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.
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.
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.
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 above Case 4.
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, 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.
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;.
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.
Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books, Inc. 1975, 1976. Octavo; VG-/G; pp 225+198; blue/pink/ivory spine with ivory text; 2 volumes; dust jackets have slight sun fading and light rubbing to exterior, slight chipping to edges and corners; cloths have slight sunning and rubbing exterior, minor edge wear; text blocks show slight toning to exterior edges, label of previous book seller to front pastedowns, interiors clean;.
Oceanside: The Rosicrucian Fellowship, 1937. twenty-sixth edition. Small Octavo; G/no-DJ; Dark green spine with gilt text; Cloth has slightly sunned and lightly rubbed exterior & edges as well as small white smudges on front with otherwise strong, intact panels; Text block has slight wear on exterior edges due to age and handling with clean pages and tight binding; pp 701.
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.
Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, 1949. First Edition. Octavo, 208 pages, VG-/G+; DJ, yellow spine, black lettering: moderate overall wear to DJ; chipping with material loss to head, tail, and corners (more so to bottom corner of front cover); mild age-toning visible to back cover and flaps (text clear and legible); "Price $3.00" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, yellow lettering to spine: mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; light age-fading to edges of boards; mild cocking to spine, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; light age-toning/mild wear to text-block; interior clean; along with "The Kingslayer," volume also includes the stories "The Beast" and "The Invaders"; scarce in DJ; shelved Case 2.
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.
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.
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.