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    An Amended Version of The Book of Job, by NOYES, George R.
    NOYES, George R.
    An Amended Version of The Book of Job, with an introduction, and notes chiefly explanatory.

    Cambridge, Mass: Hilliard and Brown, 1827. First edition. Beautifully bound in full calf with gilt decorations to boards and spine. Marbled end papers.
    72 pp. Notes: 116 pp. George R. Noyes (1798 - 1868) was a Unitarian minister and scholar at Harvard University.

    Condition: Spine has been very skillfully restored (see images). Some bumps and wear to boards. Internally there is some sporadic foxing. Overall in a good condition, in a very attractive binding.

    Book ID: 2318
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  • An Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft. by HUTCHINSON, Francis.
    HUTCHINSON, Francis.
    An Historical Essay Concerning Witchcraft. With Observations upon matters of Fact; tending to clear the Texts of the Sacred Scriptures, and confute the vulgar Errors about that point. And Also Two Sermons; One in Proof of the Christian Religion; the other concerning the Good and Evil Angels.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: R. Knaplock, at the Bishop's Head: 1718. First Edition of this important treatise on Witchcraft. A survey of a number of cases of alleged witchcraft and examining witch trials. Chapter 5 examines the Salem trials, and condemns Cotton Mather's conclusions. Recent half leather binding with marbled boards. Gilt titles to black label on the spine. Two of the leaves are present in a high quality facsimile (p1/2) (with the engraved heading and beginning of the dialogue) and (p117/8) from chapter 8. The rest of the book is in very nice condition. The leather has just a touch of rubbing. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened, but overall in very good shape, with just the occasional stain not…

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    London: R. Knaplock, at the Bishop's Head: 1718. First Edition of this important treatise on Witchcraft. A survey of a number of cases of alleged witchcraft and examining witch trials. Chapter 5 examines the Salem trials, and condemns Cotton Mather's conclusions. Recent half leather binding with marbled boards. Gilt titles to black label on the spine. Two of the leaves are present in a high quality facsimile (p1/2) (with the engraved heading and beginning of the dialogue) and (p117/8) from chapter 8. The rest of the book is in very nice condition. The leather has just a touch of rubbing. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened, but overall in very good shape, with just the occasional stain not affecting the text. The title has a little marking, with a small chip to the corner. xv, [v], 1-270, [ii, ads]. pp

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    Book ID: 1881
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  • Analyse des Traditions Religieusesde Peuples Indigenes de L'Amerique by KASTNER, Adolphe
    KASTNER, Adolphe
    Analyse des Traditions Religieusesde Peuples Indigenes de L'Amerique

    Louvain: Chez C. L. Fonteyn: 1845. A sound second edition of this work. Text in French. Later stiff card boards with blue cloth spine. - Both have a touch of darkening and rubbing. Owner's name to the front end paper. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, but with mild to moderate foxing. 120 pages. One folding map and one folding illustration to the rear of the book. Overall a very nice example. 210 by 130mm (8¼ by 5 inches). 120pp + 2 plates.

    Book ID: 1985
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  • Hoc est, Epitome Thesauri Linguae Sanctae by PAGNINO, Lucensi. [Saint Pagnini, Santes Pagninus]
    PAGNINO, Lucensi. [Saint Pagnini, Santes Pagninus]
    Hoc est, Epitome Thesauri Linguae Sanctae Tertia Editio

    Antuerpiae: Christophori Plantini, 1578. A fairly recent binding with the original (?) boards laid onto the new binding. label with title and label to spine. Presented from the rear to the front of the book. Plantin's printer's emblem* to the title page, and historiated initial to the first paragraph. The book ends with a royal privilege from Emperor Maximilian II. Christophe Plantin (1520-1589) was a Dutch typographer and printer. He was to suffer frequently due to the religious struggles of the time (his press once confiscated for heresy) and the political upheavals. Despite this, his firm continued until the 1860's and the building which housed it is now the Plantin-Moretus Museum. (the Spanish destroyed Antwerp whilst he was based…

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    Antuerpiae: Christophori Plantini, 1578. A fairly recent binding with the original (?) boards laid onto the new binding. label with title and label to spine. Presented from the rear to the front of the book. Plantin's printer's emblem* to the title page, and historiated initial to the first paragraph. The book ends with a royal privilege from Emperor Maximilian II. Christophe Plantin (1520-1589) was a Dutch typographer and printer. He was to suffer frequently due to the religious struggles of the time (his press once confiscated for heresy) and the political upheavals. Despite this, his firm continued until the 1860's and the building which housed it is now the Plantin-Moretus Museum. (the Spanish destroyed Antwerp whilst he was based there). * Plantin's emblem carries the motto "Labore et Constantia" ("By Labour and Constancy") surrounds the symbol of a compass held by a hand extending from a bank of clouds and inscribing a circle. The centre point of the compass indicates constancy, the moving point which renders the circle is the labour. [xvi], 1-447, [viii]. pp

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    Condition: The fairly recent binding is tidy, with a little rubbing to the spine edge only. The original binding has been neatly laid onto the leather, in a contrasting colour. New end papers. On the front end paper is the inscription "ex lib Guil Whitington 1679" Some of the pages to the beginning of the book have been neatly conserved and rebuilt to the corners. The rest of the book is in clean, if slightly darkened condition. Overall a very nice copy.

