London: printed by A. Clark, for Tho. Williams at the Golden Ball in Hosier-Lane, 1674. Small Octavo, , 351 pages; G; rebound in new 1/4 black leather, gray cloth boards, paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering; previous endpapers preserved; LACKING FIRST TITLE PAGE, on one of the endpapers someone has drawn/written a copy of the title page in ink, including every word of the original; 'Of the Nature of Things,' a translation of part of 'Metamorphosis', and 'A Chymical Dictionary', based on 'Dictionarium Theophrasti Paracelsi' by Gerhard Dorn, each have separate dated title page; pagination is continuous; handwritten table of contents at the end of the Epistle, handwritten notes on blank page 301, some light and sparse marginalia in both pen and ink; some minor trimming to upper edges of some pages; scarce; shelved case 3.
New York: George H. Doran, 1926. First American Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG/VG-; spines beige with black lettering; dust jackets protected with mylar coverings, prices cut; chipping to heads and tails of spines, eight water-drop stains to front cover of volume 1; age-toning to spines, page edges; shelved case 13.
Boston: T. R. Martin, 1847. Adams was the sixth president of the United States. After serving a single term as president, he was elected to the House of Representatives for nine consecutive terms. While serving in the House, Adams ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Massachusetts in 1833 as a candidate of the Anti-Masonic Party (formed in 1828). Letters on the Masonic Institution was published shortly before Adams’ death in 1848 at the age of 80. Excerpt: “It is now twenty years since there sprung up in the United States an earnest and at times a vehement discussion, of the nature and effect of the bond entered into by those citizens who join the society of Free and Accepted Masons. The excitement which arose in consequence of the disclosures then made, had the effect, at least for a time, if not permanently, to check the further spread of that association. The legislative power of some of the States was invoked, and at last actually interposed, to prevent the administration of extra-judicial oaths, including of course all such as were constantly taken in the Masonic Order. This was the furthest point which the opposition ever reached.” Bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering. Image at left is of the title page. 284 pages. 8vo., 284pp.; VG-; bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering; bumping to corners; what appears to be bookworm marks on the hinges and spine, does not impact text; top edge of head and lower edge of tail missing; mild scattered foxing; inscription dated 1853 on ffep; shelved case 1.
New York: Rock Foundation, 1988. First Edition. Folios, 3 volumes, VG/no DJs as issued; gray cloth boards, black lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards, spines faded beige (lettering clear and legible); minimal wear to clean text-blocks; interiors clean; VOLUME 3.1 [COSMIC GAMES]; VOLUME 3.2 [THE LABYRINTH & OTHER PATHS TO OTHER WORLDS]; VOLUME 3.3 [THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN]; frontispieces; volumes housed in VG- brown cloth slipcase; shelved front table.
London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1864. Second Edition. Octavo, 60 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 dark blue leather, marbled boards; rebacked with new dark blue leather spine, gilt lettering; mild foxing to endpapers; rubbing to boards; Illustrated by Cruikshank with many in-text woodcut engravings; SR consignment; shelved case 10.
Bombay: Theosophy Company (India) Ltd, 1930-1931. Octavo; G/no DJ; Looseleaf binding w/out DJ; Spine, black with no print; Looseleaf boards black with no print, rounded outside corners; Pamphlets each have yellow or blue covers, three-hole punched, some have light soiling, pencil markings; Texts have light amount of pencil annotation; "United Lodge of Theosophists"; Variously paged.
New York: Bouton, J. W., 1880. Octavo hardcover in green cloth boards. G+ condition. No dust jacket as issued. light bumping to edges of boards, boards have some scratches and stains, water-stain on top of front board, the board is slightly bent in this place, front cover shows gilt illustration of obelisk, some staining to bottom of text block, binding tight, decorative floral end-papers, previous bookseller's stamp on front endpapers as well as a dedicatory inscription in purple pencil by the purchaser. 3 hand colored illustrations as well as several black and white illustrations. Else, pages free from marking. 178 pp. plus 34 pages of ads at end. [Spine faded green cloth] Shelved in Netdesk office, on bookshelf with ephemera items.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 304 pp., VG/VG-; purple DJ, electric blue lettering to spine, pictorial and electric blue lettering to front cover; mild-to-moderate wear to DJ (e.g., rubbing and closed tears to edges, chipping/slight material loss to head and tail of spine); price uncut "$9.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap, DJ protected by mylar; gray cloth boards, metallic red lettering to spine; mild wear to boards; pub. 1978 stated to copyright page, no mention of further printings; shelved Front Counter or Case 8.
San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins, 1995. First English Language Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 245 pages, VG/VG; purple and orange pictorial DJ, yellow and white lettering: mild wear to DJ, "USA $20.00 / CAN $28.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, purple cloth spine, orange matte paper boards, metallic red lettering to spine: very light bumping to head, tail, and corners; text-block and interior clean; INSCRIBED by Coelho to half-title page; Coelho's third-person narrative, semi-autobiographical novel on Coelho and his wife's pilgrimage through the Mojave Desert and their encounter with the Valkyries, "a band of bold, leather-clad women who travel the desert on motorcycles, spreading the word of angels"; shelved Case 6.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1924. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight edge tear to front edge, slight shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges, slight pencil notation to rear pastedown, else clean and tight; 250 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1932. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; yellow spine with red and green text; jacket has protective mylar cover, edgewear, age toning, spotting; boards are clean; textblock has edgewear, spotting around edges, on pastedowns and endpapers, stains on a few pages, uncut as issued pages throughout; pp 300. under front desk.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; Brown spine with landscape illustration and white text. DJ has Brodart cover jacket, general shelfwear, age toned, minimal edge wear; Boards has age toning to spine and edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has age toning to fore edge and pages, otherwise clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 287.
