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UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY.  1. PIGS DON'T FLY.  2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES.  3. DRAGONNE'S EG.  THREE VOLUME SET., Brown, Mary.  Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton.
1 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton. UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY. 1. PIGS DON'T FLY. 2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES. 3. DRAGONNE'S EG. THREE VOLUME SET.
Baen, (Riverdale, 1994, 1995, 1999), Ist printings. 
370 pp, 373 pp, 339 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet (Books 1 & 2) and Bob Eggleton (Book 3). "Left an orphan with a small dowry and a magic ring, all Summer wanted was to find a husband and settle down. But she hadn't reckoned on the raggle-tail assortment of creatures who needed her help...the blaspheming dog, broken-down horse, crippled pigeon, half-dead tortoise and flying pig had ideas of their own, and Summer was to find her journey's end - and love - very different from what she expected..." (Books 1 & 2). "Life was hard for Sophie: tragically orphaned not so long ago, she eked out a living as a teacher in a poor-house school in a Dickensian London slum. Then her life was turned upside down when she was informed that a previously unsuspected uncle, now deceased, had left her a handsome legacy - which she could redeem only after fulfilling a Last Request: to return a dragon's egg to its rightful place in the uncharted wastes of Central Asia..." (Book 3). Interiors - very light browning in books 1 & 2, bookstore stamp in book 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, edges of textblock of books 1 & 2 lightly browned. VG 
Price: 15.00 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
 
 
NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING., Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry.
3 Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry. NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING.
Arbor House, New York, 1977. 
340 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0877951527 B&w illustrations. "This book is written as an attempt to show how magic can be taken seriously....that perhaps after all magic is real....We have chosen the title 'Natural Magic' to emphasize t hat magic is our nature, and that its unfolding is part of the natural evolution of man. The case for magic....what is magic?....Freud versus Faust (the psychology of magic)....the ether, the occult, and the higher worlds....the energies o f m a g i c . . ..the magical state of being....magical medicines (Franz Mesmer and Animal Magnetism; Mesmerism and Hypnotism; Samuel Hahnemann and magic medicines)....omens, rainmaking, the End of the World....the Final Paradox (the learning of ma gi c , th e ro le o f the magus)....Such are the contents of this unique, provocative volume...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease down lower half of front cover, minor rubbing, minor edge wear, sli gh t glu e res idu e o n spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES.  7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES.  THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION.  7 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Foster, Alan Dean.
4 Foster, Alan Dean. ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES. 7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES. THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION. 7 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Darrell K. Sweet (1-4), cover art. 
Seven of the first eight books of the 'Pip and Flinx' series - 6 7/8" H. ***Please note: "For Love of Mother-Not" is not included in this grouping - it would be book 1 or book 5, depending on whether you are reading in publication or chronological order.*** 1. Tar-Aiym Krang - 251 pp, 1983 8th printing, ISBN 034530280X. "The planet (Moth) attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers - a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying-snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest - most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn't really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn't quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead!" 2. Orphan Star - 234 pp, 1977 20th printing, ISBN 0345324498. "His birth had been shrouded in mystery, and all Flinx knew of himself was that he'd been abandoned by those who had spawned him. Raised by Mother Mastiff in the marketplace of Drallar, Flinx eventually discovered that his unknown parents had bequeathed to him a curious legacy - a legacy of extraordinary mental powers that were both an incalculable asset and a most dangerous liability. (It) would lead him - and his potent protector, the minidrag Pip - into the clutches of one of the most depraved and powerful men in the galaxy - on to a harrowing search for the truth about his birth - and out of one world into another on his most dangerous adventure ever." 3. End of the Matter - 246 pp, 1987 7th printing, ISBN 0345334655. "Flinx set out for Alaspin, the ruggedly primitive homeplanet of his flying snake. There he hoped to find the giant man with the gold earring who somehow held the key to Flinx's mysterious past and to the strange powers he possessed. Chasing down his heritage was trouble enough, but Flinx didn't know what real trouble was until he realized that the Qwarm - a deadly assassin squad - were three steps behind him with a contract to kill." 4. Bloodhype - 249 pp, 1977 2nd printing, ISBN 0345258452150. "Bloodhype was the most dangerous drug in the galaxy. It caused instant addiction, followed by an excruciatingly slow death, and there was no known - or unknown - antidote. Supposedly the drug had been totally eradicated from the humanx galaxy years before. At least that's what everyone thought. But somehow, mysteriously, that dreadful substance was back in circulation on Repler and threatening to wreak havoc throughout the known galaxy. Someone, somewhere was secretly manufacturing Bloodhype, but nobody seemed to know where or who!". 5. Flinx in Flux - 324 pp, 1988 12th printing, ISBN 0345343638. "(When Flinx and Pip) found an unconscious young woman on a riverbank deep in the jungles of Alaspin, Flinx wasn't surprised. Nor was he shocked to learn that the woman, Clarity Held, was a brilliant scientist, abducted from a remote outpost on inhospitable Longtunnel by a group of fanatic assassins. Flinx could see no harm in returning Clarity to her base before continuing on his way, but he was tired of solving other people's problems. He had his own life to get back to. So he was unprepared for the emotional effect the beautiful Clarity had on him. But while Flinx fought to deal with his unexpected dilemma, the assassins were still at work. They would do anything to stop the research on Longtunnel and would kill anyone or anything that got in their way." 6. Mid-Flinx - 346 pp, 1996 2nd printing, ISBN 0345406443. "(An) evil rich man was out to kidnap the minidrag for his personal zoo, and Flinx and Pip were on the run again - this time into uncharted space, on a random course they hoped would foil their pursuers. They found more than they bargained for when they landed on Midworld, a verdant planet covered by an immense jungle, hosting an incredible variety of plant and animal life - all of it unknown and all of it deadly. And now they were in real trouble. Their hiding place was in danger of discovery, and their only hope lay with this bizarre and untamed planet - if it didn't kill them first!" 7. Reunion - 342 pp, 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0345418689. "Usiing his enhanced empathic abilities, Flinx finesses his way into a top-secret security installation on Earth. Once there, he bamboozles a sophisticated AI program into releasing classified information about the Meliorare Society, the sect of renegade eugenicists whose experiments with human beings had horrified the civilized universe more than twenty years ago. After all, as one of the few Meliorare experiments to survive, Flinx has a right to know about his past. Especially since his telepathic powers seem to be evolving. The question is, evolving into what? The excruciating headaches afflicting Flinx with increasing frequency make him wonder if he will be alive to find out." Interiors - most books have light to moderate browning to inside of covers, most books have minor to very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - two books with some tiny corner creases, one book with one 1" corner crease, four books with some light spines creases, one book with light sun fading to spine colour, three books with light spine lean and one with very light spine lean, all books have very light edge wear, very light browning to some edges of text blocks. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
5 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 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
 


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