as spiritual in essence; edges of text block spotted in places, minor spots to end papers and half title, text clean and tight, a very good copy in like (light rubbing to edges, faint spotting in places) d/w £3.50

M215CC. Walshe, M (translator), The Long Discourses of the Buddha, 1987, Wisdom Publications 2012, 8vo, grey cloth with silver decoration and titles to spine and front board, 648pp including index, with a map and 10 full page illustrations; a translation of the Digha Nikaya, one of the major collections of the Pali canon, and the authorized scriptures of Teravada Buddhism. A fine copy in very near fine (very lightly shelf rubbed and with a couple of trivial crease marks to edges) d/w £12

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

M221. Weschcke, C.L, Dream ESP, 1st edition, 5th printing, Llewellyn large 8vo pbk. 2015, 32 + 319pp including index + advertisements, with diagrams in the text; the secret of causal dreaming to bring about desired change, as derived from the I Ching and based upon the work of Louis T. Culling; minor rubbing to edges of covers, trivial soiling to edges of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + £5

M221C. Whitfield, R, New Age Electronics Catalogue, privately published stapled 8vo pbk. no date (c.1990s), 26pp, with 1pp supplement and a coloured photograph  of pieces of equipment loosely inserted; devices for psychic awareness, self improvement, mind power, etc; a few trivial marks to covers, near fine £2.50

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

M225G. Wilson, J, The Solar System of the Ancients Discovered, 1st edition, 2nd issue, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts 1856, 8vo, complete in two volumes, matching blue cloth with gilt titles to spines and decorative black borders to boards, 8 + 486pp + 24pp advertisements & 8 + 475pp + 26pp appendix with separate title page dated 1858, with diagrams in the text throughout volume one and one in volume two. Wilson’s pioneering work is both a well researched and fairly comprehensive study of ancient cosmology, as found encoded in ancient monuments through cosmic proportion and sacred geometry. Worldwide in scope from the prehistoric stone circles of Great Britain and Europe to the pyramids of Ancient Egypt and Mexico, it set the tone for many later writers. Corners bumped, corners and spine ends worn, joints very worn with some closed splitting, spines slightly darkened, boards a little edge rubbed, and slightly marked in places, internally some occasional minor foxing or soiling, mostly to margins, stitching very slightly strained in a couple of places, text otherwise tight and largely clean throughout, overall still a good, solid and textually better set of the increasingly scarce, and best issue of the original edition £275

MAA229A. Wiseman, S, Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance 1550-1700, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press 2014,  8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 245pp including index, with a few photographic illustrations in the text; a scholarly study of animal transformations and mythical creatures in Renaissance literature set against the backdrop of Ovid’s Metamorphosis; fine in near fine (light crease to lower corner of front panel, trivial rubbing to top edge of front panel) d/w £30

M230AA. Wright, E, Book of Legendary Spells, 1968, Marlar 8vo pbk. 1974, 10 + 226pp including index, with a few diagrams in the text; a substantial compilation of spells and related ritual drawn from various traditions including voodoo and witchcraft; faint reading crease to spine, a few minor marks to covers, which are slightly edge-bumped in places, ownership inscription to front end paper, glued binding parting in one place but contents clean and still tight, a good + or very slightly better copy overall £8

M230A. Yates, F, Shakespeare’s Last Plays: A New Appraisal, 1st edition, R.K.P 1975, 8vo, blue cloth with silver titles to spine, 12 + 140pp including index + 8 plates. A scholarly study, with particular reference to Cymbeline, Henry VIII, and The Tempest; their symbolism investigated from the viewpoint of Tudor mythology, religious tolerance, and Renaissance magic. A couple of trivial marks to edges of text block, a near fine copy of this uncommon title in like d/w £18

 

Occult Fiction & Literary Criticism

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

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

O01AB. (Bligh Bond, F), Kenawell, W.W, The Quest at Glastonbury, 1st edition, Helix Press 1965, 8vo, quarter maroon cloth with gilt spine titles and oatmeal cloth boards, 14 + 318pp, with a frontispiece, many photographs and other illustrations in the text; the only major biographical study of  Frederick Bligh Bond, heavily featuring his psychically inspired archaeological excavations at Glastonbury abbey.  A couple of trivial marks to boards,  slight discolouration to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good + in very good (light wear to edges and slightly rubbed at top and bottom of front panel) d/w £15

O01AC. Bowen, E, The Demon Lover and other Stories, 1st edition, Jonathan Cape 1945, Cr8vo, taupe cloth with red lettering to spine and front board, a collection of occult and supernatural fiction by a close friend of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group. Edges dented in places, corners bumped, spine slightly darkened and worn at ends, covers soiled, slight slack to front hinge, minor spots to end papers and the odd margin, crease marks to paste-downs, text clean and tight, overall a good but textually much better copy £15

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

O3MM. Gooch, S, Alternative Persons: the Entries of Science Fiction and Myth, 1st and only edition thus, Bran’s Head stapled 8vo booklet, blue card covers lettered in black, 1+ 29pp; an examination of characters in science fiction and myth through the lens of Jungian archetypes and psychology, first published in Labrys no 1, 1978; spine fold slightly faded, minor spots to rear cover, print quality a little faint in places but all still perfectly readable, internally clean and tight, a very good copy of a very scarce item £20

