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Although we have entitled it ‘Books on the Kabbalah’, it could more accurately be called ‘Books on the Kabbalah in the Western Hermetic and Philosophical Traditions,’ as that is its particular emphasis.

Indeed the first section, on Rare Books, contains a number of works that stand out as landmarks in the history of the engagement of Western Hermeticism with Kabbalistic thought. The most famous, and earliest of these works, is a First English language edition of, Mosaicall Philosophy (1659) by the English physician, Rosicrucian and mystic Robert Fludd (1574 – 1637). Another significant early work is the Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings (1712-1713) of Dr. Henry More, which includes his Conjectura Cabbalistica, and Defence of the Threefold Cabbala. More, who is most widely remembered as one of the Cambridge Platonists, was greatly influenced by his friend Francis Mercurius van Helmont, who with Knorr von Rosenroth, compiled the famous Kabbala Denudata. A copy of the First Edition of the English language translation of the Kabbala Denudata, published by S. L. MacGregror Mathers under the title The Kabbalah Unveiled, (1887) is also available. Mathers was of course one of the originators of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which was founded not long after his publication of The Kabbalah Unveiled, and the work became a textbook for the study of the Kabbalah which was used not only by his brethren in the Golden Dawn, but by generations of occultists thereafter.

Isaac Myer’s weighty work Qabbalah, The Philosophical Writings ..(etc).. which was published just a year after Mathers’ The Kabbalah Unveiled, is another serious study, and one that was highly regarded by the likes of Mme. Blavatsky. Unfortunately for Myer a certain confusion about the sequence and roles of the Sephiroth (p 258 – 263) has tended to overshadow the importance of the rest of the work. There were two printings of the First Edition of Myer’s Qabbalah, – one on large paper, and one on standard size paper – both in limited number. A copy of each is included in this catalog. Less problematic, and arguably even more influential, are the first editions of three books by Arthur Edward Waite, which conclude our rare books listings: The Doctrine and Literature of the Kabalah, (1902), The Secret Doctrine in Israel, (1913), and The Holy Kabbalah, (1929) which was effectively a revised consolidation of the two earlier books.

The second section of the catalog comprises a collection of different editions of Aleister Crowley’s famous Kabbalistic study, Seven Seven Seven. Noteable amongst these is a nice copy of the First Edition of the book, complete with the often-lacking errata page with the Tree of Life design on the verso. These are followed by a selection of limited editions of the three major works on the Kabbalah by Frater Achad: Charles Stansfeld Jones (1886-1950), the man whom Aleister Crowley accepted – at least temporarily – as his ‘magical son.’ Achad published his controversial reassignment of the attributions of the paths linking the sephiroth in an appendix to his book Q.B.L., or The Bride’s Reception (1922), and later expanded upon them in The Egyptian Revival (1923). His third major Kabbalistic study: The Anatomy of the Body of God, (1925) focused particularly on the relationship between the Tarot and the Tree of Life. Signed First Editions of all three works are offered, as well as two limited edition reprints.

The final section of the catalog lists over seventy New, Used and Out-of-Print Works on the history and practice of the Kabbalah, including books by Frater Albertus, Franz Bardon, John Bonner, W. E. Butler, Fabre D’Olivet, Perle Epstein, Dion Fortune, David Godwin, William G. Gray, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, Aryeh Kaplan, Gareth Knight, Eliphas Levi, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Israel Regardie, Gershom G. Scholem, Stephen Skinner, William Stirling, A. E. Waite, and many others.
Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalog # 14.

Books on The Kabbalah

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Welcome to this, the fourteenth of our on-line catalogs. Although we have entitled it ‘Books on the Kabbalah’, it could more accurately be called ‘Books on the Kabbalah in the Western Hermetic and Philosophical Traditions,’ as that is its particular emphasis.

