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1 Badeau, Fabrice (preface) Le Livre Sacre Des Gnostiques D'Egypte
Paris Editions Robert Laffont 1977 no Trade Paperback Very Good 
168 pp. ALL TEXT IN FRENCH. A work on sacred Egyptian Gnostics. VERY GOOD condiiton.Some curling along the cover extremities. Minor scuffing to the edges. Some soiling to the front cover. Minor creasing. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 C. de Saint Germaine, Comte The Practice of Palmistry. With an introduction by Adolphe Desbarrolles
New York Samuel Weiser 1970 no Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
A reprint of the 1897 edition. With a Palmist dictionary and over 1100 illustrations. 416 pages. This is a practical manual as well as an encyclopedia on the art of chiromancy, or palmistry. Hardcover in unclipped jacket. VERY GOOD jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Light soiling and general darkening to the jacket. Some scuffing, bumping and a few small tears to the jacket extremities. Small drip spot on front jacket. Spine sunned. The book itself has light edgewear. Text is clean and tight. Nice copy of this work in VG/NEAR FINE condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Comfort's Palmistry Guide by Cheiro the Palmist. With Introductory and Other Notes by Digitus, Cheiro (Warner, William John).
3 Cheiro (Warner, William John). Comfort's Palmistry Guide by Cheiro the Palmist. With Introductory and Other Notes by Digitus
Chicago Advanced Thought Publishing Co. 1894 no Hard Cover Good 
Unclear if this precedes or just follows the author's first published book, which also appeared in 1894. OCLC records for this indicate a Baltimore imprint, not this Chicago printing. Illustrated paper covered boards with a green cloth spine. 62 pp. Black and white illustrations of hands and palms throughout, including the palm of Sarah Bernhardt, among others. A guide to the practice of reading of palms, or palmistry, to tell the future. Written by Cheiro, or William John Warner (1866-1936), the famous astrologer and palmist. Warner gave palm readings and predictions to wealthy and famous clients, as well as predicting various events. He was born in Ireland, spending his last few years in Hollywood, California, although the introduction to this book indicates he was born to Spanish and Greek parents. GOOD condition. Moderate uneven staining to the covers, including a pink stain to the rear cover. General soiling and some fading. Extremities rather worn. Heavy browning to the interior. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Dukes, Ramsey What I Did in My Holidays. Essay on black magic, Satanism, devil worship and other Niceties
Oxford Mandrake and The Mouse that Spins, Publishers 1998 no First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 
First edition. Trade paperback. 410 pp. A collection of essays that explore modern occult practice and culture, including implications regarding advances in technology, as well as the darker side to the occult. Written by Lionel Snell-under the pen name Ramsey Dukes-a noted late 20th century occultist and magician. NEAR FINE condition. Minor bumping and scuffing along the extremities. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Flammarion, Camille; Hargrove, E.T.; Riley, James Whitcomb, et al. The Arena. December, 1897
Boston The Arena Company, Publisher 1897 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. A few illustrations throughout, including two of a seance in which a table is floating above the ground. A single issue of this magazine, featuring the poem 'Santa Claus,' by James Whitcomb Riley; an article on a seance by Camille Flammarion, ' A seance with Eusapia Paladino (Palladino): psychic forces;' an article considering priests and their power in relation to people by for president of the Theosophical Societies of America, Europe, and Australasia-E.T. Hargrove; and a piece against the American annexation of Hawaii, among other topics. Eusapia Palladino was an Italian Spiritualist and medium, whose work was often debunked as fraud by scientists and others in England, France and elsewhere, although Flammarion believed some of her abilities were real. GOOD condition. Moderate browning to the wraps. Minor soiling. Two faint red pencil checks on the front cover. Some creasing and minor chipping along the extremities. Several pages unopened in the interior, including at the seance article. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Flower, Dr. R.C. Youth, Health and Happiness
