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Devil's Tor
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Devil's Tor

by Lindsay, David

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London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, signed by David Lindsay with "Sincere Regards," and dated June 1932 on the ffep. 8vo, [1], 487pp, [1]. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine in original illustrated jacket. Very good with ownership signature in pencil to front pastedown, and original newspaper review clipping laid in which has caused some acid offsetting. Minor foxing to foredge of text block and light soiling to boards, else clean. Jacket with a few small closed tears to head and heel, wear at corners, and some staining and soiling. Price clipped upper corner, with 7s. 6d. net price visible on bottom corner. The fifth and final novel published during English author, David Lindsay's lifetime, Devil's Tor expanded upon psychological and metaphysical themes found in his first work, A Voyage to Arcturus, a book which J. R. R. Tolkien himself said he read "with avidity." (Humphrey Carpenter, ed. The Letters of J. R. R.… Read More
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Silver Salamander Red Leather Set of 17 Volumes
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Silver Salamander Red Leather Set of 17 Volumes

by Ligotti, Thomas; Tem, Steve Rasnic, Lannes Roberta; Taylor, Lucy; Laws, Stephen; Hodge, Brian; Massie, Elizabeth; Sallee, Wayne Allen; Clark, Simon; Castro, Adam-Troy; Springer, Nancy; Antieau, Kim; Ketchum, Jack; Shea, Michael

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Seattle, WA: Silver Salamander Press, 1993. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Complete set of works published by Silver Salamander Press during its years of operation between 1993 and 2000. Each book is bound in a different shade and grain of red leather with gilt lettering, the edition being reserved only for contributors in a very small limitation. All are signed by authors, artists, introducers where applicable, and the founder of the press John Pelan, from whose shelves these volumes come. Several unique inscriptions to Pelan, with a couple letters of correspondence laid in. Silver Salamander was an important small press in the Northwest horror scene of the 90's, focusing on new works from contemporary writers. Silver Salamander and Pelan's previous efforts with Axolotl press, helped popularize and in some cases discover the talents of many important writers in the fantasy and horror genres such as James P. Blaylock. Michael Shea, Tim Powers, Charles de Lint, and others. This set includes works from… Read More
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[Sammelband of three rare works] Opus Astrologicum, &c. or, An Astrological Work Left to...
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[Sammelband of three rare works] Opus Astrologicum, &c. or, An Astrological Work Left to Posterity... [bound with] Nuncius Astrologicus; or, the Astrological Legate... [and] Animal Cornutum, or The Horn'd Beast..

by Culpeper, Nicholas; Gadbury, John

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London: Printed by J. Cottrel for Ri. Moone and Steph. Chatfield; at the Seven Stars in Paul's Church-yard, and in the middle of St. Dunstan's Church-yard, 1654. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Sammelband of three astrological works, one by Nicholas Culpeper and two by John Gadbury. Original calf, rebacked, gilt stamped title as "Culpeper's Opus Astrologicum 1654." Eight line manuscript love poem in secretary hand on verso of first title page, and a few other annotations and markings by the former owner throughout. Bound as follows. Nicholas Culpeper. Opus Astrologicum, &c. or, An Astrological Work Left to Posterity, By Nich. Culpeper, Gent. Briefly containing, 1. A Century of Aphorisms, appropriated to the resolving of Horary Questions. 2. Elections astrological, for such as are going to war. 3. Elections and Observations Concerning Journeys. 4. Elections for Buildings, hidden treasures, and marriages. 5. Prognostications, and astrological secrets, Proved by Example. London: Printed by J.… Read More
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A Learned Astronomical discourse, of the judgement of Nativities..
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A Learned Astronomical discourse, of the judgement of Nativities..

