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Alchemy

AL4A. Crosland, M.P, Historical Studies in the Language of Chemistry, 1st edition, Heinmann 1962, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 18 + 406pp including index, with 8 illustrations in the text + 5pp plates; a study of alchemy and early chemistry based on previously unpublished documents. Light rubbing to spine ends and upper corners, minor soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good in good + (price clipped, some light edge wear with a couple of tiny chips and closed tears, rear panel soiled) d/w £12

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

AL7. Jung, C.G, Psychology and Alchemy, 1953, Routledge 8vo pbk. 1989, 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.  A few minor marks to covers, slight fading to spine, text clean and tight, water stain to top margin of prelims otherwise a very good copy £10

AL09. Pearsall, R, The Alchemists, 1st edition, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, no date (1976), 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 185pp including index + 15 plates; a popular study of the Medieval alchemists and their art. Faint soiling to edges of text block, publisher’s library stamp and file number to front end paper otherwise internally clean and tight, very good in near very good (a few minor marks, edges slightly rubbed in places, faint label removal mark to foot of spine and near edges) d/w £8

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

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

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

AR9C. Crampton, P, Stonehenge of the Kings, Scientific Book club 1967, 8vo, brown cloth with black titles to spine, 2 + 171pp including index, with a few illustrations in text. An argument for Stonehenge as the royal centre of an ancient society. Includes material on myths and religion. Top edge of text block soiled, minor browning to end papers, text clean and tight. Very good in good + (light wear to edges, some marks and staining to rear panel) d/w £2.50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AR19A. Le Plongeon, A, Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx, 1896, 2nd edition, published by the author 1900, large 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt illustration to front board, top edge gilt, others uncut, title page rubricated, 66 + 277pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontis piece portrait with tissue guard, one further portrait and 73 plates. A comparitive study of the myths and symbols of the Mayan civilisation and the ancient Egyptians, all in support of the author’s search for Atlantis. Corners rubbed, spine ends a little worn with tiny snag at head, ownership signature to front end paper, light spotting to prelims and a few margins, text clean and tight. A good + overall copy of the second and last of the original privately published issues, and a far nicer production than any of the latter reprints £50

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

 

 

 

AR021. Murray, M.A, Egyptian Temples, 1st edition, Sampson Low, no date (1931), 8vo, green cloth with black titles to spine, 10 + 246pp including index + 64 plates; one of the author’s most rational works, still a useful and fairly comprehensive reference guide. Slight fading to upper and lower edges of boards, end papers foxed, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy in good + (some edge-wear with a few small chips and some creasing, a couple of closed tears, lightly soiled) d/w £18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art - Religious & Magical

AT3A. (Durer, A), Thausing, M, Albert Durer: His Life and Work, 1st English edition, John Murray 1882, complete in 2 volumes, rebound in matching quarter charcoal roan over blue cloth boards, 16 + 376pp, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 6 plates, 8 + 347pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 13 plates (one folding), title pages decorated in red, translated from the German and edited by F.A. Eaton. Arguably one of the best and most comprehensive biographical studies of Durer’s life and work, with a splendid set of illustrations from engraved initial letters to the familiar esoteric and religious themed scenes. Ex lib, minimal trace, gilt file numbers to spines, book plates to front paste-downs, and small stamps to verso of title pages, a few minor marks to covers, minor spotting to prelims otherwise internally clean and tight. Margin to one plate in volume one rather ragged and soiled with a few small tears, one of which slightly affects the image but without loss, smallish chip to margin of one leaf in volume two with loss of a couple of letters either side, a shame as these are otherwise a near very good, but consequently cheap set of the scarce first English issue £25

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

AT7. Romilly Allen, F, Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times, 1st edition, Methuen 1904, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt series title (The Antiquary’s Books) to front board, 18 + 315pp including index + 4pp advertisements and 40pp publisher’s catalogue,  with many illustrations in the text + 46 plates. A comprehensive study from the origins of the pagan Celts through to early Christianity, via the Bronze and Iron Ages. A few minor marks to cloth, spine slightly faded with upper portion slightly rubbed, ownership inscriptions to front end paper, minor spots to end papers and a few margins, text clean and tight, a good + overall copy £12

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

 

Celtic Mythology & Arthurian inc Druidry

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

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

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

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

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

C13F. Macleod, F (William Sharp), The Winged Destiny: Studies in the Spiritual History of the Gael, 1st edition, Chapman & Hall 1904, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and winged device in blind to front board, rubricated engraved title, fore and lower edges uncut, 12 + 366pp + advertisement leaf. Allegorical and historical essays on themes of Celtic spirituality told through folklore narratives. Spine very slightly faded, a few relatively minor marks to cloth, edges of text block, prelims and last few leaves foxed, some occasional light foxing of text, a good + overall copy of the uncommon first issue £15

C18. Michell, J, New Light on the Ancient Mystery of Glastonbury, 1st edition, Gothic Image 1990, 8vo, printed laminated hard covers, 10 + 4 + 180pp including index, with double page map end papers and many illustrations in the text, number 130 of a limited edition of 999 copies, each signed by the author, a sound study of the mythology and legends surrounding the Glastonbury landscape, explained and placed in their relevant historical context. Minor bumping to spine ends and lower corner of rear board, minor soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, a very good copy of the increasingly uncommon true first issue £25

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

C23AA. Rolleston, T.W, Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race, 1st edition, Harrap 1911, 8vo, full pictorial cloth gilt featuring Celtic knotwork dragon design to spine and figure of a bard to front board, top edge gilt, others uncut, 457pp, with a few illustrations in the text + 64 plates; a comprehensive study of Celtic myth and legend, together with chapters on their ancient history and relation to Celtic religion. A couple of minor marks to cloth, light browning to end papers and half title, edges of text block spotted, light foxing to margins of a few early leaves, text clean and tight, lacks front end paper, but otherwise a very good and unusually fresh copy of the increasingly uncommon first issue in the nicest of the binding variants £28

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

 

 

Divination inc Tarot

D5. Cicero, C &S.T, Basics of Magic: the Best of the Golden Dawn Journal, book one: Divination, 1st edition, H.O.G.D Books 8vo pbk. 2007, 14 + 210pp, with diagrams in the text, with a signed presentation inscription from Chic Cicero to previous owner to the half title. Sixteen essays on various forms of divination within the western esoteric tradition, including contributions from the editors, Gareth Knight, Dolores Ashcroft-Norwicki, and Donald Michael Kraig. Near fine £25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

