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Weiser Antiquarian Books, January 2015.

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About Our "On-Line Catalogues."


This is Weiser's ninetieth year of business as full time specialist sellers of esoteric books. For many decades the company issued printed catalogues, however, the high costs involved and the advent of the internet brought an end to these, and for some years we only listed our books on various internet book-sites and directly on to our own website. In January 2006 will also began to issue regular on-line catalogues devoted to various of our specialist subjects, as well as regular "miscellany" lists.

Whilst we regularly add stock to the 10,000 books currently listed on our main website these special on-line catalogues give us the opportunity to present collections or groups of related items in a more detailed and sympathetic context than the normal website allows, and also enable us to give our established customers first choice at some of the more interesting new arrivals. Most of the catalogues are put together around the works of a particular author or theme: say books by Aleister Crowley or books on Alchemy for example, although others might simply list a selection of new arrivals, or books that have come from a specific collection. The items in the catalogues are not advertised elsewhere - in the main body of our website or on other bookselling sites - for at least a day after the new catalogue has been posted on-line. If you are not already on our "subscriber's list" and would like to be notified by email when we post a new catalogue on-line, please send an email with 'subscribe' in the subject line to books@weiserantiquarian.com Of course susbscription is free and you can have your name removed from the list at any time simply by asking, and we will not re-supply your details to anyone.

For a time we archived all of our old catalogues on-line, however this lead to some confusion and disappointment amongst those who find their way to the site indirectly - via google for example - and did not realise that they were looking at archived listings and not our main website or the current on-line catalogue. To try to minimise possible misunderstandings, we now archive only our most recent five catalogues. At the time of archiving them we have marked off all the items that have already SOLD, and replaced prices of the remaining items with the words "Please check our website for current availability." If an item is marked this way but is not listed on our main website: http://www.weiserantiquarian.com it is probably safe to assume that it has sold, however you can always send us an enquiry by email, or phone us to be sure. If doing this, please tell us the item's author, title, and the 'unique book number' (the number in brackets at the end of the listing).

At present we issue about two catalogues a month, with occasional email updates of new-releases etc. Again, to received notifications of these catalogues and other updates simply send us an email with "subscribe" in the subject line to books@weiserantiquarian.com

A full list of our earlier on-line catalogues can be found below.

To see all books that are currently available, please go to our website http://www.weiserantiquarian.com where we have a searchable database of over 10,000 used and rare books, letters, manuscripts, and artworks that we currently have available for sale.


Archived Copies of our most recent six "On-Line Catalogues."
(In reverse order, with the most recent catalogue first)




Catalogue One Hundred and Forty-One:
Used and Rare Books,
A Miscellany.



The one-hundred-and-forty-first of our on-line catalogues was another of our "Miscellany" lists which in this case comprised a wide variety of books and ephemera, dating from 1680 to as recently as 2010. Of course it is impossible to briefly define the "subjects" of the various books offered - not least because many books will cover a number of different topics - but some of the subjects, and a few of the authors whose works are listed in this catalogue, are:

Afterlife, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Religions, Apparitions, Michael Bertiaux, Book Bindings, Book of Enoch, Channeled Language, Chinese Occultism, W. B. Crow, John Dee, Devils and Demonlogy, Divination, Dreams, Druids, Fairies, Sir James George Frazer, Freemasonry, Games, Ghost Stories, Golden Dawn, Hoaxes, Irish Folklore, Josephus , Legerdemain, London Monuments, Lore of Stones, Magic, G. R. S. Mead, Meditation, Merlin, Mythical Animals, Mythology, Friedrich Nietzsche, OAHSPE Bible, Occult, Occult Fiction, Occult Review, Orphic Traditions, Manilal C. Parekh, Pirates, Prisons, Pyramidology, Paschal Beverly Randolph , Rosicrucianism, Royston Cave, Russian Icons, Secret Societies, Society of the Horseman's Word, Austin Osman Spare, Strange Science, Superstition, Symbolism, Tarot, Theology, Voodoo, Robert Anton Wilson, Witchcraft.

As is typical in our "Miscellany" catalogues, the listings are mostly organised under subject categories first, which are then followed by the author's name and the book's title.



To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandfortyone


Catalogue One Hundred and Forty:
Aleister Crowley,
Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.



The one hundred-and-fortieth of our on-line catalogues was another of our specialised Aleister Crowley lists. It is in three sections, the first of which comprised copies of the "book of the (Crowley-themed) movie" Chemical Wedding inscribed by co-author Julian Doyle. We thought we'd sold out of these at the time of the launch seven years ago, but recently discovered half-a-dozen copies tucked away in a corner, which we now offer on a first come, first served basis.

