Midian Books: October 2013 List

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131002B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE BOOK OF THE LAW
1938 56pp O.T.O. small stapled booklet. Buff covers sl. soiled (protected in glassine wraps. VG. The softcover issue of the first separately printed UK edition of The Book of the Law. Includes the detachable order form for “The Equinox of the Gods.” £395.00

131003B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE BOOK OF THE LAW
2004 approx 120pp Neptune Press 4to hardback. Illus in col. throughout. NM. Ltd. ed. 64/500. A centenary edition, illustrated in colour pencil by Susan E. Jameson. £125.00

131004B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE BOOK OF THE LAW
nd. 1980s 32pp Heka-Baka A5 stapled booklet. VG. £10.00

131005B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE FORBIDDEN LECTURE
1st 1990 62pp Mandrake. Pages sl. browned else VG+ in VG+ d/w. Ltd. ed. 782/1000. Crowley’s ill fated lecture on Gilles De Rais. £35.00

131006B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE HOLY BOOKS
2nd 1972 116pp Sangreal. Small V cut-out of top of d/w, sl. chipped at edges else VG in VG d/w. £30.00

131007B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: MOONCHILD
1st 1929 335pp Mandrake Press. Remains of original Beresford Egan dustwapper (rear and spine) in protective sleeve with rest of d/w represented by colour copy. Gilt nice and bright on spine, page edges toned else VG. £395.00

131008B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE MOTHER’S TRAGEDY
New ed. 1907 112pp Society For The Propagation Of Religious Truth. All edges uncut. Blue cloth boards, gilt titling to front board (none on spine) Nice and bright cover. Overall VG. £250.00

131009B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE SOUL OF OSIRIS
1st 1901 132pp Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Brick red paper covered boards some chipping to edges, whit linen spine. Paper label on spine age darkened but intact (chipped at edges). Ex libris plate (Ernest Outhwaite) pasted inside front board. Overall VG. £295.00

131010B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE STRATAGEM
1st 1929 139pp Mandrake small h/b. Snakeskin effect boards. All edges scuffed, paper label on spine mostly gone, loose at centre. Overall G. Scarce first edition. £75.00

131011B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: WHITE STAINS
1973 118pp Duckworth. White boards with black Crowley stylised signature on front board. Black page edges. Sl. bubbling to laminate of d/w else VG+ in VG d/w. Ltd. ed. 661/1000. This copy has a small label pasted on front endpaper indicating that it is stock from the legendary Equinox Bookshop. A nice copy. £125.00

131012B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: WHY JESUS WEPT
1st ed 1904 privately published, Printed by Philippe Renouard quarto paperback in paper wraps. Top edges uncut. Red and Black type to title page. Covers soiled. Although endpapers are attached the spine has become detached leaving a couple of signatures loose. Includes original printed slip inserted between pages 76-77. Also includes the pamphlet “Mr Crowley and the Creeds & The Creed of Mr Chesterton, with a Postscript entitled A Child of Ephraim: Chesterton’s Colossal Collapse” (8pp quarto uncut sheet in VG+ condition). Very scarce first edition. £895.00

131013B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: ALEXANDRA
1991 44pp Mandrake. White d/w sl. soiled else VG+ in VG d/w. Ltd. ed. 14/350. £25.00

131014B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: AMPHORA
Deluxe ed. 1992 82pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 14/50. Part of a series of quality uniform reprints, several of which are on offer. £95.00

131015B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: CHICAGO MAY
Deluxe ed. 1992 26pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 14/50. £95.00

131016B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: GARGOYLES
Deluxe ed. 1992 112pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 12/50. £95.00

131017B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: HOUSEHOLD GODS
Deluxe ed. 1992 44pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 12/50. £95.00

131018B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: IN RESIDENCE
Deluxe ed. 1992 120pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 20/50. £95.00

131019B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: MORTADELLO
Deluxe ed. 1992 122pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 15/50. £95.00

131020B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: OLLA
Deluxe ed. 1992 128pp First Impressions 4to h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 12/50. £95.00