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

O4BB. (Hubbard, L Ron), Miller, R, Bare-Faced Messiah, 1987, Slivertail Books 2014, 8vo, black cloth with silver titles to spine, 6 + 394pp. A controversial true story of the man behind Scientology. Tiny chip/ hole to front fold of dust wrapper otherwise near fine in like d/w £6

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

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

O6U. Lovecraft, H.P, Boy in Summer, Centenary edition, Moshassuck Press 1996, 8vo, stapled printed paper wraps, 4pp. Edition limited to 100 copies, with a signed presentation inscription by publisher Ken W. Faig to the inside of the front wrapper. Lovecraft’s reminiscences of a boyhood visit to Rhode Island in 1896. Minor marks to covers. Very good £3

O8AA. Morrison, A, Cunning Murrell: A Tale of Witchcraft and Smuggling, 1900, 2nd issue, Boydell Press 1977,  Cr8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 8 + 310pp. A novel based on the real life of James “cunning” Murrell, one of the last great Essex cunning men. Although Murrell’s many of papers were probably destroyed following his death in 1860, the novel is based on knowledge obtained through his son Buck Murrell and therefore provides a valuable insight into Murrell’s little known magical methods. Top edge of text block spotted, light rubbing/ crushing to spine ends, internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy in like (light rubbing to edges in places, spine panel very slightly faded, price clipped) d/w £14

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

O10BB. Thompson, E.B (translator), The Complete Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, New Humanity Books 8vo pbk. 1990, 200pp; the first complete poetical translation of Khayyam’s Sufi masterpiece, Fitzgerald’s popular translation often being inaccurate and featuring less than one tenth of the original text; light rubbing to corners, a few faint marks to rear cover, trivial soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good £6

O10D. Tyson, D, Necronomicon, 1st edition, 1st printing, Llewellyn large 8vo pbk. 2004, 18 + 269pp, with many illustrations in the text. Another version of Lovecraft’s Necronomicon based on the fictional wanderings of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred. Top edge of text block slightly darkened, minor bumping to corners, internally clean and tight. Very good £5

 

Psychic Sciences, Channeled Teachings & Spiritualism

P2B. (Bellairs, H), Counsel from the Heavenly Spheres and Thoughts Thereon, by H.B; 1st and only edition, L.N Fowler & Co. 1914, Cr8vo, mauve card wraps with pictorial front cover printed and lettered in dark brown, 131pp, with a foreword by Rev. Arthur Chambers; techniques and advice for better living, self- healing, and the overcoming of life’s obstacles, as psychically received by the author from her ‘heavenly guides’. With a pencil presentation inscription signed ‘from the author’ and dated 1918 in Bellair’s hand to the front end paper. Front cover evenly faded to light brown with faint staining to upper part, spine a little darkened, corners rubbed, some occasional minor spotting internally, stitching a little strained in places, text still relatively solid and largely clean, overall a good approaching good +, rare presentation copy of a very scarce book, (WorldCat only locates six copies) which unlike the author’s other spiritualist works, has not been reprinted £40

P4BPB. Braddon, R, The Piddingtons, 1st edition, Werner Laurie 1950, 8vo, red cloth with black titles to spine, 238pp including index + a frontispiece and 8pp plates; the controversial story of the psychic impressions and investigations of Sydney and Leslie Piddington during the 1940s that largely concerned the final part of the second world war; fading to spine panel and edges of boards, a few minor soil marks to cloth, previous owner’s initials and number to front end paper, together with remains of label and trace of removal including a tear with small loss at foot, edges of text block darkened and soiled, neat highlighting to a couple of pages otherwise text clean and tight, a good, approaching good + overall copy £3.50

P4BBC. Broad, C.D, Lectures on Psychical Research, 1st edition, R.K.P 1962, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 450pp including indices; a series of lectures on trance-mediumship and telepathy, incorporating the Perrott lectures given at Cambridge university during 1959 and 1960; ex lib, file numbers to spine and foot of title page , stamps and traces of labels to rear end papers, a couple of soil marks to front board, light rubbing to spine ends, corners, and edges in places, spotting to end papers, text clean and tight, good + overall £6

P4BBB. Bruce, R, Practical Psychic Self-Defense, 1st edition, Hampton Roads 8vo pbk. 2002, 18 + 334pp including index; a practical guide to understanding unseen forces and protecting against them; faint reading creases to spine, minor bumping to corners, internally and externally clean and tight, very good £5

P4BEB. Butler, W.E, How to Develop Clairvoyance, 1st edition, Aquarian Press Cr8vo pbk. 1968, 64pp, a concise but sound practical guide from the Paths to Inner Power series. An unusually nice copy, spine glue beginning to dry out, but still a very good clean copy with no loose pages £3

P4BBD. Burt, C, Psychology and Psychical Research, 1st edition, Society for Psychical Research 8vo pbk. 1968, 109pp; the text of the 17th F.W Myers memorial lecture; a few minor crease marks to edges of covers, neat highlighting to a very few pages otherwise a very good clean tight copy £3.50