The second part of the catalogue is devoted to "Books and Ephemera by and About Aleister Crowley." Amongst the rare and fascinating ephemera, are an archive of correspondence relating mainly to Crowley publishing in the 1970s addressed to Crowley's literary executor and biographer John Symonds. The archive includes 12 Typed letters, signed, from Kenneth Grant to Symonds, and 22 letters, typed and handwritten, from Peter MacFarlane (of 93 Publishing / Next Step Publications / 418 Books) to Symonds, as well as a selection of other related material. Also listed are two of the rarest pieces of significant Crowley ephemera; the anonymously published broadsheet To Man, issued in Tunisia in 1924, and the Ordo Templi Orientis ... Manifesto, released in Switzerland in 1963 in which Hermann Metzger (Paragranus, 1919-1990) declared himself Outer Head of the Ordo Templi Orientis, as well as association copies of two unusual items issued by the O.T.O.'s Agape Lodge: a copy of One Star In Sight (1935) with the personal lamen seal with phallic design stamped in red on the title-page of Lodge Head and publisher Wilfred Talbot Smith, and the Hollywood edition of Thumbs Up! Five Poems by Aleister Crowley (1942), inscribed to Reea Leffingwell by Max Schneider (both were active members of Agape Lodge and Schneider, who lived in Hollywood, was almost certainly responsible for the publication of this edition of the booklet). Other ephemera includes two handwritten and signed letters from Aleister Crowley, both in their original envelopes, one of which has a heavy wax seal impressed with the the cartouche of Ankh-f-n-khonsu from Crowley's ring, two original handwritten Menu Cards on which Crowley had outlined meals he served to friends in 1939, and a typed "I.O.U." signed by Crowley and - rarer yet - a receipt acknowledging that he had paid the debt. There are numerous other pieces and collections of ephemera, simply to many to list in this short space.

Amongst the more unusual books are a first edition of The Sword of Song. Called by Christians The Book of the Beast (1904) a work described by Richard Kaczynski as "Crowley's first great talismanic book" and the book in which Crowley first made plain his identification with "666." There are also matching first editions of Little Essays Toward Truth (1938) and The Heart of the Master (1938), the latter with a presentation inscription from Gabriel Montenegro Vargas (Frater Zopiron, IX degree, O.T.O.), the last person to be initiated into Agape Lodge in California. Quite different - but truly rare - is a copy of Scarlet and Blue. A Hunting Novel (1912 / 1920), by Crowley's friend Charles Hewson (pseudonym of Ludovick Charles Richard Duncombe Jewell), which has some obvious fictionalised references to Boleskine, the O.T.O., tarot reading, etc. Boleskine is also the subject of the prototype of Views of Boleskine from Aleister Crowley's "Manifesto of the M.'. M.'. M.'." - a work which Helen Parsons Smith prepared for publication, but never issued as such. Other rarities are scattered throughout the catalogue.

The third and final section of the catalogue comprises issues of The Occult Review" each of which contains either a letter, essay, or other piece by Crowley, or reviews of and / or advertisements for his publications. Perhaps needless to say some of the issues of this well known journal also contain contributions by other significant figures, including Dion Fortune, J. F. C. Fuller, A. E. Waite, et al.

To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandforty


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Nine:
Magick & Grimoires,
Old and Rare Books.



The one hundred-and-thirty-ninth of our on-line catalogues was devoted to Grimoires and general books on Magick.

Amongst the more unusual books listed are a selection of French grimoires from the early to mid-1800s, including classics such as Le Dragon Rouge, Les admirables secrets d'Albert le Grand, Enchiridion du pape Léon, and the Grimoire du Pape Honorius. In true grimoire tradition the books are pocket sized - and thus easy to conceal - and some have beautiful hand-coloured plates.

Other rare items include a handsome second edition (1875) of Francis Barrett's The Magus. Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy, a first edition of S. L. MacGregor Mathers' The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage (1898), and a rare early issue of the de Laurence version of the Mathers publication retitled The Greater Key of Solomon (circa 1920s). There are also handsome first editions of three major works by British occultist and artist Austin Osman Spare: namely The Book of Pleasure (1913); The Focus of Life. The Mutterings of Aaos (1921), and an inscribed copy of A Book Of Satyrs (1907). There is an interesting selection of works by Eliphas Levi including the two best editions of Waite's translations of The History of Magic. Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedures, its Rites and its Mysteries (1922) and Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual (1923). More recent, but still most unusual works include the first Heptangle Books edition of The Sworn Book of Honourius the Magician (1977); the Hermetic Research Series edition of Lemegetton. A Medieval Manual of Solomonic Magic (1985), and two of the "Catweasel Grimoires": Jon Symon's The Sacred Magick of the Angels and The Grimoreum Verum (both circa 1980).

To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandthirtynine


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Eight:
A Miscellany of Books and Other Curiosities,
Together With a Selection of Original Art by Austin Osman Spare.



As the title suggests, the one-hundred-and-thirty-eighth of our on-line catalogues was divided into two sections, the first being another of our "Miscellany" lists and the second comprising a selection of original artworks by Austin Osman Spare.