E0007. Poynder, M, Pi in the Sky, 1st edition, Rider 1992, large 4to, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 191pp, numerous illustrations, mostly in colour, with a foreword by Sir George Trevelyan. A study of earth energies, sacred geometry, and knowledge of our solar system as understood by ancient peoples and perpetuated within their monuments. Light rubbing to spine ends otherwise a near fine copy of the increasingly uncommon first issue in very good (a few minor marks, light creasing to edges in places) d/w £28

E0007A. Poynder, M, Pi in the Sky, 1st edition, Rider 1992, large 4to, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 191pp, numerous illustrations, mostly in colour, with a foreword by Sir George Trevelyan. A study of earth energies, sacred geometry, and our solar system, as understood by ancient peoples and perpetuated within their monuments. Light rubbing to spine ends and lower corners, internally clean and tight. A very good copy of the uncommon original edition in like (a few faint surface scratch marks to rear panel with previous seller’s label at foot) d/w £25

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

 

Folklore, Myth & Legend

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

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

F008JF. Evans, G. Ewart, The Horse in the Furrow, 1st edition, Faber 1960, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 292pp including index, with illustrations in the text by C.F. Tunnicliffe; the second of the author’s ‘oral folk histories’ relating to East Anglian country life, this one focussed on the heavy horse in agriculture, and including much on the folklore of the horse, the society of the horseman’s word, horse whispering, and the frog’s bone ritual. Very slight bubbling to cloth at foot of boards near spine, minor spots to edges of text block and end papers, text clean and tight, faint water-stain to lower part of end papers causing trivial cockling to foot of first and last couple of leaves, otherwise a very good copy of the uncommon first edition in near very good (light wear to edges in places without significant loss, slight foxing in a couple of places, white part of spine panel slightly darkened) d/w £20

F008JG. Evans, G. Ewart & D. Thompson, The Leaping Hare, 1972, 1st soft cover edition, Faber 8vo pbk. 1974, 262pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 16pp plates; a study of the hare in country life, with around half the text devoted to its place in folklore, mythology and witchcraft. Spine slightly darkened, top edge of text block spotted, internally clean and tight, very good £8

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

F8BB. Gomme, G.L, Primitive Folk-Moots; or Open-Air Assemblies in Britain, 1st edition, Sampson Low 1880, Cr8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 316pp including index + 32pp publisher’s catalogue, with the attractive book plate of former Prebendary of London William J. Oldfield D.D to the front paste-down and small ownership stamp of author and High Court judge W.H Rattigan to upper margins of title and dedication leaves. The origin and development of folk moots in England, together with accounts of their historical survival. Corners and spine ends slightly worn, a few minor marks to cloth, inner hinges a little strained, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, good + overall £25

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

F12. Hardwick, C, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore, (chiefly Lancashire and the North of England) Their affinity to others in widely distributed localities; their Eastern Origin and Mythical Significance, 1st edition, Simpkin Marshall 1872, 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind decoration to boards, , 20 + 306pp, with a frontispiece. An important study of northern English folklore covering fairy lore, ghosts, giants, well worship, sacred birds, fire worship, witchcraft, ceremonies, etc. Spine ends and corners bumped and slightly worn, light soiling to cloth, minor spotting to edges of text block, light foxing to first few leaves and the odd margin, text otherwise clean and tight. A good + overall copy of the uncommon first issue £35

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

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

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

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

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

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

FR23ABB. Rudkin, E.H, Lincolnshire Folklore, 1st edition, Gainsborough 1936, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 102pp including index, with one text illustration  + a frontispiece and 3 plates, with an introduction by Margaret A. Murray.  A short but valuable contemporary collection of oral folklore, including material on witches, the devil, customs, beliefs and practices, etc. A few trivial marks to cloth, light foxing to prelims, edges of text block and a few margins, text tight and very clean overall. A near very good copy of an uncommon book, the whole edition is believed to have only consisted of 400 copies, of which most were issued in papered boards (the issue normally found) this being one of around only 100 issued in cloth and very scarce as such. £28

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

F27A. Various, Jubilee Congress of the Folk-Lore Society 1928: Papers and transactions, 1st edition, William Glashier 1930, 8vo, brick red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 320pp including index, with an engraved title. Addresses and a series of papers read for the Society, ranging from Tree and Animal Worship in India to Hebrew Amulets; contributors include A.H Sayce, Giza Roheim, and A.H Krappe. Minor soiling to cloth in places, edges of text block lightly soiled, small London Folk-Lore Society stamp to blank margin at foot of title, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a very good copy £15

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

 

Herbalism

 

Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism

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

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

K6. Knight, G, A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism, 1965, 1st edition, 3rd printing, Helios 1972, complete in two volumes, matching deep cream cloth with red titles to spines, 6 + 249pp & 4 + 12 + 292pp, with a frontispiece to each volume and illustrations in the text; an excellent and comprehensive guide to Western Qabalah, volume one covering the spheres of the Tree of Life and volume two dedicated to the correspondences of the tarot and the paths.  Minor spotting to edges of text block and end papers, ownership signatures to verso of title pages otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good set in like  a few trivial marks and minor wear to edges in places) d/ws £30

K16A. Smith, D.C, The Kabbalistic Mirror of Genesis, 2010, Inner Traditions 8vo pbk. 2015, 4 + 215pp, with a few illustrations in the text. A commentary on the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis. Fine £6

 

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

M01. Addison, C.G, The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple, 1st edition, Longman, Brown, Green & Co. 1842, small 4to, blind decorated brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt Templar shield device to front board, 18 + 395pp, with a frontispiece and vignette to title; a sound historical study of the Templars and the restoration and preservation of the Temple church following the Order’s dissolution. Ex Law Society library, minimal trace, just a small label to front paste-down, stamp to title page and final blank, re-backed with original spine laid down, edges of boards worn in places, corners very worn, later end papers, some occasional minor foxing, mainly to margins, text tight and still very clean overall, a good sound copy of the scarce original issue £50

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

M1A. Albertus Magnus, Book of Minerals, 1st and only edition, Clarendon Press 1967, royal 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 42 + 309pp including index + 2 plates, translated, and with an introduction to the life and work of Albertus Magnus by Dorothy Wyckoff. Written in the 13th century, Albertus Magnus’ work on minerals is an important contribution to both magic and alchemy as an early science; consequently the translator also includes appendices on related figures, astrology and magic, and alchemy.  Small mark to front board otherwise a near fine copy of this rare book in near very good (99% complete with no chips but some edge-wear and associated light creasing, small scuff to blank portion at foot of rear panel) d/w £120