P4F. Christopher, M, Seers, Psychics and Esp, 1970, 1st British edition, Cassell 1971, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 268pp including index; a study of astrology, Esp, prophecy, though reading, dowsing, fire walking, clairvoyance, mediumship and supernatural phenomena; minor rubbing to spine ends, slight spotting to first few leaves (mainly to lower margins) otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, overall a very good copy in good + (a few minor marks, edges rather worn) d/w £5

P6B. Downes, W, The Haunted Colchester Area, 1st edition, privately published 1992, 8vo, stapled card covers, 60pp, with illustrations in the text; a collection of true ghost stories and mysteries in the area around Colchester in Essex. Faint rubbing to edges of covers in places, internally clean and tight, very good + £5

P07. Dubin, R.P, Telecult Power: the Amazing New Way to Psychic and Occult Wonders, 1970, 1st U.K edition, 3rd printing, A Thomas & Co. 8vo pbk. 1977, 225pp, with a few illustrations in the text; how to develop and use psychic powers for friends, help, money, etc; spine lightly faded, minor spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight, very good £3.50

P6BB. Drayton Thomas, Rev. C, Life Beyond Death with Evidence, 1928, 1st edition, 3rd printing, W. Collins 1930, post 8vo, blue cloth with blind titles to spine, 6 + 296pp, with a full page diagram + 5 plates and an introduction by the late Vicountess Grey of Fallodon; an augment for the post-death survival of the soul backed by book tests and other experiments; spine titles rubbed to blind and very faint, cloth lightly marked in places, rear corners rubbed, front corners and spine ends slightly worn, ownership signature and label to front end paper, edges of text block spotted, minor spots to a few margins, text clean and tight, overall a good + copy of an uncommon early issue £25

P7D. Edwards, H, Thirty Years a Spiritual Healer, 1st edition, Herbert Jenkins 1968, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 167pp including index + 4pp plates, foreword by Beverley Nichols, signed by the author tom the front end paper; examples of both private and public psychic healing by the then president of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers; slight spotting to edges of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, uncommon signed,  a very good + copy in very good (lightly rubbed in places with a few minor marks, very slight wear to ends of spine panel) d/w £25

P08B. ‘Franquin’, Open Your Mind, 1st edition, Robyn Publications 1950, 8vo, plain red card wraps, 83pp + a frontispiece portrait and 6pp plates; a complete course on hypnotism together with a related chapter on astrology; a couple of minor marks to covers, slight bumping to corners, edges of text block tanned and spotted, minor foxing to a few margins, text clean and tight, overall a good + copy of a scarce item in near good (some wear and creasing to edges, a couple of tears and some small chips, smallish hole to rear panel which is rather soiled) d/w fixed to spine as issued £10

P008C. Goubert, (Professor), Secrets of Hypnotism, 1st and only edition, Ellisdons Cr8vo stapled booklet, 12pp, grey wraps lettered in black; a brief study of various hypnotic methods; faint soiling to covers, faint crease to lower corner of rear cover, staples rusting otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy of an uncommon item £2.50

P08CC. Grattan-Guinness, I, Psychical Research, 1st edition, Aquarian Press 8vo pbk. 1982, 424pp including index, with a few photographs in the text; a guide to the history, principles and methods of the S.P.R in celebration of its first hundred years; covers rather rubbed at edges, reading creases to spine, minor spots to the odd margin, faint diagonal crease marks to first few leaves, some very occasional yellow highlighting, text otherwise clean and tight, good + overall £6

P9D. Hall, T.H, The Spiritualists, 1st edition, Duckworth 1962, 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine, 20 + 188pp including index + a frontispiece and 6pp plates; a fascinating study of the mediumship of  19th century spiritualist Florence Cook, her attendant spirit Katie King, and the scientist who studied her - William Crookes; faint damp soiling to covers (more noticeable on the rear board), minor spotting to edges of text block and end papers, otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a good + and internally much better copy in near very good (light wear to edges with a few tiny chips and small closed tear to foot of front outer fold) d/w £20

P010. Haynes, R, The Hidden Springs, 1st edition, Hollis & Carter 1961, 8vo, advance copy in plain blue cloth, 268pp including index + a frontispiece and 8pp plates; a classic study of extra-sensory perception by a member of the S.P.R, including  material on telepathy, time displacement, telekinesis, dowsing, levitation, etc; light rubbing to corners and spine ends, light tanning to edges of text block, ownership stamp to front paste-down, ‘advance dummy copy only’ stamp to front end paper otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy in near very good (light soiling to rear panel with one short closed tear, top edge rubbed and a little creased) d/w £5

P010A. Haynes, R, The Society for Psychical Research: 1882-1982 a History, 1st edition, Macdonald & Co. 1982, 8vo, black cloth with silver titles to spine, 26 + 240pp including index; the standard history of the S.P.R; trivial soiling to edges of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in near very good (light wear to edges, some faint creasing to laminate layer in places, a few surface marks) d/w £6

