Occult & New Age
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tampa: Seven Thunders Publishing Company, 1992. Quarto; VG; softcover; blue spine, white lettering; covers have general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, rubbing on hinges; text block has light folding on tail fore corners of pages 289 and 291, rubbing on exterior tail edge; 334pp.
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.
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.
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.
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: ARNO PRESS, 1975. Octavo; “Originally published by George H. Doran Company, 1926”; VG/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with white print; DJ has tear at bottom of spine, slight tears at flap fold corners, edgewear, shelfwear; Boards in yellow cloth with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has vendor label on front flyleaf, else clean and tight, mild age-toning to paper; ix, 329, 338 pages (2 vols. issued together), frontispiece, illustrated.
New York: Arno Press, 1975. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 338; VG-/G-; Black spine with white text; volumes 1 and 2 in one book; dust jacket has stain inside toward head spine edge and toward rear head edge, moderate wear to exterior, slight chipping to corners; cloth have light foxing to spine edge, some rubbing to edges; text block shows light age toning to edges, remainder mark to exterior tail edge, name of previous owner to head edge of title page; interior clean;.
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.).
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).
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.
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.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishier, 1961. First edition. Octavo; pp 236; VG-/G-; Red spine with white text; dust jacket has slight rubbing, chipping to corners and spine edges; cloth has slight sun fading to exterior, minor wear to edges; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges, interior unmarked;.
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.
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.
London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 168 pages, VG-/G+; DJ, gray spine, off-white lettering: age-toning to lettering of spine, remains clear and legible; mild wear to edges, slight material loss to corners; open tearing to top margin of front cover and head of spine, "a" in "Christina" to head of spine somewhat obscured; mild age-toning to flaps (text clear and legible), mild foxing to margins of flaps, "21s. / NET" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; red buckram boards, small bright gold lettering to spine: bumping to head, tail, and corners; red top, mild waving to text-block, foxing to fore- and bottom-edges; mild age-toning/occasional light foxing to interior, text and illustrations somewhat affected yet legible/clear; many black-and-white illustrations by science fiction writer Mervyn Peake; shelved Front Counter.
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.