Boston Dr. R.C. Flower, presumed Publisher no Original Wraps Fair 
no date, but believed circa 1890's to early 1900's. Printed wraps. 57 pages with a photo of Dr. R.C. Flower and A.H. Flower. A self-published work discussing the keys to health and happiness, asserting that most diseases and problems can be cured through the use of the mind but also advocating proper sleep and nutrition. Flower also advertises for his services as a metaphysical healer, using "Christian science" to treat his patients. Many pages of testimonials from the press, individuals and other sources are included, as well as an interview with Flower. Richard C. Flower advertised as a clairvoyant and hypnotic healer, establishing a business in Boston, Massachusetts selling patent medicines. He also was involved in various mining interests, paying dividends to his investors from sale of stock. It appears Flowers was involved in many schemes surrounding medicinal practices and other pursuits, and was arrested several times, jumping bail and assuming disguises to avoid authorities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and South America. He served a little time in 1914, eventually dying in 1916. Some of his hypnotic healing and belief in the mental origin of disease may have been inspired by Mary Baker Eddy, also in Boston at the same time as Flower (information from An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform). FAIR/GOOD condition. LACKING rear wrap, with front wrap DETACHED but present. Heavy chipping and tearing to the front wrapper extremities, with loss to the lower corners. Minor soiling and fading to the wrap. The booklet is solid with a faint dampstain affecting the lower left portion of the first 6 pages. Slight curling/creasing to the upper right corner. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Forty Years of Psychic Research. A Plain Narrative of Fact, Garland, Hamlin
7 Garland, Hamlin Forty Years of Psychic Research. A Plain Narrative of Fact
New York The Macmillan Company 1937 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Second printing. Blue gray cloth. No jacket. 394 pp. A collection of writings presenting Garland's firsthand experiences with psychics and mediums and their channeling of spirits from the afterlife. Of note are several chapters on the Margery mediumship, in which he recounts several encounters with Mina 'Margery' Crandon, detailing her communications with the dead, and the situations in which they were held. Garland appears to conclude that the experiences were real, although Crandon's act was revealed to have been staged. GOOD condition. General fading, minor soiling and some minor deterioration to the cloth, mostly along the extremities. Cloth frayed and pulled at the head and tail of the spine. Front hinge cracked at the half title. Text block otherwise solid. Previous owner's signature present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Gregory, Olinthus White's Coelestial Atlas; or, an improved Ephemeris for the Year of our Lord 1840, Being Bissextile, or Leap Year. Wherein are contained the Places of the Old and New Planet, the Eclipses, Occultations, and other Celestial Phenomena of the Year
London James, Luke G. and Luke J. Hansard, Printers 1840 no Original Wraps Good 
Plain card wraps. 48 pages. A monthly almanac providing various numerical notations for the positions of astrological signs and other celestial objects, including planets. Also included are the mean places of the principal fixed stars, ephemerides of new planets (Juno, Pallas, and Ceres), tide tables, eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, etc. Brief mention is also made of gold and silver coins and their standards at the time. In GOOD condition. Title handwritten on the front cover. Minor to moderate creasing, browning and soiling, mostly to the rear cover. Spine with a small tear. Minor edgewear. General minor to moderate tanning to the pages, with minor scattered soiling. Last page with a paper repair to the lower corner. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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). Der Lang Verborgene Freund, oder: Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht fur Jedermann, enthaltend: Wunderbare und probmassige Mittel und Kunste (...)., Hohman, Johann Georg (Hohman, John George)
9 Hohman, Johann Georg (Hohman, John George) ). Der Lang Verborgene Freund, oder: Getreuer und Christlicher Unterricht fur Jedermann, enthaltend: Wunderbare und probmassige Mittel und Kunste (...).
