New York and London: The Transatlantic Publishing Company, 1895. Octavo; unpaginated; Poor; darkened tan spine with black text; no jacket; cloth shows heavy scratches to exterior; fraying chips to corners and spine edges; some age toning to exterior; conditions are as is; text block has age toned exterior edges; frontispiece with tissue guard; slight crack to front gutter; illustrated; light pencil; few worm holes to dedication page; top edge gilt; possibly signed by Cheiro;.
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Washington: R.O. Polkinhorn, Printer, 1879. 32mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown canvas tape; Boards separated from textblock and held in place by canvas tape, boards in marbled paper, worn edges, shelfwear, buckling from moisture; Text block has stain to fore edge, puckering due to moisture damage, clean text; 104 pages. Shelved in Ephemera Box 8.
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.
Venetiis [Venice]: Luca Antoniu de Lucam Antonium de Giunta Florentinum, 1502. Octavo, 163 leaves; VG-; disbound, with both boards missing; Title page with 'Johan. Angeli pasted above title, 'Venetiis. 1502' and a horizontal line neatly handwritten below.; With a substantial number of woodcut illustrations depicting horoscopes, figures of the constellations, and planets.; Collation:, a-e8, f-r4, s-y8, z12, A-D8, last two leaves blank and lacking, (D9/D10); i3 labeled p4, m3 labeled k2; Leaves z3/z4 with minor repair; some tables have handwritten notes above them; Text in Latin; Shelved case 3.
New Delhi, Bangalore: UBS Publishers' Distributors Ltd., 2000. First edition. Small Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Blue spine with white text; Covers have sunned exteriors, most notably on edges, with minimal wear along edges and sturdy; Text block has overall slight ivory toning, otherwise clean; pp 224.
London: Herbert Jenkins, 1964. First edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Tan spine with gold text; Boards have heavily sunned spine with minor rubbing at corners and otherwise strong & sturdy panels; Text block shows slightly age toned exterior edges, previous owner's book plate on front end paper with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 157.
Wuppertal: Verlag Dieter Ruggeberg, 1978. 12mo; pp 394; G-/Fair; blue spine with black text; dust jacket has scratching tear defect to spine; mild rubbing to edges; slight wear to exterior; cloth has moisture stain to spine; moisture staining to panels toward joints; intact boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; German text;.
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"
Secaucus: Citadel Press, 1988. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Black and speckled cream/black spine with red text/title; dustjacket is clean with minimal edgwear; dj is price-clipped at the upper lateral edge and dj is taped down on the front pastedown; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 177.
Chicago: Ezra A. Cook, 1884. 12mo; Poor; Paperback; Spine is entirely disintegrated; In clear plastic sleeve, light blue cover, chipping along all edges, vendor stamp to front and rear, front lower corner sliced off, rear has marbled paper strip along spine from previous binding; Text block has binding entirely disintegrated, leaving only loose pages, age-toned, brittle paper; 16 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 7, in Netdesk office.
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.
Spain: editorial sirio, 2010. Third edition. Third edition; Text in Spanish; Octavo; VG/VG; Thin orange spine with reed and black text. DJ has general shelf wear but no tears; Boards are clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has light wear on edges, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 237.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1956. Eighteenth Edition. Octavo; Fair+ Hardcover w/ Poor Dustjacket; Brown spine with Red text; Dustjacket has heavy edgewear, heavy shelfwear, covered by plastic, open tear along top corner of front cover, large open tear along fore edge of front cover, large open tear along tail edge of spine and both covers, open tear along head edge of spine and rear cover, open tear along fore edge of rear cover near bottom corner, open tear on rear cover near fore edge, open tear along top corner and head edge of rear cover, open tear along head edge of rear cover, small closed tears along head edge of rear cover, sunning to spine; Boards strong, moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, fraying along spine edges; Textblock has age toning, staining on front endpaper and pastedown, rear endpaper, page 12, foxing on some forward pages, closed tear on pages 3 and 164, open tears in pages 67, 195 and 329-333, writing in pencil on pages 3-6, 11, 16-18, 23, 41, 85, 88-92, 96-102, 104, 105, 108, 113-116, 119,121, 123, 126-131, 135, 151, 152, 156, 161, 176, 178-181, 185-190, 193, 197, 206, 207, 210-214, 217, 218, 220, 224-226, 228, 231, 240-243, 255, 278, 279, 324-326, 328,329, 331, writing in pen on pages 249-252; 384 pp Shelved in Room X.
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.
Virginia Beach, VA: Association for Research and Enlightenment [A.R.E.], 2000. First Printing. Octavo; pp 371; VG/G; light green/yellow pictorial spine with brown and green text; dust jacket has slightly sunned exterior, mostly to spine; cloth has only slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows very light foxing to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. First Edition. First American Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Blue spine with dark green text; DJ has light edgewear, very small sticker on lower spine; Boards strong, minor rubbing to spine/corners; Textblock shows several very faint spots on front/rear end papers, otherwise clean; 224pp.
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 HC Fiction.
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.
