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.
Occult & New Age
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.
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: Lucis Press Limited, 1953. Second Edition. 8vo., 771pp.; VG-/VG-; spine olive with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, chipping to corners, hear and tail of spine, chip missing from top edge of rear cover; water stains on spine; price uncut; name in ink on ffep; gutter visible on title page; first edition was published in 1953 in the US, the second edition was the same year in the UK; interior clean; scarce with DJ; shelved case 10.
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.
New York: University Books, Inc. 1965. Small Octavo; G/G-; Orange spine with black/white text; Dust jacket has slightly frayed edges, mostly at corners, moderate rubbing along spine edges and exterior surfaces, light foxing on flaps & inside DJ; Boards have lightly sunned head edges & some spots on planks, but sturdy; Text block has slightly age toned exterior edges, pages are clean; pp 183.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. First USA Edition. square 4to., 96 pp., VG/VG-; DJ, blue spine with black lettering, blue and orange pictorial covers with black lettering; wear to edges of DJ, closed tearing with slight material loss to head of spine, minimal wear to covers, small open tear to fore-edge of back cover; age-toning to margins of flaps, price uncut "$10.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap; HC picturebook, cover art identical to DJ, slight cocking to boards, no shelf lean; interior clean, contains many black and white/full-color illustrations; 2 pp. frontispiece continuous to recto of half-title page and title page; shelved Case 14.
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: 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: 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.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1985. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Spine is age-toned white with black and red text; DJ has general signs of handling, some marks and scratches, design is clear; Boards have edge wear, light rubbing to corners, scratches and scuffs, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 244.
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, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1969. First American Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. lightly sunned DJ spine with ivory and dark green titling. both adjacent panels a brighter dark orange with white text on green text fields, thinly framed in white. black clothbound HB with gold-stamped type. no marks or writing to the interior stock, clean outer edges, all sides. 191 pp. ISBN# 0151423903.
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.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1924. First Edition. Octavo; G+/no-DJ hardcover; Red spine with gold text; Boards strong, small spot and large very faint stain on front board, rear cover shows three slightly stronger stains on upper portion, some rubbing to spine/corners; Textblock age-toned, few small marks on exterior fore edge, interior clean; 391pp.
United Kingdom: Hurst Villlage Publishing, 1994. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. light blue shading changes to light white, blue script-like lettering in italics down spine in medium blue. front softcover has centered medium blue titles, just above triangle, symbols and crests arranged surrounding it. b/w hillside pnotograph illustrates bottom half of front panel. rear upper half has scanned image of writing on white. some underlining in ink is present through volume textblock and around numbered figures, heavily more so towards rear of volume. ffep has much ink notation facing glossy b/w fold out map. light wear to wraps corners. 146 pp. ISBN # 9992010487.
Englewood Cliffs, N. J. Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1971. First Edition. 8vo., VG-/G+; spine tan with red and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; dust jacket has moderate staining and foxing, chipping to head and tail of spine, corners, larger chip to rear upper corner; interior clean; text block has some staining and dirt, primarily to fore edge; shelved case 10.
New York, NY: Stein and Day Publikshers, 1969. Second Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG. bright orange DJ spine and panels, jacket-wide illustrated by dark blue figures representing the zodiac, three partial signs beneath black titling, white author and publisher. edgewear is slight, minimal discoloration to inner flaps. mild spotting to a pastel lilac clothbound spine, with exposure foxing due to proximity of DJ spine strip on the inside to cloth. average charcoal black paperboards, some fading but unabraded. a solid, very clear copy, tightly bound textblock, all neat sheets with some illustrations. 255 pp.
York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc. 1987. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Beige spine with dark green text. Covers have general shelf wear, apart from that, clean, binding strong, no tears; Textblock has minor wear to fore edge, personal message by previous owner taped onto half title page with tape residue and a pen inscription, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 319.
New York: Viking Press, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 246 pp., VG-/VG; black/yellow/green/blue pictorial DJ, white and light blue lettering to spine, white/light blue/yellow lettering to front cover; age-toning/mild foxing to DJ; mild chipping to head and tail of spine and corners of DJ; price uncut "$3.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; quarter bound cloth boards, spine yellow with black lettering, teal cloth boards; bumping/fraying/fading to head and tail of spine; rubbing/fading to edges of boards, mild bumping to corners; fading/shelfwear to dark top, staining to fore-edge, age-toning to text-block; small dent to top of text-block that slightly affects the top margin of pp. 215-240; aged paste staining to top of ffep and bfep; interior clean; "First Published in 1959 by The Viking Press" stated to copyright page; widely considered one of, if not the best, haunted house stories of the twentieth century; LP consignment; shelved Case 8.