In addition to a wide variety of books and ephemera, dating from the 1600s almost to the present day, the Miscellany section also lists some curious artefacts, including a crystal ball, a sword from a Masonic-affiliated fraternal order, and a huge poster produced to accompany "The Secret Dakini Oracle" - a tarot style divination deck published in 1979. Of course it is impossible to accurately define the particular "subject" of the various books offered - not least because many books will cover a number of different topics - but some of the subjects, and a few of the authors whose works are listed in this catalogue, are:
Agapé Magazine, Washington Allston, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Animal Magnetism, Archaeology, Astral Projection, Bible: Family, H. P. Blavatsky, Joseph Campbell, Cartomancy, Chaldean Oracles, Chinese Wealth Gods, Albert Churchward, R. Swinburne Clymer, Crystal Ball, Demonology, The Desatir, Divining Rods and Hazel Wands, Dreams, Druids, Eastern Religion, Mircea Eliade, Ethneogens, Fairy Lore & Fairy Tales, Flatland, Folklore, Freemasonry, Ghosts and Apparitions, Ghostly Armies, Glastonbury, Gnosticism, Herbal, Iridology, IGOS / IGAS Publications, Carl G. Jung, Knights Templar, Kosmon, Donald Michael Kraig, William Lilly, Magic, Mesmerism, Sylvan Muldoon & Hereward Carrington, Mysticism, Nabataeans, Occultism, Paganism, Dale Pendell, Pyschometry, Rosicrucianism, Runes, Seeress of Prevorst, Sexuality, Elizabeth Sharpe, Austin Osman Spare, Sword, Symbolism, Tantra, Tarot, Tarot Poster, Theosophy, Tibetan Religion Count Stefan Colonna Walewski, Pat Zalewski & Heinrich Zimmer.

To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandthirtyeight


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Seven:
Alchemy and Hermetica (Part II). Used and Rare Books.



The one hundred-and-thirty-seventh of our on-line catalogues was the second part of a two part catalogue devoted to books on Alchemy and Hermetica. The catalogue starts with a listing for signed copies of the First Edition of Geoffrey James' ground-breaking study The Enochian Evocation of Dr. John Dee (Heptangle Books, 1984). Due to the mechanics of the book's distribution very few copies were signed by the author when it was originally released, but we recently acquired a handful of copies from Mr. James' personal archive, which he kindly signed for us. For the rest the catalogue is largely composed of sound, scholarly studies, of the life and works of a variety of significant individuals including Roger Bacon, Giordano Bruno, Daniel Cramer, Jean D'Espagnet, Geber, John Dee, Daniel Cramer, Marsilio Ficino, Robert Fludd, Anton Joseph Kirchweger, Raymond Lully, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Norton, Paracelsus, Eirenæus Philalethes, Ali Puli, Johann Reuchlin, Trismegistus, Solomon Trismosin, Johannes Trithemius, Thomas Vaughan, et al.

Mixed throughout are also a number of out-of-print volumes of Adam McLean's respected Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series, in their distinctive brown leatherette bindings including a signed First Edition, limited to only 100 copies of the very first work in the series, Johan Babtista Grosschedel Von Aicha's and Johannes Theodorus de Bry's The Magical Calendar. A Synthesis of Magical Symbolism from the Seventeenth Century Renaissance of Medieval Occultism (1979). Amongst the other rarer items are a first edition of E. J. Langford Garstin's The Secret Fire. An Alchemical Study (1932), Eirenaeus Philalethes' A True Light of Alchymy (1709), Julian Roberts' & Andrew G. Watson's important study: John Dee's Library Catalogue (1990), as well as a selection of extremely limited editions by the enigmatic Frater Kadosh. To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandthirtyseven


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Six: Books, Bones, Art and Other Curiosities. A Miscellany.



The one-hundred-and-thirty-sixth of our on-line catalogues, must surely rate as one of the most diverse of our "miscellany" lists. Amongst the books are a small but intriguing selection of works on Freemasonry including the desireable 7 Volume revised edition of Albert Gallatin Mackey's The History of Freemasonry, its Legends and Traditions (ca. 1906) - and another group on Druidry, which includes William Stukeley's magnificent Stonehenge a Temple Restor'd to the British Druids ... (1740) and [&] Abury, a Temple of the British Druids ... (1743), the two volumes bound as one; William Cooke's eccentric An Enquiry into the Patriarchal and Druidical Religion (1754), and Edward Davies' The Mythology and Rites of the British Druids (1809). Other rarities include the enormously influential work by Catherine Crowe The Night-Side of Nature, or, Ghosts and Ghost Seers (Two Volumes: 1848); a beautifully illustrated edition of John Baptista Porta's Della Fisionomia dell'Huomo (1644); and an account of the famous "fasting-woman of Tutbury:" Legh Richmond's A Statement of Facts relative to the Supposed Abstinence of Ann Moore (1813). Several works deal with the dubious subject of Demonic Possession, notably James Heaton's The Extraordinary Affliction, and Gracious Relief of a Little Boy (1822) bound with the same author's Further Observations on Demonic Possession (1822) and John L. Nevius' Demon Possession and Allied Themes (1897); whilst E. W. Stevens' The Watseka Wonder: A Narrative of Startling Phenomena occurring in the Case of Mary Lurancy Vennum (1887) bound together with Wm. S. Plummer's Mary Reynolds, A Case of Double Consciousness (1887) both recount the story of a woman said to have been possessed by the spirit of a deceased contemporary. Amongst the more eccentric works are those dealing with the subjects of Glossolalia: Dawson Walker's The Gift of Tongues and other Essays (1906), Psychoactive Fungi: Andrija Puharich's The Sacred Mushroom. Key to the Door of Eternity (1959); Sacred Prostitution: N. M. Penzer's, Poison-Damsels, and other Essays in Folklore and Anthropology (1952); and White-slaving, Cocaine Selling & Religion: Augustus Somerville's Crime and Religious Beliefs in India (1929).

