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1 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Penguin 1995 0140247165 / 9780140247169 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
337 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photographs, map, family tree. "In July 1944 a group of conspirators known as Secret Germany attempted to kill Hitler. The mastermind of the conspiracy was Count Claus von Stauffenberg. Who was this charismatic, dashing aristocrat, who was said to be the only man to stare the Fuhrer down? What were the secret teachings that inspired him to the audacious act of assassination? Forty-six serious but failed attempts on Hitler's life in twenty years reflect a strong anti-Nazi movement in Germany. For Stauffenberg, the bomb plot organized by his esoteric circle was more a moral and spiritual necessity than an act of political expediency. Had he succeeded, he might have become the saviour of the national soul. In this remarkable investigation (the authors) explain how Stauffenberg represents a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In his courage and integrity he stands as an atonement for the barbarism of the Third Reich." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER., Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard.
2 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Jonathan Cape 1994 0224035258 / 9780224035255 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man had been a disciple of the mystic anti-Nazi magus and poet Stefan George. What was it that motivated this extraordinary aristocratic soldier, with the looks of a Hollywood idol, who was said to be only man to stare the Fuhrer down until he averted his eyes? For Stauffenberg the bomb plot was not a political move but a moral and spiritual necessity. After forty-two serious attempts on Hitler's life in the previous twenty years, why did he too fail? Had he succeeded, some say he would have become the de Gaulle of Germany, saviour of the national soul. Even in failure, there can be no doubt of Stauffenberg's heroism. He stands as an atonement for the Third Reich and a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In this remarkable investigation his whole life explains a troubled past to the present generation of Europeans as few have done in recent history." Tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 100. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light rubbing . 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY.  5 BOOK SET.  VOLUME I: THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, PARTS 1 & 2.  VOLUME II: THE WAY OF THE SEEDED EARTH, PARTS 1, 2 & 3., Campbell, Joseph.
3 Campbell, Joseph. HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY. 5 BOOK SET. VOLUME I: THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, PARTS 1 & 2. VOLUME II: THE WAY OF THE SEEDED EARTH, PARTS 1, 2 & 3.
New York Perennial Library / Harper & Row 1988 Soft Cover Very Good 
5 book set, 14" H, profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. Comprising Volume I: The Way of the Animal Powers in two parts and Volume II: The Way of the Seeded Earth in three parts. Volume I, Part 1: Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers - 125 pp + appendices, 1988, first printing - Chapter headings: The Mythological Dimension; The Living Ground; The Awakening of Awe; The Peopling of the Earth; Early Hunters of the Open Plain; Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest; Appendices. Volume I, Part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt - pagination runs 128 - 276 + 'Art as a Revelation', 1988, first printing - Chapter headings: Art as a Revlation; The Migration of X-Ray Style Art; Myths of the Australian "Dream Time"; Circumpolar Cults of the Master Bear; The Bear Cult; Shamanic Lore of Siberia and the Americas; The Siberians; Myths and Tales of the North Pacific and Arctic Folktales of the Maritime and Reindeer Koryak; Eskimo Tales; Four Raven Episodes from the American North Pacific Coast; The Idea and Ideas of God; Mythologies of the North Pacific Coast - Landscape and Culture; The Woodland Indians; Prehistoric Societies in the American Midwest; The Rocky Mountain Medicine Wheels; The Plains Indians; Myths and Tales of the Northern Plains - ThreeBlackfoot Medicine Legends; Mythologies of the North American Southwest; Not Man Apart; Cultural Geography; At the Uttermost Part of the Earth - Myths of the Selk'nam of Tierra del Fuego; Myths of the Yamana of Tierra del Feugo; Appendices. Volume II, Part 1: The Sacrifice - 126 pp, 1988 - Chapter headings: Prologue - Of the Will in Nature - Agricultural Origins and Dispersals - Diffusion, Convergence, and Parallelism in the Formation of Cultures - Two Ways to Rapture; The Sacrifice: The Prime Symbol - The Myth - The Festival - The Offering - The Historical Forms; Appendices. Volume II, Part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The North Americas - pagination runs 116 - 251 + appendices, 1989 - Chapter headings: Agricultural Origins in the New World (Two Agricultural Systems / From Nomadism to Seed Gardening); North American Agriculturalist Rites and Myths (The Northeast Woodland / The Iroquois / The Algonquians / Tales of the Northeast Woodland / The Southeast / The People of the Trail of Tears / The Origin of Maize and Game); Appendices. Volume II, Part 3: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas - pagination runs 252 - 387 + appendices, 1989 - Chapter headings: Agricultural Developments in the Mesoamerican Matrix (The Tide of History / The Olmec Enigma); Agricultural Rites and Myths of Middle America (Southwestern North America / Northwest Mexico: The Huichol / A New World Discovered and Divided / The Antilles); South American Agricltural Rites and Myths (The South American Rain Forest / The Pacific Coast); Appendices. **Please Note: This is a heavy set and extra postage will be required for shipping outside of Canada/United States.** Interiors - light toning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - Volume I, Part 1 has a small corner crease on front cover, some covers have minor edge wrinking and/or very light rubbing - Volume II, Part 3 has slightly more rubbing but no colour loss. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
4 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell.