131021B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: SONGS OF THE SPIRIT
Deluxe ed. 1992 110pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 26/50.. £95.00

131022B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE SOUL OF OSIRIS
Deluxe ed. 1992 130pp First Impressions small h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 21/50. £95.00

131023B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: WHY JESUS WEPT
Deluxe ed. 1993 130pp First Impressions quarto h/b. Quarter leather, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, black ribbon. NM. Ltd. ed. 14/50. £95.00

131024B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: DIARY OF A DRUG FIEND
6th, 1981 362pp Weiser trade p/b. Sl. creased else VG. £8.00

131025B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE FISH
1st 1992 122pp Mandrake Press. d/w sl. sunned on spine else VG+ in VG d/w. Ltd. ed. 14/750. A previously unpublished fragment of a novel. Also includes The Cephaloedium Working as an appendix. Introduced by Lawrence Sutin and edited by Anthony Naylor. £30.00

131026B: THE HEART OF THE MASTER
1992 126pp New Falcon trade p/b. Illus. VG. Includes The Master Therion, a Biographical Note and The Secret Conference. £6.00

131027B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: LEAH SUBLIME
1983 12pp Panic Press A5 stapled booklet. VG+. Ltd. ed. 38/222. £10.00

131028B. ALEISTER CROWLEY: GOETIA
1st thus 1976 66pp Equinox. No d/w else VG+. £40.00

131029B. ALEISTER CROWLEY & THEODOR REUSS: O.T.O. RITUALS AND SEX MAGICK
1st 1999 500pp IHO trade p/b. Illus. NM. Introduction by Peter Koenig, compiled by Anthony Naylor. Gives Crowley’s initiation rituals and the instructional texts, including the scarce & explicit Emblems & their Modes of Use (the clearest text concerning Crowley’s conception of sex magick), signs and words of IXth degree, regalia of Xth degree etc. and some pre-Thelemic versions of O.T.O. Rituals. Also constitutional missives, allegorical texts & other material. Extremely scarce. £175.00

131030B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] THE EQUINOX VOL. 1 NOS I-X
3rd 1978 10 volumes Weiser. Uniform volumes, white cloth, decorated front boards (Equinox coat of arms in colour). Illus. Apart from sl. scuffs to white boards All VG. Facsimile editions. Please note that due to the weight, postage and insurance overseas will be excessive, please enquire before placing an order. £795.00

131031B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY]: THE EQUINOX, COMPLETE SET
Deluxe ed 1992 6 vols Mandrake/Holmes. Each volume quarter bound in burgundy leather, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, red ribbon markers. Housed in slipcase covered in marbled paper/leather to match books. Each volume hand numbered. Very minor scuffing on some board edges else NM in VG+ slipcase. Extremely rare set, published in an edition of only 50 sets (this set being unnumbered). Comprises two editions of the Equinox volume 1 per book, with the sixth book being Vol. 3 No. 1. Please note that due to the weight, postage and insurance overseas will be excessive, please enquire before placing an order. £695.00

131032B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] GEMS FROM THE EQUINOX
3rd 1986 1134pp Falcon Press. Black laminated boards. Gilt titling to front board and spine, a fair bit of loss to gilt else VG. Massive collection of essay collected and introduced by Issrael Regardie. £25.00

131033B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] RICHARD KACZYNSKI: PERDURABO
Deluxe edition 2002 555pp New Falcon. Full red bonded leather, gilt titling and device to front board. Small imperfection in leather on front board else VG+. Ltd. Ed. 48/111. Signed by author. The definitive modern biography of Crowley. Includes a postcard ticket (no 053) from Atlantis Bookshop for an evening with the author in 2004. This version rarely comes on the market. £345.00

131034B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] RICHARD KACZYNSKI: PERDURABO
1st 2002 555pp New Falcon trade p/b. Some bubbling to laminate on covers else VG. £25.00

131035B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] FRANCIS KING: THE MAGICAL WORLD OF ALESITER CROWLEY
1987 210pp Arrow trade p/b. 8pp photos. VG. £5.00

