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THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
1 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
 
 
BIBLE STUDY FOR BIBLE STUDENTS.  VOL. I.  (A PRACTICAL BIBLE STUDY COURSE FOR CLASS USE.), Craig, J. Brad.
2 Craig, J. Brad. BIBLE STUDY FOR BIBLE STUDENTS. VOL. I. (A PRACTICAL BIBLE STUDY COURSE FOR CLASS USE.)
Nashville, Tenn. Cokesbury Press 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
300 pp, 6 11/16" H. "(A) textbook which presents in rational form the essential features of the Bible from the beginning of Genesis to the Captivity of the Children of Israel. The facts are presented in logical order and not only show the progressive revelation of God in a way that commands interest and respect, but adapts this revelation to modern life." Contents: The Creation; The Cause of the Deluge; The Deluge; Abraham; Isaac; Jacob; Joseph; Moses (I & II); Joshua; Construction of the Hebrew Nation; Ruth; Deborah; Gideon; The First Jewish Usurper - Abimelech; Jephthath; Samson; Eli; Samuel; Saul (I & II); David (I, II & III); Solomon; The Division of the Kingdom; Kings of Israel and Judah (I, II & III); Elijah; Kings of Israel and Judah (IV); Elisha; Kings of Israel and Judah (V & VI); Later Prophets of Israel and Judah (I & II); Kings of Israel and Judah (VII); Kings of Judah (I, II & III); Jeremiah (I, II & III); Ezekiel (I & II); Daniel; The Captivity; The Development of the Hebrew Nation; A Review Test (I, II & III); Geographical Review. Light lean to spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning and dust soiling to some edges of text block, tiny scuff at bottom edge of front board, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears - mainly along top edge, light browning to spine and flap-folds, very light soiling, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
4 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Terrail, Paris, 1995. 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 287939080X 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton vill age where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuilla r d a nd Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet . ( T hi s book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artis ts wh os e c ommon characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very li ght rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DOUBLE TONGUE., Golding, William.
5 Golding, William. THE DOUBLE TONGUE.
London Faber and Faber 1995 0571175260 / 9780571175260 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
165 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). "An aged prophetess at Delphi, the most sacred oracle in ancient Greece, looks back over her strange life as the Pythia, the First Lady and voice of the god Apollo. As a young virgin with disturbing psychic powers, Arieka was handed over to the service of the shrine by her parents. She has now spent sixty years as the very medium, the torn mouthpiece, of equivocal mantic utterances from the bronze tripod in the sanctuary beneath the temple. Over a lifetime at the mercy of god and priest and people she has watched the decay of Delphi's fortunes and its influence in the world. Her reflections on the mysteries of the oracle, which her own weird gifts have embodied, are matched by her feminine insight into the human frailties of the High Priest himself, a true Athenian, whose intriguing against the Romans brings about humiliation and disaster. This extraordinary short novel, left in draft at the author's sudden death in 1993, is a psychological and historical triumph. An absolutely convincing portrait of a woman's experience, something rare in Golding's oeuvre, Arieka the Pythia is one of his finest creations." Small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BE NOT FAR FROM ME:  THE OLDEST LOVE STORY.  LEGENDS FROM THE BIBLE., Kimmel, Eric A.
6 Kimmel, Eric A. BE NOT FAR FROM ME: THE OLDEST LOVE STORY. LEGENDS FROM THE BIBLE.
New York Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 1998 0689810881 / 9780689810886 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine David Diaz 
256 pp, 11" H. Colour illustrations. "This collection of stories reveals the tumultuous relationship between people and God that started four thousand years ago and continues to this day. It begins with Abraham - who was the first to believe in one God and therefore the first to receive His blessing - and spans over 1,500 years as it explores the lives of his descendants. We meet warriors who dole out God's justice, kings anointed by God, and prophets who preach God's word. We see awesome miracles made by God's hand and incredible accomplishments made in God's name. Master storyteller Eric Kimmel draws upon the Bible and the Midrash to create vivid portrayals of favorite heroes like David, Samson, Deborah, and Elijah and of lesser-known ones like Miriam, Hosea, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Their human frailties make the tales enduring and timeless, and Kimmel's modern language makes them accessible and riveting. More than just a collection of Bible stories, (this) is a though-provoking epic that brings past, present, and future together in the ongoing love story between God and humanity." Very tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTIANITY AND THE WIDER ECUMENISM., Phan, Peter C., ed.  (Darrol Bryant, Durwood Foster, Robert Scharlemann, Geoffrey Parrinder, Joseph Fichter, Monika Hellwig, John Hick, Martin Forward, Francis Xavier D'Sa, Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Marcus Braybrooke, Donald Dayton, Mary Ann Stenger, et al
7 Phan, Peter C., ed. (Darrol Bryant, Durwood Foster, Robert Scharlemann, Geoffrey Parrinder, Joseph Fichter, Monika Hellwig, John Hick, Martin Forward, Francis Xavier D'Sa, Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Marcus Braybrooke, Donald Dayton, Mary Ann Stenger, et al CHRISTIANITY AND THE WIDER ECUMENISM.
New York Paragon House 1990 0892260750 / 9780892260751 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
288 pp, 8vo (9" H). "This volume explores the growing shift from efforts toward unity within Christianity to broader, more far-reaching attempts at unity among all world religions (the 'wider ecumenism'). Editor Peter Phan traces this trend back to the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) but notes that, in the last ten years or so, the movement has become pronounced. (The book) consists of eighteen papers deriving from a recent ecumenical conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The authors seek to add their contributions to contemporary interfaith dialogue." Interior - previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing to covers, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NECESSITY FOR LOVE: THE HISTORY OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS., Rhodes, Clifford.
8 Rhodes, Clifford. THE NECESSITY FOR LOVE: THE HISTORY OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS.
Constable, London, 1972. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0094590508 "Starting with the heroic age of Homer and ending with the Women's Liberation Movement, Clifford Rhodes reviews the major developments in the western tradition of relationships between people. H e has drawn on the writings of philosophers, poets, theologians and psychologists to illustrate his theme - which broadly speaking is summed up in the one word 'Love'. The scope of the subject is wide and is examined in all its aspects from t h e s u blime to the near pornographic...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny corner creases, light creases/wrinkles on spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of textblock, slight bump t o b ot to m c or n er of book, old prince inked out on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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