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SEPTEMBER 19, 2016:
Catalogue 45, OCCULT BOOKS, Our 30th Anniversary Catalogue, is now available here:
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Catalogue 44, THE WORKS OF LORD DUNSANY, is now available here:
Catalogue 44: THE WORKS OF LORD DUNSANY
017. A DREAMER'S TALES. With Illustrations by S.H. Sime. Fine, with a Three-Page Autograph Letter Signed by Dunsany.
071. NOWADAYS. One of 25 copies on Venetia mand-Made Paper.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited, with Additional Notes, by William Smith, LL.D. In Eight Volumes. With Portrait and Maps.
053. TALES OF WONDER. With Illustrations by S.H. Sime. Fine, with a Three-Page Autograph Letter Signed by Dunsany.
THE SECRET WORLD OF OG. Illustrated by William Winter. SIGNED FIRST EDITION.
THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT. Being a Reprint of the First Edition Published in 1584. Edited, with Explanatory Notes, Glossary, and Introduction, by Brinsley Nicholson, M.D.
CELTIC RESEARCHES. On the Origin, Traditions and Language of the Ancient Britons; With Some Introductory Sketches on Primitive Society.
001. THE GODS OF PEGANA. With Illustrations in Photogravure by S.H. Sime.
THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION. 13 Volumes. Comprising THE MAGIC ART; TABOO & THE PERILS OF THE SOUL; THE DYING GOD; ADONIS, ATTIS, OSIRIS; THE SPIRITS OF THE CORN & OF THE WILD; THE SCAPEGOAT; BALDER THE BEAUTIFUL; plus the BIBLIOGRAPHY AND GENERAL INDEX and the Supplemental Volume AFTERMATH.
HIS DARK MATERIALS. Comprising NORTHERN LIGHTS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Three Volumes, each volume Signed by the Author.
011. TIME AND THE GODS. With Ten Illustrations in Photogravure by S.H. Sime. Deluxe Signed Edition.
013. THE SWORD OF WELLERAN And Other Stories. With Illustrations by S.H. Sime. Fine, with a Six-Page Autograph Letter Signed by Dunsany.
CECIL WILLIAMSON'S BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT. A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft. SPECIAL EDITION, Limited to just 10 copies.
GYPSY SORCERY AND FORTUNE TELLING. Illustrated by Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes and Tales. Copiously Illustrated by the Author.
THE GOLDEN KEY. Written by George MacDonald, with illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.
SPECIMEN PAGE. A Proof Page for "THE WATER OF THE WONDROUS ISLES", 1897.