Occult & Esoterica

Occult & Esoterica

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Innocent Amusement; or, The Hieroglyphical Fortune-Teller, An Ingenious Frenchman
1 Innocent Amusement; or, The Hieroglyphical Fortune-Teller
An Ingenious Frenchman

Distributed by Grigg & Elliott 1832, -. Fair; Softcover; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 31 pages, green printed wraps, sewn binding. Printed in Philadelphia 'Expressly for the Purchaser, Who may obtain any number of copies at the Bookstore of Grigg & Elliott here, or from almost any Bookseller in any part of the United States.' The verso of the title page suggests the author in this manner: "Mr. Editor -- Five or six years ago, there was published in this city, a little work of considerable ingenuity, said to have been written by Napoleon Bonaparte. [Etc.]." On the back of the booklet is printed this Advertisement: : The Manuscript, of which this Book is a translation, was once in the possession of Bonaparte, and was found among his papers at St. Helena afer his death. He is said to have awarded the writer of it munificently for his ingenuity and to have frequently amused himself with it in his moments of relaxation." The purpose of the book is to provide a list of questions and a unique set of answers for every letter of the alphabet. Readers choose a question identified by its number, and then choose a hieroglyph, also identified by its number. These two numbers are followed on a graph, leading to a letter. Each letter has a page with numbered questions and using the number of the hieroglyph, the answer to the question is found. Voila! The cover of this 1832 booklet is tattered on the spine and is barely fastened to the binding. It is faded, worn, & stained, but quite legible. The internals show moderate foxing and some small stains; the print is bright & legible. The previous owner's name & city (Wilmington, DE) are written in ink at the top of the title page. There is also a library accession marking on the inside of the rear cover. 26335 
Price: 58.46 USD
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The Philosophy of Mystery, Dendy, Walter Cooper
2 The Philosophy of Mystery
Dendy, Walter Cooper

Harper & Brothers 1845, Edition Not Stated. Good; Hardcover; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 442 pages, bound in full calf; black spine label; gilt title & rules; edges marbled. Ex-library with bookplate, card pocket, and labels on spine. Edition not stated; no publication date provided, although first published in 1841. Binding adequate although compromised . . . leather is splitting near ends of joints on front & back. Corners well worn. Light to moderate foxing on endpapers and preliminaries. Text is quite clean & bright, very little foxing; no markings. Marbling on edges of text block rather faded. A thorough discussion of the mysteries of the human mind including spectres, ghosts, illusions, fantasy, dreams, signs, optical illusions, demonology, fairies, nightmares, revery, somnambulism, trance, transmigration, mesmerism and more. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 26161 
Price: 76.50 USD
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The Illustrated Golden Bough;  A Study in Magic and Religion, Frazer, James George; abridged by Robert K. G. Temple
3 The Illustrated Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion
Frazer, James George; abridged by Robert K. G. Temple
0684818507 / 9780684818504
Simon & Schuster 1996, First Printing. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Bright clean cover, tightly bound, light rubbing ends of spine. Remainder mark bottom edge. Interior crisp, unmarked. In bright clean jacket with light rubbing top edge. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 26089 
Price: 18.81 USD
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Voices of Spirit;  Through the Psychic Experience of Elwood Babbitt, Hapgood, Charles H.
4 Voices of Spirit; Through the Psychic Experience of Elwood Babbitt
Hapgood, Charles H.
0440059836 / 9780440059837
Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence 1975, First Edition. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; IGNED by Elwood Babbitt after lengthy personal inscription on front endpaper. First Printing Stated. 336 pp, bound in navy blue & plum colored cloth; lavender endpapers. Very Good to Near Fine book; clean, tight, sharp corners. Top & bottom edges of boards sunned/faded. Pages crip, clean. Jacket has several small nicks & short tears; larger chip at bottom of back panel. Price intact on flap. 30294 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Sacred Stones, Sacred Stories: Cherubin Puzzles Revealed, Chariot Enigmas Solved, Kerson, Robert
5 Sacred Stones, Sacred Stories: Cherubin Puzzles Revealed, Chariot Enigmas Solved
Kerson, Robert

Robert Kerson Press 2003, Limited/Numbered Edition. Illustrated by Fred Kerson. Signed by Author Fine; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; #31 of 300 copies printed; signed & inscribed by the author on tile page: "To my good friend IHAB [?], who helped me with this .. " 278 pages, bound in blue cloth. Crisp, tight, as new. Author uses a technique called the CCS, Cherubim Chariot Survey, and other esoteric information to determine the locations of various holy sites including the Temple Mount, Herod's burial site, design of the Urim and Thummim, and more. Ancient survey solves temple location on Temple Mount.Mesada surveyed by ancient Jewish system.The Rock on Temple Mount was shaped by using string.Hezekiah's Tunnel surveying explains mystery of construction.Ancient breastplate can explain a number of bible stories.Sacred words in four alphabets draw out sacred pictures.Kabbah holds proof of Temple's Location.Dome of Rock centered over Table in Holy Place.A single thread runs through three world religions. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care.; Signed by Author 22347 
Price: 31.50 USD
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The First Five Lives of Annie Besant, Nethercot, Arthur Hobart
6 The First Five Lives of Annie Besant
Nethercot, Arthur Hobart

University of Chicago Press 1960, -. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 419 pages, bound in full cloth. Clean cover, firmly bound; mild bumping at base of spine. Interior crisp, unmarked. In bright, lightly rubbed jacket with shallow chip at end of spine. 25837 
Price: 17.10 USD
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Eighteen Visits To Mars, Rember, Winthrop Allen
7 Eighteen Visits To Mars
Rember, Winthrop Allen

Vantage Press 1956, First Edition. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; NEAR FINE book in GOOD to VERY GOOD jacket. Bound in blue cloth. Clean cover; sharp corners. Trace of foxing on top edge. No markings. Jacket very rubbed/dulled; tanning & soil on flap edges; spine faded. Price intact ($5.00). 18 illustrations. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; 439 p.; Packaged with care. 19402 
Price: 25.20 USD
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