131036B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] ARTHUR CALDER MARSHALL: THE MAGIC OF MY YOUTH
1st 1951 226pp Rupert Hart-Davis. No d/w else VG. The author’s memoirs, with extensive references to Aleister Crowley et al. Includes two chapters on the Abbey of Thelema at Cefalu and an account of Raoul Loveday’s death. £15.00

131037B. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] MARCELLO MOTTA: THE COMMENTARIES OF AL
1st 1976 380pp Routledge & Kegan Paul. Col. frontis (Stele of Revealing), Sl. marking to bottom edge of pages else VG in VG d/w. The Commentaries Of AL – Equinox Vol. V, No. 1. Includes both Aleister Crowley’s commentaries on Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law), as well as further commentaries by Marcelo Motta. Scarce. £175.00

131046B. KENNETH GRANT: BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE
Deluxe ed. 1999 367pp Starfire. 18pp photos, col. frontis. Quarter goatskin, handmade paper. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 63/71, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. £600.00

131048B. KENNETH GRANT: THE NINTH ARCH
Deluxe ed. 2002 604pp Starfire. 24pp photos, col. frontis and endpiece. Quarter goatskin, handmade paper covered boards. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 57/97 copies, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. £600.00

131049B. KENNETH GRANT: THE NINTH ARCH
1st ed. 2002 604pp Starfire. 24pp photos, col. frontis and endpiece. VG in VG d/w. Standard edition. £200.00

131050B. KENNETH GRANT: AGAINST THE LIGHT
1st 1997 120pp Starfire. VG in VG d/w. The first of Grant’s Nightside Narratives. £55.00

131051B. KENNETH GRANT: AT THE FEET OF THE GURU
1st 2006 134pp Starfire. NM in NM d/w. £25.00

131052B. KENNETH GRANT: CONVOLVULUS
Deluxe ed. 2005 188pp Starfire. Quarter goatskin, handmade paper covered boards. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 70/75, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. Collects poetry from Black To Black, The Gull’s Beak and unpublished works. £200.00

131053B. KENNETH GRANT: GAMALIEL
1st 2003 158pp Starfire. Col. frontis. NM in NM d/w. Contains the two Nightside Narratives Gamaliel and Dance, Doll, Dance. £25.00

131054B. KENNETH & STEFFI GRANT: HIDDEN LORE
1st 1989 approx 60pp Skoob 4to h/b. Illus. Knock at top and bottom of spine else VG+. Ltd. ed. 470/1000. Collects the 10 Carfax monographs originally published between 1959-63. Material on Spare etc. £75.00

131056B. KENNETH & STEFFI GRANT: HIDDEN LORE – HERMETIC GLYPHS
Deluxe ed. 2006 72pp Fulgur 4to h/b. Quarter grey morocco. Prof. illus. inc. col. NM in NM d/w, housed in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 25/91, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. An expanded edition of Hidden Lore, originally published by Skoob, which itself was a reprint of the original separate Carfax Monographs. Includes new material and 20 new illus. All colour. Loosely inserted are numerous extras inc. a 1pp A4 printed sheet by Steffi Grant describing the genesis of the work, plus original flyers and postcards. £295.00

131057B. KENNETH GRANT: IMAGES AND ORACLES OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE
1st 1975 96pp Muller oblong h/b. Prof. illus. d/w scraped on front, VG+ in G d/w. Ltd. ed. 1000 copies. Printed in red and black, a well illus. study of Spare. £75.00

131058B. KENNETH GRANT: IMAGES AND ORACLES OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE
Deluxe ed. 2003 96pp Fulgur. Quarter red morocco, top page edges black. Prof. illus. NM in NM d/w, housed in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 81/93, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. £295.00

131059B. KENNETH GRANT: IMAGES AND ORACLES OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE
2003 96pp Fulgur oblong p/b. Prof. illus. VG+. Paperback edition of the above. £25.00

