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Image for Pyrenean Festivals : Calendar Customs, Music & Magic, Drama & Dance

Pyrenean Festivals : Calendar Customs, Music & Magic, Drama & Dance

By: Alford, Violet

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus 1937: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55632

Condition: Very Good


286 pp. Publisher's blue cloth in dust wrapper. Dj torn & chipped with some losses. Cloth clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. Full-page and in-text illustrations. Musical examples. Folding map at rear. View more info

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Hand-Reading : Or the Science of Chirology

By: An Adept

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, William Rider and Son, Ltd. N.d. [c. 1929]: 1929

Edition: Third Edition

Book number: 60170

Condition: Very Good


120 pp. Publisher's cloth in dust wrapper. Slight wear to jacket. Cloth especially fresh and clean. Illustrations. View more info

Image for 1001 Nights. 1001 Nacht: Illustrierte Marchen Aus Tausendundeiner Nacht

1001 Nights. 1001 Nacht: Illustrierte Marchen Aus Tausendundeiner Nacht

By: Anon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Germany, Die Gestalten Verlag 2005: 2005

Book number: 44875

ISBN: 3899550862

Condition: As New


200 pp. Hardback. New copy still in shrink-wrap. View more info

Image for De prodigiosis naturae et artis operibus talismanes et amuleta dictis cum recensione scriptorum huius argumenti.

De prodigiosis naturae et artis operibus talismanes et amuleta dictis cum recensione scriptorum huius argumenti.

By: Arpe, Peter Friedrich

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Hamburgi, Christian Liebezeit 1717: 1717

Book number: 46791

Condition: Very Good


pp., [vi], [plate], 184, [16]., Charles Kingsley's bookplate on pastedown, with note pasted to ffep indicating that he owned the book during the period during which he lived at Eversley rectory between 1844 - 1875. Contemporary full vellum binding. Minor warping to boards, some fading and a few exterior marks. Four wormholes to spine, though the text is unaffected. A hint of waterstaining to the margins of text block, some minor foxing and toning to later pages. View more info

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Legends of the Grail

By: Barber, Richard (eds)

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society 2007: 2007

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 59558

Condition: Near Fine


512 pp, illustrated in b/w View more info

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Whisper: A Timescript

By: Barritt, Brian and David Ball

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, (Holland Park Studio, 247 Walmer Rd, W.11), Whisper Promotions 1971: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 44918

ISBN: 0903049007

Condition: Near Fine


128 pp., Illustrated with b/w line drawings by the author and some b/w photography. Brian Barritt's 'Psychedelic Timescript' composed, and then smuggled out of, Wormwood Scrubs between 1966 and 1969 during the author's incarceration for smuggling hashish. Barritt was one of the pioneers of the psychedelic movement, dropping acid with Alex Trocchi which had been dispatched directly from Michael Hollingshead ('The Man Who Turned On The World'), travelling widely in the East, and striking up a friendship with Tim and Rosemary Leary. The Postcript to the book, 'The Wanderers' was in fact composed ... View more info

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Witness : The Story of a Search

By: Bennett, John Godolphin

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton 1962: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59968

Condition: Poor


381 pp. Full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Lacks front endpaper. Frontis portrait and illustrations. Reading copy. View more info

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Prince Arthur an Heroick Poem in Ten Books

By: Blackmore, Sir Richard

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, 1714: 1714

Book number: 48552

Condition: Very Good


xxii. 341 pp.+ index at the end. Full brown contemporary panelled calf with victorian respine, red morocco title label. Book in very good condition with general wear and rubbing and foxing. View more info

Image for Isis Unveiled, a Master Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology

Isis Unveiled, a Master Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology

By: Blavatsky, H P.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: California, USA., Theosophical University Press 1950: 1960

Book number: 59867

Condition: Good


xlv., 628; [x], iv., 722, 53 pp. in TWO VOLUMES. Ex-Library with the usual labels and stamps. View more info

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Armenian Legends and Poems

By: Boyajian, Zabelle C.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1958: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 53169

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 196 pp. Publisher's full green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and in the original dust wrapper. Dj chipped at spine ends and slightly edgeworn. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Internally very clean. Reprint of the 1916 edition. With twelve full-page colour plates. View more info

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The Fairies : In Tradition and Literature