Indeed the first section, on Rare Books, contains a number of works that stand out as landmarks in the history of the engagement of Western Hermeticism with Kabbalistic thought. The most famous, and earliest of these works, is a First English language edition of, Mosaicall Philosophy (1659) by the English physician, Rosicrucian and mystic Robert Fludd (1574 – 1637). Another significant early work is the Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings (1712-1713) of Dr. Henry More, which includes his Conjectura Cabbalistica, and Defence of the Threefold Cabbala. More, who is most widely remembered as one of the Cambridge Platonists, was greatly influenced by his friend Francis Mercurius van Helmont, who with Knorr von Rosenroth, compiled the famous Kabbala Denudata. A copy of the First Edition of the English language translation of the Kabbala Denudata, published by S. L. MacGregror Mathers under the title The Kabbalah Unveiled, (1887) is also available. Mathers was of course one of the originators of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which was founded not long after his publication of The Kabbalah Unveiled, and the work became a textbook for the study of the Kabbalah which was used not only by his brethren in the Golden Dawn, but by generations of occultists thereafter.

Isaac Myer’s weighty work Qabbalah, The Philosophical Writings ..(etc).. which was published just a year after Mathers’ The Kabbalah Unveiled, is another serious study, and one that was highly regarded by the likes of Mme. Blavatsky. Unfortunately for Myer a certain confusion about the sequence and roles of the Sephiroth (p 258 – 263) has tended to overshadow the importance of the rest of the work. There were two printings of the First Edition of Myer’s Qabbalah, – one on large paper, and one on standard size paper – both in limited number. A copy of each is included in this catalog. Less problematic, and arguably even more influential, are the first editions of three books by Arthur Edward Waite, which conclude our rare books listings: The Doctrine and Literature of the Kabalah, (1902), The Secret Doctrine in Israel, (1913), and The Holy Kabbalah, (1929) which was effectively a revised consolidation of the two earlier books.

The second section of the catalog comprises a collection of different editions of Aleister Crowley’s famous Kabbalistic study, Seven Seven Seven. Noteable amongst these is a nice copy of the First Edition of the book, complete with the often-lacking errata page with the Tree of Life design on the verso. These are followed by a selection of limited editions of the three major works on the Kabbalah by Frater Achad: Charles Stansfeld Jones (1886-1950), the man whom Aleister Crowley accepted – at least temporarily – as his ‘magical son.’ Achad published his controversial reassignment of the attributions of the paths linking the sephiroth in an appendix to his book Q.B.L., or The Bride’s Reception (1922), and later expanded upon them in The Egyptian Revival (1923). His third major Kabbalistic study: The Anatomy of the Body of God, (1925) focused particularly on the relationship between the Tarot and the Tree of Life. Signed First Editions of all three works are offered, as well as two limited edition reprints.

The final section of the catalog lists over seventy New, Used and Out-of-Print Works on the history and practice of the Kabbalah, including books by Frater Albertus, Franz Bardon, John Bonner, W. E. Butler, Fabre D’Olivet, Perle Epstein, Dion Fortune, David Godwin, William G. Gray, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, Aryeh Kaplan, Gareth Knight, Eliphas Levi, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Israel Regardie, Gershom G. Scholem, Stephen Skinner, William Stirling, A. E. Waite, and many others.

Our next catalog, Number 15, will be on Alchemy & the Hermetic Arts. It should be out late in March, 2007. Future catalogs will of course include more of our specialist lists on Aleister Crowley, with others planned on Witchcraft, Mythology, Theosophy, Magic, Grimoires, and other of our specialties.

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Contents of this Catalog:

Rare & Unusual Books On The Kabbalah.

Aleister Crowley’s 777. A First Edition and Reprints..

Three Kabbalistic Works By Frater Achad.

A Selection of Used and Out-of-print works on the Kabbalah.

About This Catalog & How To Purchase From It.

Rare & Unusual Books on the Kabbalah.