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

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

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

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

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

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

M15AA. Bardon, F, Initiation Into Hermetics, 1956, 4th edition, Deiter Ruggeberg 1981, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt illustration to front board, 294pp + advertisement leaf, with a b/w portrait frontispiece and one coloured plate; an excellent account of the theory and practice of magic for beginners and adepts alike, including material on the four elements, the astral and physical bodies, talismans, astral travel, etc. A few faint marks to cloth, spine gilt a little dull in places, edges of text block spotted, minor spots tom the odd margin, text clean and tight, overall a good + copy of the third printing of the English translation of this classic, of which the original hard cover editions are becoming scarce £30

M15DE. Bedford, S (editor), The Mysteries of Life, by The Messenger, 1st edition, privately published by the Aquarian Press 1962, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 96pp. An account of the mysteries of life, death, and afterlife from a Christian spiritualist perspective. Very slight lean to spine, edges of text block spotted, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins. Overall, a good + tight copy of the scarce original edition £18

M17A. Benyacott, D, The Magickal Business, 1st edition, 2nd orienting, 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

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

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

M21AC. Bottomley, M, Making Money with Magick, 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1983, 66pp including 6pp diagrams; simple rituals for personal wealth; spine faded, covers slightly spotted in places, edges of text block soiled, spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight, a good + copy of a scarce title £15

M00023A. Brand, D, Words of Power, 1st edition? 4to pbk. Published by the author 2015, 88pp, with a few diagrams in the text; ‘secret magickal sounds that manifest your desires’. Light rubbing to edges of covers, very good + £8

M00023B. Brand, D, Magickal Riches, 1st edition? 4to pbk. Published by the author 2015, 113pp, with a few diagrams in the text; ‘occult rituals for manifesting money’.  Light rubbing to edges of covers, very good + £8

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

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

M0023A. Bray, C, Secrets of Mind Control, Sorcerer’s Apprentice 1993, A4 format, complete in four separate parts, uniformly bound in wraps with clear plastic front cover, 160pp, ‘a course in escaping subliminal and overt mind programming’; faint creasing to foot of first couple of leaves of part one otherwise all components near fine; WITH: Bray, C, Property Selling (Sorcery Spell Kit), Sorcerer’s Apprentice, no date (c.1993), A4 format, bound as the previous item, 6pp, with illustrations in the text, near fine; still available to purchase from S.A. as an electronic download but no longer issued in original hard copy such as this, all five parts £25

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

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

M25G. Budge, E.A. Wallis, The Book of the Dead: the Papyrus of Ani, Scribe and Treasurer of the Temples of Egypt, about B.C 1450, 1890, new edition (1st thus), Phillip Lee Warner/ G.P Putnam 1913, complete in 2 volumes, royal 8vo, matching plain blue cloth with paper title labels to spines, (8 + 8) + 704pp including index + 31 (of 37) folding coloured plates at the end of volume one (modern, slightly reduced in size, full colour copies of the missing plates on thinner paper than the original are folded and loosely inserted). Budge first published an incomplete translation of the Papyrus of Ani in 1895, this new edition, published in tandem with the Medici Society, is the first complete translation of the Papyrus of Ani, with heavily revised introductory material, a plate by plate description, and full colour reproduction in addition to the text and translation, arguably one of the most handsome editions. A little minor soiling to sloth in places, light wear to corners and spine ends, slight crease to cloth at top of front board on volume one and rear board on volume two, hinges strained and two cuts without loss to front end paper of volume one, end papers browned and with ownership signature to front end paper of volume two, some occasional light foxing of text to both volumes, mainly to margins. Because of the missing plates, a comparatively cheap set of an increasingly scarce and sought after edition, and apart from the missing plates, good + overall £140

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

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

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

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

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

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

M40YZ. Crowley, V, The Natural Magician: Practical Techniques for Empowerment, 1st  and only edition, 1st printing, Michael Joseph 2003, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles and pentagram decoration to spine, 8 + 294pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text, signed by the author to previous owner on a paper slip pasted to the title page. A practical guide to magic within the western tradition, based on a number of techniques drawn from Alexandrian Wicca to the Kabbalah, and psychology to crystal magic; small dent to lower part of outside edge of rear cover, minor browning to edges of text block, slightly affecting tips of margins, otherwise internally and externally clean and tight. A very good copy of an increasingly uncommon book in like (a few trivial edge creases, small bruise to outer fold of rear panel) d/w, and signed copies are very scarce £75

M37C. Crouch, B, The Secret(s) of a Lifetime: the Power of Mentative Mind, 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1986, 95pp + advertisements; solving life’s problems through positive mental attitude. Spine faded, front cover and edges of text block spotted, a couple of spots to title page otherwise internally clean and tight, a good + copy of an uncommon title £15

M40Z. Cullinan, J, The Plain Truth about Occultism, 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1984, 61pp including 4pp advertisements.  Magic as a tool within everyone that can be accessed without the need for gurus or teachers (just Finbarr books apparently!). A few minor marks to covers, spine and outer edges of covers slightly darkened, crease to top corner of title page otherwise internally clean and tight. A near very good copy of an unaccountably scarce book £25

M41. Cullinan, J.F, How to Change Yourself & Your Life without Will Power or Effort! 1st edition, Finbarr Book Promotions square 8vo pbk. 1980, 94pp; WITH: Cullinan, J.F, Faster Steps to Changing Yourself without Will Power or Effort, 1st edition, Finbarr Books stapled 8vo pbk. 1982, 29pp; manuals of techniques for tapping into the power of the subconscious mind and programming it with commands for life changing results; I cannot possibly comment as to whether these books content and scarcity reflect their effectiveness, or for that matter, the three figure prices usually charged for them individually! The first volume has a few small faint soil marks to wrappers, top edge of text block very slightly dusty, small spot to top of notes page at rear, otherwise internally clean and tight; slight marks to outer margin of title page and inside of front cover to the second volume, otherwise internally clean and tight, both volumes very good overall, the two: £50