131060B. KENNETH GRANT: THE OTHER CHILD
Deluxe ed. 2003 216pp Starfire. Quarter goatskin, handmade paper covered boards, VG+ in VG+ d/w. Ltd. ed. 92/94, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. A further six Nightside Narratives; The Other Child, As Long as the Flesh Remains, the Talisman, Necromancy, the Amazement of Mandel and The Stellar Lode. £200.00

131061B. KENNETH GRANT: THE OTHER CHILD
1st 2003 216pp Starfire. VG in VG d/w. A further six Nightside Narratives. £25.00

131062B. KENNETH GRANT: REMEMBERING ALEISTER CROWLEY
“Centenary Edition” 66pp Skoob 4to h/b. Prof. illus. NM in NM d/w, housed in black cloth slipcase with design stamped on front and rear. To mark the centenary of Crowley’s reception of The Book of the Law, 93 copies of this title, originally published in 1991, were issued with a label on the front endpaper, signed by Kenneth Grant (this one is 51/93). Additional inserts include a facsimile of a Chinese visiting card occasionally employed by Crowley and a rare photographic portrait of Crowley from the 1940s. £250.00

131063B. KENNETH GRANT: REMEMBERING ALEISTER CROWLEY
1st 1991 66pp Skoob 4to h/b. Prof. illus. NM in NM d/w. £35.00

131064B. KENNETH GRANT: SNAKEWAND
1st 2000 168pp Starfire. Frontis VG in VG d/w. A further two Nightside Narratives, Snakewand and A Darker Strain. £25.00

131065B. KENNETH & STEFFI GRANT: ZOS SPEAKS
Deluxe ed. 1998 296pp Fulgur 4to h/b. Prof. illus. inc. col. Frontis. Quarter leather. VG+ in VG+ d/w, housed in slipcase. Ltd. ed. hand written “Number 13 of 93 Copies” and signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. Includes small card folder with talisman of the Zos Kia Cultus, secured with purple ribbon. Encounters with Austin Osman Spare. Includes the Logomachy and the Zoetic Grimoire, plus correspondence etc. £395.00

131066B. [KENNETH GRANT]: HENRIK BOGDAN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Deluxe ed 2003 Academia Esoterica Press A5 booklet bound in to hard covers. Illus. NM. Ltd. ed. 4/31. £50.00

131067B. [KENNETH GRANT]: HENRIK BOGDAN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
1st 2003 Academia Esoterica Press A5 stapled booklet. NM. £20.00

131068B. VICTOR NEUBURG: THE TRIUMPH OF PAN
1989 182pp Skoob h/b. Paper label on spine. NM housed in water stained red cloth slipcase. Facsimile collection of poetry with introduction by Caroline Robertson. £25.00

131069B. JACK PARSONS: MAGICK, GNOSTICISM & THE WITCHCRAFT
1st 1979 38pp 93 Publishing small p/b. Fontis. VG+. Very scarce collection of essays. £75.00

131070B. [JACK PARSONS] PAUL RYDEEN: JACK PARSONS AND THE FALL OF BABALON
1st 1995 80pp Crash Collusion A5 stapled booklet. VG+. Signed by author. Brief biographical sketch which would be expanded to the biography Sex and Rockets. £25.00

131071B. ISRAEL REGARDIE: THE ROMANCE OF METAPHYSICS
1st 1946 288pp Aries Press. 1 inch piece missing from top right of d/w else VG in G d/w. £40.00

131072B. ISRAEL REGARDIE: FOUNDATONS OF PRACTICAL MAGIC
1982 160pp Aquarian trade p/b. VG. An introduction to qabalistic, magical and meditative techniques. £5.00

