Seybert Commission on Spiritualism . First Edition, 1887.

Rare First Edition!

Seybert Commission on Spiritualism
1st EditionJ.B. Lippincott (PHILADELPHIA), 1887.

Original brown cloth with gilt titling on spine and front panel.

Preliminary Report of the Commission Appointed by The University of ennsylvania To Investigate Modern Spiritualism In Accordance with the Request of the late Henry Seybert.

Condition: VG. No writing, small name stamp on front free endpaper. NOT ex-library, no markings or writing. Tad bit of wear to head and tail of spine.
$175.

MODERN SPIRITUALISM A History and Criticism Frank Podmore. 1902. 2 Volumes

MODERN SPIRITUALISM
A History and Criticism
Frank Podmore

Methuen & Co.(LONDON), 1902

In TWO VOLUMES. Red cloth with gilt titling on front panels. Fascinating, thorough.

POSSESSION AND WITCHCRAFT
POLTERGEISTS
PARACELSUS, FLUDD, MESMER, ET AL
GERMAN SOMNAMBULISTS
ENGLISH MESMERISTS
CLAIRVOYANCE
EARLY AMERICAN SPIRITUALISM
PHYSICAL PHENOMENA
SPEAKING WITH TONGUES
TRANCE WRITING AND SPEAKING
TABLE TURNING
SEANCES
SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY
SLATE WRITING
MANIFESTATIONS
and much more!

$225.

Rise & Fall. FIRST EDITION. A Concertina of Life by Micah Lidberg

Rise & Fall
A Concertina of Life by Micah Lidberg

NOBROW PRESS
First Edition, 2010
With obi, paper wrap.

$60

Cond: VG. Spot of loss where obi adhered to book.
This beautiful concertina book folds out to a stunning 136 cm panorama detailing the demise of some of our planet’s most dominant and long standing occupants only to be replaced by another group of breastfeeding placental creatures that would come to reign over the globe millions of years later. Micah Lidberg’s seamless use of line and adeptness with a limited color palette recalls the intricate patterns of traditional Japanese kimono design and the murals of 1930s New York Deco in a book that is really more of a work of art, to be coveted and cherished. The nature of the concertina book also means that it is easily displayed on a mantelpiece or shelving unit, and printed on heavy card stock, it will stand the test of time.

DICTIONARY OF FABLE; Greek Mythology – 1828

Two beautiful rare volumes of French mythology.
DICTIONARY OF FABLE – 1828
Abrege de la Mythologie Universelle, Ou Dictionnaire de La Fable.
Par Fr. Noel
Marbled boards, end pages and page edges.

An exhaustive index, dictionary of mythological characters, figures and associated terms.  Beautifully illustrated in two lovely volumes.  In the French language.

Bruxelles (Brussells), Ode et Wodon, (1828) $98.

TWO VOLUMES.  6 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Cond: Good. Solid binding. Spine edge on one vol. shows wear, with loss to one paper label on spine. Light spotting throughout. Fold-out map intact and in vg condition. Some corner wear.

The History of the Popes BOWER 6V Full Leather FIRST EDITIONS – RARE

The History of the Popes
From the Foundation of the See of Rome, To the Present Time
Archibald Bower – FIRST EDITIONS
LONDON (Printed for the Author) $375

Published from 1750-1766

A VERY RARE SET! These volumes are NOT ex-library; lovely old bookplate on each volume.

Six gorgeous full folio leather covers, five raised bands. All original and in pretty exceptional condition.  A fascinating read and a beautiful set printed on handmade paper.

Vol. 1 – 1750 (Third Ed.)
Vol. 2 – 1750 (Third Ed.) Includes extensive Subscriber List.
Vol. 3 – 1754 (First Ed.)
Vol. 4 – 1759 (First Ed.)
Vol. 5 – 1761 (First Ed.)
Vol. 6 – 1766 (First Ed.)

About: Scottish historian, Archibald Bower gives a fascinating account that does not always work well with Vatican narratives and even during it’s initial release, his writings were often discounted as propaganda.

On 25 March 1747 Bower issued proposals for printing by subscription his History of the Popes. He explained that researches designed to vindicate papal supremacy had had the opposite effect on him. He presented the first volume to the King 13 May 1748. The second volume appeared in 1751, and towards the end of 1753 the third volume, which brought down his history to the death of Pope Stephen II in 757. It was in 1754 that the first serious attack was made on the work, in a pamphlet by Alban Butler, published anonymously at Douai as Remarks on the two first volumes of the late Lives of the Popes; in letters from a Gentleman to a Friend in the Country.(Wikipedia)

Condition: GOOD. There is cracking to the outer joints, but each holding and fully intact…V1 requires more care in handling, cover unattached to several bands, but holding. There are also a couple of loose first endpages, spines lack 5 of 6 title labels, but include volume lables, with one showing a tear (missing piece is enclosed.)

Andy Warhol PHOTOBOOTH Pictures Book Robert Miller Gallery, 1989

I’ll start by saying you will be VERY hard pressed to find a copy of this rare book in the exceptional condition as this one. Most that crop up are lacking the amazing clear sleeve or it is horribly damaged…this one is perfect. Also, I’ve noted that other copies have loose pages or are even missing pages at the beginning. This copy does not even appear to have been cracked open. It is very nice, indeed.

ANDY WARHOL’S PHOTOBOOTH PICTURES
Robert Miller Gallery, 1989. First Edition. $295.

Introduction by Gary Indiana.

Printed in a limited run to accompany the exhibition at Robert Miller Gallery, Nov. 28 – Dec. 30, 1989.

Includes printed acetate sleeve wrap/dust jacket!

196 reproductions of photobooth strips commissioned by Warhol of a host of celebrities and Factory Superstars including Edie Sedgwick, Mary Woronov, Taylor Meade, Gerard Malanga and more.