P12B. Iremonger, L, The Ghosts of Versailles, 1957, White Lion 1975, 8vo, tan cloth with gilt titles to spine, 313pp including index + 15 plates; a critical study of the Versailles ‘time slip’ case experienced by two women in 1904 who first published their experiences as An Adventure in 1911. Minor creasing to spine ends, faint browning to end papers, ink notes by a previous owner to rear end papers, crease to corner of one leaf, text and covers clean and tight, a very good copy of this uncommon title in near very good (a little light rubbing and wear to edges in places, slight creasing to top edge) d/w £10

P14D. Lethbridge, T.C, E.S.P. Beyond Time and Distance, 1965, Sidgwick & Jackson small format 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; Crease marks to covers and spine, edges rubbed, light soiling to edges of text block, faint staining to first and last couple of leaves, minor spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight, a good, solid, and textually better copy of this uncommon title £3.50

P14ABB. McMoneagle, J, Mind Trek, 1993, Hampton Roads 8vo pbk. 1997, reprinted, 259pp, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text + advertisements. An exploration of consciousness, time, and space through remote viewing, by a former member of the U.S army’s Stargate program. Fine £5

P14ACC. Mitchell, G, Developing the Mind with Biofeedback, 1st and only edition, Bija Press 1979, 8vo, stapled buff wraps with colour printed front cover, 46pp, with diagrams in the text; instructions on how to make and use a bilateral psycho-galvanometer for mental development by a qualified electronics engineer; a few minor spots to covers and the odd page, overall still a very good copy of a very scarce item £25

P14O. Nancarrow, S.L, Evidence of Survival: Some Personal Experiences, 1st and only edition, Arthur Stockwell, no date (c.1932), Cr8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 109pp; the results of communications with the other side by a spiritualist circle in Southend on Sea, Essex, between 1887 and 1930; ex lib, minimal trace, just a small ticket pocket and file numbers to front end papers, spine faded and spine lettering dull, corners rubbed, cloth lightly soiled and spotted in places, end papers lightly tanned, some occasional minor foxing, mainly to margins, text tight and still largely very clean overall; a good, approaching good + overall copy of a very scarce book £18

P17. Orton, J.L, Hypnotism Made Practical, 3rd edition, augmented and revised, Thorsons 1942, Cr8vo, red cloth lettered and bordered in black, 170pp; a practical guide to hypnotism and its use in healing; very slight fading to top edge of front board, edges of text block spotted, light off-setting to end papers, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy in like (light rubbing to edges in places, a few minor marks, spine panel rather spotted) d/w £3.50

P017. Over, R Van, (editor), Psychology and Extrasensory Perception, 1st edition, 1st printing, Mentor small format pbk. 1972, 416pp; eighteen essays including contributions from Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and J.B Rhine; reading creases to spine, light soiling to covers, small surface scuff mark to front cover, light tanning to edges of text block, some occasional yellow highlighting and ink underlining to text otherwise internally clean and tight, a good, approaching good + overall copy £5

P17B.( Padgett, J.E), The Teachings of Jesus, 1st edition, privately published 8vo pbk. 2006, 8 + 274pp, compiled by Joseph Babinsky; psychically received teachings of Jesus from the early 20th century; faint soiling to edges of text block, minor spots to a couple of pages, very good £3

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

P0018A. Phillips, P & S, Is Death the End, 1971, Corgi small format pbk. 1973, 222pp + advertisement leaf, a lifetime of research into life after death through various means of psychic communication; covers edge-rubbed and marked in places, reading crease to spine, ownership signature to first leaf, slight tanning to margins otherwise textually clean and tight, good + £2.50

P18E. Podmore, F, The Newer Spiritualism, 1st edition, T. Fisher Unwin 1910, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, top edge gilt, 320pp including index; an account of 19th century spiritualism, its exponents and methods, beginning with D.D Home through to the early days of the S.P.R; spine ends, joints and corners rubbed, spine slightly faded, edges of text block soiled, end papers browned, light foxing to first and last few leaves, and to the occasional margin, text tight and still very clean overall, a good + copy £12

P18F. Pond, M.B, The Unwilling Martyrs, 1st edition?, Psychic Book Club 1947, complete in two volumes, Cr8vo, matching  blue-green papered boards with black lettering to spines, continuous pagination, 436pp + advertisements in each volume; a fascinating  and in depth account of the lives and apparent psychic powers of the Fox sisters, one of the most famous and controversial accounts of spiritualism in 19th century America; corners lightly bumped, spines a little darkened, some light soil marks to covers, more obvious stain to foot of rear cover near spine of volume one, slight lean to spine on volume two, minor spots to end papers and the odd margin, text clean and tight in both volumes, overall a good + set of this increasingly uncommon title £30

P019. Powell, I, How to be More Psychic, 1st edition, Neville Spearman 1977, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 173pp; methods showing how to promote increased psychic awareness by a practicing clairvoyant, and including a divinatory system of pebble casting related to the I Ching; light soiling to edges of text block, trivial spots to a couple of margins otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, small chips to foot of lower joint and head of spine otherwise very good in good + (light wear to edges with some light creasing, a few small chips to edges, and one larger chip to top of spine pane, previous seller’s label to rear panel) d/w £12

P19C. (Price, H), Tabori, P, Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, 1950, Sphere pbk. 1974, 303pp including index + 12pp plates; the first major biographical study of Price; covers very marked and rubbed at edges, margins browning, water-stain to top part of text block causing slight cockling throughout, text still tight and reasonably clean, a fair complete reading copy £1.50

