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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 continued delays at press and in the bindery have pushed Andrew D. Chumbley's Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft third edition back until December. We ask continued patience for manifestation of this essential text.
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 soon.
THE SECRET WORLD OF OG. Illustrated by William Winter. SIGNED FIRST EDITION.
THE EARTHSEA SERIES comprising A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, THE TOMBS OF ATUAN and THE FARTHEST SHORE.
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 HOBBIT, or, There and Back Again. Illustrated by the author.
JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL. Signed Limited Edition. Illustrations by Portia Rosenberg.
777 REVISED Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptio-Mysticae Viae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. A reprint of 777 with Much Additional Matter by the Late Aleister Crowley.
LOST TALES. Volume 1-3. Comprising LOST TALES Volume I, THE EMPEROR'S CRYSTAL AND OTHER LOST TALES Volume II, and LOST TALES Volume III. Three Volumes. Special Slipcased edition, limited to only 5 sets.
THE BOOK OF THE LAW [technically called LIBER AL vel LEGIS Sub Figura CCXX As Delivered by XCIII = 418 to DCLXVI]
THE TRUE GRIMOIRE. Encyclopedia Goetia Volume I. Deluxe 'Goes' edition quarter bound in vellum and marbled boards.
HIS DARK MATERIALS. Comprising NORTHERN LIGHTS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Three Volumes, each volume Signed by the Author.