131073B. KEITH RICHMOND: PROGRADIOR DELUXE SET
Deluxe ed. 2004 2 vols. 176pp & 316pp Neptune Press. Illus. VG+ in VG+ d/w, housed in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 37/50. Rare two volume set. The first volume “Progradior & The Beast” is a biography of Frank Bennett, the second “The Magical Record of Frater Progradior” contains his magical records. This is one of only 50 sets that were issued in a slipcase, which is a flimsy glued card slipcase. The slipcase has come unstuck, some glue residue transferred to d/ws but this has been cleaned off. Both books are signed by the author. Tipped inside front endpaper of Progradior & The Beast is a signed printed portrait of Bennett by his grand-daughter. Also included with this set is an A5 card invitation to the launch of the book, featuring art by Aleister Crowley. £200.00

131074B. GAVIN SEMPLE: STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF FRANK LETCHFORD
1st 2002 42pp Fulgur trade paperback. Illus. Blue wraps. VG. A brief memoir of the Spare collector and author. £25.00

131075B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: A BOOK OF SATYRS
1990 Beyond The Rising Sun 4to p/b. Green card covers. Illus. throughout. VG+. £20.00

131076B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: ADVENTURES IN LIMBO
Deluxe ed. 2006 approx 40pp Neptune Press 4to landscape p/b. Illus. in col. Throughout. NM. Facsimile copy of one of Spare’s sketchbooks from the 1940s. 24 colour plates, printed on one side only with an essay by Keith Richmond. This is one of 24 copies reserved for private distribution, which included an original sketch from the sketchbook. Housed in a separate card folder, this features sketch no. 3, signed AOS bottom right. Extremely rare. £895.00

131077B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: ANATHEMA OF ZOS
1976 24pp Neptune 4to p/b. Grey card covers. Frontis. Sl. printing mark edge of title page else VG. Ltd. ed. 377/500. Facsimile copy, originally published in a limited edition of 100 copies in 1927. £35.00

131078B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: AUTOMATIC DRAWING
1977 12pp 93 Publishing large format p/b. Brick red covers. Illus. VG. Ltd. ed. 250 copies. Written by Spare and Frederick Carter, this originally appeared as an article in Form magazine in 1916. £75.00

131079B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: AXIOMATA/THE WITCHES SABBATH
1st 1992 approx 40pp Fulgur. 2 col. frontis. Illus. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Ltd. ed. 125/956. The original first issue. Also includes the snake talisman/errata bookmark, a card photo portrait of Spare at work and the original A5 flyer. £250.00

131080B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: AXIOMATA/THE WITCHES SABBATH
2007 approx 40pp Fulgur. Quarter morocco. 2 col. frontis. Illus. NM in NM d/w, housed in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 24/91, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. This special edition was created from sets of sheets which were thought to be lost when the original run was pulped. £295.00

131081B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: THE BOOK OF PLEASURE
1975 60pp 93 Publishing large format h/b. Illus. tear on front of d/w, rubbed at corners and soiled else VG+ in G+ d/w. Ltd. ed. 924/1000. This full size facsimile edition includes an introduction by Kenneth Grant. £150.00

131082B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: THE BOOK OF PLEASURE
1987 60pp Sut Anubis 4to p/b. Illus. VG. A scaled down facsimile copy of the original edition. £25.00

131083B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: THE BOOK OF UGLY ECSTACY
1st 1996 60pp Fulgur 4to h/b. Illus. throughout. Col. frontis. Cream d/w sl. soiled else NM in VG d/w. Excellent collection of 23 full page automatic drawings. £75.00

131084B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE
2nd. Rev. ed. 1986 215pp Sorcerer’s Apprentice 4to h/b. Prof. illus. Knock to rear board else VG. Ltd ed. A121/500. Facsimile copies of all the major Spare works. £50.00

131085B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: EARTH INFERNO
1st thus 1976 30pp Askin 4to h/b. Illus. throughout. VG+ in (price clipped) VG+ d/w. Ltd. ed. 200 copies. Facsimile of the limited signed edition of 1905. £75.00

131086B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: EARTH INFERNO
nd (1990) Beyond The Rising Sun 4to p/b. Blue card covers. Illus. throughout. VG+. Facsimile copy. £20.00

131087B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: ETHOS
2001 173pp Mandrake trade p/b. Col. frontis & Illus. VG+. Includes Micrologus, The Witches’ Sabbath, Mind to Mind and How etc. £12.00

