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1 Anonymous, ; The Author Of "vital Magnetic Cure" [Aaron Hayward] Nature's Laws in Human Life: an Exposition of Spiritualism; Embracing the Various Opinions of Extremists, Pro and Con; Together with the Author's Experience
Boston, MA Colby & Rich 1894 Fourth Edition Hard cover Good+ 
Good. No dust jacket as issued. ; 308 p. Includes several page catalog of publisher's titles at rear; 308 pages; HC Original terra cotta cloth boards with blind ruled borders to boards and gilt detailing to spine. No edition or printing history given, but apparently the 4th edition printed. Sound solid and complete. Several prior ownership indications to front endpages and a call slip from a private spiritist library to rear endpage. Cloth at spine just mildly dulled. First word of title on spine underscored in ink. Trace silverfishing evidence to boards at fore edge and base of spine. In general quite bright and neat. Presented as an investigation of Spiritism but reads as an apologia. Scarce work, held by only a dozen or so library special collections. Outlined in contents with chapters having testimonials against, for (much more substantial) with mediumship, presentiment, reincarnation, cures for cancer and observations on social relevance; i. E. , in regard to suffrage, marriage, free love, communism etc. Solid copy; VG- Scarce 
Price: 130.00 USD
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2 Armstrong, John W. The Water of Life, A Treatise on Urine-Therapy
Rustington, Sussex True Health Publishing Co. By Health Science Press 1948 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 136 pages; No date given [circa late 1940's] HC/DJ True Health Publishing Co. By Health Science Press. Tight, fresh copy in original light aqua dust jacket with title lettering design in red to cover and spine. Bound in blue cloth with dark red title lettering to spine. Dust jacket price clipped to lower corner of the front flap; lightly toned to spine panel with two trace damp/drip lines to the spine panel - not visible to board, not internals. Attached to the lower edge of the front pastedown is a vintage bookshop label of the eminent occult and esoteric book seller, Samuel Weiser. NF/VG 
Price: 135.00 USD
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3 Barnes, Peggy The Fundamentals of Spiritualism; A Series of Fifteen Lessons Covering the First Year's Work of the Insitute of Universal Science
1973 Paperback Very Good+ 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 44 pages; No date or publisher given. [Circa 1973 printing] Slim paperback in matte title lettered cardstock covers. A square, sound and clean copy; no marks. Front and rear covers mildly sunned at edges; just superficial shelf evidence at edges. VG++ 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Bharucha, Sheriarji Dadabhai Zoroastrian Religion and Customs Aka: "A Brief Sketch of the Zoroastrian Religion & Customs"
Bombay Taraporevala & Sons 1979 Third Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 210 pages; 1979 Taraporevala & Sons, Bombay. Small trade paperback in stiff, glossy illustrated covers. Bright tight and fresh. No marks. Appears unread and nearly as new. VG++ 
Price: 17.95 USD
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5 Blood Ritual Black Grimoire
Moribund Records Audio CD Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; CD in tall glossy book style case with paperbound bookplet bound-in to the hard case. Color illustrated covers. Booklet illustrated with diagrams. Disc surface is immaculate. Overall about as new. NF 
Price: 9.50 USD
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6 Bouissou, Michael The Life of a Sensitive
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; Square snug and neat. No marks. Original dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges with a few short closed edge tears. NF/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Brooks, Cyrus Harry; Emile Coue (Foreword) The Practice of Autosuggestion by the Method of Emile Coue
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1922 Thirteenth Printing Hardcover Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 119 pages; Early reprinting from the same year as first publication, 1922. Sound clean copy; no marks. Insect predation to the top edge of the front cover board. G+ 
Price: 18.95 USD
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8 Brunton, Paul A Search in Ancient Egypt
New York E P Dutton 1953 Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages; 1953 Dutton HC/DJ 5th printing of the original edition. Square sound and neat in original red cloth and bold pictorial dust jacket. Several line quotation (from the text? ) written to front endpage dated 1957. Dust jacket missing shallow chips at spine ends. Several scattered pages have a faint pencil bracket line or check in the margins. No written marginalia observed. VG-/VG Uncommon in original dust jacket. 