Fabre D’Olivet, Trans. by Nay├ín Louise Redfield. The Hebraic Tongue Restored. And the True Meaning of the Hebrew Words Re-established and Proved by their Radical Analysis. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921. First edition. Hardcover, large 8vo, xvi + 350 pp, Original decorated blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, limited edition of 500 copies. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and bruised, light vertical crease in spine, endpapers and page edges browned, a few smudges from handling to outer page margins, binding slightly shaken. Still a bright and unmarked VG copy. (8908) $200.00

Robert Fludd, Mosaicall Philosophy. Grounded upon the Essential Truth or Eternal Sapience. Humphrey: London, 1659. First English Edition. Hardcover, Folio, ii (of vi) + 300pp. Later patterned morocco boards, with gilt stamped leather title label. A landmark work. The First English language edition of one of the first books to be published in English on what is sometimes termed ‘the Hermetic Kabbalah.’ Robert Fludd (1574 – 1637), was a prominent English physician, a Rosicrucian with an interest in astrology, natural magic and mysticism, he was greatly influenced by the teachings of Paracelsus. In the Mosaicall Philosophy, Fludd combines core Platonist thought with a fusion of alchemy and Kabbalah, in a great metaphysical exploration. The title page darkened and a little chipped and has been laid down and remounted. The two conjugate, unsigned leaves of Fludd’s introduction “To the…Reader” which should follow the title page are lacking. The text thereafter is complete, although approx. half of the second leaf is wanting and has been carefully replaced in beautifully penned contemporary manuscript, as have pp. 43 – 46, & 273 -274. There is a thumb-sized chip from the margin of pages 207/208 affecting a couple of the marginal captions, but not the text itself. A few old ink stains, small repairs, and general signs of use. Pages darkened throughout, although they remain supple and are tight in their later binding. A nice, albeit well-used copy of an extremely scarce book. (32312) $6,950.00

Manly P. Hall, [The Secret Teachings of All Ages] An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of All Ages. San Francisco, CA: Printed for Manly P. Hall by H. S. Crocker, 1928. Fifth Edition – Limited. Hardcover, Tall thick folio, vi + 246 pp, Original patterned paper boards with vellum tips and spine. Gilt stamped leather title label on spine. Housed in the original paper and cloth covered wooden slip-case. This ‘Fifth Edition’ – limited to 800 numbered copies, of which this is copy number 444. This copy has the photo-portrait frontis from another work, inscribed “Best wishes of Manly P. Hall” tipped in facing the limitation page. (NB the inscription is handwritten and signed by Hall – NOT a mechanical reproduction). An impressive early edition of Hall’s massive work, best known by its shortened title ‘The Secret Teachings of All Ages.’ This edition includes fifty-four full-page color plates by J. Augustus Knapp, and approx. two hundred black and white illustrations taken from rare occult works. It remains one of the most famous – and impressive – books in the Western esoteric canon. A VG copy. As usual the vellum spine has darkened, and the leather title label is chipped – in this case about a quarter of the label is missing. The boards are lightly rubbed, and there iare a couple of small indentations and scrapes in the spine. The slip case is solid, but quite rubbed around the edges. There is a little light foxing throughout. Still a tight, solid, internally clean VG copy of an important and handsome book. (32314) $900.00

S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Translator etc. The Kabbalah Unveiled. London: George Redway, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, xiv + 360 pp. (+56pp. publisher’s catalog bound in at rear). Original royal blue cloth with gilt title etc. on spine. “Containing the following books of the Zohar. The Book of Concealed Mystery, the Greater Holy Assembly, the Lesser Holy Assembly. Translated into English from the Latin version of Knorr von Rosenroth, and collated with the original Chaldee and Hebrew Text.” The first esoteric work to be published by Mathers (1854-1918), one of the most famous magicians of the time, and one of the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the fraternity in which Aleister Crowley got his early magical training, and which had such a profound influence on his own occult career. The Kabbalah Unveiled is a translation of the Kabbala Denudata of Knorr von Rosenroth (1677) which contained translations into Latin of parts of the Zohar and other Kabbalistic texts. A clipping from a 1930s bookseller’s catalogue advertising a seventeenth century edition of the Kabbalah Denudata has been pasted to the blank verso of the front free end paper, a few pencil marks in margins, small discoloured patch on front pastedown, where a bookplate has been removed. Spine a little darkened, front hinge strained, few pages have some light foxing, still a VG copy of an increasingly hard to find edition. (27697) $600.00