131088B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: FROM THE INFERNO TO ZOS 3 VOL. SET
Deluxe eds 1993-5 First Impressions large format h/b. Prof. illus. Quarter leather, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. All NM. Ltd. ed. 14/100, 7/100, 12/100. Rare set of three deluxes. Volume 1 contains all his published works, volume 2 is an in depth study by William Wallace and the final volume is Michelangelo in a Teacup, the biography by Frank Letchford. Includes the original prospectus. The set of three £495.00

131089B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: THE FOCUS OF LIFE
2000 148pp Mandrake trade p/b. Col. frontis & Illus. NM. £10.00

131090B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: STEALING THE FIRE FROM HEAVEN
2002 238pp Mandrake trade p/b. Illus. NM. Collection of material edited by Tony Naylor. Includes Automatic Drawing, Twelve Poems etc. £15.00

131091B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: ART & LETTER, WORD & SIGN
2003 260pp Mandrake trade p/b. Col. frontis. & Illus. NM. Material created with Vera Wainwright, includes Poems & Masks etc. £15.00

131092B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: UN LIBRO DI SATIRI
1997 4to paperback. Illus. throughout. Sl. dent to top right of cover, cream covers sl. soiled else VG. Ltd. ed. 97/400. Italian production by Roberto Migliussi. Italian text introduction followed by facsimile reproduction. £25.00

131093B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: NOW FOR REALITY
1st 1990 78pp Mandrake 4to h/b. Illus. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Ltd. ed. 157/1000. First publication of Spare’s The Focus of Life with poems which Crowley wrote to accompany the illustrations. £50.00

131094B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: TWO TRACTS ON CARTOMANCY
1st 1997 38pp Fulgur trade p/b. Illus. VG in VG wraps. This copy comes with the facsimile pack of surrealist racing forecast cards. £75.00

131095B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: THE VALLEY OF FEAR
Deluxe ed. 2008 approx 40pp Fulgur. Quarter green morocco. Gold endpapers. Illus. in col. throughout. NM in NM d/w, housed in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 62/93, signed by Robert Ansell. A previously unpublished colour sketchbook. £250.00

131096B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: THE VALLEY OF FEAR
1st 2008 approx 40pp Fulgur. Illus. in col. throughout. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 64/700. £40.00

131097B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE (ILLUS): BEHIND THE VEIL
2003 128pp IHO trade p/b. Illus. NM. Visionary text by Ethel Wheeler with illus. by Spare. £10.00

131098B. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE (ILLUS): THE STARLIT MIRE
nd 1990s 62pp Temple Press h/b. Gilt design to front board. Illus. NM. Ltd. ed. 212/500. Facsimile copy of this work by James Bertram and F. Russell, with 10 (tissue guarded) illus by Spare. £40.00

131099B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE]: ROBERT ANSELL: THE BOOKPLATE DESIGNS OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE
1st 1988 36pp Keridwen trade p/b. Illus. A well illustrated essay from the co-founder of Fulgur. £45.00

1310100B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE]: ARTIST OCCULTIST SENSUALIST
1st 1999 70pp Beskin A4 papeback catalogue. 54 illus. inc. 16 in colour. A catalogue to accompany the exhibition of Spare’s art at Marx House, Clerkenwell, London, 9-22 August 1999. Includes essays by Keith Richmond, Frank Letchford, Michael Staley, Sunny Shah, John Balance, Marcus Jungkurth and Roy Curtis-Bramwell. £25.00

1310101B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE]: BOROUGH SATYR
1st 2005 90pp Fulgur. Prof. illus inc. col. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Ltd. ed. 53/500. Includes 2 colour postcards and exhibition flyer. £30.00

1310102B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE]: THE DIVINE DRAUGHTSMAN
1st 1987 40pp Beskin A4 stapled catalogue. 25 illus. inc. 16 col. Rear cover sl. bent else VG+. A catalogue to accompany the exhibition of Spare’s art at the Morley Gallery, London, in September 1987. Includes essays by Ian Law, Genesis P-Orridge, and Lionel Snell. Loosely inserted is a 4pp catalogue of works exhibited. £25.00