5 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Gilbert, Dan, LL.D. THE A-B-C OF THE ISMS.
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, n.d., 2nd edition. 
78 pp, 7 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The A B C of the Isms; A Drive for Birth Control; Modern 'Satan Worship'; Modernistic Atheism; The Menace of 'Educational Totalitarianism'; Beyond the Campaign for Sex Education. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading on spine and part of covers, two small very light stains and small soft corner crease on front cover, tiny tear at top of spine - repaired. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Logston, Anne. SHADOW, THE NEXT GENERATION DUOLOGY. 1. DAGGER'S EDGE. 2. DAGGER'S POINT. 2 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1994, 1995), Ist editions. 
230 pp, 264 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "A secret cult has risen up to destroy the elves of the world. Their final triumph will come when they summon one of the Higher Darklings with a sacrifice of royal blood. Jael was born of royal and elvan blood. Which means her life is on the line. But her feisty Aunt Shadow knows what she needs to survive...A little dagger. And a lotta luck..." Interiors - inside of covers of book 2 browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - minor edge wear, tiny tear at on rear cover of book 2, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Powers, Tim. DINNER AT THE DEVIANT'S PALACE.
New York Ace Science Fiction Books 1985 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket art by Ron Walotsky. 
219 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). In a post-apocalyptic California, a musician, Gregorio Rivas, may be a rich man's only hope of rescuing his daughter from a frightening cult whose messiah "disassembl(es) minds and consum(es) souls, leaving only gibbering shells of humanity behind." Previous owner's initials at top of front free endpaper, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH:  A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS., Radin, Paul.  Foreword by Mark van Doren.  (Jasper Blowsnake.)
9 Radin, Paul. Foreword by Mark van Doren. (Jasper Blowsnake.) THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH: A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS.
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1991 0691019169 / 9780691019161 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
345 pp, 9" H. "In this transcription of the Medicine Rite, the most sacred ritual of the now vanished Winnebago Indians, anthropologist Paul Radin captured a poetic source of profound importance to the understanding of mystical experience. Performed by medicine men upon the initiation of a member to their cult, this secret rite recapitulated the mythic origins and heroes of the Winnebago while integrating those present with the ancestral forces. The rite imparted not only knowledge about life, death, and rebirth within the community, but also insights into our potential, as human beings, of living with genuine dignity on this earth. (This book) offers an authentic rendering of these prayers and ceremonial procedures and guides readers in appreciating their rich symbolism. This text, recorded in 1908 through an interpreter, is the recollection of Jasper Blowsnake, a former medicine man hesitant to commit the once mortal sin of repeating the Medicine Rite. In the introduction Radin describes the events surrounding Blowsnake's recitation and sets the rite within its historical context. We learn that Winnebago medicine men attempted to find in the rite a refuge place for their tribe members, disoriented by their obsession with war and threatened with annihilation." Inside - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A RAZOR FOR A GOAT:  A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM., Rose, Elliot.
10 Rose, Elliot. A RAZOR FOR A GOAT: A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1989. 
257 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0802067689 "With an amazing knowledge of his subject (and also of related matters, e.g. mythology and Jungian psychology) the author here discusses witchcraft and diabolism in a way that arouses admiration for his exact and critical aptitude. The central theme is the historical origins (and, as a sidetrack, the psychological functions) of some forms of witchcraft. The question whether these should be regarded as survivals of the ancient pagan cults, or whether they should be supposed to be linked to Christedom as heresy, is given extensive treatment." International Review of Social History. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two tiny co rner creases - one migrates into last few pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRAGONLANCE.  BROTHER OF THE DRAGON with SISTER OF THE SWORD.  VOLUMES TWO & THREE OF THE BARBARIANS TRILOGY.  2 VOLUMES., Thompson, Paul B. & Cook, Tonya C.
11 Thompson, Paul B. & Cook, Tonya C. DRAGONLANCE. BROTHER OF THE DRAGON with SISTER OF THE SWORD. VOLUMES TWO & THREE OF THE BARBARIANS TRILOGY. 2 VOLUMES.
Renton, WA Wizards of the Coast 078691873X / 9780786918737 First Printiings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Corey Wolfe, cover art. 
Volumes 2 & 3 of the Barbarian Trilogy - 6 7/8" H. Volume Two: Brother of the Dragon - 312 pp, 2001 first printing, ISBN 078691873X - "The village of Yala-tene is flourishing. Twelve years of peace and plenty have allowed the little settlement to grow into a thriving town. But its peace is threatened - from within by an ambitious priest of the dragon cult, and from without by a savage horde of warriors. Against these evils, Chief Amero and the bronze dragon Duranix strive to hold the fragile threads of civilization together." Volume Three: Sister of the Sword - 310 pp, 2002 first printing, ISBN 0786927895 - "Raiders, nomads and villagers. Ogres and elves. Dragons of good and evil. These are the forces that have joined battle to decide the fate of the first primitive civilization of Krynn. At the center of the whirlwind, the long-separated siblings Amero and Nianki are reunited. But foes long gone and presumed dead also join together, seeking vengeance and destructiion once and for all." Interiors - volume 3 has one page with tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - volume 2 has very light edge wear, one corner crease and light fore-edge wrinkling on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
12 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Near Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny laminate scuff on rear cover, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
13 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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