Henry More, A Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings Of Dr. Henry More, Fellow of Christ’s-College in Cambridge. As Namely, Antidote against Atheism. Appendix to the Said Antidote. Enthusiasmus Triumphatus. His Letters to Des Cartes, etc. Immortality of the Soul. Conjectura Cabbalistica. London: Printed by Joseph Downing in Bartholomew-Close near West-Smithfield, 1712 – 1713. The Fourth Edition Corrected and much Enlarged. Hardcover, 4to, i-xxviii, 1-234pp & i-xiv, 1-56pp & i-vi, 56-138pp & i-xvi, 1-258pp & i-viii, i-iv, i-vi, 1-243pp, (244-252pp). Contemporary blind-stamped leather boards, recently rebacked with new leather spine, blind rules raised bands and red leather spine label, gilt title and author to label. The Best Edition of this collection of works by Henry More (1614-1687), the most prolific of the Cambridge Platonists. It includes the 1713 printing of his ‘Conjectura Cabbalistica,’ with its integral but separately title-paged ‘Defence of the Threefold Cabbala.’ In this early English-language work on the subject, More identified a “Threefold Cabbala, Literal, Philosophical, and Mystical, or Divinely Moral,” which he explored in the light of his own spiritual philosophy and the perceived secret interpretations of Genesis it revealed. Boards rubbed at edges, some darkening to end leaves, a few light owner’s marks to front end paper. Generally a sound and unmarked copy of this scarce work. (2386) $1,650.00

Isaac Myer, Qabbalah. The Philosophical Writings Of Solomon Ben Yehudah Ibn Gebirol Or Avicebron And their connection with the Hebrew Qabbalah and Sephir ha-Zohar, with remarks upon the antiquity and content of the latter, and translations of selected passages from the same also An Ancient Lodge of Initiates, Translated From The Zohar, And an abstract of an essay upon the Chinese Qabbalah, contained in the book called the Yih King, a translation of part of the Mystic Theology of Dionysus, the Areopagite; and an account of the construction of the ancient Akkadian and Chaldean Universe, etc. Accompanied by Diagrams and Illustrations. Published by the Author. Philadelphia: Privately printed by author, 1888. First edition. Hardcover, 4to, xxiv, + 500pp, Original blue cloth w/ red leather spine label, with gilt rules, title etc. to spine label. Frontis. This is the standard issue of the first edition – limited to 350 copies (there was also a large paper edition, limited to 150 copies, signed by the author, see the following item). An important work of the time – Mme. Blavatsky cited it approvingly in The Secret Doctrine, although Myer’s confusion about the position of some of the Sephiroth seems to have led her astray. Corners bumped, cloth lightly marked, and a little rubbed at the edges and folds. Extreme margins of a few pages discolored. Internal hinges starting, and boards a little loose, but still holding (as common with this heavy volume). Contemporary owner’s signature on front pastedown, some light pencil notes to the first page of introduction, offsetting from an old book mark has left a shadow across part of pp 316-317. (890) $350.00

Isaac Myer, Qabbalah. The Philosophical Writings Of Solomon Ben Yehudah Ibn Gebirol Or Avicebron [etc.] Philadelphia, PA: Privately printed by author, 1888. First Edition – Large paper copy. Hardcover, folio xxiv, + 500pp, Original blue cloth w/ red leather spine label, with gilt rules, title etc. to spine label. Number 64 of a limited edition of 150 large paper copies, signed by the author. Unobtrusively rebacked so as to retained the original binding whilst reinforcing the hinges which typically weaken on this large volume. Fresh endpapers. Cloth lightly marked and rubbed at the extremities. Closed crack in leather spine label. A little light foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise the pages are bright and the text unmarked. A solid VG copy. (5950) $850.00