In addition to the books the catalogue also features a number of curiosities, which include a highly carved panel from a Tibetan shaman's bone apron, Egyptian and Tibetan statuettes, and a selection of framed and highly decorative manuscript leaves, including an Islamic Illuminated Manuscript Bifolium; a Russian muscial Manuscript leaf in Church Slavonic; a vellum leaf from a Medieval Illuminated Manuscript; a Mongolian Manuscript Leaf in Uighur script and an Early (Ethiopic) Ge'ez Bible leaf on Vellum. Artworks include three original sketches by renowned English artist Austin Osman Spare and a selection of signed, limited-edition prints of original tarot designs by Leigh McCloskey, a well-known Californian artist, actor and author with a long interest in tarot and various other esoteric pathways.

As with most of our "Miscellany" catalogues the listings that follow are organised under subject-titles first, which are then followed by the author's name and the book's title. The subjects, and some of the authors, are:

Charles Babbage, Church Architecture, Alexandra David-Neel, Demonic Possession, Marquis de Sade, Dreams, Druidry, Egyptian Religion, Stephen E. Flowers, Folklore, Dion Fortune, Freemasonry, Freemasonry, Ghosts and the Supernatural, Glossolalia, Golden Dawn, Handwriting, Frank Harris, Hawaiian Sorcerery, Hypnosis & Magnetism, Inedianism / Hoax Literature, William James, Jewish Mysticism, C. G. Jung, Eliphas Levi, Leigh J. McCloskey, Manuscript Leavesf, Mediaeval Manuscripts, Mughal Art, Mystery Cults, Mysticism, Native American languages, Nazification of Folklore, Nibelungenlied, Friedrich Nietzsche, Occult Bibliography, John O'Neill, Phenomenology, Physiognomy, Psychick Bible, Psychoactive Fungi, A. S. Raleigh, Arthur Rimbaud, Rosicrucianism, Sacred Prostitution, Sex Energies, Sexual Occultism, Shamans' Ritual Object, A. P. Sinnett, Austin Osman Spare, Spirit Possession, Rudolf Steiner, Stigmata, Stonehenge, Tantra, Thesosophy, Tibetan Statuette, John Toland, Madame Tussaud's, White-slaving, Cocaine Selling & Religion, Witchcraft, & Ludwig Wittgenstein.

To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandthirtysix


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Five: Books on Magick. Used, Rare, & Editions Deluxe



The one hundred-and-thirty-fifth of our on-line catalogues, was broadly devoted to the subject of Magick (to use the archaic spelling adopted by Aleister Crowley to differentiate "occult magic" from legerdemain).

The catalogue combines books from several different collections that we have purchased recently, and includes Fine copies of a variety of limited and deluxe editions by popular modern publishers such as Ixaxaar Occult Literature, Nephilim Press, Scarlet Imprint, Society for Esoteric Endeavour, Three Hands Press, and Xoanon, with works by Andrew D. Chumbley, A. E. Koetting, N.A-A. 218, Johannes Nefastos, Mark Alan Smith, Jake Stratton-Kent, and Daniel A. Schulke, to name but a few. Amongst the more uncommon editions are a copy of the "Sethos-Behena" edition, limited to 77 numbered copies, of Andrew D. Chumbley's AZOËTIA, the Astra Vespera edition, limited to 55 copies, of Johannes Nefastos' Fosforos, the edition deluxe, limited to 72 numbered copies, of Daniel A. Schulke's Viridarium Umbris, and the half-leather edition, limited to 48 copies thus, of the Society of Esoteric Endeavour's manuscript facsimile of Ebenezer Sibley's version of Solomon's Clavis or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic.