New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Johanovich, 1971. First American Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. dark, evergreen DJ spine and jacket front/rear, titles in white and orange down spine with few closed tears. black clothbound HB with gold stamped type, ends and outer corners. ivory textblock interior unmarked, smooth ivory edges unabraded and clear. 416 pp. ISBN# 0151032769.
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.
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.).
Richmond, VA: The William Byrd Press, 1930. First Edition. Octavo, 259 pages; VG; bound in full gray cloth, spine gray, front cover has gilt lettering and a white floral design; binding has minimal shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, has minimal bumping along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor age toning; shelved Occult/New Age.
Vista: Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, 1974. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; staple-bound yellow book; cover has minor creasing in corners, small stain in bottom corner; textblock has sticker on front page, staining from sticker on following page, some pencil underlining, top staple doesn't go all the way through, last two pages are loose at top but firmly secured at bottom; pp 90.
Jersey, Channel Islands: Neville Spearman (Jersey) Limited, 1977. First Edition. Octavo; pp 159; G/G; ivory spine with brown text; dust jacket shows lightly sunned spine; mild edge wear; cloth has slight white spotting to front; clean; strong boards; text block shows little wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated;.
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.
New York: Boni & Liverright, 1920. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, wear to corners, hinges, edges and spine caps, stains; Text block has intermittent spine breaks, slight age-toning to paper, vendor label on rear pastedown; xv, 299 pages.
Westport, CT: H.S. Stuttman, Inc., Publishers, 1992. Large Octavo; VG-; blue spines with gilt and copper text; 26 volumes; no jackets; cloths have light shelf wear to exteriors; strong boards; chip to joint of vol. 22; text blocks show slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; frontispieces; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Cleveland: Ralston Publishing Co, 1954. Reprinted. 12mo; Good; red spines with gilt text; no jackets; volumes 1-8: vol. 1, The Master Mind, pp 130; vol. 2, Definite Chief, Aim Self-Confidence, pp 147; vol. 3, Habit of Saving, Initiative and Leadership, pp 146; vol.4, Imagination Enthusiasm, pp 154; vol. 5, Self-Control, Doing More Then Paid For, pp 146; vol. 6, Pleasing Personality, Accurate Thinking, pp 138; vol. 7, Concentration, Co-Operation, pp 144; vol. 8, Failure, Tolerance, Golden Rule, pp 157; cloths have mild wear to exteriors; lightly sunned spines; embossed decorative border to fronts; gilt illustration and text to front; moderate shelf wear to exteriors; minor rubbing to corners; strong boards; text blocks show slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns; slight offset toning to endpapers; illustrated;.
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.
Seattle, WA: Glass Moon Press, 1999. First Edition. 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. black wraps spine with white author at tip, small color pyramid in a sphere (tetrahedron) image, remainder of titling in white extends to publisher/ISBN at the spine tail. mild reading crease with some wrinkling to lightly worn ends. lightly thumbed softcover panel corners. includes 75 b/w figures with text detail in volume chapters throughout. outer edges a smooth white, just as the generally read texbtlock, no writing or marks inside or out. 473 pp. ISBN# 0966725808.
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.
New York: New Church Press, 1905. Small Octavo; G+ Hardcover w/ Fair+ Dustjacket; Browned Spine with Black text; Dustjacket has heavy edgewear, heavy shelfwear, open tears at top and bottom corners of both covers, open tears along head and tail edges of front and rear covers at joint, closed tear along head edge of rear cover, small open tears along fore edge of both covers, scuffing along spine; Boards strong, rubbing to corners, some edgewear, some shelfwear, otherwise clean; Textblock has scuffing on front endpaper from removal of sticker, age toning, small black marks on half title page and rear endpaper and pastedown, otherwise clean; 264 pp.
Adyar: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1958. Fifth edition. Octavo; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, pink with blue print; DJ in mylar, tears at spine ends and flap corners, edgewear, smudging to rear, shelfwear; Boards in orange cloth with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, light blemish on front, slight warping; Text block has tears to hinges front and rear, intermittent spine breaks, small stain at bottom of initial pages, slight amount of pen notations throughout, some protective plate tissues have foxing; viii, 96 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (color plates).
Toronto: The Macmillan Company, 1969. Octavo; VG-G+; Hardcover with clear, mylar protective covering; Black spine with white text; Dust jacket has minor open tear to the head and tail of the spine and rear exterior is extremely stained; Boards with the exception of minor bumping to the corners and tips and a minor dent to the bottom edge is sturdy; Text block is tanned and deckled to the fore and bottom edges otherwise clean; 152p.
Bruxelles: Crédit Communal, 1984. Quarto; G; Paperback; Spine, grey with black print; Cover has mild wear to corners and spine ends, creasing on spine, vertical crease to front, light shelfwear; Text block clean and tight; Catalog of an exhibition held 1984-1985 in Brussels at the Crédit communal de Belgique; Text in French; 447 pages, illustrated (b&w, some color). [NOTE: Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
New York: SUNY Press, 1995. na. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. very dark forest green wraps spine, densely filled with silver-tone titles between lightly chafed ends. similar mild abrading to outer wraps covers, small creases around corners and whitish where stressed. illustrated by 12 figures. interior is generally read, no writing and mark-free. 343 pp. ISBN# 0791423301.