    Book ID: 1675
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  • Le Manuel du Magicien, contenant la Poule Noire, le Grand Grimoire et la Clavicule de Salomon. by [DUCRET]
    [DUCRET]
    Le Manuel du Magicien, contenant la Poule Noire, le Grand Grimoire et la Clavicule de Salomon. Avec l'indication des talismans, pactes et invocations infaillibles pour évoquer les esprits terrestres, aériens et infernaux et pour obtenir d'eux tout ce que l'on désire.

    Paris: Librairie Garnier Frères, 1925. A scarce collection of grimoires. It was published in softback, but this copy is now bound in blue buckram, with gilt stamped title to the spine. It has been bound retaining the original colour illustrated cover which is signed in the plate by Robert Sallès. Frontis engraving and many fascinating in-text b/w illustrations. Text in French. 177 pages. 185 x 120 mm (7¼ x 4¾ inches).

    Condition: Boards are a little rubbed to edges and spine. Inside the pages are age toned, but otherwise the book is in an excellent condition. The title page has been cropped a little to the top edge, and the binding to the spine has hidden the inside edge.

    Book ID: 2629
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  • Rare in this condition
    Moses and Aaron. Civil and Ecclesiasticall Rites, Used by the Ancient Hebrewes; by GODWYN, Thomas
    GODWYN, Thomas
    Moses and Aaron. Civil and Ecclesiasticall Rites, Used by the Ancient Hebrewes; Observed, and at Large Opened, for the Clearing of Many Obscure Texts Thorowout the Whole Scripture. Herein Likewise is Shewed What Customes the Hebrewes Borrowed From Heathen People: And that many Heathenish Customes, Originally Have Beene Unwarrantable Imitations of the Hebrewes

    London: John Haviland, 1628. Third edition. Smartly rebound in recent dark brown morocco with six raised bands. Gilt stamped title to tan label on spine. New endpapers. With several lovely engraved chapter headers and historiated initials. Text mostly in English, with some Hebrew. 332 pp. plus index - 185 x 140 mm (7¼ x 5½ inches). Thomas Godwyn was a scholar and headmaster, who became the first Fellow of Pembroke College Oxford. The Fellows of the College are responsible, under the Master's authority, for the running of the College.

    Condition: In an excellent condition. Very well preserved, with light toning to pages and just a few sporadic spots of foxing.

    Book ID: 2360
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  • Fay Weldon Presentation Copy
    Nightingale: The Story Since 1840 by ROBERTS, Marcus
    ROBERTS, Marcus
    Nightingale: The Story Since 1840

    Tymsder Publishing, 2001. First edition in dust jacket. In the 1820's and '30s the London Jewish community was distressed by the number of destitute Jews living on the streets or in the workhouses. To deal with the problem groups of Jewish East Enders established three charities that later merged and became 'Nightingale'. 112 pp. 250 x 180 mm (9¾ x 7 inches). Marcus Roberts is a researcher in to Anglo-Jewish history, and has been widely published.

    Condition: Fine dust jacket and fine book. This copy bears the following dedication to the FFEP: Presented to Ms Fay Weldon CBE by Nightingale at the Guildhall Dinner 22nd October 2001.

    Book ID: 2324
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  • First Edition in unclipped dust jacket
    Pagan Celtic Britain: by ROSS, Anne
    ROSS, Anne
    Pagan Celtic Britain: Studies in Iconography and Tradition.

    London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967. A very good hardback - 433 pp. Original gilt and bronze lettered brown cloth, top edge brown, dust jacket in good condition (now in clear protective cover). 255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches). A substantial work, which includes over 200 line drawings, 96 monochrome photographs, maps, appendix, list of abbreviations and a good sized index.

    Dr. Anne Ross has wide experience of living in Celtic-speaking communities where she has traced vernacular tradition. Using archaeological and anthropoligical evidence, as well as folklore, Dr. Ross provides broad insight into the early Celtic world.

    Condition: Internally without inscriptions or other marks. Slight spine lean.