Notable amongst the less-common older editions are a rare copy of the Occult Publishing House edition of Arthur Edward Waite's The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts (1910?) - thought to be the first US publication of the work; an unusually clean copy of the Arthur Edward Waite edition of The Magical Writings of Thomas Vaughan (Eugenius Philalethes) (1888), and a complete run of the scarce magazine Magus. A Journal in the Western Magical Tradition (1979 - 1981) whose contributors were almost a "who's who" of serious occult writers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Other uncommon works include the Willis F. Whitehead edition of Agrippa's Occult Philosophy or Magic. Book One of the Three Books of Occult Philosophy (1898), Eusebe Salverte's The Occult Sciences. The Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies and Apparent Miracles (Two Volumes: 1846), and "An Oxonian's" Thaumaturgia or Elucidations of the Marvellous (1835). There is also an interesting selection of material relating to Chaos Magick, including several early issues of the magazine Chaos International, an inscribed copy of the second edition of Ray Sherwin's The Book of Results (ca. 1980), and more recent works by Peter J. Carroll. While most of the books in this catalogue are in VG+ - Fine condition it is worth noting that some are from what was definitely a working library, and do show signs of use, so please do check the "condition" part of the description (just before the price) before ordering.



To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandthirtyfive


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Four: Aleister Crowley. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera



The one hundred-and-thirty-fourth of our on-line catalogues, was another of our specialised Aleister Crowley lists.

The catalogue offered an extremely broad selection of material, ranging from paperbacks and comics (with Crowley related material), to two of the rarest Crowley first editions: his famously pornographic White Stains (ca. 1898) and The Scented Garden of Abdullah the Satirist of Shiraz [The Bagh-i-Muattar] (1910). Also of great rarity is the small eight-page California-published booklet The Oriflamme, Vol. I, No. I (1943)which was edited and included contributions by Jack Parsons, and would appear to be the only magical work published by Parsons during his lifetime. Amongst an interesting selection of ephemera are two autograph letters, signed, from Aleister Crowley to Frieda Lady Harris, one of which is largely devoted to the Thoth tarot, on which they were then both working, but which also includes a request that she provide him with a drawing for a magickal work aimed at putting "and end to the war." There are also three autograph letters, signed, from Harris to Crowley, all of which attest to their close, if sometimes tempestuous relationship. A lovely copy of the handsomely produced Order of Service for Crowley's funeral Aleister Crowley. October 18th. 1875 – December 1st, 1947. The Last Ritual, with Frieda Harris designs for the frontispiece, front cover, and back cover (the latter of which reproduces the design on her letter head) provides a fitting symbol for their parting.

Scattered throughout the catalogue are also a number of rarities relating to Marcelo Motta and his Society Ordo Templi Orientis (S.O.T.O.) These include spiral-bound photocopies of the 1984 Maine Court Trial and the 1985 California Court Trial which resulted in the defeat of the S.O.T.O. and the formal recognition of the O.T.O. as the legal heirs of the original O.T.O. in the USA. The California trial papers are particularly interesting, as they were obviously made from Marcelo Motta's own set, and reproduce a number of his annotations. Also from the library of a former senior of the S.O.T.O. are a number of spiral bound copies of sets of documents from the Yorke collection. These include a copy of an early typescript of "The Amalantrah Working," a copy of the page-proofs of "Golden Twigs," copies of a series of letters and postcards from Leah Hirsig to Aleister Crowley and others, and copies of a series of letters and postcards from Norman Mudd to Aleister Crowley, Dorothy Olsen, Jane Wolfe and others. Far more elegant is one of the deluxe volumes of The Equinox. Vol. V, No. 2 (1979) limited to 200 specially bound, signed copies, this copy signed twice by Motta - once as '666' and once with his normal signature. Various other ephemeral items relating to the S.O.T.O., including a printed card announcing the death of Marcelo Motta, along with a later circular letter with some details of his death, are also listed.



To view this Catalogue please go to:
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Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Three: Alchemy and Hermetica (Part I). Used and Rare Books.



The one hundred-and-thirty-third of our on-line catalogues. This is the first part of a two part catalogue devoted to books on Alchemy and Hermetica (the second part will be issued in March or April 2015).

For the most part the collection comprises a collection of sound, scholarly studies, of the life and works of a variety of significant individuals including Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Robert Boyle, Giordano Bruno, Jean D'Espagnet, Arthur Dee, John Dee, Robert Fludd, Fulcanelli, Geber, Heinrich Khunrath, J. D. Mylius, Sir Isaac Newton, Paracelsus, Eirenæus Philalethes, Michael Sendivogius, Daniel Stolcius, Johannes Trithemius, et al. Scattered throughout are also a number of out-of-print volumes of Adam McLean's respected Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series, in their distinctive brown leatherette bindings. There is also the usual smattering of rarities, which include a first edition of H. L. Fleischer's translation of an Arabic neo-platonic text: Hermes Trismegistus an die menschliche Seele (1870), an extremely rare copy of the first and only edition of Nicholas Culpeper's translation of Simeon Partlicius' A New Method of Physick: or, A short view of Paracelsus and Galen's Practice ... (1654); and a copy of the revised edition of Frater Albertus' The Alchemist's Handbook (1974), inscribed by Israel Regardie (who wrote the Foreword) to his friend Thomas Head.