William Stirling, Introduction by R. A. Gilbert, Foreword by John Michell. Preface by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. The Canon. An Exposition of the Pagan Mystery Perpetuated in the Cabala as the Rule of All the Arts. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1999. First Edition thus, limited and numbered. Hardcover, 8 vo, xxiv + 424pp. Full brown leather, with decorative gilt tooling to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Edition limited to 49 hand numbered copies of which this is number 5. First published in 1897, this is the leather bound issue of the best edition of this work. which includes an informative introduction by Hermetica scholar R. A. Gilbert. A Fine copy. (11845) $250.00

Arthur Edward Waite, The Doctrine and Literature of the Kabalah. London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1902. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo, xx + 508 pp, Blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, frontis. An important early study of the Qabalah by the occultist, mystic, and prolific author.Arthur Edward Waite (1857 – 1942). Corners lightly bumped, lettering on the spine a little dulled. Contemporary owner’s bookplate with Egyptian motifs on front pastedown, endpapers evenly browned. Edges dusty. Still a VG copy. (32316) $250.00

Arthur Edward Waite, The Secret Doctrine in Israel. A Study of the Zohar and its Connections. London: William Rider & Son, Ltd., 1913. First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, xvi + 330pp + 6pp adverts at rear. Original gilt decorated bright blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, frontis, four illustrations, index. With the words “Presentation Copy” stamped in ink on the title page. Very light rubbing to edges, corners and spine ends, page edges and endpapers lightly foxed, quite heavy spot discoloration (white flecks) to cloth of spine, otherwise a bright and sound unmarked VG+ copy. No dust jacket. (31894) $300.00

Arthur Edward Waite, The Holy Kabbalah. A study of the Secret Tradition in Israel as unfolded by Sons of the Doctrine for the Benefit and Consolation of the Elect dispersed through the Lands and Ages of The Greater Exile. London: MacMillan Company, 1929. First American Edition. Hardcover, large 8vo. xxxvi + 638 pp. Original brick cloth with black titling to spine, frontis, three full page half-tone plates, index. R. A. Gilbert observes: “The text is a happy marriage of Waite’s two earlier works on the Kabbalah, both extensively revised. No other work in English approaches Waite’s study in sanity, accuracy or competence, despite the errors due to his reliance on unsatisfactory translations. His insight into Kabbalism is praised by Gershom Scholem, the greatest living authority on the subject … ” Light chafing to edges, corners bumped, spine ends lightly bruised with a few tiny tears to cloth, very slightly shaken, paper lightly browned, otherwise a sound and unmarked VG+ copy. No dust jacket. (2578) $200.00

Aleister Crowley’s 777. A First Edition and Reprints.

Aleister Crowley, 777. Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. London: Walter Scott Publishing , 1909. First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, x pp [+ ii pp tipped-in errata] + 54pp [+ iv pp adverts]. Limited to 500 copies. Original red buckram, bevelled edges. Complete with the rare loosely-inserted Tree of Life diagram with additional errata on verso and the detachable subscription form for the Equinox bound in at the rear of the volume. Yorke 57. The first edition of Crowley’s often reprinted Qabalistic compendium. One of the classics of twentieth century occultism. Copies with both the Tree of Life diagram (which being loosely inserted was often lost) and the detachable advert intact are increasingly scarce. From the library of Ray Burlingame (1893-1965) ‘Frater Aquarius,’ a IX degree member of the Agape Lodge of the O.T.O. Cloth lightly discolored in places, corners a little bumped and rubbed, cloth missing a sliver from head of spine, endpapers slightly browned, still a Very Good copy. (25705) $1,700.00