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

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

M55B. Estabrooks, G.A, Hypnotism, 1943, 1st British edition, Museum Press 1959, 8vo, black cloth with silver titles to spine, 251pp including index. A practical study of ‘mesmerism’, ranging from its medical benefits through to its use in warfare and much in between, this now extremely scarce first British issue is based upon the 1957 revised edition. Ex lib, faint tape traces to edges of boards, tape traces and label removal marks to paste-downs, ticket pocket to rear end paper, stamp to verso of title; front end paper crudely renewed, edges of text block spotted, thumb soil marks and a few minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, overall still a just about good + and comparatively cheap copy in like (a few minor soil marks and light rubbing to edges in places, inner flaps clipped without affecting text but otherwise complete) d/w £20

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

M075. Garrison, O.V (editor), Lost Gems of Secret Knowledge, 1st edition, University Books 1973, 8vo, tan cloth with black lettering to spine, 252pp. An entertaining selection of unusual occult extracts annotated by the editor, including selections from Cassacanarie’s Obeah, Kirk’s Secret Commonwealth, Waite’s Strange Houses of Sleep, and many more. Near fine in very good (price clipped, edges lightly rubbed in places) d/w £8

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

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

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

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

M95C. Heckthorne, C.W, Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries, 1st edition, Richard Bentley & Son 1875,  2 volumes (complete), Cr8vo, green cloth with blind patterned borders and gilt titles to spines and front boards, 18 + 392 & 12 + 328pp. A fairly comprehensive study, from the ancient mystery schools through to modern political movements, and although some entries are brief, includes many obscure sects and societies on which it is difficult to find information elsewhere. Covers a little rubbed, marked and soiled, lacking half titles, with volume one also lacking the front end paper. Hinges pulled, stitching strained in places, some ink page reference numbering to analytical table of contents in each volume, edges of text block a little soiled, ownership signature to title pages, a few tape marks to inner margins in volume one, rear inner hinge of volume two reinforced with tape, outer margins of lower end paper and final leaf a little worn, a few other minor internal marks, text reasonably sound and still pretty clean overall in both volumes. Overall, a fair and textually complete reading set of the increasingly scarce first issue £60

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M129A. Lindsey, H, with C.C. Carlson, Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth, 1972, 1st British edition, Oliphants 1973, Cr8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, 255pp. An examination of pagan and occult practices, from a Christian viewpoint, and indicating (apparently) an overall satanic presence. Edges of text block browned and soiled, affecting tips of margins and end papers, text clean and tight. Good + in like (a few minor marks, light creasing to edges, staining to foot of inner flaps) d/w £2.50

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

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

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

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

M145ACC. McCoy, E, Making Magick, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 1997, 14 + 320pp including index + advertisements, with a few diagrams in the text. A guide to practical magick by an American witch. Corners lightly bumped with faint creasing to very tips of leaves of a few upper corners, light tanning to top edge of text block, internally clean and tight. Very good £6

M147CC. Mellinkoff, R, The Horned Moses in Medieval Art and Thought, 1st edition, University of California Press 1970, large 8vo, grey cloth with gilt titles to spine, 20 + 212pp including index + 130 plates, with a signed presentation  inscription from the author to the front end paper.  A scholarly study of the origins, history and development of the ‘horned Moses’ figure popularised by Michelangelo, together with  other related depictions in both Christian and pre-Christian iconography. Small spot to rear paste-down otherwise near fine in like price clipped d/w £25

M147AC. Mercer, S.A.B, The Religion of Ancient Egypt, 1st edition, Luzac & Co. 1949, 8vo, rebound in red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 20 + 460pp including index, with 118 illustrations in the text  + a folding map. A sound study of the gods, goddesses, myths and religious traditions of ancient Egypt, part of Luzac’s excellent Oriental Research series. Ex lib, file number to spine, label to front end paper, perforated stamp to title page, with file numbers to the verso. Edges of text block lightly soiled, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, overall still a good + copy of an increasingly scarce book £30

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

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

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

M150H. Nagel, C, Black & White Magick Secrets of the Ancients, 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1986, 60pp, with a few diagrams in the text; spells for all many of things, loosely based upon those within medieval grimoires. Covers rather spotted, small stain to last couple of margins, text clean and tight, a good + copy of an uncommon title £10

M150I. Nagel, C, Pyramid Incantations of the Ancient Egyptians, 1st edition, Finbarr 8vo pbk. 1987, 188pp + advertisements, with a few diagrams in the text; “the Ancients’ way to money, luck and power’. Rear cover slightly spotted, spine a little darkened and leaning very slightly, minor spots to final leaf otherwise internally clean and tight, a good + copy of a scarce item £18

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

M155BC, Niemoeler, A.F (translator & editor), Magical Secrets and Spells for Love, 1971, 1st edition thus, 4th printing, James Pike stapled 8vo pbk. 1974, 64pp, with diagrams in the text; a selection of love spells based upon techniques from the Medieval grimoires, supposedly collected by an unknown ‘bibliomaniac in 1868  from material within the Paulmy manuscripts; covers slightly stained in places and with some small creases, larger crease to lower corner of front cover, fore edge soiled, very slight cockling to margins of last few leaves, small spots to a couple of leaves otherwise text clean and tight, a good sound copy of an uncommon title £8

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

M0156. ‘Norvell’, Alpha-Physics: Mystic path to Perfect Living, 1st edition, Parker Publishing 8vo pbk. 1977, 223pp, techniques to release higher psychic powers for positive change. Covers a little marked in places, spine panel wrinkled and slightly worn at foot, corners lightly bumped, small spot to title page otherwise internally clean and tight, good + overall £10

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

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

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

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

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

M166B. Powell, A.E, The Etheric Double, 1925, 1st edition, 3rd printing Theosophical Publishing House 1953, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 140pp including index, with diagrams in the text. A study of the etheric body and other allied phenomena such as the chakras and Kundalini, all from a theosophist viewpoint. Light rubbing to corners, minor soiling to edges of text block, ownership signature to front paste down, trivial spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight, a very good copy £10

M167C. Ralston Skinner, J, Key to the Egyptian Mystery in the Source of Measures Originating the British Inch and the Ancient Cubit, By Which Was Built the Great Pyramid of Egypt and the Temple of Solomon; and Through the Possession and Use of Which, Man, Assuming to Realise the Creative Law of the Deity, Set it Forth in a Mystery, Among the Hebrews Called Kabbalah, 1875-6, David McKay, no date, (c.1931), 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 2 parts in one, 16 + 324 + 63pp, with diagrams in the text and a folding plan, with two ownership inscriptions to the front end paper, one of which is in the distinctive hand and green ink of occult author Leo Vinci, although (presumably) under his real name. A complex esoteric study of ancient sacred number and proportion, Ralston Skinner’s work is an excellent adjunct to Stirling’s Canon which did not appear until 1897. Corners and spine ends and little worn, rear hinge slightly strained, edges of text block rather soiled, trivial spots to end papers, otherwise internally clean and tight. An 1894 second edition of the book did appear, but very few copies survived due to destruction by a warehouse fire, this first exact reprint of the original two parts in one volume issued by David McKay is believed to have only consisted of 500 copies and is now a very scarce book. A good + overall copy £150

