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LE ROSSIGNOL, Ethel. A Goodly Company.
[London : First edition of this scarce, privately published work which beautifully presents the psychedelic spirit paintings of the Argentinian-born medium and automatist Constance "Ethel" Le Rossignol (1873-1970). During the 1920s and early 1930s Le Rossignol painted a series of 44 psychic works - the "Goodly Company" series - which she insisted were the true... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135609
LAVEY, Anton Szandor. The Compleat Witch, or What To Do When Virtue Fails.
New York : 1971First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page to the historian Gottfried Kerscher, "To Gottfried Kerscher, and a bright future - Rege Satanas, Anton Szandor LaVey", the tip of the y stylised with a forked tail. Works signed by LaVey are notably uncommon in the market.
Anton LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143038
LELAND, Charles Godfrey Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches.
London : 1899First edition, in notably bright condition, of this uncommon work. Aradia is study of the persistence of "la vecchia religione" in Italy and despite being the subject of continuing controversy, the text undeniably exercised a persuasive influence over Gerald Gardner in the development of his ideas of witchcraft, and is widely considered to be the foundation... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 114094
GURNEY, Edmund, Frederick W. H. Myers, and Frank Podmore (eds.) Phantasms of the Living.
Trübner : 1886First edition, from the library of the Swedish headquarters of the theosophical society the Universal Brotherhood, with neat marginal marks to the introduction of the first volume. The present work is one of the most significant documents of the emergent Victorian field of psychical research.
Gurney and Myers were founding members of the Society... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 147258
POWER, Sarah, as Thomas Slaney Wilmot. Gleams of Light and Glimpses thro' the Rift.
London : 1893First edition of this extensive and notably uncommon work on spiritualism and psychic photography, in the beautifully decorated original cloth.
In this work Sarah Power, a Birmingham-based psychic and devout Christian who believed the existence of spirits was proof of the Christian afterlife, details her contact with her deceased fiancé Thomas... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 146293
DREITZEHN, Zell, as "De la Mano". Group of ephemera relating to the shows of the 19th-century magician and spiritualist.
New York : [c.1878]A highly appealing group of rare ephemera relating to the 19th-century Austrian-born magician and spiritualist Zell Dreitzehn, who as De La Mano, "The Great French Magician", made three tours of the east coast of the United States in 1876, 1878 and 1881. Included here is a copy of his book on conjuring tricks and six theatrical posters and handbills.
As... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 113225
BOND, Frederick Bligh. The Hill of Vision.
Boston : 1919First edition, first printing, an exceptionally fine copy in the jacket, of this collection of psychically produced pieces prophesying from as early as 1909 World War I. They were obtained by the English architect, illustrator, archaeologist and "psychical researcher" Frederick Bligh Bond (1864-1945).
Bond was a member of the Freemasons from... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 143850
DEAN, Henry. The Whole Art of Legerdemain: or Hocus Pocus in Perfection.
London : 1772A remarkably fresh copy of an early edition of by far the "best-known 18th-century book on conjuring", first published in 1722 (Pierson, p. 31). The work provides a detailed guide on how to conduct various tricks including "how to make a cat draw a fellow through a pond of water" and "how to cause the beer you drink to be wrung out of the handle of... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 107439
GRIMOIRE - AGRIPPA, Henri-Corneille. Les Œuvres Magiques.
Rome [actually Lille : 1740 & 1744 [but 1830 & 1813]A superb early 19th-century French copy of two grimoires, printed by Simon Blocquel (1780-1863). This is a clear, neat, and evocative example of contemporary popular grimoires and contains the works of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535) including his Heptameron, a concise book of magical rites concerned with conjuring specific angels for the seven... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 121171
NETTLES, Bea. Mountain Dream Tarot.
Rochester, NY : 1975First edition of the first known photographic tarot deck, this set signed by Nettles and dated 1977 to the title card, with the often missing introductory leaflet and loosely inserted note of Nettles's other works. The set is in notably bright condition.
The idea for the set came to Nettles in 1970 while she was enrolled as a printmaking student... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145673
BROWN, Robert Hewitt. Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy;
New York : 1882First edition of this rare work on the hidden meanings of Masonic and other esoteric symbols, includes two intriguing colour plates with volvelles.