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, Washington: Sabian Publishing Society, 1978. US Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. sunned DJ spine, a light gray with black calligraphic title centered between smaller black author and publisher of the same type. abraded DJ spine ends, jacket edges are worn more heavily at lower bottom left of rear, less so the other corners. as is. teal clothbound HB with silver stamped type, lightly worn spine ends, nipped at corners. mild gray fep/ffep. textblock interior of clear ivory stock. asolid copy. 408 pp. ISBN# 0878780157.
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 and London: Shambhala, 2000. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG/VG; Spine is black with white text; DJ has general shelf wear, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, content is clear; pp 853; Additional shipping cost may be necessary for expedited and international orders.
Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1983. first. Octavo; G+/G-; Dark green spine with orange & white text; Inscribed on front free endpaper by the author; Dust jacket is slightly sunned, 0.5 inch tear at top front edge, rubbed exterior and corners, fraying edges; Boards have slight edgewear, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock is slightly age toned; pp 310.
Cheltenham: A Helios Book, 1965. Volume Two Only; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Light tan spine with red text. Boards have shelf wear, small coffee stain on front, rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has small coffee stain on top edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 321.
Turin: Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese, 1909. First Edition. Octavo; G+/No jacket; White spine with gilt lettering; Wear to the edges, some light bumping to corners; Binding is strong; Text is clean but age-toned; Text is in Italian. Early study of seances, mysticism and mediums. Shelved: Case 10.
Vista, CA: Huna Research Publications, 1965. Octavo; vg/ good-; dj, sunned tan spine with black text; dj, age-toned; chipping; price clipped; HB, dark blue spine with gilt lettering; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; toning starts; 306pp., 61-page "A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language", at the back of the book.
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 special collection, under front counter, Dupont.
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.
Washington, D.C. United States General Accounting Office, 1995. Pamphlet, vg/wraps; minor shelf wear; text block clean; GAO publication number GAO/NSIAD-95-187, issued July, 1995. A July 28, 1995 letter from Richard Davis, Director, National Security Analysis, to The Honorable Steven H. Schiff, House of Representatives. Includes an Appendix containing VIII items. 22 pp.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1961. Octavo; VG/VG-; Dark blue spine with white and grey text; Dustjacket has minor edge wear incl. some slight fraying at top and bottom of spine, one very small closed tear at top edge of front cover and one very small closed tear at top edge of back cover, DJ has slight fraying at corners, DJ is age toned, DJ has a faint damp stain at bottom going from inside back flap to bottom of front cover, all DJ graphics are very clear; Boards straight and strong, edge wear very minor, pastedowns age toned, back pastedown has faint damp stain near bottom, binding strong; Textblock age toned, front end paper has former owner's stamp and name in black ink, interior clean; 225 pp.
Seattle, WA: Vulcan Books, 1977. US Printing. skinny 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. gently toned ivory wraps, very slim with stapled binding. large purple Y figure on front softcover with bold black titling arranged around it. address label affixed to to title page. upper right corner. interior is clear, sheets unmarked with corners neatly aligned. interior cotnains few tables and many horoscope related illustrations. 52 pp. ISBN# 091435017X.
Illinois: The Benjamin Franklin Society, 1935. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; spine blue w/no txt, creasing at joints, slight cocking of spine, minor wear; boards firm & clean, some bumping to corners; binding loose at hinges, otherwise strong; pages good: minor wear, aging, in excellent condition. 128pp.
New York: Tudor Publishing Co. 1939. thick 4to., 412 pp., black cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine, gold and tan title block with black lettering and illustration affixed to front board; mild bumping to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, no shelf lean, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; mild bumping/rubbing to corners of boards, mild material loss to bottom corners; black top, stippled fore-edge, mild age-toning to text-block, rubbing/scratching to bottom-edge of text-block; boards protected by plastic wrapper; aged paste-staining towards top margin of verso of half-title page and recto of first blank page, likely from tipped-in frontispiece to verso of first blank page; interior clean and bright; tipped-in full-color frontispiece and many black and white illustrations/plates to interior by Clarke; pub. 1939 stated to title and copyright pages, a later printing by the Tudor Publishing Co.; a popular title for posthumous compilations of Poe's works, with several different versions by various illustrators; LP consignment; shelved Case 13, Dupont.
Whitefish: Kessinger Legacy Reprints. First. Reprint of original edition; small quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; black spine with white text; covers have some edgewear, slightly bent corners; textblock is clean; 355pp. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
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.