M168AB. Ranger, T.O, & I. Kimambo (editors), The Historical Study of African Religion, 1st edition, Heinemann 1972, tall 8vo, tan cloth with gilt titles to spine, 10 + 307pp including indices. A series of essays on African religious cults and traditions, with particular reference to central and east Africa. Ex lib, Tape trace to edges of boards, trace of label removal and tape traces to end papers, file numbers to verso of title page, perforated stamp to title page and a few margins; otherwise a nice clean tight copy, still good + overall in very good d/w £8

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 both Buddhism and the shamanic traditions that preceded it. A couple of minor marks to edges of covers, internally clean and tight. Very good £2.50

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

M170. Reichenbach,  K. Von, The Odic Force, 1926, Book Tree 8vo pbk. 2000, 72 + 119pp + publisher’s advertisements. A series of letters on Od (the cosmic force referred to by the author) and magnetism, which in turn are related to various other psychic phenomena. Trivial mark to fore edge of text block, corners very lightly bumped, otherwise a clean tight copy, very good £3.50

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

M173A. Roberts, A, Atlantean Traditions in Britain, 1st complete edition, Unicorn Bookshop 1974, 4to, textured printed card wraps, 16 + 121pp, with many illustrations in the text, which is printed in a rather pleasing dark green ink on cream stock, with the ownership label and small impressed stamp of puppet theatre director John M. Blundall to blank portions of the title page; an investigation into the magical and mythological heritage of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales using the myth of Atlantis as its central thesis. Back-strip slightly darkened and lightly worn at ends, a couple of minor soil marks to rear cover, lower corners lightly bumped, glued binding just starting to part in a couple of places, but internally clean and still tight, among the last publications by the legendary maverick Bill Butler’s Unicorn bookshop following his move to Wales. Originally issued in a ‘homely’ production in separate parts through Robert’s own Zodiac House imprint in 1971, this first collected issue is now very scarce, the print run being relatively small, and even the 1977 Rider reissue is now uncommon; overall still a near very good copy £30

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

M178. St George, E.A, Notes on Magical Work, 1st and only edition, Spook Enterprises 1995, large 4to, reproduction typescript bound in printed card wraps with red cloth tape spine, 14pp + 7pp publisher’s advertisements. Sound basic practical instruction on various magical techniques by this late witch and student of the western mystery tradition under W.G. Gray; including material on charms, oils, candle magic, incenses, etc, a little trivial soiling to covers in places, tiny nick to fore-edge of front wrapper without loss, minor spot to title page otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy of a rare and seldom seen item £25

M0178. Santillana, G de, & H. Von Dechend, Hamlet’s Mill, 1969, Godine 8vo pbk. 1998, 26 + 505pp including index + a frontispiece and 41 plates on ordinary paper; a controversial and thought provoking study that investigates the origins and development of human knowledge and its transmission through astronomical mythology. Spine very lightly faded, very faint creasing to upper corners of a few leaves otherwise a very good clean and tight copy £12

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

M180. Schulke, D (editor), Wyrd, volume 3, 1st and only edition, Three Hands Press large 8vo pbk. Vernal Equinox 2018, 64pp, with a coloured frontispiece and illustrations in the text, some in colour, edition limited to 750 copies. The journal of Three Hands Press, containing six pieces on various aspects of the magical tradition with contributors including A.D Mercer, Peter Carroll, Frederik Eytzinger, Corrine Boyer, and the editor. Signed and sigilised on the title page by contributor A.D Mercer. Fine £15

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

M183BB. Sheridan, R, & A. Ross, Grotesques and Gargoyles, 1st edition, David & Charles 1975, 4to, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 127pp including index, with a frontispiece and many photographs in the text, some full page; an entertaining study of green men, foliate heads, serpents, mermaids, and a host of other pagan motifs in religious architecture. Small dent to lower edge of front board, top edge of text block spotted, internally clean and tight, a very good copy in near very good (edges lightly creased and rubbed in places, a couple of surface scratch marks to lower part of front panel) d/w £6

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

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

M194CS. Stirling, W, The Canon: An Exposition of the Pagan Mystery Perpetuated in the Cabala as the Rule of all the Arts,, 1897, Garnstone Press 1974, 8vo, brown pictorial cloth gilt, 16 + 404pp including index, with illustrations in the text. Silk bookmark present as issued. Preface by R.B Cunningham Graham, new foreword to this facsimile edition by John Michell. An excellent study of the relationship between gematria, cabbalistic thought and scared proportion. A book, that on its original publication was far ahead of its time, and now widely acknowledged as a classic, largely due to this, the first reprint. Edge of text block slightly spotted, ownership inscription to front end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. A very good copy in near very good (a few minor marks, light wear to top edge in places with small closed tear to top of front fold near spine) d/w £45

M194F. Street, J.C, The Hidden Way Across the Threshold, or The Mystery Which Hath Been Hidden for Ages and From Generations, 1887, 3rd edition, Rider 1888, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 14 + 598pp, with a few diagrams or other illustrations in the text, some full page and a frontispiece. A monumental study loosely based on Theosophical principles, detailing our potential interaction with a dualistic ‘God’ and the universe through metaphysical techniques in order to open the ‘Temple of the Soul’. Corners and top of upper joint a little worn, inner hinges neatly reinforced, end papers lightly browned, ownership signature to front end paper, occasional minor soiling or spotting, mainly to margins, text still very clean overall. A good solid copy of a scarce early issue, generally the earliest now seen £50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M210D. Various, Abraxas- International Journal of Esoteric Studies, Special Issue number one- Charming Intentions: Occultism, Magic and the History of Art, 1st edition, Fulgur 2013, large 4to, white cloth with black titles to spine and illustration to front board, 126pp, with a coloured frontispiece and many illustrations in the text, some also in colour, one of a limited edition of 300 copies of the hard cover issue. Select papers from the University of Cambridge conference. Near mint in like d/w £35