To view this Catalogue please go to:
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Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-two: Spiritualism, the Occult, and Pyschical Research.



The one hundred-and-thirty-second of our on-line catalogues comprised a selection of books relating to Spiritualism, the Occult, and Psychical Research, many of which are from the library of the late Dr. Michael Coleman an English scientist and Psychical Researcher who was also an avid book-collector with a life-long interest in these subjects.

The collection includes a number of genuine rarities. Notable amongst these are the anonymously-published The "Two Worlds" Portrait Album of Spiritual Mediums, Workers, and Celebrities with Brief Biographical Sketches (1897?) each page of which includes a photographic portrait and short biographical sketch of two prominent British Spiritualists or Mediums of the period; W. B. Brittan's & Dr. B. W. Richmond's A Discussion of the Facts and Philosophy of Ancient and Modern Spiritualism (1853) an important and influential discussion of Spiritualism from the very birth of the movement in America; and, under the rubric "Table Rapping," a bound collection of eight Spiritualist pamphlets on the subject of Spirit Rapping / Table Moving from the very early years of the movement (most circa 1853), some of which are of the utmost rarity. Also of immense importance, and considerable rarity, are lengthy runs of the two periodical publications of the Society for Psychical Research, the group whose investigations into Spiritual mediums, Madame Blavatsky's "Mahatma Letters," the alleged haunting of Borley rectory, etc. etc. had a lasting effect on our understanding of them. They are: Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, Vols. I - 58 (1882 - 1999) and Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vols. I - 72 (1884 – 2008). Both sets are from the library of Dr. Michael Coleman, who contributed regularly to "the Journal" and also served a time as its Review Editor.

The renowned Spiritualist (and creator of Sherlock Holmes) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is represented by a First Edition set of his The History of Spiritualism (Two Volumes: 1926), the rare true first edition of his The Case for Spirit Photography (1922) a modern reprint of his The Spiritualists' Reader (1955), and several biographical works. There is also an interesting sub-group of books relating to the controversial Scottish medium Daniel Dunglas Home, including the two volumes of his autobiography: Incidents in My Life (1863) & Incidents in My Life - Second Series (1872); Viscount Adare's Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr. D. D. Home (1869? ) and a bound collection "D. D. Home Excerpta" which comprises ten chapters relating to Home extracted from various books published between 1905 and 1930. Given the subject matter some of the publications are understandably decidedly on the "quirky" side. Prominent amongst these is a significant run of 99 issues of the rare journal Occult Gazette (1960 – 1974) which was effectively the house journal of the outspoken and eccentric British Spiritualist medium Gladys Spearman-Cook who founded her own Spiritualist organization , "The School of Universal Philosophy and Healing" largely to disseminate instructions received through her spirit guide "Ra-Men-Ra." One delightful pamphlet from the early twentieth century, Frederic Harding's Why Red Indians are Spirit Guides (circa 1920?) seeks to answer the age-old skeptic's question of why Native Americans seems to be so over-represented in the world of spirit guides (especially given their generally reprehensible treatment by non-natives), whilst a pamphlet from the late nineteenth-century Spiritual Communications and the Comfort They Bring (1873) presents several short texts supposedly received from "the disembodied Spirit" of novelist Charles Dickens through an Australian medium.

To view this Catalogue please go to:
http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/catalogonehundredandthirtytwo


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On-line catalogues previously released by Weiser Antiquarian Books.


Catalogue One
Books by and about Aleister Crowley. Part One.


Catalogue Two
Books by and about Aleister Crowley. Part Two.


Catalogue Three
Hermetica – A Selection of New & Used Books On Alchemy, Magic, Mysticism, Roscicruciana & Kindred Subjects.


Catalogue Four
Austin Osman Spare - Artist & Occultist.


Catalogue Five
Aleister Crowley. From Agape Lodge to Thelema Publications.


Catalogue Six
Magic A Miscellany.


Catalogue Seven
Aleister Crowley & Your Interest in Magick.


Catalogue Eight
A Miscellany of Recent Acquisitions.


Catalogue Nine
Aleister Crowley: 'The Old Devil.'


Catalogue Ten
Aleister Crowley: Books, Ephemera & A Drawing.


Catalogue Eleven
A Holiday Miscellany.


Catalogue Twelve
Books on the Ancient Middle East.


Catalogue Thirteen
Aleister Crowley - Books from the FitzGerald and Parsons Smith collections.


Catalogue Fourteen
Books on The Kabbalah.


Catalogue Fifteen
Alchemy and the Hermetic Tradition.


Catalogue Sixteen
Aleister Crowley. Holy Books & Holy Days.


Catalogue Seventeen
Witchcraft.