1310103B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE]: MYSTERY OF AN ARTIST
2002 266pp IHO trade p/b. Illus. VG+. Collection of Spare illustrated articles from the London Mystery Magazine. £15.00

1310104B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE] SUNNY SHAH: AUSTIN SPARE AN INTRODUCTION TO HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS
1998 40pp Holmes A5 stapled booklet. VG+. £10.00

1310105B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE] WILLIAM WALLACE: THE EARLY WORK OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE
1987 22pp Catalpa Press A5 stapled booklet. Col. frontis. Illus. VG. Essay covering 1900-1919. Includes 25 loose full page b/w illus. inserted in folder at rear of booklet. £45.00

1310106B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE]: ZOS SPEAKS EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
2007 approx 30pp 23 Enigma 4to stitched catalogue. Numerous tipped in illus. VG+. Catalogue for the exhibition in Glasgow. Consists of 12 pages of full colour tipped in images of spare artwork plus an appreciation by Michael Staley. Also includes a set of 13 full colour postcards depicting images from the exhibition, plus an advertising postcard and flyer. A nice production. £75.00

1310107B. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE] HENRY BOXER EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
1st 1992 24pp Fulgur small stapled booklet. Frontis. Green paper sl. turning to brown at edges (seen on all copies) else VG+. Published to coincide with Fulgur’s publication of The Witches’ Sabbath/Axiomata. £25.00

Journals

1310108B. CINCINNATI JOURNAL OF CEREMONIAL MAGICK VOL. 1 NO. 1
1976 88pp A5 stapled booklet. Illus. VG. Becoming harder to find, this journal, put out by the Bate Cabal features the first publication of Nema’s Liber Pennae Praenumbra. £40.00

1310109B. CINCINNATI JOURNAL OF CEREMONIAL MAGICK VOL. 1 NO. 2
1977 84pp A5 stapled booklet. Illus. VG. £25.00

1310110B. CINCINNATI JOURNAL OF CEREMONIAL MAGICK VOL. 1 NO. 3
1978 84pp A5 stapled booklet. Illus. VG. £25.00

1310111B. CINCINNATI JOURNAL OF CEREMONIAL MAGICK VOL. 1 NO. 5
1983 86pp A5 stapled booklet. Illus. VG. This copy signed by Nema with sigil and also her other names Maggie Crosby, formerly Andahadna 124. £30.00

1310112B. SOTHIS VOL. 1 NO IV
1974 approx 120pp A4 journal. Illus. Spine sl chipped else VG. Includes Liber Artemis Vel Coitu and Jack The Ripper by Aleister Crowley plus a special supplement of the poetry collection Songs For The Witch Woman by Jack Parsons. Also includes the apology letter loosely inserted. £40.00

1310113B. SOTHIS VOL. 1 NO V
1975 approx 160pp A4 journal. Illus. Spine sl chipped else VG. The Book of the Heart Girt with the Serpent by Aleister Crowley. £40.00

1310114B. STARFIRE VOL. 1 NO. 4
1st 1991 80pp Starfire A4 journal. Illus. VG+. Includes The Mark of the Beast by Gareth Hewitson-May, plus material by Michael Staley, Mouse and Stephen Dziklewicz and art by Peter Smith. £50.00

1310115B. STARFIRE VOL. 2. NO. 1
1st 1996 154pp Starfire 4to p/b. Prof. illus. Sl. creased bottom of rear cover else VG. Includes The Cult of the Divine Artist by Andrew Chumbley etc. £50.00

1310116B. STARFIRE VOL. 2. NO. 2
1st 1998 200pp Starfire 4to p/b. Prof. illus. VG+. Includes Opening the way for the Daemons of the void by Andrew Chumbley. £65.00