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

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

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

M0212. Vermaseren, M.J, Mithras, the Secret God, 1959, 1st English edition, Chatto & Windus 1963, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 200pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 12pp plates, translated from the German by T. & V. Megaw.  An excellent study of the origins, teachings, rites and ceremonies of Mithras, together with illustrations drawn from archaeology, epigraphy and philology. Corners lightly bumped, edges of text block spotted, minor foxing to first and last few leaves, some occasional light pencil scoring to margins or underlining throughout, otherwise a near very good tight and textually clean copy in like ( a few minor marks, slight wear to corners of front panel and ends of spine panel) d/w £20

M216B. Ward, J.S.M, & W.G Stirling, The Hung Society or The Society of Heaven and Earth, 1st edition, Baskerville Press 1925-6, 3 volumes complete, large 8vo, red cloth with gilt symbols to front boards, text printed in red and black, 16 + 180pp, with illustrations in text + 26 plates & 8 + 196pp, with illustrations in text + 24 plates & 6 + 148pp, with illustrations in text + 16 plates, the frontispieces to each volume in full colour, and many of the other plates in various single colours. Note: Although called for, the plate of “An interesting dollar note” in volume 3 was not included by the publisher following a threat of legal action. Arguably one of the best studies of “Triad” societies, giving the history and rituals of the Hung Society, whose structure and beliefs are drawn from an amalgamation of the Buddhist and Taoist occult societies outlawed by the Emperor in 15th century China; the author’s also give comparitive studies of Freemasonry and the mysteries in other world religions. Upper front corners lightly bumped, spine titles very slightly dulled, a couple of  minor marks to spine of volume three, edges of text blocks spotted, minor spots to a few margins, text clean and tight. A near very good set although lacking the original slipcase, no dust wrappers issued £90

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

M222A. Wilbur, K, Up From Eden, 1st British edition, R,K.P 8vo pbk. 1987, 12 + 372pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text. A transpersonal view of human evolution in the light of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and religious history. A few minor marks to covers, fore edge of text block soiled, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £6

M222B. Wigston, W.F.C, Hermes Stella, or Notes and Jottings on the Bacon Cipher, 1st edition, Redway 1890, 8vo, brown cloth with gilt titles and rose cross design to spine, 24 + 184pp + 56pp publisher’s catalogue. A re-examination of Donnelly’s claim of the discovery of a secret cipher in plays attributed to Shakespeare; as with the author’s other works, he links the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy to the Rosicrucians. Corners and joints slightly worn, spine chipped at head, covers a little marked, hinges and stitching slightly strained in places, some pencil annotation and underlining by a former owner, mainly to the introduction, and interesting in content, text otherwise clean. A good and still reasonably solid copy of the first issue which is becoming scarce £25

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

M225B. Willoughby-Meade, G, Chinese Ghouls and Goblins, 1st and only edition, Constable 1928, 8vo, quarter charcoal cloth over brown and green chequered cloth boards, 16 + 432pp including index + a frontispiece and 15 plates. An interesting study of Chinese folklore and folk religion, including chapters on magic and divination, good and bad sprits, dragons and monsters, ancestor worship, etc, the chapter on vampires was heavily referenced by Montague Summers in his classic book The Vampire-His Kith and Kin published later in the same year. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, a couple of minor marks to cloth, light foxing to end papers, minor spots to the odd margin otherwise internally clean and tight, a very good copy of a very scarce book £100

 

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

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

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

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

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

O4AF. Grant, K, Gamaliel: The Diary of a Vampire & Dance, Doll, Dance, 1st edition, Starfire Publishing 2003, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 158pp, with a coloured frontispiece and a few b/w illustrations in the text. Two further tales in Grant’s series of Nightside Narratives, the first of which takes the form of the diary of a woman trafficking with the Qlippothic realms; the second a tale of tantric sorcery. Hardly noticeable crease to upper corners of a very few leaves otherwise fine in very good (a little shelf rubbed, slight creasing to foot of rear panel) d/w £15

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

O7AA. Machen, A, Strange Roads/ With the Gods in Spring, 1923, 1st edition thus, Green Round Press 1990, small 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to front board, marbled end papers, 55pp, with illustrations in the text and a new preface by Rita Tait, number 6 of a hand numbered limited edition of 350 copies; two articles from the 1920s on life in Gwent reflecting the landscape that influenced many of the author’s supernatural stories. Faint water stain around lower corner of front board otherwise a near fine copy of this uncommon item £15

O8. 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. Novel based on the real life of James “cunning” Murrell, one of the last great Essex cunning men. Although Murrell’s papers were probably destroyed following his death in 1860, the novel is thought to be based on knowledge obtained through his son and provides a valuable insight into Murrell’s little known magical methods. Top edge of text block lightly spotted, internally clean and tight. Very good in like (spine panel very slightly faded) d/w £15

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

O9RT. Saurat, D, Literature and the Occult Tradition: Studies in Philosophical Poetry, 1st edition, Bell 1930, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 8 + 246pp including index, with a signed presentation inscription from the author to surgeon Victor Negus on the front end paper. The occult literature treated includes the work of Edmund Spencer, H.P Blavatsky, and the Cabala. Spine faded and rubbed at ends, boards lightly soiled in places and faded at joints, light foxing to end papers, minor spots to first and last couple of margins, text clean and tight. A good + copy of the uncommon original issue, and signed copies are very scarce £30

09BS. (Stoker, B) The Annotated Dracula, 1975, 1st British edition, New English Library 1976, 4to, black cloth with gilt titles to spine and blind stamped calligraphic title to front board, pictorial end papers, 27 + 362pp including index + a frontispiece and many illustrations in the text, with an introduction, notes and bibliography by Leonard Wolf. A rather splendid illustrated edition of Stoker’s classic vampire tale, reprinting the text of the first issue of 1897 together with extensive commentary, related appendices, maps and other relevant information. Faint  flaw to cloth, edges of text block lightly soiled, unobtrusive clear tape to foot of paste-downs where dust jacket was previously attached to book,  small unobtrusive scuff to top of front paste-down, ownership stamp to half title otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy in good + (spine panel slightly faded, a little minor soiling in places, a couple of short closed tears, tape mark to foot of rear panel, slight chipping to surface layer along top edge in places) d/w £20

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

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

O10E. Valentine, M (editor), Wormwood, number 11, 1st edition, Tartarus Press 8vo pbk. 2008, 4 + 92pp, with a few photographs in the text. The journal of classic fantasy fiction publisher Tartarus Press, featuring a series of essays and reviews within the genre, together with reprints of classic fantasy fiction; and including in this issue, Adam Daley’s essay on Austin Osman Spare. A very near fine copy £8

