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

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

M32. Carroll, P, Liber Kaos, 1st edition, Weiser 8vo pbk. 1992, reprinted, 2 + 218pp, with one full page illustration and a few diagrams in the text. An advanced treatise on the theory, philosophy and practice of Chaos Magick. Very slight fading to spine otherwise fine £6

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

M035AE. Charles, R.H (editor and translator), The Book of Enoch, 1st edition, Oxford Clarendon Press 1893, 8vo, green cloth over bevel edged boards with gilt rules and gilt titles to spine, 16 + 391pp including indices + 8pp advertisements. The first edition of the standard translation of the Ethiopic Enoch, based on Dillman’s Ethiopic text, collated with other manuscripts, together with an exhaustive and perceptive commentary and notes by Charles, although he was never completely happy with his efforts, heavily revising his commentary for the second edition of 1912, and subsequently omitting the vast majority of it from the 1917 reissue. Corners slightly worn, spine ends rubbed, a few small marks to back-strip, a couple of minor spots to rear board, light foxing to end papers and final page of advertisements, trivial spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight. A near very good copy of the very scarce first issue £100

M035AC. Charpentier, L, The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral, 1972, 1 st English edition, 3 rd 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

M035AAA. Choucha, N, Surrealism and the Occult, 1st edition, Mandrake 8vo pbk. 1991, 138pp including index, with 16pp plates included in the pagination. A sound concise study. Includes material on Austin Osman Spare, Max Ernst, etc. Some light edge-wear to covers, light crease to lower corner of front cover, contents clean and tight. Very good £3.50

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

M37B. Crawford, J.R, Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rhodesia, 1st edition, O.U.P 1967, 8vo, charcoal cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 312pp including index + 2 plates and large folding table. A study of witchcraft and sorcery amongst the Shona, Ndebele and Kalaga tribes. Ex lib, small file number to spine, trace of label removal to front end papers, small blind impressed stamp to title, ink stamps to verso, small tear to edge of folding table, slightly affecting text but without loss, minor spots to the odd margin, text clean and tight. Just about good + overall in good (edges rather worn, a little marked or stained in places, tear to foot of rear panel without loss) d/w £6

M39Q. Crowley, A, 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings, 1973, Weiser 8vo pbk. 1986, reprinted, 12 + 50 + 28 + 156 + 14 + 69pp. Three important works of magical correspondences: Gematria, Liber 777, and Sepher Sephiroth. Near mint £8

M40V. Crowley, Amado, The Secrets of Aleister Crowley, 1st edition, Diamond 8vo pbk. 1991,  4 + 182pp. The first 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

M40W. Crowley, Amado, The Riddles of Aleister Crowley, 1st edition, Diamond 8vo pbk. 1992, 4 + 6 + 187pp. The second in a trilogy of books detailing personal reminiscences of the teachings of the author’s alleged famous father, Aleister Crowley. Covers slightly marked, front cover creased, corners bumped, tiny dent to a few early margins, internally clean and tight. Good + £2.50

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

M40YY. Crowley, B & E, Words of Power: Sacred Sounds of East and West, 1st edition, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 1991, 14 + 318pp, with illustrations in the text + 3pp advertisements. A useful practical guide to mantras, incantations and other ritual words of power from around the world. Reading creases to spine, edges of covers rather rubbed in places, spine ends a little worn at folds and extremities, faint crease to a couple of leaves at upper corners, internally clean and tight. A Good + overall copy of the uncommon first printing £8

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

M041. Culling, L.T, The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order G.B.G, 1st edition, 1st printing, Llewellyn 1969, royal 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 130pp, with diagrams in the text, two coloured plates, a b/w frontispiece and many other plates, either additional or within the text, with the book plate of occult author Francis King to the front paste-down, and who wrote about Culling in his Sexuality, Magic and Perversion. Culling’s text describes the rituals of  his order ‘The Great Brotherhood of God’, which is based upon techniques from both Crowley and the Golden Dawn, and centred upon conversation with one’s Holy Guardian angel and rites of sexual magic. Edges of text block and corners of end papers lightly spotted, otherwise internally clean and tight. A very good copy of the uncommon first printing in good + (a little soiled, tiny scuff mark to front panel, some light chipping to edges) d/w £55

 

 

 

 

 

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