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

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

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

P21R. Sinclair, U, Mental Radio: Does it Work, and How? 1st edition, T. Werner Laurie 1930, 8vo, red cloth with black lettering to spine and front board, 211pp, with a frontispiece of the author, 281 photographic illustrations in the text, and an introduction by Professor William McDougall; a record of the author’s experiments in clairvoyance and telepathy. Upper corners bumped causing  crease marks to upper corner of first few leaves, spine faded, a few minor marks to cloth, top inch or so of front board very slightly faded, church stamp to front end paper, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, still just about good + overall £12

P21T. Smith, G, Developing Mediumship, 1st edition, Hay House 8vo pbk. 2009, 16 + 205pp + advertisements; an easy to follow guide by one of Britain’s best known psychic mediums; a few trivial marks to covers, a couple of light crease marks to lower edge of rear cover, a couple of page corners previously turned otherwise internally clean and tight, very good £2.50

P21AA. Soal, S,G & H.T. Bowden, The Mind Readers, 1st edition, Faber & Faber 1959, 8vo, red cloth with black titles to spine, 292pp including index, with diagrams in the text + a frontispiece and one other plate; a series of experiments in telepathy together with related appendices; small fade mark to foot of spine, minor spotting to front end paper otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy overall in good + (rear panel slightly spotted, a few other minor marks, slight chipping to extremities of spine pane, price clipped) d/w £5

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

P022A. Streeter, B.H, with A. Clutton-Brock, C.W Emmet, & J.A Hadfield, Immortality, 1st edition, Macmillan 1917, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and green title to front board, 14 + 380pp including index + publisher’s advertisements. An essay on the immortality of the human soul coordinating scientific, Biblical, and Psychical research. A few minor marks to cloth, end papers lightly soiled, small tear to top of front end paper without loss, faint mark to top margin of a few leaves, text clean and tight. A near very good copy £6

P022AB. Suchard, L, Mind Reader, 1st edition, Harper Collins 8vo pbk. 2012, reprinted, 14 + 225pp, with a few illustrations in the text + 8pp colour plates; techniques for unlocking the power of the mind to get what you want; edges of covers and front spine fold rubbed, internally clean and tight, a near very good and internally better copy £3,50

P022BB. Swami Pandasi, Clairvoyance and Occult Powers, 1916, L.N Fowler, no date (c.1970?). Cr8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 319pp + advertisements; a guide to all forms of clairvoyance and related psychic powers including the laws of attraction, psychic healing, second-sight, astral travel, mind reading, etc; light rubbing to spine ends and corners, spine darkened, ownership inscription to front end paper, minor spots to one margin otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a near very good copy £10

P22AA. Tabori, P & P. Raphael, Beyond the Senses, 1st edition, Souvenir Press 1971, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, a report on psychic and occult phenomena in the 1960s; faint scratch mark to rear cover otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in very good (some faint soiling and minor wear to edges in places) d/w £6

P22BC. Various, The Trianon Adventure, 1st edition, Museum Press 1958, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 106pp including index + a frontispiece, 25pp plates, and folding plan, with an introduction by Joan Evans; a series of papers on the most famous ghost story of all, the Versailles ‘time slip’ case of two women in 1904 who first published their experiences as An Adventure in 1911. Contributors include A.O Gibbons, C.A.E Moberly, and G.W Lambert. Edges of text block and end papers browned, otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good copy  of this uncommon title in like (minor rubbing to edges in places, faint soiling to rear panel) d/w £18

P22CD. West, D.J, Psychical Research Today, 1st edition, Duckworth 1954, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 144pp including index + 8pp plates; an investigation into the theories and practice of mediumship, card calling, telepathy, hypnotism and E.S.P. Bump marks to spine in places, light spotting to edges of text block, off-setting to end papers, neat highlighting to last two pages of text otherwise clean and tight, a good + overall copy in like (Spotted in places, spine panel darkened and rubbed, some light wear to edges with small chips to extremities of folds) d/w £5

P22D. Wilson, C, Poltergeist! 1st edition, New English Library 1981, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 382pp including index, with illustrations in the text. A popular study of destructive hauntings, from the Loudon nuns to the black monk of Pontefract. Faint creasing to upper corners of a couple of leaves, otherwise near fine in like d/w £4.50

Rosicrucians

R14A. Pfeiffer, E.E, The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz: a Commentary, 1st edition, Mercury Press 1984, 4to, card covers with black plastic spine clip, 45pp reproduction typescript; notes of eight lectures given by the author in 1947, transcribed by Fred and Alice Heckel. Slight darkening to front cover with faint vertical crease near spine, small label removal mark to rear cover, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy of an uncommon item £20


Theosophy

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

T9A. Blavatsky, H.P, Theories about Reincarnation and Spirits, 1st edition thus, Theosophical Publishing House 1930, stitched orange card wrappers printed in black, 30pp, reprinted from The Path 1888; faint soiling to edges of covers, upper corners lightly bumped, faint crease marks to lower corners throughout, off-setting to a central strip of title page from the pink subscription notice still bound in otherwise internally clean and tight, a good + and textually better copy of a scarce item £15