Harrisburg No Publisher 1850 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
1850. Marbled paper covered boards with calf leather spine. 4 1/4 by 7 inches. 80 pp. A later printing of this German language edition of this work, providing many folk remedies, charms and spells for colic, aches, swellings, etc. A few spells are included to be used against thieving, murderers and witchcraft, as well as extinguishing fire without water and a few conjurations, earning the book the status of grimoire. Published openly and very popular among its purchasers, this book was reprinted many times in pulp form during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Hohman was a German immigrant, settling in Pennsylvania in 1802, and earning money by publishing various broadsides and other work, as well as practicing as a healer. (See Davies. Grimoires p 192-94). GOOD condition. General fading and some scuffing to the covers. Heavy scuffing and bumping along the extremities and spine, with the corners rounded. Minor soiling. Ink staining to the rear cover. Interior solid. General fading to the text, with scattered minor moderate to heavy foxing throughout, as well as some staining and soiling. A few pages very browned. Small piece missing from the center fore edge of page 11. A few scattered tears and chips to the page edges throughout. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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10 Holzer, Hans The Phantoms of Dixie
Bobbs-Merrill 1972 no First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Hardcover in unclipped jacket. With black and white illustrations. VERY GOOD jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Light soiling and rubbing to the jacket. Minor to moderate edgewear, heavier to the top edge. Spine pulled with a few very small tears. Corners bumped and scuffed. Small price tag on inside front flap. Light fading to the book, mostly along the edges. Inner text clean and tight. From the Gray Man of Pawley’s Island to headless Joe Baldwin, Holzer hunts ghosts in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, the Carolinas, Georgia, etc. Nice in VG/NEAR FINE condition. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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11 Hull, D.W. The Hereafter: A Scientific, Phenomenal, and Biblical Demonstration of a Future Life
Boston William White and Company 1873 no Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Dark brown pebbled cloth. 156 pp. An attempt to explain the existence of the afterlife, drawing on many biblical anecdotes, as well as studying the physiology of humans and animals, electro-magnetism, etc. A chapter on the phenomena of occult forces details magnetic forces and healing, mind-reading, clairvoyance and dreams, as well as witchcraft, in brief. Phenomenal evidence is also cited, including the witnessing of spirits. D.W. Hull and his perhaps better known brother, Moses Hull, edited Hull's Crucible in the 1870s, both being proponents of spiritualism as well as sex reform. GOOD condition, ex-church library. Small sticker on the spine, with several provenance/library pastedowns on the inside front cover. General fading, minor soiling and minor to moderate scuffing to the covers. Some bumping and scuffing along the extremities. Ownership signature present in the interior. Offsetting and some glue stains to the inside front cover. Text block solid, with scattered pencil underlining, tick marks and notations throughout. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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12 Knight, Gareth The Occult
London Kahn and Averill 1975 no Trade Paperback Very Good 
Trade paperback. 103 pp. A few illustrations throughout. A general overview of the occult, its practice and its relation to society, discussing, among other topics, Hermes and the Pagan mysteries; natural and celestial magic; group minds and mass media; the past 100 years, etc. Perhaps of particular value is an occult glossary defining various terms, practices and branches of the occult, from Enochian magic to reincarnation, offering explanations and hints for further reading. VERY GOOD condition. Some browning, minor soiling and scuffing to the covers. Faint owner's signature present. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Psychical Review. A Quarterly journal of Psychical Science and organ of the American Psychical Society. Volume 1 Number 3. February, 1893, Libby, M. Rylda; Poole, Hester M.; Miner, Emma et al.
