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 Anonymous
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09/11/2011 11:51 pm  

Hello,
The following books are some books I am offering currency for. Books listed in order of buyer's priority. Please message me with description or pictures of what you have, and how much you would like for it.

1. One : The Grimoire of the Golden Toad, by Andrew D. Chumbley. Hoping to find a clean non dedicated copy. May not be possible so let me know what you have.

2. Antique versions of the primary European Grimoires 1800s or earlier would be of interest. Grand Grimoire, Grimoirium Verum, etc. I'm interested in it, message me.

3.The Goetia : De Laurence I think it is 1916, I am looking for the black version.

4. Voudon Gnosis, by David Beth. Seeking standard Fulgur ltd. edition.

5. Legion 49, Barry William Hale. Mostly standard edition but would be serious about a clean deluxe edition as well.

6. Azoetia Sethos-Behena edition.

7. Nightside of Eden, The Ninth Arch, by Kenneth Grant. Uncertain as to which copies I want so let me know if you have any for sale.

Thank you


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Walterfive
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29/11/2011 4:29 pm  

Why on earth would you want the De Laurence edition of The Goetia? It's a pirated edition of the incomplete Crowley/Mathers version. Much better is Joseph Peterson's "Lesser Key of Solomon" which can be found here:
http://www.amazon.com/Lesser-Key-Solomon-Joseph-Peterson/dp/157863220X/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

If you want a reproduction of Crowley's Goetia, you can't do much better than the Hell Fire Club's limited edition with Crowley's notes, which can be found here: http://www.hellfireclubbooks.co.uk/goetia.html although I see the price has gone up substantially since I bought mine several years ago, Mr. Loughran (the publisher) must be on his last few copies...


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 Anonymous
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05/12/2011 6:18 pm  

For old grimoires, you might check out Adrian Harrington's occult list http://www.harringtonbooks.co.uk/shop/harrington/category/Occult%20%26%20Esoterica.html . I have seen their Albertus Magnus Book of Secrets. A couple of years ago they had the Black Pullet.

Treadwell's have Barry Hale's Legion 49.

Good luck!


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michaelclarke18
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09/12/2011 7:22 am  

Why on earth would you want the De Laurence edition of The Goetia? It's a pirated edition of the incomplete Crowley/Mathers version. Much better is Joseph Peterson's "Lesser Key of Solomon" which can be found here:
http://www.amazon.com/Lesser-Key-Solomon-Joseph-Peterson/dp/157863220X/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

I assume that the purpose is book collecting - rather than for actual art practice.


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einDoppelganger
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09/12/2011 11:30 am  

Agreed MClarke,

I find there's something quite talasmanic about the later 19th / early 20th century editions of these grimoires. Even compared to newer, more complete editions, these early printings have a certain gravitas about them.

I appreciate my Joseph Peterson edition of "Lesser Key" very much for the holes it fills in the Crowley/Mathers edition.  On the other hand, I adore my selection of old pulp grimoires that were sold for a dime in shops across the US in the 1930s (as seen in Owen Davies book Grimoires: A History of Magic Books). These editions are, as a general rule, woefully incomplete and full  of errors but they have such an immediacy and a utilitarian air its hard not to find them powerful. These dimestore magic books were intended to be used and in the American South they certainly were.

Anyway, I'm derailing the thread.  Best of luck on your want list!


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 Anonymous
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12/12/2011 4:01 am  

Hello,

Walterfive, thank you for the Hellfire link, They make beautiful books.  einDoppelganger sums it up quite fine, even though they are not practical, they are part of the grimoire history, and the "pulp grimoires" (nice term) are unique in their own right, each era has its style and I enjoy examining multiple versions of texts in general. Definitely appreciate you looking out for me tho. Magickal Child Crowley edition is probably my favorite.
Thanks for chiming in Mr. Clarke, I guess being a student who frowns on pirated magic texts, I am circumstantially a collector, not sure how it happened but I remember something like a vacuum. lol...
Treadwells, appreciate the link, and the signpost!
Thank you to all who responded via pm aswell.


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