Catalogue Eighteen
Aleister Crowley. A Miscellany of Books and Manuscripts.


Catalogue Nineteen


Catalogue Twenty
Aleister Crowley, Frieda Harris, and the Thoth Tarot.


Catalogue Twenty-One
Books from the Library of Jean Michaud, Occultist, Musician and Author.


Catalogue Twenty-Two
Aleister Crowley Rarities.


Catalogue Twenty-Three
Alchemy and Hermetica. Books from the collection of Robert Lenkiewicz.


Catalogue Twenty-Four
Austin Osman Spare. Books, Art and Ephemera.


Catalogue Twenty-Five


Catalogue Twenty-Six
Aleister Crowley Rarities. Books and Manuscripts.


Catalogue Twenty-Seven
Mr. Kenneth Grant. Books, and Related Materials.


Catalogue Twenty-Eight
Alchemy and Hermetica. Books from the collection of Robert Lenkiewicz. Part II.


Catalogue Twenty-Nine
A Maine Winter Miscellany.


Catalogue Thirty
Spiritualism and the Spiritualists.


Catalogue Thirty-One
Aleister Crowley. Second-hand and Out-of-Print Books.


Catalogue Thirty-Two
Alchemy.


Catalogue Thirty-Three
Spiritualism & the Spiritualists (Part II).


Catalogue Thirty-Three (b)
Spiritualism & the Spiritualists (Part II).


Catalogue Thirty-Four
93 Budget Books on Magick.


Catalogue Thirty-Five
Aleister Crowley Rarities.


Catalogue Thirty-Six
Rosicrucians and Rosicrucianism.


Catalogue Thirty-Seven
Magick. Rare, Used and Out-of-Print Books.


Catalogue Thirty-Eight
Aleister Crowley: A Miscellany of Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue Thirty-Nine
Marcelo Ramos Motta: A Miscellany of Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue Forty
The Occult Review (Part I).


Catalogue Forty-One
Magick: Rare, Used and Out-of-Print books (Part II).


Catalogue Forty-Two
The Occult Review (Part II).


Catalogue Forty-Three
Ambix. The Journal of the Society for the Study of Alchemy and Early Chemistry.


Catalogue Forty-Four
Spiritualism & the Spiritualists (Part III).


Catalogue Forty-Five
John Whiteside "Jack" Parsons.


Catalogue Forty-Six
Alchemy & Hermetica. New Publications Plus A Selection of Original Artwork by Robert Lenkiewicz.


Catalogue Forty-Seven
Aleister Crowley, his Friends & Associates: A Miscellany of Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue Forty-Eight
Andrew Chumbley and the Cultus Sabbati & Kenneth Grant and the Typhonian O.T.O.


Catalogue Forty-Nine
A Holiday Miscellany, 2008.


Catalogue Fifty
Mythology and Folk-lore.


Catalogue Fifty-One
Dion Fortune and "The Inner Light" journal.


Catalogue Fifty-Two
Dr. John Dee.


Catalogue Fifty-Three
Aleister Crowley, Victor Neuburg & Friends.


Catalogue Fifty-Four
Used and Rare Books on the The Religions of the East.


Catalogue Fifty-Five
Foundation Works of the Occult Revival. A Selection of Rare Books.


Catalogue Fifty-Six
Aleister Crowley: 93 Secondhand, Out-of-Print and New Books.


Catalogue Fifty-Seven
Aleister Crowley. Rare Books and Documents.


Catalogue Fifty-Eight
Austin Osman Spare. Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue Fifty-Nine
The Qabalah.


Catalogue Sixty
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and its Successor Groups.
Second Hand and Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. (Part I)


Catalogue Sixty-One
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and its Successor Groups.
Second Hand and Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. (Part II)


Catalogue Sixty-Two
Hermetica. A Miscellany.


Catalogue Sixty-Three
Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in Europe. Second Hand and Rare Books.


Catalogue Sixty-Four
Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands. Second Hand and Rare Books. Second Hand and Rare Books.


Catalogue Sixty-Five
Magic: A Catalogue of Second Hand and Rare Books. With Sections on Eliphas Levi and Chaos Magick.


Catalogue Sixty-Six
Aleister Crowley: A Selection of Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue Sixty-Seven
A Holiday Miscellany. Winter 2009.


Catalogue Sixty-Eight
A Holiday Miscellany. Part II. Winter 2009.


Catalogue Sixty-Nine
Witchcraft in New England. With subsections on Hexcraft & American Witchcraft, and Witchcraft in Literature.


Catalogue Seventy.
Winter Miscellany. February 2010.


Catalogue Seventy-One.
Books on Egypt and the Ancient Middle East.


Catalogue Seventy-Two.
The Old Witchcrafts.


Catalogue Seventy-Three.


Catalogue Seventy-Four.


Catalogue Seventy-Five.
The Rosicrucian Enlightenment.