While not disclosing "any of the essential secrets of the order" (intro.), the author reveals "truths which are... of great importance and interest to the craft" (ibid.). Himself a 32nd degree master... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139889
COATES, James. Human Magnetism,
London : 1897First edition of Coates detailed and highly popular work on hypnosis in which he remarks the practice of inducing a hypnotic and mesmeric state are one and the same. This richly illustrated edition is now notably uncommon.
James Coates was a Scottish psychical researcher and practitioner of medical magnetism, who, after the death of his wife,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 147254
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.
New York : 1919First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium"... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137326
DE MORGAN, Sophia Elizabeth, as C. D. From Matter to Spirit.
London : 1863First edition of this vividly written and meticulous account of spiritualist practice and ghostly interactions, which became one of the foundational texts of the British spiritualist movement. It is uncommon in the first edition, and this is a particularly attractive example.
Sophia de Morgan (1809-1892) was a social activist, spiritualist, and... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 147277
HAMAGUCHI, O., & Talbot Clifton. Fortune Telling by Japanese Swords.
London : 1905First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Clifton on the title page "to Charles Holmes from the author Talbot Clifton, 1905".
This work, translated by the hunter and explorer John Talbot Clifton (1868-1928), collects together "two or three books on fortune telling by swords" which Clifton discovered "while wandering in... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 147665
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 121427
MOBERLY, Charlotte Anne & Eleanor Jourdain, as Elizabeth Morison & Frances Lamont. An Adventure.
London : 1911First edition, first impression, and extremely uncommon thus; an unexpected sensation the book ran to four impression in three months, the first print run notably small. Published anonymously the identities of the authors of this controversial work, perhaps the most famous "time slip" case in the literature, were not made public until 1931.
In... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145924
MAY, Betty. Tiger-Woman.
London : 1929First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "To Mr. & Mrs. Percy with love from Betty May, 1929". The autobiography of the notorious night-club singer, darling of the Café Royal set, and muse to Aleister Crowley, Augustus John, and Jacob Epstein is uncommon, with ten locations on Library Hub.
Tiger-Woman "provides a very... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 107273
HEARN, Lafcadio. Some Chinese Ghosts.
Boston : 1887First edition of this stylised retelling of ancient Chinese legends by Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn. The present work is one of his earliest writings and the only one about China and its folklore. It was published the year he was sent by magazine Harper's to the French West Indies as a correspondent for two years.
In 1890, at 30, Hearn... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 139801
CHEVANES, Jacques de. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:
Lyons : 1671First edition, a reply to Gabriel Naudé's sceptical Apologie pour tous les grands personnages, qui ont été faussement soupçonnés de magie, recently republished in 1669.
Jacques de Chevanes (c.1608-1678) of Autun had personal experience of a witch-hunt in Burgundy in 1648/9, and the present work includes extracts from a 1670 interview with... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84955
AGRIPPA, Heinrich Cornelius. De occulta philosophia libri tres.
[Cologne? : July 1533First collected edition of this masterpiece of Western Renaissance magic. The first part of this summa of occult and magical thought was originally published in 1531, probably under the influence of Johannes Trithemius, abbot of Würzburg, whose notable students included Agrippa and Paracelsus.
The privilege of the Emperor Charles V, to whom... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 136927
FORT, Charles. Lo!
London : 1931First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US the same year. Perhaps Fort's most popular work, this is his third published non-fiction book, in which he is widely credited as having coined the term teleportation. Charles Fort (1874-1932) was an American writer and researcher into examples of the occult, supernatural, and paranormal.... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 88854
FORT, Charles. Lo!
London : 1931First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Perhaps Fort's most popular work, this is his third published non-fiction book, in which he is widely credited as having coined the term teleportation. Charles Fort (1874-1932) was an American writer and researcher into examples of the occult, supernatural, and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93613
SCOTT, Walter - REMY, Nicholas. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,
Lyon : 1595Rare first edition of this seminal work on the worship of demons, Sir Walter Scott's copy, with his ownership inscription on the title page and his library shelf mark on the front free endpaper: "Abbotsford Library O13". Scott's fascination with witchcraft led him to spend years gathering "perhaps the most curious library of diablerie that man ever... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 123052