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COLLINS, H.M. and T.J. Pinch
FRAMES OF MEANING: the social construction of extraordinary science
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982.
Octavo, grey boards. pp x, 210, . Indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has a nick at head of spine, rubbing to surface gloss, VG otherwise. The authors, from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Bath, were asked to participate in a series of experiments with children who claimed to be able to bend metal by paranormal means (i.e., fraud). The book investigates metal bending, parapsychology and the quantum theory, and more. In print at USD 180.
$35.00 Book Number: 42923 Order / Enquire
FINDLAY, J. Arthur
ON THE EDGE OF THE ETHERIC, or, survival after deat scientifically explained...
London: Rider, 1932.
27th printing. Blue cloth. pp viii (quotes from reviews), 177. Text paper lightly toned, else a VG copy. Spiritualism.
$14.95 Book Number: 47698 Order / Enquire
FULLER, (Jean Overton [Aleister Crowley] [Dylan Thomas].
THE MAGICAL DILEMMA OF VICTOR NEUBURG.
London: W.H. Allen, 1965.
Black boards. (xvi), 295 pp + plates inserted. Ink initials to front free endpaper; light yellowing to page edges; else fine. White dust jacket has yellowing to spine; mauve spine lettering a bit sunned; ink name and address to lower front flap; VG otherwise. "Magician, poet and seer, Victoria Neuburg was the pupil of Aleister Crowley and the literary godfather of Dylan Thomas...This book was written with access to the unpublished magical records of Neuburg and Crowley and to Crowley's unpublished autobiography. Because these records deal largely with homosexual sex-magic, access to them is not easily obtained....She [Fuller] analyses Crowley's magic with a rare profundity, and reveals an esoteric approach to homosexuality which will be new to most people." - jacket. Neuburg's mystical poems lead to Crowley drawing him into the Argentiunum Astrum, which order he left when he concluded Crowley was insane. Fuller, Pamela Hansford Johnson and Dylan Thomas used to meet at Neuburg's house as part of a group of young contributors to the Sunday Referee poetry column, which he edited. "The full story of the Neuburg-Goulden discovery of Dylan Thomas, and the launching of the 18 POEMS, is told here for the first time."
$34.95 Book Number: 18275 Order / Enquire
DARKNESS VISIBLE: a revelation & interpretation of Freemasonry
London: Augustine Press, 1955.
Red cloth. pp 231 + 2 plates. One text illustration. Tidy ink name at front, light sunning at head of spine, covers a bit bowed, VG otherwise. Thin jacket has chips and tears, external taping, just fair. In 1951 Hannah published an article critical of Freemasony's religious implications. There was some controversy. In this book he "carries the controversy a stage further. Mr. Hannah has called the bluff of Masonic secrecy. He gives in full the entire Masonic Ritual of the three Craft degrees, and of the Royal Arch Appendices deal with ritual variations in Scotland, Ireland, and America, and with other degrees. Mark Masonry, Knights Templar, the Rose Croix, and so on. Every degree is carefully listed and the more important are described." - jacket. An attack on Freemasonry by a C.of E. who became a R.C.
$19.00 Book Number: 43644 Order / Enquire
HAUNTED ENGLAND: a survey of English ghost-lore. Illustrated by John Farleigh
London: Batsford, 1951.
Second printing of the 1950 second edition, slightly corrected and enlarged. pp viii, 184. Line drawings, index. Ink owner name at front, spine gilt dulled, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has a large chip to upper inner corner of front panel, spine splits neatly repaired internally, fair.
$14.95 Book Number: 46067 Order / Enquire
WITCHCRAFT IN TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND: a regional and comparative study
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.
Octavo, black cloth. pp (xx), 334 + plates including one folding map. Numerous maps and tables in text, index. Ex secondary school library with rubber stamps to verso of title leaf, rear free endpaper, and one lower margin in text; ink number on spine; pouch roughly removed from rear free endpaper; creases to the folding map; else a VG clean copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has small tears along top, small skinned spot at spine edge, good otherwise. A modified form of the author's Oxford thesis, a scholarly sociological approach.
$18.50 Book Number: 42891 Order / Enquire
LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE. Weeping Icons, Relics, Stigmata, Visions & Healing Cures.
Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books, 1993.
Cream boards. (3)-253 pp + photos. VG+ copy. Yellow jacket slightly sunned to spine, inner margins of panels; VG+ o/w. A skeptic's investigation of a number of certain religious claims by a noted American debunker of the paranormal.
$15.00 Book Number: 6707 Order / Enquire
Russell, Jeffrey Burton
WITCHCRAFT IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1972.
Octavo, grey-green cloth. pp (xiv), (396),  Notes, bibliography, index. Corner clipped from half-title leaf, else fine. Price-clipped jacket internal tape repair at head of spine, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$14.95 Book Number: 46077 Order / Enquire
TREGORTHA, John, editor (Philip Doddridge)
NEWS FROM THE INVISIBLE WORLD, or, interesting anecdotes of the dead...[bound with] THE LIFE OF THE HON. COL. J. GARDINER...by P. Doddridge
Halifax (Nova Scotia) / Leeds (England), 1824/1815: J. Nicholson / Davies & Co.,
Octavo, contemporary half calf and boards. , viii, (468); (2, frontispiece portrait), (vi), (7)-161, . Spine creased, gilt stamping dulled; broken front joint neatly repaired externally with brown rice paper, inner hinge repaired with rice paper; boards quite rubbed; page edges browned; occasional foxing; 1833 ink name inside front cover, woman's ink name on verso of first title page; corner and margins chips to pp 465-68 (Index, no text loss); small hole in text of pp 147-50 of first work, with some lettering lost; tears to rear blank and free endpaper; just good externally, internally mainly VG, now tight in the binding. Title page of the first work continues "Containing a particular survey of the most remarkable and well authenticated accounts of apparitions, ghosts, spectres, dreams and visions; with some valuable extracts from the work of the Rev. John Wesley, the Rev. David Simpson, and others." Title page of the second work continues: "Who was slain at the battle of Preston Pans, September 21, 1745. With an appendix relating to the ancient family of the Monroes, of Fowlis". Though the title page of the first work gives Nicholson as the printer, at rear is stated "Davies and Booth, Printers, Leeds". >>> A later printing of NEWS FROM THE INVISIBLE WORLD, though probably the first Canadian edition. TPL 2389, citing a Halifax, 1840, edition. AMICUS locates no copies of this 1824 edition. Watters p 238, in the anonymous fiction section, but it shouldn't be in Watters as the only thing Canadian about it is the imprint. >>> THE LIFE...OF COL. J. GARDNER was first published Boston, 1792, and in Edinburgh in 1802. James Gardener (1688-1745) was a Scottish soldier who fought with the British Army from age 14, worked his way up the ranks and fell at the hands of the Highlanders in 1745 in the first significant battle of the Jacobite uprising of 1745.
$150.00 Book Number: 41755 Order / Enquire
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
New Hyde Park: University Books, 1970.
Later printing. Blue cloth. pp (xxxvi), 636. Index. Tidy ink name at front, VG+ clean and unworn copy otherwise, no marks in text. Dust jacket has some chips and teas, spine sunning, just good. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$20.00 Book Number: 43646 Order / Enquire