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THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
1 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
2 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
3 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE EMERALD TABLET:  ALCHEMY FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION., Hauck, Dennis William.
5 Hauck, Dennis William. THE EMERALD TABLET: ALCHEMY FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION.
Penguin/Arkana, New York, 1999. 
452 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0140195718 "The words preserved on the ancient Emerald Tablet contain the essence of the alchemical teachings, and have had an important influence on many Western spiritual and religious tra ditions. Ostensibly concerned with turning base metals into gold, alchemy is in fact dedicated to transforming the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This brilliant history of alchemy traces its sources and chronicles its evolution - an d s h o w s that alchemy is a useful, practical guide to spiritual growth. Each of the seven steps of alchemical transformation is presented with hands-on techniques and exercise. Based in solid scholarship and illustrated with remarkable engrav in g s, ( th is b o ok) provides access to a rich spiritual tradition." Interior - previous owner's name on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAN'S SUPERSENSORY AND SPIRITUAL POWERS., Hodson, Geoffrey.  Introduction by J.L. Davidge.
6 Hodson, Geoffrey. Introduction by J.L. Davidge. MAN'S SUPERSENSORY AND SPIRITUAL POWERS.
Adyar, Madras Theosophical Publishing House 1985 0835671623 / 9780835671620 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
193 pp, 7 1/8" H. Red covers with black lettering on front board. "Man undoubtedly posseses, in however rudimentary a form, certain supersensory powers. The unfoldment of such powers can be hastened by using 'Raja Yoga' as the chief means. If they are not present, the aspirant can diligently supply the necessary conditions for their unfoldment. The broadcast talks of the author included in this volume offer guidance in the management of human life and the development of character needed for such an unfoldment. However, we should remember, that the development of psychic powers is not man's supreme evolutionary attaiment. Spirituality is the goal and psychic powers are but the by-product of the process of obtaining spiritual vision and realization." Section headings: Introduction; Supersensory Powers, Their Nature and Application to Human Problems; Supersensory Powers as Means of Gaining Knowledge; The Normal and the Enforced Development of Supersensory Powers; The Spiritual Powers of Man, Their Awakening, Unfoldment and Culmination; The Way to Health and Happiness. Faint erased pencil mark at top of front free endpaper, slight lean to book, a few pages with a minor soft wrinkle at top corner. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of surface paper loss and a semi-cicular line of tiny scuffs on front panel, moderate rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GRAIL LEGEND., Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise.  Translator: Andrea Dykes.
7 Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise. Translator: Andrea Dykes. THE GRAIL LEGEND.
Boston Sigo Press 1986 093843408X / 9780938434085 Second Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
452 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend which has had a powerful impact on our civilization and culture. The Grail itself is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty as well as a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice which caught the blood of the crucified Christ. The story of the Grail sheds profound light on man's search for the supreme value of life, for that which makes life most meaningful. Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is meaningful to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), the Virgin Maiden (Blancheflor), the Loathly Damsel, and such important themes as the Waste Land, the Trinity, and the vessel of the Grail. Weaving together narrative and interpretation, the authors show us how the legend reflects not only fundamental human problems but also the dramatic psychic events which form the background of our Christian culture." Interior - one tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of text block, tiny dent at top of spine, very faint creases on spine, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MISSION TO CHINA:  MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST., Laven, Mary.
8 Laven, Mary. MISSION TO CHINA: MATTEO RICCI AND THE JESUIT ENCOUNTER WITH THE EAST.
London Faber and Faber 2011 0571225179 / 9780571225170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
279 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, colour plates. "In the sixteenth century, the vast and sophisticated empire of China lay almost entirely unknown to Western travellers. As global trade expanded, this land of reputedly boundless wealth, pale-faced women, and indecipherable tongues begn to feed the fantasies of European merchants and adventurers. The Catholic Church, meanwhile, saw in this great people millions of souls who would be damned unless the Christian message could be brought to them. Mary Laven tells the extraordinary story of the first Jesuit mission to China. Confronting enormous challenges, the Italian priest Matteo Ricci and a handful of learned companions embarked on a journey into the heart of the Empire, the fabled Forbidden City. As they became intimate with a culture that was utterly alien and strangely familiar, they clung to a belief that reason, books and science would be their chief tools in the battle to win Chinese converts. Yet the story told (here) is much more than a war of ideas. The Jesuits waged their campaigns through the senses: the smell of incense, the taste of warm rice-wine, the sound of an out-of-tune harpsichord, the gleam of a Venetian prism. The history of religion has never been so sensuous." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at top corner of boards, light toning to top of text block, light waviness to for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, three tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
9 Layton, Irving. THE LOVE POEMS OF IRVING LAYTON.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1980), Ist trade edition. 