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

 

Psychic Sciences, Channeled Teachings & Spiritualism

P3A. Bligh Bond, F, The Gate of Remembrance, 1918, 4th edition, Blackwell 1921, 8vo, brown cloth with black titles to spine and illustration to front board, 16 + 196pp including index, with illustrations in the text + 5 plates and folding plan; an account of the excavations and subsequent archaeological discoveries at Glastonbury abbey by the author. Bond used the psychic impressions gained from the dead monks of the abbey through the mediumship of John Alleyne as a basis for his excavations, although when his controversial methods were revealed, Bond was relieved of his work by the authorities, despite impressive results. This edition contains additional material to earlier editions, namely that of the finding of the Loretto chapel in 1919. Trivial rubbing to spine ends and corners, a couple of minor marks to rear cover. End papers foxed, light foxing to a few leaves, text tight and largely clean. Near very good £18

P06. Conan Doyle, A, The Wanderings of a Spiritualist, 1st edition, Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1921), 8vo, charcoal cloth with gilt titles to spine, 317pp + a frontispiece and 12 plates, with 2pp publisher’s advertisements, previous owner’s book plate to front end paper; a personal account of Conan Doyle’s travels around Australia from 1920 to 1921, most of which was spent investigating spiritualism and Theosophy. A few minor marks to cloth, spine darkened, end papers lightly browned, some occasional medium foxing throughout, overall still a good + tight copy of the scarce true first issue £50

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

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

P9C. Hall, T, The Strange Case of Edmund Gurney, 1st edition, Duckworth 1964, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 34 + 219pp including index + a frontispiece and 6 plates; seminal study of the life, work, and strange death of one of the leading founder members of the Society for Psychical Research. A couple of minor marks to cloth, edges of text block spotted, slightly affecting the odd margin, text clean and tight, a very good copy of the increasingly uncommon first issue in near very good (some light wear to edges in places,  a couple of closed tears, rear panel a little soiled) d/w £18

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

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

P14EE. MacHovec, F.J, ESP and other Psychic Phenomena, 1st edition, Peter pauper Press 1973, Cr8vo, printed boards, 61pp. A short study of clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition and psychokinesis. Light soiling to edges of text block and edges of boards, internally clean and tight. Very good £3.50

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

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

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

P19CE. Price, H, Fifty Years of Psychical Research: A Critical Study, 1st edition, Longmans, Green & Co. 1939, 8vo, purple cloth with silver titles to spine, 12 + 383pp including index, with 3 illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 14 plates. In the author’s words, the book is a continuation of the critical study of mediums and psychic phenomena outlined by Frank Podmore in his Modern Spiritualism, with further records of experiments and investigations. A few minor marks to cloth, spine slightly darkened, and with crease mark at head, minor foxing to end papers, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a near very good copy of the increasingly uncommon first issue £30

P19E. Randall-Stevens, H.C, A Voice out of Egypt: an Adventure in Clair-Audience, 1st edition, Francis Mott 1935, 8vo, oatmeal cloth with black titles to spine, 202pp + a frontispiece, 4 plates and advertisement leaf, a distillation of the author’s channeled writings on ancient Egypt and Atlantis, arguably more accesible and readable than the earlier works from which they are partly drawn, published under the pseudonym El Eros. It has attracted most attention for its messages pertaining to underground temples on Egypt’s Giza plateau. Cloth a little soiled in places, head of spine and corners rubbed, corners bumped, ownership signature to front end paper, light foxing to title pages, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight. Although reprinted as part of Atlantis to the Latter Days, this original issue has become increasingly scarce, overall a good + copy £25

P19G. (Randall-Stevens, H.C), The Book of Truth or the Voice of Osiris, 2nd edition, Rider 1927, 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt titles and Egyptian head design to front board, 16 + 201pp + a frontispiece and 44 plates, with an introduction by Peter Miles. One of a series of the author’s books of teachings from ancient Egypt sources, particularly the ‘divine plan’ for mankind and the continued relevance of the ‘ancient mysteries’.  Spine ends and upper corner of front board lightly bumped, a hint of fading to spine panel, gift inscription to front end paper, some occasional foxing throughout, mainly to margins. An increasingly uncommon early issue, and very scarce in the dust wrapper, a good + overall copy in like (largely complete, but lightly soiled in places, small surface scuff mark to surface of front panel slightly affecting the word ‘of’, edges a little worn with a few closed tears and a couple of small chips, some ink transference from inscription to front inner flap) d/w £35

P19H. (Randall-Stevens, H.C), The Teachings of Osiris, 1st edition, Rider 1927,  8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt titles and Egyptian head design to front board, 8 + 135pp, with an introduction by Peter Miles. A series of preliminary spiritual teachings channeled from ancient Egypt that preceded but were first published just after, The Book of Truth. Small fade mark to foot of spine, end papers foxed, gift inscription to front end paper, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins. The uncommon first issue, now very scarce in the dust wrapper, overall a near very good copy in like (lightly soiled in places, edges lightly rubbed, some ink transference from inscription to front inner flap) d/w £35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Spine dull and faded, boards lightly faded and a little marked in places, slight wear to spine ends, end papers browned, closed tear without loss to folding plan, minor spots to very few margins, text clean and tight. Still about good + overall £12

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

R14AA. (Spencer Lewis, H et al) A.M.O.R.C Initiatory Research Materials, no date, probably c. 2000 or slightly later, 8vo, blue plastic hard cover binding, gilt insignia to spine, with elastic fibre bands at spine in which to thread through each stapled card covered booklet (some of which are now bound thus, others loosely inserted), 21 booklets, an incomplete set of the first two degrees and comprising of: Liber 888, 19pp; Liber 777, 14pp; Master Monographs (postulant section)  3 issues; Master Monographs ( Neophyte Section), 16 issues, all 10 to 18pp each, some staples rusting slightly otherwise all components very good to fine £50

R15. Stok, H. Van Der, Contemplations on the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, 1st edition, Camphill Press stapled 8vo pbk. 1981, 55pp, with a full page diagram; a commentary on the Chymical Wedding from an anthroposophical standpoint as outlined in the work of Rudolph Steiner. A few marks to lower wrapper, file label to spine, crease to upper corner of front wrapper, small spot to top corner of first few leaves otherwise internally clean and tight, a good + overall copy of an uncommon item £8