Catalogue Seventy-Six.
One Hundred Books on Magick. A Selection of Antiquarian, Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue Seventy-Seven.
From a Private Library. A Miscellany of Fine Books.


Catalogue Seventy-Eight.
Aleister Crowley. Books, Documents and Letters.


Catalogue Seventy-Nine.
Robert Anton Wilson. Secondhand and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue Eighty.
Secret Societies, Conspiracy Theories, and the Unexplained. Secondhand Books.


Catalogue Eighty-One.
Alchemy and Hermetica. Used, Out-of-Print and Antiquarian Books.


Catalogue Eighty-Two.
An Autumn Miscellany.


Catalogue Eighty-Three.
Not-Quite-Crowleymas. A Selection of Used and Rare Books and Ephemera, Mostly Relating to Aleister Crowley.


Catalogue Eighty-Four.
Arthur Edward Waite: Mystic and Magician. A Selection of Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue Eighty-Five.
A Winter Miscellany.


Catalogue Eighty-Six.
Alchemy and Hermetica. The Publications of Adam McLean.


Catalogue Eighty-Seven.
Aleister Crowley. A Selection of Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue Eighty-Eight.
Faces of the Occult & Mysticism. A Miscellany of Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue Eighty-Nine.
Rosaleen Norton. New, Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue Ninety.
A Miscellany. New, Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue Ninety-One
Aleister Crowley. Books from the Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper Collection (Part I).


Catalogue Ninety-Two
New, Used, and Rare Books. A Miscellany.


Catalogue Ninety-Three
Aleister Crowley. Beastly Biographies and Other Used and Rare Books and Documents.


Catalogue Ninety-Four
Used, and Rare Books. A Miscellany.


Catalogue Ninety-Five
Witchcraft (Mostly Modern).


Catalogue Ninety-Six
Used, and Rare Books. A Winter Miscellany.


Catalogue Ninety-Seven
Aleister Crowley. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue Ninety-Eight
New, Used, and Rare Books. A Miscellany.


Catalogue Ninety-Nine
Dion Fortune, Israel Regardie, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.


Catalogue One Hundred
Rare and Interesting Books & Ephemera. Including Signed and Inscribed Copies, Limited Editions and Early Printings.


Catalogue One Hundred and One
Aleister Crowley. A Selection of Beastly Books, Magazines, and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Two
New, Used, and Rare Books. A Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Three
Aleister Crowley and The Book of the Law.


Catalogue One Hundred and Four
Holiday Oddities. A Selection of Used Books. Nothing over $25.00.


Catalogue One Hundred and Five
Hermetica, Leechdoms, Magick, Wortcunning & Assorted Arcana. A Selection of Used & Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Six
Aleister Crowley: Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Seven
From Black Magic and Mysticism to Serpent Gods and Voodoo. A Selection of Used & Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Eight
Aleister Crowley, Friends, and Followers. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Nine
That Old Black Magick. Books, Magazines, and Curiosities.


Catalogue One Hundred and Ten
Aleister Crowley: New, Used and Rare Books and Ephemera. Including a Selection of Books from the Library of Wilfred T. Smith.


Catalogue One Hundred and Eleven
Used and Rare Books. September Miscellany, 2013.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twelve
Spiritualism, the Occult, and Psychical Research. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirteen
Aleister Crowley: Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Fourteen
Used and Rare Books. A December Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Fifteen
Astrology: Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Sixteen
Israel Regardie and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Seventeen
Aleister Crowley and Circle. A Miscellany of Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Eighteen
Used and Rare Books. A Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Nineteen
Early English Books on Witchcraft and Demonology. From the Library of Dr. Michael Coleman.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty
Witchcraft. Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-One
Austin Osman Spare. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Two
Aleister Crowley. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Three
Aleister Crowley. Magick and the Occult. Including Limited and Deluxe Editions from Several Private Collections.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Four
Spiritualism, the Occult, and Psychical Research. Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Five
Used and Rare Books. A Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Six
Israel Regardie and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Used and Rare Books (Part II).


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Seven
Things that go Bump in the Night. Ghosts, Ghouls and Spectres: A Halloween Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Eight
Aleister Crowley: Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Twenty-Nine
Witchcraft. Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty
Used and Rare Books. A December Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-one
Used and Rare Books. A Winter Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-two
Spiritualism, the Occult, and Pyschical Research.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Three
Alchemy and Hermetica (Part I). Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Four
Aleister Crowley. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Five
Books on Magick. Used, Rare, & Editions Deluxe.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Six
Books, Bones, Art and Other Curiosities. A Miscellany.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Seven
Alchemy and Hermetica (Part II). Used and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Eight
A Miscellany of Books and Other Curiosities,
Together With a Selection of Original Art by Austin Osman Spare.


Catalogue One Hundred and Thirty-Nine
Magick & Grimoires,
Old and Rare Books.


Catalogue One Hundred and Forty
Aleister Crowley.
Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.


Catalogue One Hundred and Forty-One
Used and Rare Books.
A Miscellany.




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