13 Libby, M. Rylda; Poole, Hester M.; Miner, Emma et al. The Psychical Review. A Quarterly journal of Psychical Science and organ of the American Psychical Society. Volume 1 Number 3. February, 1893
Boston American Psychical Society, Publisher 1893 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Pagination runs 197-292. A collection of articles related to psychic, occult or supernatural phenomena. This includes pieces on 'The Spectral Well of Virginia,' 'Mysterious Music Revealed Through Clairaudience,' 'Leaves from the Autobiography of a Psychic,' 'unconscious cerebration,' etc. GOOD condition. Wrappers rather browned along the extremities, with dampstaining along the lower edge, slightly affecting the interior. Splitting and chipping at the spine ends. Corners creased. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Bewahrte und Approbirte Sympathetische und Naturaliche Egyptische Geheimnisse fur Menschen und Vieh. Four Parts, Magnus, Albertus
14 Magnus, Albertus Bewahrte und Approbirte Sympathetische und Naturaliche Egyptische Geheimnisse fur Menschen und Vieh. Four Parts
Braband and Boston No publisher Given no Cloth Good No Jacket 
No publisher given. Braband and Boston. Dates vary. Dark brown cloth. Four parts bound as one, perhaps as issued. 67, 80, 69, 72 pp. Copyrights are 1839 (Braband, first part); 1834 (Braband, second part); 1840 (Braband, third part) and 1852 (Boston, fourth part, published by the Litarischen Central-Bureau). This last section while labeled the fourth part has a different title, as follows: Das Buch der Geheimnisse, Eine Sammlung (…). The imprints are likely fictitious. This is a collection of spells, folk remedies, cures and magic attributed to Albertus Magnus, including amulets, cures for eye aches, sick horses, and how to make a mirror in which one can see everything, finding water, etc. The fourth section contains over 260 magic charms or spells (rough translation of the subtitle) as well as a two page section of medicinal plants at the rear. The Egyptische Geheimnisse attributed to Magnus probably originated in the late 1700s as a volksbucher and contained gypsy (Egyptian) charms and spells to protect against thieves and wicked people, and as such, has been considered a grimoire by some (Davies, Grimoires, p. 121). Albertus Magnus was a German Dominican friar of the early 13th century, serving as a bishop of Cologne and known as the author of various respected scientific works (Davies p. 38). Most of the magic work attributed to him was actually taken from other works and reassembled to give it a more magical tone. GOOD condition. Heavy fading to the cloth, with the rear cover cloth rather rippled. Reddish paint/ink to the front cover. Moderate scuffing, some staining and minor soiling to the covers. Small puncture to the rear cover. Cloth splitting and tearing along the hinges. Extremities scuffed, bumped and worn. Front endpapers MISSING with many rear endpapers present. Text block solid, with paper being of the laid variety. Scattered minor to heavy dampstaining throughout, with scattered foxing, also ranging from minor to moderate. A few pages with heavy drip stains. Several stray pencil marks present. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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15 Nichols, T.L. Supramundane Facts in the life of Rev. Jesse Babcock Ferguson, A.M., L.L.D., Including Twenty years' Observation of Prenatural Phenomena
London F. Pitman 1865 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
264 pages. An account of Jesse Babcock Ferguson, a noted speaker of the 19th century, who advocated and sought to convince people of the powers of certain spiritualists and mediums, in particular the Brothers Davenport. While many were sceptical of their powers, Ferguson sought to prove the existence of the spirit world and of possible communication with spirits through mediums. This work provides background on Ferguson, as well as providing examples of proven spirit communications, observations on psychical phenomena, Spiritualism among the Shakers, the world of spirits, etc. In GOOD condition. Bound in green pebbled cloth. Heavy fading to the upper portion of the spine, perhaps the result of a dampstain, although no evidence of this is found in the interior. General uneven fading to the covers, with mostly minor scuffing. Very light soiling.. Some scuffing and bumping to the extremities. Binding somewhat weak at the hinges but intact, with a solid text block. Previous owner's signature in pencil on the first endpaper. Rather heavy darkening to the pages throughout. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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16 Nicol, J. Fraser; Carington, W. Whately Some Experiments in Willed Die-Throwing. Offprint from the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research Part 173, Vol. XLVIII, May 1947
No Place Society for Psychical Research, Publisher no Original Wraps Good 
