Drag performers of times past! Amazing collection of rare performance albums featuring the likes of Charles Pierce, Mr. Lynn Carter and a slew of LPs by Rae Bourbon. Some of these are in the shop, DM or email me to inquire if you don’t see what you want.
A wonderful stack of vintage 1950s Pogo books by Walt Kelly now in the online shop.
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.
A History and Criticism
Methuen & Co.(LONDON), 1902
In TWO VOLUMES. Red cloth with gilt titling on front panels. Fascinating, thorough.
POSSESSION AND WITCHCRAFT
PARACELSUS, FLUDD, MESMER, ET AL
EARLY AMERICAN SPIRITUALISM
SPEAKING WITH TONGUES
TRANCE WRITING AND SPEAKING
and much more!
Mesmerism in India
And Its Practical Applications in Surgery and Medicine
by James Esdaile,M.D.
From the Masonic books collection of the Wisconsin Consistory Library/Masonic Center, with pastedown featuring the Double-headed eagle, Teutonic Cross and 32° Freemason insignia.Continue reading “Mesmerism in India – Rare First Edition, 1846”
Rise & Fall
A Concertina of Life by Micah Lidberg
First Edition, 2010
With obi, paper wrap.
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.
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″
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
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.)
The Rosy Cross
R. Swinburne Clymer
The Fraternatis Rosae Crucis
The Door Into The August Fraternity. Beverly Hall, 1965.Divine Law and it’s teachings of the Mystery Schools. Divine Law and it’s teachings of the Mystery Schools.
Cond.: VG. Clean, unmarked, solid. Mild shelfwear to exterior.