    Book ID: 2290
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  • Psalmi Davidis, Calendario Hebraeo... by GENEBRAD, Gilbert.
    GENEBRAD, Gilbert.
    Psalmi Davidis, Calendario Hebraeo... Psalmi Davidis, calendario Hebraeo, Syro, Graeco, Latino argumentis, & commentariis genuinum eorum sensum Hebraismosque locupletius, quam antea aperientibus, a G. Genebrardo Theologo... In duas divisi partes, & Indicibus locorum S. Scripturae, & Hebraifmorum & quibufdam aliis aucti. Editio postrema longe correctior & nonnullis utilibus notis reddita caeteris locupletior.

    Edition: First Edition

    Lugundi (Lyon): Apud Horatium Cardon, 1600. Two parts in one. Complete, but lack a final blank leaf. A Hebrew, Syrian, Greek and Latin calendar together with a commentary on the Psalms of David. Stout 8vo, bound in late 18th/early 19th c tree calf, spine gilt ruled, red morocco gilt title label. Page edges speckled. title page and first part printed in red and black, with woodcut engravings to title page and verso of final leaf of first part. Collation a-g8, A-YYy7 (lacks final blank). [128],1008,[78]pp.

    Condition: The binding is holding firmly, though rubbed and scuffed to surface, chipped to extremities and abraded to corners with the spine sunned, small white painted code to base of spine. Contents are holding firmly, a few joints a little strained but generally in good clean condition if a little toned, with some light scattered foxing, occasional creases or dust marking and a few light marginal water stains, though nothing too disfiguring. Marbled endpapers, with bookplate of St Augustine's Abbey Ramsgate.

    Book ID: 1622
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  • Revue Métapsychique. Extrait du N°27: L'Art et L'Occultisme. by [VARIOUS]
    [VARIOUS]
    Revue Métapsychique. Extrait du N°27: L'Art et L'Occultisme.

    Paris: Revue Métapsychique, 1954. Softback. Edited by Robert Amadou. With other contributors including: André Breton, Jean Bruno, Serge Hutin, and André Barbault. Text in French. 157 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches). Robert Amadou was one of the best known French and international authorities on esotericism, Freemasonry and parapsychology.

    Condition: Covers are a little rubbed at the extremities, and have some light soiling. Internally the book is in an excellent condition.

    Book ID: 2628
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  • Bardo-Druidic Celtic philosophy
    The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg: by ITHEL, J. William ab
    ITHEL, J. William ab
    The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg: A Collection of Original Documents, Illustrative of the Theology Wisdom, and Usages of the Bardo-Druidic Systems of the Isle of Britain. Introduction by John Matthews

    Boston M.A: Red Wheel / Weiser, 2004. On its publication in the 19th century, Barddas stirred controversy. Some critics claimed that it was completely made up, or based on forgeries. Others defended it by pointing out similarities to other surviving Celtic documents with clear provenance.
    Photo-offset from the first printing, this edition of Barddas includes the original Welsh on verso pages with the English translation running on the recto pages. 425 pp.
    In original dust jacket. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼ inches John Matthews has been a practicing shaman for over 30 years and is a leading authority on Celtic traditions, Grail and Arthurian legends, and the tarot. He is the author of a number of successful divinatory…

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    Boston M.A: Red Wheel / Weiser, 2004. On its publication in the 19th century, Barddas stirred controversy. Some critics claimed that it was completely made up, or based on forgeries. Others defended it by pointing out similarities to other surviving Celtic documents with clear provenance.
    Photo-offset from the first printing, this edition of Barddas includes the original Welsh on verso pages with the English translation running on the recto pages. 425 pp.
    In original dust jacket. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼ inches John Matthews has been a practicing shaman for over 30 years and is a leading authority on Celtic traditions, Grail and Arthurian legends, and the tarot. He is the author of a number of successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs, and has acted as an adviser on several motion pictures, including Jerry Bruckheimer's King Arthur.

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    Condition: Both book and dust jacket are in fine / as new condition

    Book ID: 2297
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  • They that Walk in Darkness by ZANFWILL, I.
    ZANFWILL, I.
    They that Walk in Darkness Ghetto Tragedies

    Edition: First Edition

    London: William Heinemann, 1899. Original orange cloth with gilt titles to the spine and shield of David design to the front board. Jewish author and political activist, Israel Zangwill (1864 - 1926), was passionate about campaigning for the oppressed. He was best known for his work "Children of the Ghetto." Initial ad. leaf, half title, 32pp ads.

    Condition: There is a touch of darkening to the orange cloth, and a small stain to the bottom of the rear board. Mainly clean and tidy though. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board. Internally clean and tidy, with just a little darkening to the page edges.

    Book ID: 1632
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