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|Posted: 21-07-2014 18:28 Post subject: Esoteric etc books
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I get the e-catalogues and they are always fun to read - recently there was lots of Crowleyana (?).
Have bought a couple of gifts for people from them and the transactions were fine but YMMV of course. Have pasted below the blurb from the latest one, someone may find it useful/interesting.
If this is in the wrong place, or totally innappropriate, please move/delete
Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue No. 123
Magick and the Occult.
Including Limited and Deluxe Editions from Several Private Collections
may now be viewed at:
Welcome to the one hundred-and-twenty-third of our on-line catalogues. This catalogue comprises a selection of books on Magick and the Occult, gathered from several private collections. To view this catalogue, simply click on the link above. If the link does not work direct from your email, please cut and paste it into your web browser or try the link below:
The books in the catalogue are very varied, ranging from scholarly editions of mediaeval grimoires to working texts by modern practitioners. As is well-known, the last two decades have witnessed an upsurge in occult publishing, with many small presses producing limited and deluxe editions, a number of which are both splendid examples of the publisher's craft, and talismans in their own right. This catalogue has an excellent selection of these very special works, including publications by Golden Hoard, Ixaxaar, Scarlet Imprint, Society for Esoteric Endeavour, Teitan Press, Xoanon Publishing and others. Many of the deluxe editions were produced in genuinely tiny editions, often less than 150 copies, and were specially-bound in exotic materials.
Scattered throughout these recent publications are a selection of interesting earlier works, including a charming early nineteenth century edition of Les admirables Secrets d'Albert le Grand, a first edition of the Arthur Edward Waite edited The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Éliphas Lévi (1886), the Montague Summers edition of Ludovico Maria Sinistrari's Demoniality (1927), the first edition of Leo Vinci's GMICALZOMA! An Enochian Dictionary (1976) which includes the preface by Madeline Montalban that was omitted from later printings; along with various other works.
Please NOTE - Clearly stated firm orders for items from this catalogue placed via our website (or by email or telephone) will take precedence over email inquiries about availability. We are sorry but we do not hold catalogue items "for consideration" - as we often have several people wanting the same item. Please note that your order will not be processed, and no charges made, unless the book is available at the time that your order is received.
As usual we have a variety of other catalogues in preparation including the second part of our recent Spiritualism list and other catalogues on Alchemy and Hermetica, Mythology, Theosophy, Grimoires, Witchcraft, Israel Regardie and The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (Part II), and other of our specialties, with a few surprises along the way. Of course we will also continue to regularly issue our Aleister Crowley and "Miscellany" catalogues.
The books in these catalogues represent just a minute fraction of our overall holdings. We currently list nearly 10,000 other occult and related titles on our main website. We are also now making a concerted effort to add fresh titles to our website on a weekly basis, so don't forget to click the "new arrivals" link at the left side of our homepage regularly.