by Ferrier, Oger [i.e. Auger]; Kelway, Thomas - transl

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London: Printed at the widdow Charlewoods house, for Edwarde White, 1593. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Oger [i.e. Auger] Ferrier. A Learned Astronomical discourse, of the judgement of Nativities. Deuided into three Bookes, and dedicated first to Katherin the French Queene, by Oger Ferrier her Physition. Translated by Thomas Kelway Gentleman. Published by Authoritie. Psalm, 147. 4. He counteth the number of the starres, & calleth them all by their names. London: Printed at the widdow Charlewoods house, for Edwarde White. Anno. 1593. First edition in English. The Phillipps copy. 4to, 18 x 12cm, [viii], 59pp, [2]. ¶4, A-P4, [1]. Brown morocco, blind tooled border and decoration. Stamped spine lettering and all page edges gilt. Pressmark of E. S. 19. on front pastedown. The more uncommon Edwarde White variant (the other printed for Richard Watkins). From the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), sold by Sotheby's in 1973 and includes catalogue from that sale. ESTC S115097, Gardner Vol. II 390.
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Mercurii Philosophici Firmamentum Firmianum Descriptionem et Usum Globi Artificialis Coelestis..
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Mercurii Philosophici Firmamentum Firmianum Descriptionem et Usum Globi Artificialis Coelestis..

by Thomas, Corbinianus

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Frankfurt & Leipzig: N.P., 1730. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Johann Christoph Berendt. P. Corbiniano [Corbinianus] Thomas. Mercurii Philosophici Firmamentum Firmianum Descriptionem et Usum Globi Artificialis Coelestis, ac Asterismos ejusdem ad ineuntem annum 1730. reductos LXXXVI. Iconismis æri incisis exhibens. Authore P. Corbiniano Thomas, Benedictino Elchingensi, AA. LL. et Philosophiæ Doctore, ac in Alma et Archi-Episcopali Universitate Salisburgensi Matheseos Porfessore Ordinario. Cum Facultate Superiorum. Prostat Franckofurti & Lipsiæ, Anno MDCCXXX. First edition. Oblong 4to, 16.5 x 19.5cm, [8], 212pp.  Hand-colored frontispiece and 83 plates, several folding.  Lacking Draco, after pg 176, compared with digitized copy at Stanford. Original half alum-tawed leather over paper boards. Tape repair to recto of frontis, final leaf reattached and with a small spot of worming, else clean internally. Benedictine monk and mathematics and theology professor at the University of Salzburg,… Read More
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18 Washington Square, South

18 Washington Square, South

by L'Engle, Madeleine

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Boston: Walter H. Baker Company, 1944. 1st Edition. 12mo., [3], 51, [5]pp., photograph frontis, ads. Original brown, saddle stitched wrappers, printed in red. Very good with some pencil markings to front cover, including a doodle of a monkey. Ownership signature of Leo Nickole, longtime performing arts professor and founder of the musical theater program at Emerson College in Boston to front cover. Light separation at front hinge, and a couple markings in the text else clean internally. Very Good. Madeleine L'Engle's first book published as a Baker's Royalty Play in 1944. This one act comedy for the stage preceded her first novel, A Small Rain, which was published in 1945. At the time, L'Engle was in the midst of her acting career in New York City, and used her off time, or even time in the wings, to write her first novel. A year later, she would meet her future husband, actor Hugh Franklin, in a production of The Cherry Orchard by Eva LeGallienne. L'Engle would continue her writing after the couple… Read More
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The Imperial Coronation Durbar (Illustrated). Delhi, 1911. Vol. 1
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The Imperial Coronation Durbar (Illustrated). Delhi, 1911. Vol. 1: Presentation Copy to the Lieutenant Governor of Burma

by [India]; [Imperialism]; [King George V]; Khosla Bros

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Lahore (Punjab): The Imperial Publishing Co. (Khosla Bros.), 1911. First edition. Folio, 34 x 26cm, [4], [i], iv, [3], 481, [1]pp. Presentation binding, full black morocco over padded, beveled edged boards, stamped in gilt on covers and spine with lettering, elaborate border, and Imperial Crown, g. e. Crown is hand painted in red, blue and white. Gilt dentelles, blue silk endpapers, platinum photographs throughout, printed red borders of different shades and black lettering on thick, glossy paper. Letter of presentation from the publisher to The Hon'ble Sir Harvey Adamson, K.C.S.I., M.A., L.L.D., Lieutenant-Governor of Burma, printed in gilt on red silk and mounted to front free endpaper. Some rubbing to corners and spine ends, some paint loss to the crown, front endpaper lightly chipped along the lower edge, with a few silk threads of the letter of presentation becoming unwound, else clean internally. A large, heavy volume in nearly fine condition. Printed as a memento of the historic Imperial… Read More
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Au Texas [with] Au Texas Quatrième Partie Complément
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Au Texas [with] Au Texas Quatrième Partie Complément