Aleister Crowley, 777 Revised Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. A Reprint of 777 with Much Additional Matter by the Late Aleister Crowley. London: The Neptune Press, 1955 . First Edition thus. Hardcover. xxviii + 156pp. Demy 8vo. parchment spine with gilt-dec. buckram boards. Tables & hexagrams. Limited edition of 1100 copies. From the library of Ray Burlingame (1893-1965) ‘Frater Aquarius,’ a IX degree member of the Agape Lodge of the O.T.O. A reprint of the Qabalistic masterwork with much additional material, published by Crowley’s American student and occult heir Karl Germer in collaboration with Gerald Yorke a few years after the death of ‘the Beast.’ A hint of rubbing to the parchment spine, and corners lightly bruised, otherwise a beautiful, crisp, near-Fine copy (no dustwrapper, none issued). (25706) $300.00

Aleister Crowley, 777 Revised Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. A Reprint of 777 with Much Additional Matter by the Late Aleister Crowley. London: The Neptune Press, 1955. First Edition thus. Hardcover. xxviii + 156pp. Demy 8vo. parchment spine with gilt-dec. buckram boards. Tables & hexagrams. Limited edition of 1100 copies. From the library of Dent Myers, a former associate of Karl Germer’s (known also to Symonds, Yorke, Fuller Regardie, Cammell etc al. in the late 50s and early 60s.) with his name, short magical inscription, and the date ‘2-12-56’ on the first blank. A reprint of the Qabalistic masterwork with much additional material, published by Crowley’s American student and occult heir Karl Germer in collaboration with Gerald Yorke a few years after the death of ‘the Beast.’ The parchment spine is darkened and the cloth boards have a rather ‘mottled’ with some lighter patches and little bubbling. Still a tight, solid, near-VG copy. (no dustwrapper, none issued). (31625) $200.00

Aleister Crowley, 777 Revised. NP: Privately Printed for the O.T.O., [1970]. First Thus. Hardcover, xxviii + 156 pp + 4 pp of adverts. Deep red-brown patterned boards, gilt title, etc. to spine. A privately printed US edition of the revised text of Crowley’s Qabalistic masterwork, 777, which had originally been published by Gerald Yorke and Karl Germer, in conjunction with The Neptune Press / Atlantis Bookshop in London in 1955. This 1970 reprint was undertaken by Brock on behalf of Grady McMurtry and The O.T.O. Some darkening to the page edges and the pages, mainly the preliminaries. Previous owner’s signature and date (January 1973) and bookseller’s stamp on front free endpaper. Otherwise a tight, clean, VG+ copy (no dustjacket ). (15395) $75.00

Aleister Crowley, Seven, Seven, Seven (777) Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicande, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. New York, NY: Gordon Press, 1974. Reprint. Hardcover, xxviii + 156 pp + 4 pp of adverts, good – condition. Orange cloth boards, gilt title, etc. to spine. An unusual US edition of the revised text of Crowley’s Qabbalistic masterwork. Corners of boards a little bruised, cloth a little rubbed in places, otherwise a tight, internally clean VG+ copy (no dustjacket, none issued). (25322) $60.00

Aleister Crowley, Edited etc. by Israel Regardie. 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley. Including Gematria and Sepher Sephiroth, York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1983. Reprint. Hardcover. large 8vo. Approximately 300 pp [Variously paginated]. Original black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, tables, one full-page b/w illustration and numbered Tables. Spine ends lightly bruised, corners lightly rubbed, page edges lightly foxed, crease to rear end paper. Overall VG+ in Near Fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket very slightly rubbed at spine ends, not clipped). (15397) $85.00

Aleister Crowley, (Introduction by Israel Regardie). The Qabalah of Aleister Crowley Including Gematria, Liber 777, Sepher Sephiroth. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1973. First edition thus. Hardcover , large 8vo, approx. 300 pp, Original blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. Edges dusty and with a few small blemishes, there is a discolored patch on the front endpaper where a credit-card size label was once glued, otherwise a tight, clean VG copy in G+ dustjacket (spine darkened, a number of chips and tears around the edges, now protected by a mylar sleeve). (25620) $60.00

Three Kabbalistic Works By Frater Achad.