By: Briggs, K. M.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul 1977: 1977

Book number: 55343

ISBN: 0710086873

Condition: Very Good


x, 261 pp. Publisher's paperback. Crease to rear cover. Internally clean. No ownership names. B&w illustrations. View more info

Image for Quest For Sita: Of Ravana, The Dark Angel and His Paradise at Lanka. Of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati

Quest For Sita: Of Ravana, The Dark Angel and His Paradise at Lanka. Of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati

By: Collis, Maurice

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Limited 1946: 1946

Book number: 49064

Condition: Very Good


xii, 162 pp. Black cloth with red cover design by Mervyn Peake. Top edge gilt. Boards spotted and marked. Corners bumped. One of 500 copies on handmade paper. With 30 full-page line drawings by Mervyn Peake. Near Very Good condition. View more info

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The Survival of the Soul : And Its Evolution After Death. Notes of Experiments

By: Cornillier, Pierre-Emile

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1921: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59922

Condition: Good


474 pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Wear to spine ends & joints. Inner hinges split. Internally clean. Binding firm. View more info

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Gent in de Literatuur en in de Folklore

By: De Keyser, P.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Gent, Volksdrukkerij 1935: 1935

Book number: 59842

Condition: Very Good


134 pp. Original quarter cloth over printed boards. Boards marked & darkened. Foxing to prelims. Internally clean. Numerous b&w illustrations. Text in Dutch. View more info

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Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

By: Ebbutt, M. I.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, George .G. Harrap & Company 1912: 1912

Book number: 58735

Condition: Good


xxix, 375 pp., Lovely copy in bright, clean, gilt decorated publisher's cloth. TEG. A very good copy, save the crease in the rear board. Illustrated with b/w plates. Foxing to extremities View more info

Image for The Shah Nameh of the Persian Poet Firdausi. Sir John Lubbock's Hundred Books

The Shah Nameh of the Persian Poet Firdausi. Sir John Lubbock's Hundred Books

By: Firdausi and translated by James Atkinson

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London and New York, George Routledge and Sons Limited N.d. [c. 1900]: 1900

Book number: 59037

Condition: Very Good


xxxi, 412 pp. Full green leather with gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spine uniformly darkened to brown. Minor wear to extremities. Boards clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. View more info

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The Initiate in the Dark Cycle : A Sequel to 'The Initiate' and to 'The Initiate in the New World'

By: His Pupil [Cyril Scott]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. 1932: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59674

Condition: Very Good


xvii, 215 pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Faint marks to boards. Internally clean. Tipped-in colour frontis. The author Cyril Scott was a prolific English composer with an interest in Theosophy and the occult. View more info

Image for The Every-Day Book : Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements... In four volumes (two volumes in four parts)

The Every-Day Book : Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements... In four volumes (two volumes in four parts)

By: Hone, William

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Printed for William Hone 1826 / 1827: 1826

Edition: First Editions

Book number: 55995

Condition: Very Good


In four volumes. Two volumes in four parts. First editions. x, 856; 857 to 1720; viii, 832; 833 to 1712 pp. Pagination in double columns. Uniformly bound in contemporary calf over marbled boards. Gilt and blind-stamped decoration to spines. Boards quite rubbed. Light foxing and browning throughout. Extra-illustrated with 19 portrait engravings, mostly in volume one. Numerous in-text engravings. All bindings firm. View more info

Image for The Ingoldsby Legends : Or, Mirth and Marvels. Carmine Edition

The Ingoldsby Legends : Or, Mirth and Marvels. Carmine Edition

By: Ingoldsby, Thomas

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley 1867: 1867

Book number: 55743

Condition: Good


xii, 468 pp. Contemporary dark blue full calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and brown leather title label. Marbled endpapers. Boards slightly marked and rubbing to spine & extremities. Early ink inscription to first blank. Scattered foxing. Illustrated title-page and 16 further full-page illustrations. Binding firm. In Good to VG condition. View more info

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The Hand of Man

By: Jaquin, Noel

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber 1938: 1938

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 49913

Condition: Very Good


268 pp. Hardback in dust wrapper. Early reprint from 1938. Dw edgeworn. Ink inscription to ffep. Spotting to edges. With 63 illustrations. VG/VG View more info