New York: The Dacrow Corporation, 1922. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/No jacket hardcover; Green spine with black lettering; Boards are bumped and bent at the corners, some rubbing to the spine and at the edges; Binding is sturdy; Text block is age-toned but clean; NOTE: Book has been signed by the author and includes several review sheets; 226 pages. shelved front bookcase.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with black print; Boards in tan cloth with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, bumps to lower corners, smudging, spotting, shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges, small tears at bottom of front flyleaf, top edge of rear flyleaf torn away, mild amount of spotting within; vii, 190 pages, frontispiece (port.).
London: Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co. 12mo; G-; Paperback; In clear plastic sleeve; Spine, stapled; Cover is tan with black print, significant foxing, “wite-out” painted over two spots on front, mild wear to all corners; Textblock has spotting to all edges and some pages, “wite-out” painted over spots inside front cover and title page; 32 pages.
Phoenix: Arizona Metaphysical Society, 1981. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperbacks; blue/illustrated spines, black text; covers have edgwear, a few stains, small price stickers on back; textblocks have folds in a few corners, edgewear, Vol. III has staining around edges, Vol. I has gift inscription on front inside corner, otherwise clean; pp 157, 158, 142.
Rockville Centre: Paulette Greene, 1986. First edition, Limited edition. Octavo; First edition; Limited edition, 77/500; VG/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xix, 31 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated.
Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer Publishers, 1958. Revised edition. 12 mo. VG/Fair DJ. Black and yellow spine with yellow and black text/title; dustjacket has some rubbing, several creases, and multiple torn areas (none any larger than 1 inch); dj is also age-toned; boards are strong and mostly clean; some moisture exposure staining on front pastedown, front free end page, back free end page, and back pastedown; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned with a few creases on a couple of pages but otherwise clean. Pp. 93.
Colon, MI: Abbot t's Magic Co., 1984. Edited, Augmented, and slightly abridged; first thus. Quarto; good+/wraps; white spine with no text; saddle-stitched; front panel with red text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; type-face, all capitals; some illus.; 88 pp.; wraps, sunned; else very good.
Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. White and blue spine with white, yellow, and pink text/title; dustjacket is clean with mild edgewear; dj is price-clipped on the lower lateral edge of the front inside flap; boards are strong and clean; pen writing and red stampson the front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 293.
Stanwood: Sabian Publishing Society, 1969. Octavo. VG/Fair DJ. Yellow and orange spine with blue text/title; dustjacket is mostly clean aside from scuff marks and moderate edgewear (one larger tear by the spine that spans about 1.5 inches vertically); boards are strong and clean; small blue bookplate on the front pastedown; pencil writing on the front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 197.
8vo., paged 5-20; G; lacks cover, outer pages browning, slight pink stain and last page, corners lightly bumped, penciled name on upper edge of first page, some creasing on first page; clean interior; book review, "The Mind Readers, by S.G. Soal and H.T. Bowden"; "Reprinted from International Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. II, No. 1, Winter, 1960"
Cassadaga: Distributed by National Spiritualist Association of Churches, 1962. Octavo; Reprint, preface signed 1895; G; Paperback; Spine, pink with black print; Cover is pink with black print, spotting, edgewear; Text block has vendor label partially torn away on title page, else clean and tight; “Vol. 1 and 2”— cover; 385 pages.
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1985. 12mo; pp 163; G/G-; black spine with dark pink and ivory text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; cloth shows light wear to exterior; minor wear to corners; strong boards; text block has slight wear exterior edges; bright pink endpapers.
Los Angeles: The Theosophy Company. Octavo; VG-/no DJ; Paperback; Spine, stapled; Cover is white with blue print, some spotting, price in ink on front, slight peripheral tanning; Textblock clean and tight; Contents: What is Theosophy?, What are the Theosophists?, Is Theosophy a Religion?, “Let Every man Prove His Own Work”; 44 pages.
Great Barrinton, MA: Lindisfarne Books, 2013. Reprint. Qto. VG+/ - no DJ. dark blue and navy hued moleskin softcovers, spine titling in light yellow medium uppercase title, author/editor and tiny publisher logo. enalarged and centered light yellow tonetitle and publication year on cover. faintly skimmed and neat bright white endsheets. text and illustrations run in two columns. approx. 241+ pages. a clean as unread copy in outstanding shape. ISBN # 9781584201359.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with silver print; Boards in black cloth with silver print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, soiling to edges, shelfwear, fading to spine; Text block has shaken binding, intermittent spine breaks, name in ink on front flyleaf, vendor label on front flyleaf, clean text; x, 336 pages, frontispiece, illustrated.
Brooklyn: D. Robbins and Co Inc, 1999. Revised edition, eleventh printing. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Orange and white spine with white text/title; dustjacket is clean with minimal edgewear; boards are mostly strong and clean; some brown residue left on the front pastedown and front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp.416.
New York: The Penguin Group/Penguin Books USA, 1997. first by Viking Penguin. Small Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; dark red spine with gilt text; cloth is slightly rubbed on exterior; slightly sunned spine; minor rubbing wear along edges & corners; panels are sturdy & strong; sticker on rear; text block has light soiling on exterior edges, due to handling; pages are unmarked & binding is tight; pp 1106. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Vantage Press, Inc., 1969. 10mo; pp 242; G/G; dark beige spine with black text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; some rubbing to edges and corners; cloth shows minor bumping to corners; slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; inscribed by author.