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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

M170B. Regardie, I, The Golden Dawn, 1937-40, Llewellyn 1971, 8vo, pictorial printed hard covers, 14 + 227 + 300 & 16 + 276 + 368pp, with diagrams in text, and many plates, some in colour. The original edition of Regardie's magnum opus, reissued with a new introduction in one volume. He doesn't seem to have revised the text at all, but then perhaps it would be difficult to improve on what is arguably one of the greatest landmarks of practical occultism within the Western tradition.  Clear laminate layer neatly applied to covers by previous owner, a couple of short closed tears to blank inner margin of half title without loss, edges of text block a little soiled, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight. Good + £20

M171J. Regardie, I, The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic, 1984, 7th edition, Falcon Press 2010, large thick 4to with gilt titles and illustration to spine and front board, 50 + 66 + 68 + 102 +64 + 114 + 158 + 162 + 80 + 96 + 178 + 110pp including index, with many diagrams and other illustrations in the text + 8pp coloured plates, number 155 of a limited edition of 500 copies, foreword by Christopher Hyatt. An extended, some might say definitive version of Regardie’s later classic, differing in many ways from the rituals given in his earlier Golden Dawn, and containing a wealth of additional material by the author and others appended to this edition. Minor spotting to top edge of text block, not affecting contents, and otherwise a near fine copy £125 (no d/w issued) Please note: Heavy postage, unpacked weight in excess of 3kg.

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

M172C. Rivers, W.H.R, Medicine, Magic and Religion, 1st edition, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1924, 8vo, dark green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 8 + 147pp including index + advertisements, with a preface by G. Elliot Smith. A study of primitive medicine and its connection to magic and religion. Light soiling to top edges of boards, edges of text b lock and outer margins lightly tanned, minor foxing to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. A near very good copy £25

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

M180B. Schure, E, From Sphinx to Christ, 1st English edition, Rider, no date (1928), 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 284pp + advertisement leaf, with one full page diagram and a frontispiece portrait, translated by Eva Martin.  A translation of L’Evolution Divine, the author’s account of the spiritual origin and evolution of mankind, beginning with the primordial wisdom of the Sphinx, and ending with a resurrected cosmic Christ, all via the mysteries of Atlantis, and  more tangibly,  amongst the religious traditions of the ancient Babylonians, Greeks, and Indian subcontinent. Spine titles a little dull, spine ends and corners worn, lower edges of boards rubbed, edges of text block a little soiled, minor spots to a few margins, text clean and tight. A good, approaching good + overall sound copy of the scarce first English issue £28

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

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