Blue wraps. 12pp. A short piece studying the potential for psychokinesis-the influencing of an outcome by willing it using only the mind. Drawing on preliminary accounts of some success in doing this, by Dr. Rhine (assumed to be J.B. Rhine, founder of Duke University's parapsychology lab), the authors conducted their own experiments in die throwing, publishing here the results, as well as providing some mathematical formulas to account for results. While their experiments were inconclusive, the authors felt that in combination with Dr. Rhine's work, it may be possible to prove that psychokinesis can happen. Carington was noted parapsychologist who added a scientific and mathematical element to research conducted in parapsychology. GOOD condition. Moderate darkening and offsetting along the extremities. Minor soiling. Light browning to the paper in the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 No Author Advertisement and order form for 'Magic Unveiled, or the Principles of Occult Science,' by Baron du Potet
No Place No Publisher no Unbound Good 
Advertisement and order form for 'Magic Unveiled, or the Principles of Occult Science,' by Baron du Potet. Single sheet, printed on one side only, folded into thirds. 8 by 5 inches. A piece advertising the translation and publication in English of the above mentioned work by Potet. Believed to be La Magie Devoilee ou Principes de science occulte. Jules Denis, Baron du Potet was a French occultist and homeopathic practitioner, as well as a well-known practitioner of mesmerism. This English translation of this work, originally published in French in 1852, does not appear in searches of the OCLC. GOOD condition. Fold creases and some wrinkling to the piece. Minor browning to the paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Small collection of occult ephemera, relating to the Astrology and Occult practice of Altan Z. Stevenson and the Astrological and Occult Academy of which he was Principal, No Author Given
18 No Author Given Small collection of occult ephemera, relating to the Astrology and Occult practice of Altan Z. Stevenson and the Astrological and Occult Academy of which he was Principal
No Place Astrological and Occult Academy no Unbound Good 
Small collection of occult ephemera, relating to the Astrology and Occult practice of Altan Z. Stevenson and the Astrological and Occult Academy of which he was principal. Circa 1904, based on a date stamp on a letter. The collection includes 5 pieces. First, a single page typed letter touting a special offer on a horoscope reading. This letter bears the Astrological and Occult Academy name at the top, with a small pyramid/sphinx in a circle logo at center top. Also present is a sheet advertising books for sale by Stevenson, mostly astrology related, but also containing several well-known occult/magic books such as the Sixth and Seventh Book of Moses, Egyptian Secrets, etc. Two smaller pieces are present: one, a small form to be filled out by the person wishing to have their horoscope produced; the other a small sheet providing instructions on how to obtain the horoscope for free. With a small mailing envelope included, presumably addressed to the recipient of these items. It appears Stevenson operated his venture from Lexington Avenue in New York, although nothing of note can be found about him or the Astrological and Occult Academy. The pieces are in GOOD or slightly better condition. General browning to the paper, with fold creases present to all. A few small chips and tears along the extremities of the letter and book list. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 No Author Given Theosophy as a Guide in Life
No Place No Publisher no Pamphlet Very Good 
No Place: No Publisher, Pamphlet. Very Good ISBN: noisbn. No publisher, place or date. Presumed circa 1890s. 4 page pamphlet. A circular, issued by the Theosophical Society, discussing Theosophy and the benefits to one's spiritual wellbeing, outlining basic beliefs and practices. This appears to have been a circular issued, perhaps to the public, in an effort to broaden membership in the Theosophical Society, with information on the society on the last page. VERY GOOD. Minor fading and toning to the paper, with minor wrinkling, mostly along the extremities. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Three Easy Lessons in Palmistry. Lesson III for Self-Instruction, No author Given
20 No author Given Three Easy Lessons in Palmistry. Lesson III for Self-Instruction
Terre Haute, IN Palmistry Publishing Company 1900 no Wraps Good 
Purple wraps with an illustration of a hand on the front cover. 40 pp. With a few illustrations of hands/palms in the interior. Part 3 ONLY of this guide to practicing palmistry or palm-reading. This book discusses some predictions that can be made from various lines on the palm, as well as the female hand, etc. GOOD condition. Wrappers faded and scuffed. Extremities scuffed and worn, with creasing and chipping at the corners. Paper very browned in the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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