T9B. Blavatsky, H.P. Ancient Egyptian Magic, 1886, 3rd edition, Theosophical Publishing House 1930, stitched orange card wrappers printed in black, 44pp,  a combination of two articles reprinted from  the Theosophist. Covers lightly crease marked, top of spine fold rather bumped, tiny dents to edges visible to margins of first half of text, faint crease marks to corners throughout, minor spots to first and last couple of leaves, text clean and tight, a good + overall copy of a fairly scarce item £20

T16C. Hallett, L.G, Studies in Ray Correspondences, 1st edition, Theosophical Publishing House 1930, Cr8vo, orange stitched card wrappers printed in black, 28pp + 2pp advertisements + 5 folding diagrams; a study of the Rays and their symbolism underpinning the source of all things, first read as a paper to the South African Theosophical Society earlier the same year. Edges of covers lightly soiled, faint crease marks to lower corners throughout, pencil gift inscription to top of title page otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a good + copy of a rare item £18

T25CA. Sutcliffe, G.E, Studies in Occult Chemistry and Physics (volume one, all published), 1st edition, Theosophical Publishing House 1923, Cr8vo, dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 18 + 202pp including errata, with the early book plate of Theosophists Alfred and Frances Pape to the front paste-down; a coordination of western science and the occult researches of Besant and Leadbeater in order to show the esoteric principles underlying our universe. Very slight wear to spine ends, tiny flat crease to upper corner of front board, light soiling to top edge of text block, trivial spots to end papers and  one margin, text clean and tight; overall a very good + and unusually fresh copy of the uncommon first issue  £55

T25C. Various, The Theosophical Review, volume XXIV, 1st edition, 1899, 8vo, bound up as later issued in flecked blue cloth with spine lettered in green, 576pp; a collection of essays, reviews and other material related to Theosophical themes, including various articles by Annie Besant on a number of subjects, I. Oakley Cooper on the Templars and Masonry, and several pieces by G.R.S. Mead on aspects of Gnosticism. Spine darkened with title faded, corners and spine ends rubbed, four smallish soil/fade marks to front board, (probably the result of something having stood on the book for a long period) a little other minor soiling to cloth in places, end papers foxed, some occasional light foxing throughout, mainly to margins, text tight and largely clean overall, a just about good + copy of the scarce original issue £35

Voodoo & Obeah

V3AA. Filan, K, The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, 1st edition, Destiny Books 8vo pbk. reprinted, 4 + 294pp + 16pp coloured plates and advertisement leaf; a comprehensive guide to the history, rituals, and spirits of  New Orleans Voodoo by an initiate; trivial rubbing to corners of covers otherwise fine £8

V6BBC. Palmié, S, Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity, 1st edition, Duke University Press 2002, 8vo, blue cloth with copper foil titles to spine and front board, 12 + 400pp including index; three scholarly essays on the interlinked themes of history, politics, religion, magic and witchcraft in Cuba. Lower corners and spine ends slightly creased, mark to bottom edge of text block, small white previous owner’s label to front end paper otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good + copy of the uncommon original hard cover issue £45

V6BC. Pelton, R, Helping Yourself with White Magic, 1st edition, Original Publications 8vo pbk. 1998, 6 + 91pp; spells for love, luck, money, etc, based upon American hoodoo techniques; a few minor marks to covers, faint flattened out crease to lower corner of last few leaves, text clean and tight, still very good overall £10

 

Witchcraft

W1. Adam, I, Witch Hunt, B.C.A. 1978, 8vo red cloth with silver titles to spine, 256pp including index, decorated end papers; a detailed examination of the great Scottish witch trials of 1697; faint soiling to edges of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + £3.50

W12AAA. Cunningham, S, Cunningham’s Magical Sampler, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 2013, 12 + 252pp, with illustrations in the text; a collection of spells and other writings relating to modern witchcraft; flattened crease to one upper page corner otherwise near fine £3.50

W12BB. Dagon, D, A Witch’s Book of Spells, Rituals and Sex Magick, 1st edition, Finbarr 1983, 8vo, textured brown wraps printed in black, 71pp + 1pp advertisements; a collection of ‘get what you want’ spells within the framework of modern witchcraft by a “Coven High Priestess”. Minor knock to top of spine otherwise a fine copy of a fairly scarce item £18

W12BB. Davies, O, America Bewitched, 2013, 1st soft cover printing, Oxford 8vo pbk. 2016, 10 + 289pp including index + 16pp plates. The history of witchcraft in America from the Salem witch trials through to the present day. Light bumping to corners, very faint reading crease to spine, laminate layer lifting slightly at top of front wrapper, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £3.50

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, together forming a comprehensive practical account of the rites and ceremonies of Gardnerian Wicca. Very faint, hardly noticeable reading crease to spine, a couple of trivial marks to covers, internally clean and tight, very good + £8

W014. Farrar, J & S, Spells and How They Work, 1990, B.C.A 1993, large 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 191pp, with a few illustrations in the text + 4pp plates, a practical guide within the framework of modern Wicca. Minor soil mark to lower part of rear board, faint soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good in good + (some light edge creasing, lower part of rear panel lightly soiled, and marked with a couple of small closed splits) d/w £3.50