1310117B. SUT ANUBIS VOL. 3 NO. 4
1987 40pp Tall slim stapled booklet. Sl. bent at top else VG. Mag. Put out by Occultique in Northampton. Covers Thelemic and ceremonial magic. £5.00

Journals

1310186B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 5
1988 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Sl. marking to white covers else VG. £10.00

1310187B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 8
1989 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Sl. marking to white covers else VG. Material by Ramsey Dukes, Stephen Mace, Pete Carroll etc. £10.00

1310188B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 12
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Covers badly stained, interior G+. Includes Magick is not for all by Andrew Chumbley etc. £15.00

1310189B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 13
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Sl. marking to white covers else VG. Includes The Crooked Path Part I by Andrew Chumbley etc. £15.00

1310190B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 15
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Stain to white covers else VG. Includes material by Julian Vayne, Dave Lee etc. £10.00

1310191B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 16
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Tear to bottom of back cover and last few pages else VG. Includes The Hermit by Andrew Chumbley etc. £15.00

1310192B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 17
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Sl marking to white covers else VG. £10.00

1310193B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 18
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Sl marking to white covers else VG. Includes the Secret Nature of Ritual by Andrew Chumbley etc. £15.00

1310194B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 19
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Covers badly marked, interior VG. Includes A Scattering of Dust by Andrew Chumbley etc. £12.00

1310195B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 20
nd 1990s 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Sl marking to white covers else VG. £10.00

1310196B. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 26
2000 40pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Sl. marking to white covers else VG. Includes material by Thomas Karlsson, Pete Carroll, Stephen Mace, Taylor Ellwood etc. £6.00

1310197B. DARK LILY 14
1992 26pp A5 stapled journal. VG. Left hand path stuff. £2.50

1310198B. DARK LILY 15
1993 12pp A5 stapled journal. VG. Left hand path stuff. £2.50

1310199B. JEZEBEL
FEB-APR 1990 58pp A5 stapled journal. Illus. VG. £2.50

1310200B. KALLISTI NO. 2
nd. 19902 32pp A5 stapled journal. VG. Chaos mag put out by Nathaniel Harris. £2.50

1310201B. THE LAMP OF THOTH VOL. IV NO. 6
56pp Sorcerer’s Apprentice A5 stapled journal. VG+. Includes material by Pete Carroll, Chris Bray etc. £5.00

1310202B. NUIT ISIS VOL. 2 NO. 1
1992 32pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG. Thelemic journal with material on P B Randolph, Thoth for beginners etc. £5.00

1310203B. THE OCCULT REVIEW 1910
1st 1910 348pp Rider. Green boards, gilt design to front board and spine. Illus. Sl. spotting to page edges else VG. Collects 6 issues, January to June 1910. Lots of interesting material inc. Yezidis, Ball worshipers, a poem by Aleister Crowley (“The Tent”) etc. £50.00

1310204B. THE OCCULT OBSERVER VOL II NO 1
1992 64pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG. Put out by The Atlantis Bookshop, this issue inc. material by Leo Vinci, Terence DuQuesne etc. £5.00

1310205B. THE OCCULT OBSERVER VOL II NO 2
1992 64pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG. Inc. material on Hecate, Madeline Montalban etc. £5.00

1310206B. THE OCCULT OBSERVER VOL II NO 3
1992/3 64pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Cover sl. scuffed else VG. Inc. material on the ritual use of the sword, W.G Gray etc. £5.00

1310207B. THE OCCULT OBSERVER VOL II NO 4
1993 56pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. Cover sl. crinkled bottom corner else VG. Inc. The Sabazian Torch by Andrew Chumbley etc. £5.00

1310208B. OCCULTURE VOL. 1 NO. 1
nd 1980s 60pp A5 stapled booklet. Small open tear in rear cover else VG. Journal of the Temple Ov Psychick Youth network. Material by Nema, Robert De Grimston, Phil Hine and Jake Stratton-Kent. £6.00

1310209B. OCCULTURE VOL. 1 NO. 3
nd 1980s 40pp A5 stapled booklet. Material by Tim O’Neill, John Mitchell etc.

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