Frater Achad, Q. B. L. or the Bride’s Reception. Being a Short Cabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life, with a Brief Introduction and a Lengthy Appendix. Chicago, IL: Privately Printed / Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum, 1922. First Edition, Limited . Hardcover, large 8vo, xiv + 106pp + 48pp Appendix at rear. Quarter white cloth with gilt decorated green papered boards, top edge gilt, paper title label on spine, color frontis and plates with tissue guards, fold-out. Edition limited to 250 copies numbered copies signed by the Frater Achad on the limitation page. This copy signed, and numbered 110. Spine a little darkened, paper spine label chipped at corners but (unusually) 95 % intact, boards rubbed at edges, with the paper rubbed through to the board at the extremes of the points. Small erasure and pencil mark on front free endpaper. A few pages lightly thumbed and smudged at edges. Still one of the nicest copies we”ve seen, sound and unmarked and overall VG . (31748) $285.00

Frater Achad, The Egyptian Revival Or The Ever-Coming Son In the Light of the Tarot. Chicago, IL: Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum Publication Department, 1923. Limited ed. Hardcover, large 4to, xviii + 120 pp (+ 10 pp adverts). Original quarter green cloth with brown papered boards, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, and gilt Horus figure on front cover. Fold-out tree of life at rear. This copy number 213 of an edition limited to 1001 copies numbered and signed by the author. With the ownership signature of Nan Longstreth (a contemporary of Achad’s who contributed to the esoteric journal The Beacon) on the title page, and her pencil notes throughout. In this work Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones,1886-1950), explores and expands upon the radical reinterpretation of the paths connecting the Sephira which he first proposed in the appendix of his ‘Q.B.L. or The Bride’s Reception.’ Boards rubbed at points, gilt on spine very dulled and almost illegible (as usual) and (also as usual) flaking from the decorations on the cover. Corner of one page missing from having been clumsily opened, otherwise a tight, clean, VG copy. (10027) $475.00

Frater Achad, & Will Ransom. The Anatomy Of The Body Of God Being the Supreme Revelation of Cosmic Consciousness, with Designs showing the Formation, Multiplication, and Projection of the Stone of the Wise by Will Ransom. Chicago: Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum, 1925. Limited Edition. Hardcover, small quarto, xvi + 112pp (+ blanks) Original off-whte cloth spine with decorated papered boards. Paper title labels to spine and front board. Color frontis, black and white designs etc in-text, rubricted capitals throughout. This appears to be the dedication copy: the printed dedication reads “To Bro. Sydney T. Klein with esteem” under which Achad has handwritten “from the Author.” Edition limited to 250 copies numbered copies signed by the Frater Achad on the limitation page. This copy signed, and numbered 49. Spine somewhat darkened, paper spine label chipped at corners, paper covering of front board discolored towards fore-edge and rubbed at corners, with the paper rubbed through to the board at the extremes of the points. A few pages have a couple of brown spots, and a little faint yellowing. Overall a VG copy (no dustjacket, none issued) (32315) $400.00

Frater Achad, The Egyptian Revival. Or the Ever-Coming Son in the Light of the Tarot. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1969. Limited edition reprint.. Hardcover, large 8vo, xx + 120 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt title etc to spine, b/w illustration. Edition limited to 750 copies. Just a hint of chafing to edges and corners, old bookstore sticker to front endpaper, otherwise a sound and bright near fine copy in VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket has a tear in the front panel, is lightly rubbed at spine and corners, end flaps lightly browned, not price clipped, now in mylar). (31992) $110.00

Frater Achad, The Anatomy Of The Body Of God Being the Supreme Revelation of Cosmic Consciousness, with Designs showing the Formation, Multiplication, and Projection of the Stone of the Wise by Will Ransom. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1969. Limited Edition Reprint. Hardcover, large 8vo, xvi + 110 pp. Original black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, color frontis, b&w illustrations. Edition limited to 750 copies. Just a hint of rubbing to edges, top edge dusty, otherwise a sound and unmarked Near Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket. (Dust jacket rubbed at corners and spine ends, spine edges a bit creased, not price clipped) (31993) $95.00