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

W15D. Hutton, R, The Triumph of the Moon, 1st edition, O.U.P 1999, reprinted, 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 16 + 486pp including index. Despite the author’s trust in certain unsound ‘occult authorities’, the work remains an otherwise excellent, scholarly, comprehensive, and much needed history of modern pagan witchcraft. Top edge of text block a little darkened and soiled; slight damage without loss to outer margin of a couple of leaves with faint indentation to a very few margins either side (manufacturing fault?) but otherwise a very good + clean and tight copy  in very near fine d/w £10

W16CE. Ladurie, E Le Roy, Jasmine’s Witch, 1st American edition, 1st printing, George Braziller 1987, 8vo, light grey cloth with purple foil titles to spine and front board, 10 + 222pp including index + 5 plates and 2 maps (one double page), translated from the French by Brian Pearce; the reality behind a 19th century story of witchcraft in 16th century Gascony; minor spotting to cloth, small mark to front end paper otherwise internally clean and tight, very good in like (a little minor wear to edges) d/w £8

W18C. Morgan, L, A Witch’s Mirror: The Art of Making Magic, 1st edition, Capal Baan 8vo pbk. 2013, 124pp including 6pp publisher’s advertisements, with illustrations in the text, some full page; practical techniques for developing your own magic, using what is found in nature, and based upon the techniques of traditional witchcraft learned by the author from Hereward Wake and Cecil Williamson; trivial rubbing to edges of covers otherwise a near fine clean copy of this uncommon title £15

W20C. Murray, M.A, The Divine King in England: A Study in Anthropology, 1st and only edition, Faber & Faber 1954, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles and crown symbol to spine,  279pp including index + 12pp plates. The final work in the author’s trilogy setting out the case for witchcraft as an ancient religion, in which she argued it was a coven based rite connected to English royalty carried via the tradition of divine kingship and sacrifice. It remains her most controversial book and has not been reprinted, perhaps due to it not finding favour amongst many of her ardent supporters, although recently there has been renewed interest in her work. Very faint surface scratch mark to top of front board, minor rubbing to spine ends, light browning to edges of text block and off-setting to end papers otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, overall a very good + copy of what has become a very scarce book in recent full colour facsimile (well made in two joined parts, copied from a lightly edge worn but complete original with previous seller’s label to foot of rear panel) protected d/w £100

W22C. Seabrook, W, Witchcraft, 1942, Sphere pbk. 1970, 351pp, with a few illustrations in the text; chiefly concerned with witchcraft and magic investigated by the author in the 20th century, European, African, and American.  Reading crease to spine, edges of covers rubbed in places, edges of text block browned, some spotting to first and last leaf, text clean and tight, good + £6

W0025. Slade, P, Natural Magic: A Seasonal Guide, 1st edition, Hamlyn 1990, large 4to, yellow cloth, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout, with a foreword by Dolores Ashcroft-Norwicki; seasonal rites and spells by a hereditary West-country witch; light rubbing to spine ends and corners, internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in good +  (light rubbing/ creasing to edges, small closed tears to top edge and a couple of outer corners, the latter with very slight loss) d/w £3.50

 

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

EPH01B. Anonymous, Cuthbert, Marygate House stapled 8vo booklet 1987, 16pp including covers in pagination, line illustrations, a concise account of the life and work of this 7th century northern English saint; light soil marks to covers which are lightly rubbed at edges with a few crease marks, faint soil marks to last couple of pages otherwise text clean and tight, good + overall £1

EPH01D. Anonymous, The Numerological Method for Winning in Games of Chance, no date or publisher (Sorcerer’s Apprentice? c.1990s?), A4 stapled booklet, 11pp; tips on winning at roulette and other numerological gambling games; possibly part of a larger work as has hole punched inner margins, minor creasing to corners, very good £2

EPH1A. Bacon, J & S, Orford Suffolk, Segment Publications 8vo stapled booklet 1978, reprinted, 39pp, with photographs in the text, the history and historic buildings of Orford in Suffolk, including its 12th century castle; trivial soil marks to rear cover, internally clean and tight, very good + £2.50

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

EPH3A. Blank, D, The Oracle Occult Magazine, issue 9 2008, A4 format, stapled semi-stiff paper wraps, 32pp, with illustrations in the text; one of the later issues of this magazine dedicated to transgressive occultism by the late lamented London occultist David Blank, includes articles by George Seig, Charlotte Rodgers, Nathaniel J. Harris, and the first publication of Peter Grey’s essay on Jack Parsons. A few faint soil marks to covers, very faint crease marks to pages, internally clean and tight, overall still a very good copy of a scarce item £15

EPH4A. Bottomley, M, 9 Proven Magickal Rites, Finbarr 8vo stapled booklet with card covers, 15pp + 1pp advertisements; simple spells for attraction, love, money, etc; previous seller’s label to foot of lower wrapper, covers lightly soiled in places with minor crease marks, edges of text block soiled, crease to upper corner of one leaf, text clean and tight, uncommon, good +  £8