139 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "Intensely sensual, throbbing with vitality, this is the definitive collection of Irving Layton's greatest love poems. No poet of any time has written more poems in celebration of women. Certainly few, if any, have writte n with greater sensitivity or passion than Layton, whose many-hued eroticism blazes more intensely with every year...These poems are an enduring tribute not only to the women who have touched Layton's life, but to love's alchemy and its u n i v e r s a l p o wer to transform our lives." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RARE BOOKS:  FIFTEENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES.  CATALOGUE 19.  MARTAYAN LAN., Martayan Lan.
10 Martayan Lan. RARE BOOKS: FIFTEENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES. CATALOGUE 19. MARTAYAN LAN.
Martayan Lan, New York, n.d. 
184 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Travel, Geography, Americana & Related Fields; History of Science: Astronomy & Mathematical Instruments - Physics, Mathematics, Mining & Technology - Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural History & Gardening; Arts & Humanities (Including Architecture, Art History, Music, Fete Books, and Calligraphy, etc.) Interior - small bump at top edge of pages - more towards rear of book, tiny bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump to top edge of rear cover, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION.  A PIMM AND SKYE ADVENTURE., Payton, T. Aaron.
11 Payton, T. Aaron. THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION. A PIMM AND SKYE ADVENTURE.
San Francisco Night Shade Books 2012 1597804002 / 9781597804004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket art by Mark Nelson. 
279 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction - a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex - has spread scandal and upheaval through society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city. Pembroke 'Pimm' Halliday is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individuals - at least when he's sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline 'E. Skye', is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it lies. When Pimm and Skye stumble onto a dark plot that links the city's most notorious criminal overlord with the Queen's new consort, famed scientist Sir Bertram Oswald, they soon find the forces of both high and low society arrayed against them. Can they save the city from the arcane machinations of one of history's most infamous monsters - and uncover the shocking origins of 'The Constantine Affliction'?" Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkle at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COINED:  THE RICH LIFE OF MONEY AND HOW ITS HISTORY HAS SHAPED US., Sehgal, Kabir.  Foreword by Muhammad Yunus.
12 Sehgal, Kabir. Foreword by Muhammad Yunus. COINED: THE RICH LIFE OF MONEY AND HOW ITS HISTORY HAS SHAPED US.
New York Grand Central 2015 1455578525 / 9781455578528 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. "We are all aware of the power of money - how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily reality of money so completely for granted, we seldom question how and why it has come to play such a central role in our lives. (The author) casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, this riveting book probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology. 'Coined' is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating and entertaining take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind." Very light wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF MUSIC: ALTERING CONSCIOUSNESS FOR INNER DEVELOPMENT., Stewart, R.J.
13 Stewart, R.J. THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF MUSIC: ALTERING CONSCIOUSNESS FOR INNER DEVELOPMENT.
Destiny, Rochester, Vermont, (1990). 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w illus. "This handbook of musical alchemy looks at music as a 'genuine power that effects changes in consciousness'. These changes can range from ephemeral mood shifts to dramatic and permanent transformations of consciousness...goes beyond mere scholarship to present a practical theory of consciousness expansion. (Stewart) explains how chanting, harmonics, and sustained notes in certain relationships can cause measurable changes in emotion and vitality. He also draws on the works of Hermes Trismegistus, Pythagoras, Dr. John Dee, and the Quabalists and discusses the musical implications of the Tree of Life, the Chakras, and the Four Elements..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Thorndike, Lynn. A HISTORY OF MAGIC AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE. VOLUME II. DURING THE FIRST THIRTEEN CENTURIES OF OUR ERA. SECOND PRINTING WITH CORRECTIONS.
Macmillan, New York, 1929, 2nd printing with corrections. 
1036 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark green cloth) - no dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. Major sub-headings: The Twelfth Century; The Thirteenth Century. Interior - small bookstore label on rear pastedown, very light browning to endpapers and pages, soft wrinkles to approx. page 500 to end of book, wrinkle down rear pastedown - migrates into pages. Exterior - light edge wear, browning to edges of textblock, three small water stains to top of textblock - watermark migrates down into some pages for approx. 1/4", darkening to spine and lettering, fraying/tear to cloth at top of spine, wrinkling to bottom of spine G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
PLANET NARNIA: THE SEVEN HEAVENS IN THE IMAGINATION OF C.S. LEWIS., Ward, Michael.  (C.S. Lewis.)
15 Ward, Michael. (C.S. Lewis.) PLANET NARNIA: THE SEVEN HEAVENS IN THE IMAGINATION OF C.S. LEWIS.
New York Oxford University Press 2008 0195313879 / 9780195313871 3rd Printing. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
347 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "In 'Planet Narnia' (Michael Ward) demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject that fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven (Narnia) novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - planets which Lewis described as 'spiritual symbols of permanent value' and 'especially worthwhile in our own generation'. Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains 'connaitre' knowlege of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. (This) is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, one whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance." One tiny edge scuff, wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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