Thompson Rare Books specializes in fine, rare and interesting books in many fields. Our specialties include literary first editions, fantasy, science fiction, occultism, mythology and folklore, detective fiction and mysteries, illustrated books, children's books, fine printing and bindings. ~ Established in 1983.
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Catalogue 43, OCCULT BOOKS, is now available to view at
Catalogue 42, FANTASY FICTION, is now available to view at
Please note that production of Andrew D. Chumbley's Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft - long delayed! - has finished and that copies will begin to ship by mid-February 2016. We wish to thank all involved for their patience. Almost all of our copies are reserved but we have a single copy left available to order here:
THE BOOK OF MAGIC, published by the Society for Esoteric Endeavour, is finally coming to fruition and copies are being dispatched in numerical order, about 10 copies at a time. Our copies are quite early numbers and we now expect them to be in-hand by the end of February, 2016.
THE SECRET WORLD OF OG. Illustrated by William Winter. SIGNED FIRST EDITION.
HIS DARK MATERIALS. Comprising NORTHERN LIGHTS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Three Volumes, each volume Signed by the Author.
THE HOBBIT, or, There and Back Again. Illustrated by the author.
THE MOON PRINCESS. A Fairy Tale. By Edith Ogden Harrison, Author of Prince Silverwings & The Star Fairies. With Illustrations in Color and Other Drawings by Lucy Fitch Perkins.
THE GOLDEN KEY. Written by George MacDonald, with illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.
THE EARTHSEA SERIES comprising A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, THE TOMBS OF ATUAN and THE FARTHEST SHORE.