by Considerant, Victor

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Paris: La Librairie Phalanstérienne, 1854. First edition. 8vo, 22x14cm. Au Texas: [4], 190, [2], [191]-194, [1]-4pp. plus two folding, lithographed maps with outline color: Étas-Unis. Avril. (7" x 12"), Gravé par les Sres, Imp. Lemercier, Paris; [and:] Texas d'aprés la Carte Publiée par J. H. Colton.... (11" x 13.5"), Gravé chez Delamare rue St. André-des-Arcs, 45; Paris Imp. Lemercier Rue de Seine St. G. in 57. Au Texas Quatrième Partie Complément: 113pp. plus [1] currency conversion table. Contemporary quarter red morocco with raised bands and stamped in gilt. Marbled paper boards and marbled endpapers. First few leaves professionally touched up at upper margin else clean internally. Spine slightly cocked, small split to upper joint at head of spine, boards worn at corners. From the B.A. McKinney (Dallas) collection, with stamp to bottom of text block. French socialist philosopher, Victor Prosper Considerant (1808-1893) journeyed on horseback through the Texas countryside in 1853 beside… Read More
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Curious George Takes a Job
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Curious George Takes a Job

by Rey, H. A.

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1947. First edition. 4to, 47pp. Illustrations throughout including vignette endpapers. Publisher's red cloth stamped in black. Near fine copy with light edge wear in very good jacket which retains its bright yellow and red colors, showing some darkening to spine, and loss at head and some tears at heel. Original price of $2.50 intact. Small Bullock's Wilshire sticker, bearing the same price, to upper margin of rear flap. First edition of the second original Curious George adventure. Date of 1947 on the title and copyright pages, original price of $2.50. Not the more common and likely later Junior Literary Guild edition. Curious George Takes a Job was published 6 years after the first book in the series from the duo of Margaret and Hans Augusto Rey. The titular monkey originally appeared in France in 1939 in "Rafi et les 9 singes," with a different name. George, always getting into mischief, fares no differently in this title, memorably passing out from ether fumes in… Read More
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The Circular Staircase
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The Circular Staircase

by Rinehart, Mary Roberts

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Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1908. First edition. 8vo, 362pp. Publisher's green cloth stamped with red lettering and black staircase and window illustration on upper board and spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed card from Rinehart laid in. Nearly fine, spine slightly cocked and with rubbing to spine ends and corners. Bookplate to front pastedown else clean internally. Original, untouched jacket is very good with chipping to upper corner of rear panel and along upper edge of front panel including head of spine. Some rubbing at folds. First impression with September statement of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and first book from Rinehart. Originally published in 1907 as a serial in All-Story, the work quickly established Mary Roberts Rinehart's popularity as a mystery writer when it became a bestseller shortly after publication in book form the following year. The thriller was later adapted for the stage as The Bat, becoming a major Broadway hit. Hailed the American Agatha Christie,… Read More
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Angelique and the Pearl Necklace: An Homage to Sail
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Angelique and the Pearl Necklace: An Homage to Sail

by Glaister, Donald

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Vashon Island: Donald Glaister, Fool's Gold Studio, 2007. One of 60 variants. 15 14" x 9 1/4," [40]p. Signed and numbered by Glaister at the colophon. Quarter Nigerian goatskin, wood veneer and cloth over boards housed in gray cloth, drop spine box with printed spine label. Printed prospectus, [3]pp in gray paper wraps and manuscript note from Glaister to the former owner discussing the shipping of the book laid in. Fine condition. Remarkable edition from one of the premier binders and artists in the trade, Donald Glaister.  The book attempts to highlight the contradiction between the serenity and grace of a handmade wooden sailboat and its brutally sound structure of necessity.  Two parts of an original poem on dimensional Zerkall Frankfurt were printed letterpress by Jessica Spring at Springtide Press in Tacoma.  These are interspersed between painted pages of stiffened fabric on which constructions of cloth, wood veneer, brass, cork, and linen thread, all materials which are used in sailing,… Read More
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Elementorum myologiae specimen seu Musculi descriptio Geometrica. Cui accedunt canis carchariae...
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Elementorum myologiae specimen seu Musculi descriptio Geometrica. Cui accedunt canis carchariae dissectum caput, et dissectus piscis ex canum genere

by Steno, Nicolai [Niels Steensen]