Price: 34.50 USD
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9 Byrd, Da Juana Ghosts Talk
Cedar Hills, TX Byrd Publishing 2002 0970266324 / 9780970266323 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Castaneda, Carlos The Teachings Of Don Juan; A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Berkeley University of California Press 1968 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 196 pages; 2nd printing, same year and design as the 1st issue. Snugly bound and very neat in clean crisp-edged dust jacket with $5.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Just very light shelf/handling rub to jacket edges and surfaces. Small adhesive label to front pastedown of noted dealer in esoterica, Samuel Weiser. This early copy is bright, anug and very attractive - uncommon in the original University of California editions of 1968. NF/VG++ 
Price: 175.00 USD
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11 Childress, David Hatcher Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India and Atlantis
Kempton, IL Adventures Unlimited Press 2001 0932813127 / 9780932813121 reprint Trade paperback Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pages; 2001 Adventures Unlimited Press. Trade paperback with glossy illustrated covers. Copy is clean and solid. Binding snug. Cover shows mild signs of handling. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Childress, David Hatcher & Bill Clendendon Atlantis and the Power System of the Gods; Mercury Vortex Generators and the Power System of Atlantis
Adventures Unlimited Press 2002 0932813968 / 9780932813961 Second Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages; Larger trade size paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright, tight and fresh; feels and appears unread and about as new. NF 
Price: 5.00 USD
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13 Clark, Susie Champney Pilate's Query
Boston Arena Publishing Company 1895 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages; 1895 Arena Publishing Company. HC 1st edition. Original blue cloth with title lettering and a cover pictorial element in gilt. Scarce novel that delves into the esoteric fields of spirituality, eastern religion, spiritism and theosophy. This copy is sound and complete in the text, though lacking the front free endpage. Some shelf soiling to boards. Cloth splitting along the rear spine edge, chipped at spine ends and with several small areas rubbed through at the board edges. Binding a little shaken. First few leaves toned. Scarce in the original edition. Fair to Good only. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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14 Collin, Rodney Mysteries of the Seed
Mexico Ediciones Sol 1954 First Edition Wraps Very Good+ 
1954 Ediciones Sol (Mexico) 47 pp in original pictorial covers, bound by saddle staples. 1st edition. Attributed to Rodney Collin and published by his imprint in Mexico in 1954. illustrated. Bright and clean; no marks. Very attractive original issue. VG+; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 47 pages; In original pictorial covers, bound by saddle staples. 1st edition. Attributed to Rodney Collin and published by his imprint in Mexico in 1954. Illustrated. Bright and clean; no marks. Very attractive original issue. Just a touch of handling to edges. VG+ 
Price: 19.50 USD
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15 Cook, Mrs. Cecil M. ; Lloyd Kenyon Jones God's World; a Treatise on Spiritualism, Founded on Transcripts of Shorthand Notes taken down over a Period of Five Years in the Seance Room of the William T. Stead Memorial Center
Chicago Charles T. Powner 1919 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 280 pages; 1st or early edition; the Charles Powner published edition is not recorded in any Worldcat holdings. There is no mention of a volume number in any part of the title nor in the title lettering to the cloth boards. Original pebbled brown cloth with gilt title lettering to cover and spine faded and somewhat indistinct. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends with a hint of fray at the crown. Page stock is of a lower grade paper and has uniform but light to moderate toning. Mild surface abrsion to the title page has effaced a few letters in the subtitle. Earlier shop label and bookplate of the Dale news Co, purveyor of titles in Occultism and Psychic Science. Sound clean copy a little dulled. Very uncommon in this imprint. VG- 
Price: 29.50 USD
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16 Cornell, Howard Leslie & Laura Lowell (Intro) Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology
St, Paul, MN & New York Llewellyn Publications & Samuel Weiser 1972 0875421008 / 9780875421001 Third Revised Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 952 pages; HC. 3rd revised edition. Soundly bound in original light brown cloth with title design in black and gilt to spine. Prior owner name penned to the top and bottom edges of the page block. Her name penned very neatly to front free endpage. Binding of this stout book a bit shaken in the spine. Text clean and neat with no marks observed. Mild dulling to cloth boards. Sound and clean. G++ to VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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17 Coue, Emile and Charles Baudouin (Preface) How to Practice Suggestion and Autosuggestion
New York American Library Service 1923 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Original publisher issued red cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine and publisher's monogram in gilt to cover board. Binding snug and contents very neat. No marks; just trace shelf soiling top edge. Mild fading of gilt titles at spine. A very snug and neat copy. Lacking dust jacket but otherwise VG or a little better. Quite uncommon in the 1st American printing. VG 
Price: 59.50 USD
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18 Cremer, W. H. (Ed. ) The Secret Out, Or, One Thousand Tricks In Drawing-room Or White Magic, Together with an Endless Variety of Entertaining Experiments
London Chatto & Windus, Successors To John Camden Hotten 1874 early printing Hardcover Good+ 
Wood-cuts in text; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; No date given; circa 1874. Chatto & Windus published, London. As successor to the original Hotten imprint, with 1873 dated Hotten catalog at rear. This copy appears to date from 1873/74 almost immediately after Chatto assumed publishing rights with the full 20 plus page Camden Hotten 1873 illustrated catalog reamining as the endmatter. Binder's ticketof Leighton, Son & Hodge to the gutter of the rear pastedown. Soundly bound in original dark green cloth with pictorial designs inside a grid of nine in black to cover and titles in gilt to spine. Cloth lightly frayed and rubbed at spine. Some mild silverfish predation to the sizing of the cloth on the lower board and smaller areas of the upper. Slick brown endpages intact and sound in joints; several signatures starting at front edge. Copiously illustrated with some 300 wood-cuts in text/ Extensive catalog of Camden Hotten published titles at rear. Sound and decent with some fray to cloth at spine ends. G++ to VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Custer, Edith John from Beginning to End: A Final Tribute to a Wonderful Human Being John McCormick
Lynchburg, VA Mercury Hour // Edith Custer 1982 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 136 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers; spine unlettered, as issued. Snugly bound and generally neat. Light/moderate foxing to the edges of the rear cover and less os to the spine edge. Front cover bright and fresh. Prior owner has added a small penned star in the margin next to passage near the end of the book. Illustrated with some photographs. Uncommon. VG- to VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Cutten, George Barton The Psychological Phenomena of Christianity.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1912 early printing Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 497 pages; Early reprinting after the 1908 original edition. Soundly bound in original red cloth twith titles in gitl to cover and spine. Cloth at spine a little faded with some mild dulling to gilt lettering. Binding slightly shaken in the spine. Prior owner's period, utitlitarian bookplate to front pastedown and a lter owner name in manuscript to front endpage. Text clean and unmarked. Solid decent copy and somewhat uncommon thus. VG- 
Price: 19.50 USD
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