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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

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

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

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

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


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