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Good Friday, 2016:
A Short List of NEW ARRIVALS has been added:
Catalogue 42, FANTASY FICTION, is now available to view at
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.
AZOETIA. A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft; Being a full and accurate transcription, compiled and amended by the author from the original manuscript of 'The Book of Magical Quintessence.' Third Edition.
CONJURATION AND AN EXCELLENT DISCOURSE OF THE NATURE AND SUBSTANCE OF DEVILS AND SPIRITS.
THE SECRET WORLD OF OG. Illustrated by William Winter. SIGNED FIRST EDITION.
SOLOMON'S CLAVIS; Or, The Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic. From the Hebrew Into French & from the French into English, with Additions. Limited edition of only 144 copies, each with a hand-made vellum talisman embedded in the front cover.
THE GOLDEN KEY. Written by George MacDonald, with illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.
HIS DARK MATERIALS. Comprising NORTHERN LIGHTS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Three Volumes, each volume Signed by the Author.
THE EARTHSEA SERIES comprising A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, THE TOMBS OF ATUAN and THE FARTHEST SHORE.