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Florence: Ex Typographia Sub Signo Stellaie, 1667. First edition. 4to, 24x17cm, [8], 123pp., final two leaves of text (Q1-2) in facsimile. 3 folding woodcut plates and 3 of 4 engraved plates on fold-out sheets (lacking Tab. VII). Woodcut Medici arms on title, woodcut diagrams, initials in text. Contemporary vellum, somewhat stained but sound, title on spine in holograph, red sprinkled edges. Tab. V poorly impressed along top edge, with the figure labels cut off, else clean internally. First edition of this important work from pioneering Danish biological scientist, Niels Steensen (1638-1686).  The treatise, with its famous shark's head engraving, outlined a revolutionary theory on the formation of fossils.  Steensen compared the teeth of his recently dissected shark to those objects found in beds of rock which his contemporaries called glossopetra or tongue-stones.  The work was also important in furthering the science of muscular mechanics, Steensen giving a geometric analysis of structure and… Read More
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For Your Eyes Only
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For Your Eyes Only

by Fleming, Ian

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. 4th printing. 19x12cm, 252pp. Boldly signed by Fleming in blue ink on the ffep. Black cloth stamped in gilt and white, illustrated jacket by Richard Chopping. Bookplate of Frank J. Farrell to front pastedown. Few marginal smudges, old bookseller's note in pencil to rear endpaper else clean internally. Boards worn and rubbed through at corners and bottom edge. Evidence of minor adhesive repair at spine ends of rear joint. Some soiling to boards, spine cocked. Presented with a correct 4th printing jacket which is nicely preserved and shows some rubbing and soiling. A very good copy. Signed copy of this 8th book to feature James Bond, collecting five shorter 007 stories.  For Your Eyes Only was the first of only two collections, Fleming generally writing in the novel format.  The second collection, Octopussy and The Living Daylights was published in 1966, two years after the author's death.   We have observed copies of the fourth printing with gift inscriptions… Read More
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Rivers of Life: Or Sources and Streams of the Faiths of Man in all Lands; Showing the Evolution...
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Rivers of Life: Or Sources and Streams of the Faiths of Man in all Lands; Showing the Evolution of Faiths from the Rudest Symbols to the Latest Spiritual Developments

by Forlong, Major-General J. G. R.

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London: Bernard Quaritch, 1883. First edition, subscriber's copy. 2 vols., 4tos, xli, 568pp and vi, 659, [2]pp. Includes separate, 7.5x2.25' linen-backed folding chart, "A Student's Synchronological Chart of the Religions of the World" in matching slipcase. Vignette illustrations, plates, fold-out maps, charts, errata at rear of vol. II. "Subscriber's copy" written in ink below the publisher's imprint on title page. Presentation copy from the author with a 20x13cm note, 20 lines in Forlong's hand, recto verso, in ink, and signed, attached in old adhesive at the corner to the ffep of volume I. Original green cloth boards lettered in gilt and ruled in black. Some pushing at spine ends and a bit of wear to edges. Library bookplate to front pastedowns of both volumes. Hinges in Vol I only, just starting, else a clean, sound set and very good. Very intriguing copy of Major General James Forlong's (1824-1904) monumental work of comparative religion, inspired in part by his exposure to Eastern Religions… Read More
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A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology: or, the Art of Foretelling...
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A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology: or, the Art of Foretelling Future Events...in Four Parts

by Sibly, Ebenezer

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London: Printed for the Proprietor, and Sold by W. Nicoll in St. Paul's Church-Yard, M. Sibly, in Goswell-Street, and E. Sibly, Portsmouth-Common, 1788. First complete edition. Four parts in one volume, folio, 26x21cm, 1126pp plus [4] index. Complete with 29 copper plates. Half black morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt lettered spine labels, smartly done with red head and tail bands, ribbon mark, and reinforced hinges. Text and plates are clean and complete with some scattered foxing and toning, a near fine copy. Near Fine. Very early, complete set of Ebenezer Sibly's (1751-1799) masterwork on astrology and occult practices, being one of the most influential and comprehensive of such publications of the 18th century.  The title pages are dated 1785, 1784, 1787, and 1788 respectively.   A New and Complete Illustration... covered aspects of the classical tradition of astrology, but also "its so called magical strain of divination (as exemplified in horary practice and elections and also worked… Read More
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