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

T2H. Besterman, T, A Dictionary of Theosophy, 1st edition, Theosophical Publishing House 1927, small 4to, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 18 + 147pp; a useful an d fairly comprehensive dictionary of Theosophical terms including pronunciation guide. Cloth rather rubbed, faded and marked in places, spine dull, edges of text block spotted, vertical crease to rear end paper, light foxing to first and last few leaves, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight, a good, approaching good + overall copy of the uncommon original issue £12

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

T23A. McNeile, E.R, From Theosophy to Christian Faith, 1st edition, Longmans, Green & Co. 1919, Cr8vo, quarter black cloth over dark green papered boards with paper spine label, 14 + 142pp, with a preface by Rev. Charles Gore. A comparitive study of esoteric Christianity and Theosophy. Boards a little soiled and marked, spine label chipped and rather rubbed, spine worn at ends, corners rubbed, ownership signatures to front end papers, some occasional light foxing throughout, neat ink annotation to one margin, a good solid copy of an uncommon book £8

 

 

Voodoo & Obeah

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

Witchcraft

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

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

W12C. Durbin, H, Witchcraft at the Lamb Inn Bristol, 1800, Vance Harvey 1971, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board,  4 + 60pp, a facsimile of the original edition with a new introduction by R.A Gilbert, edition limited to 1000 copies. A controversial poltergeist case witnessed by the author, who attributed the phenomena to the presence of witchcraft. Spine ends and corners slightly worn, internally clean and tight. A very good copy £18

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

W14BC. Ginzburg, C, The Night Battles, 1963, 1st English edition, Routledge, Kegan & Paul 1983, 8vo, green cloth with silver titles to spine, 22 + 209pp including index, with a foreword by Eric Hobsbawm, translated by J & A. Tedeschi. A study of witchcraft and the Agrarian cults of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, principally the benandanti, an Italian fertility cult who regarded themselves as professional anti-witches. Minor spotting to very top of rear inner flap of dust jacket, otherwise a near fine copy in like d/w £20

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

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

W15B. Hole, C, Witchcraft in England, 1945, Fitzhouse Books 1990, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 196pp including index, with illustrations in the text by Mervyn Peake; a popular history of English witchcraft. A few faint marks to cloth, edges of text block darkened, text lightly tanned, otherwise clean and tight, good + in like (rather marked in places, some light wear to edges) d/w £2.50

W20D. Newall, V (editor), The Witch Figure, 1st edition, R.K.P 1973, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 14 + 259pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text. An excellent collection of 12 articles on witchcraft honouring the 75th Birthday of Katherine Briggs, and including Carmen Blacker on witchcraft in Japan, H.R Ellis Davidson on hostile magic in the Icelandic sagas, witchcraft at prehistoric sites by L.V Grinsell, Image magic by Christina Hole, and Cain’s Kin by Beatrice White; other contributors include Jacqueline Simpson, Anne Ross, and the editor. An unusually fine copy in very near fine d/w £25

W21AA. Patterson, S, Spells from the Wise Woman’s Cottage, 2016, Troy Books Cr8vo pbk. 2017, 152pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text + 4pp plates, signed by the author on the title page; a guide to the history and rituals of ‘old Joan’, a Cornish witch whose memory is preserved within the witch’s cottage exhibit within the Boscastle witchcraft museum, near mint £8

M0162. Paulsen, K, The Complete Book of Magic and Witchcraft, 1st edition, Signet small format pbk. 1970, 158pp + advertisement leaf, with diagrams in the text. An entertaining collection of spell, charms and other related material drawn from various sources. Light rubbing to edges of covers, edges of text block tanned, internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £5

W21AC. Pearson, O, & T.Harrill, The Mountain & the Stream: Rural Animism and Pagan Practices, 1st edition, Windgather Publishing 2017, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, number 21 of a limited edition of 100 copies, each signed by the authors on the limitation plate to the front end paper. Personal experience of two initiatory traditions of rural witchcraft, one from the Cheshire hills, the other from Tuscany, both of which give new insight into the history of traditional witchcraft through comparitive study. Out of print and already quite scarce in this limited hard cover issue, near mint in like d/w £30

W022AC. Russell, J.B, A History of Witchcraft, Sorcerers, Heretics and Pagans, 1st edition, Thames & Hudson 1980, large 8vo, purple cloth with gilt titles to spine and publisher’s device to front board, 192pp including index, with a frontispiece and many photographs or other illustrations in the text; a comprehensive history showing comparisons between ancient sorcery and the development of modern witchcraft. Minor spotting to edges of text block and end papers otherwise internally clean and tight, very good in good + ( slightly marked in places, edges lightly worn in places, a couple of chips to top part of lower outer fold) d/w £12

W022AAB. (St George, E.A), The Devil’s Prayer Book, by a Witch, 1974, 1st soft cover edition, Mayflower Cr8vo pbk. 1975, 93pp, with an introduction by Peter West. Historically important as the first public ‘expose’ of a Wiccan ‘Book of Shadows’ together with other related material, and although conforming in many ways to both Gardnerian and Alexandrian tradition, displays considerable variations, some of which can be traced within Romany lore. Light rubbing to covers, text lightly browned, a little heavier to outer margins, some occasional ink underlining and marginal annotation by a former owner, interesting in content, otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a good, approaching good + copy of this very scarce title £18

W25A. Summers, Rev. M, The History of Witchcraft & Demonology, 1926, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Routledge, Kegan Paul 1965, large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and small device to front board, 16 + 353pp including index + 8 plates; a classic popular history of witchcraft and demonology. Trivial print spots to a couple of margins but a lovely bright copy of the original issue, many of the later printings omitting the illustrations, near  fine in very good ( a couple of trivial marks, spine panel very slightly darkened) d/w £25

W25C. Tapsell, J, Ameth: the Life and Times of Doreen Valiente, 1st edition, Avalonia 8vo pbk. 2014, 127pp including index, with photographs in the text. The first major biographical study of this popular Gardnerian witch who passed away in 1999. A few minor marks to covers, internally clean and tight. Very good £8

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EPH35. Nagel, C, New Age Rituals, 1st edition? no date, Starlight books c.2014, 8vo, colour printed stapled card wraps, 11pp including advertisement; rituals for love, luck, etc; WITH: Starlight Books Original Monograph 2014: The Gambler’s Handbook of Winning Mantras, one A4 sheet folded to make 4pp, slight creasing to monograph otherwise both items very good £5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some Job Lots

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

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

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

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

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

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