EPH10A. Curley, I.G, The Secrets of Finger Magic, Finbarr 8vo stapled card covered booklet 1990, 14pp; results magic for health, personal gain, love, etc; trivial soil marks to covers and the odd margin, faint crease marks to covers, uncommon, good + £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

EPH021. Gopala, S & S. Padma, Crystals: Messengers of Light, Sohum Sanctuary 8vo stapled pbk. no date (c. 1990s), 88pp, with illustrations in the text  and 2 coloured photographs; a guide to working with crystals for healing; spine fold lightly rubbed, a few minor marks to covers, water stain to lower outer corners throughout, still a good and textually clean reading copy of an uncommon title £5

EPH21A. Green, B, The Outlaw Robin Hood: his Yorkshire Legend, Kirklees Cultural Services 1991, square landscape 8vo, stapled gloss wraps, 48pp, with illustrations in the text, a few crease marks near spine fold, edges rubbed in places, trivial spot to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy £2.50

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

EPH24A. (Harrison, J), Build Your Own Stone Circle! 1st edition, privately printed 1988, stapled 8vo booklet with paper wraps, 10pp including text on inside of covers, with illustrations in the text; “a booklet about stone circles, sun, moon, festivals, fire, love, peace, paganism UFOs, and freedom. Dedicated to the New Age travellers and Stonehenge tribe.” A couple of minor marginal marks, small file number to rear cover, faint vertical crease to booklet (probably where originally folded for posting), a near very good copy overall of a scarce relic of 80s New Age paganism £2.50

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

EPH28A. Lake, W.E, Cerne Abbas of Dorset, Abbey Tea Shop small 12mo stapled booklet, no date, c.1950s, 6pp text + 24sepia plates of the village’s historical sites, including the Cerne giant and St. Augustine’s well, minor soiling to covers, crease to upper corner of lower cover, internally clean and tight, near very good £1.50

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

EPH31B. Moore, L, Two Incidents Concerning Glastonbury, 1920, photocopy c.1980s, 8vo, 9pp text printed on one side only on 5 A4 sheets stapled at margin and folded with hand written title; the two incidents relate to the work of Wellesley Tudor Pole and Frederick Bligh Bond at Glastonbury, originally printed in The Month, no 671 May 1920, slight crease marks to edges and one closed tear, a couple of interesting ink annotations to margins, text clean, good + overall £1.50

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

EPH40AA. Pascal, Dr. T, Brotherhood, 1st edition thus, Theosophical Publishing Society 1919, Cr8vo, buff stitched wrappers printed in black, 2 + 20pp, reprinted from the Theosophist vol. 30 part 2; a guide to the natural laws of evolution in order to promote brotherhood and unity. Covers soiled around the edges and faintly crease marked near spine, some scuffing, marking, and a closed tear without loss to centre of lower wrapper, pre-title page browned otherwise internally clean and tight. Overall a good but textually much better copy of the very scarce item £8

EPH40A. Pemberton, C, The Origin and Story of Kents Cavern, Bendles 8vo stapled booklet 1950, 24pp, with b/w plates + 4 coloured plates, a folding plan and folding table, with a contemporary single sheet guide folded to make 4pp laid in; a descriptive tour and history of Torquay’s prehistoric cave system; trivial soiling to covers in places, minor crease marks around spine fold, slight crease to upper corner, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy overall £2.50
                                                                   
EPH41A. Perkins, G.A, The Health Secret that Gave Me a New Life, Finbarr stapled paper covered 8vo booklet 1985, 8pp including covers; extols the medicinal virtues of garlic; edges of covers soiled and lightly creased, staples rusting otherwise internally clean and tight, good + overall £1.50

EPH042. Philip, B, The Roman Painted House at Dover, C.I.B stapled 8vo booklet. no date, c.1970s, 1 + 10 + 1pp, with illustrations in the text, 4 in colour, a brief account of the archaeological discovery of a fine Roman town house; creases around spine fold, which is slightly faded, a few minor soil marks to covers, tiny dent to fore-edge, light crease marks to a few pages, internally clean and tight, a good + copy £2

EPH42AA. Ross, A, The Celts, BBC publications stapled 8vo booklet  1967, 8pp including covers, with a map; study notes to accompany Anne Ross’s radio series on the Celts; minor soiling to covers, light crease marks to page edges, textually clean and tight, good + £1

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

EPH42B. (Spare, A.O), From the Inferno to Zos,  A4 stapled publicity material for First Impressions 1995, 8pp including covers, printed in red and black, details publications relating to Austin Osman Spare, with folded A4 flyer for Fulgur’s Zos Speaks (which also has a couple of horizontal crease marks) loosely inserted; upper staple rusting, a few minor crease marks, very good £1.50

EPH44AA. Summers, P. Express Telepathy, Finbarr stapled 8vo booklet with card covers 1991, 8pp; fast ways to influence others via telepathic communication; a couple of trivial spots to covers, faint creasing to top edge, uncommon, very good £6

EPH44AB. Summers, P, Devastating Love Spells, Finbarr stapled 8vo booklet with card covers 1991, 16pp; 30 “potent” love spells; faint marks to front wrapper, minor creasing to spine fold, text clean and tight, a near very good copy of an uncommon item £6

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

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

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

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