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  • DRAWING DOWN THE MOON: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, Other Pagans in America Today. by Adler, Margot (1946-2014)
    Adler, Margot (1946-2014)
    DRAWING DOWN THE MOON: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, Other Pagans in America Today.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which remains the best comprehensive guide to Neo-paganism and one which sparked increased interest in the movement. Adler, a practicing Wiccan herself, felt a close affinity to the earth-centered worship of the Pagan ceremonies - this opened to her a spiritual world that did not require a catechism of belief but instead allowed her to suspend rationalism and give herself over to something more akin to art, poetry and music. As preparation for this book,in the 1970s Adler interviewed hundreds of people and gathered a wide variety of documents in order to capture and describe the full range of contemporary and historical Pagan practices, including touring…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which remains the best comprehensive guide to Neo-paganism and one which sparked increased interest in the movement. Adler, a practicing Wiccan herself, felt a close affinity to the earth-centered worship of the Pagan ceremonies - this opened to her a spiritual world that did not require a catechism of belief but instead allowed her to suspend rationalism and give herself over to something more akin to art, poetry and music. As preparation for this book,in the 1970s Adler interviewed hundreds of people and gathered a wide variety of documents in order to capture and describe the full range of contemporary and historical Pagan practices, including touring England where she interviewed Druids, witches, and Pagans. Illustrated with photographs. Appendices on rituals, proclamations and resources. Notes, index. xi, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-670283428.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, short edgetear). Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 86484
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  • Cobb, Al.
    SAVANNAH'S GHOSTS II.

    Edition: First edition, a trade paperback.

    Savannah, Georgia: Whittaker St Books, 2003. SIGNED first edition - Stories of ghosts and unexplained mysterious happenings in Savannah, Georgia, each researched by the author. Illustrated with color photographs. SIGNED on the first page. 99 pp. ISBN: 0-970553730.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 50251
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  • MANUEL COMPLET DE SORCIERS, ou La Magie Blanche Devoilee par les decouvertes de la chimie, de la physique et de la mecanique. . . Precede d'une Notice Historique sur les Sciences Ocultes par M. Julia de Fontenelle. by Comte, M. ( Louis Apollinaire Christian Emmanuel Comte, 1788 - 1859) and Julia de Fontenelle.
    Comte, M. ( Louis Apollinaire Christian Emmanuel Comte, 1788 - 1859) and Julia de Fontenelle.
    MANUEL COMPLET DE SORCIERS, ou La Magie Blanche Devoilee par les decouvertes de la chimie, de la physique et de la mecanique. . . Precede d'une Notice Historique sur les Sciences Ocultes par M. Julia de Fontenelle.

    Edition: Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee and augmentee et orne des figures.

    Paris: La Librarie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1853. Hardcover - The subtitle continues "contenant un grand nombre de tours empruntes a la science de l'electricite, du calorique, de la lumiere, de l'air, ainsi qu'aux nombres, aux cartes, l'escamotage, etc. Et la description de scenes de ventriloquie executees et communiquees." En francais (text entirely in French.) While this is a small volume measuring just 15 cm tall by 9 cm wide, it is encyclopedic in its contents, with information on how to create special effects, to determine the age of women, on card tricks and oracles, on vampires and ventriloquists. Comte performed before three French kings and is credited with being the first magician to pull a rabbit out of a…

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    Paris: La Librarie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1853. Hardcover - The subtitle continues "contenant un grand nombre de tours empruntes a la science de l'electricite, du calorique, de la lumiere, de l'air, ainsi qu'aux nombres, aux cartes, l'escamotage, etc. Et la description de scenes de ventriloquie executees et communiquees." En francais (text entirely in French.) While this is a small volume measuring just 15 cm tall by 9 cm wide, it is encyclopedic in its contents, with information on how to create special effects, to determine the age of women, on card tricks and oracles, on vampires and ventriloquists. Comte performed before three French kings and is credited with being the first magician to pull a rabbit out of a hat in a public perfomance. Three multi-panel folded plates at rear. Opposite the title page is a notice - "avis" - which states that since book is subject to imitations and counterfeits, this volume is signed by the editor. 426 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in a contemporary embossed dark green binding with gilt lettering and borders. Marbled endpapers and edges of the text block (wear to ends of spine and corners.)

    Book ID: 52878
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  • FIFTY CENTS FOR YOUR SOUL. by Dietz, Denise.
    Dietz, Denise.
    FIFTY CENTS FOR YOUR SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lee's Summit, MO: Delphi Books,
    (2002)
    . SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand alone "mystery-driven black comedy inspired by strange events that plagued the filming of "The Exorcist" (where the author's sister was a double for Linda Blair) Frannie Rosen's psychic mentions a brilliant future, but she never tells the straight-laced and naive Frannie that she will be possessed by a promiscuous doppelganger. All Frannie wants is an Oscar-winning role. What she gets is far more than that, especially when she's cast in a horror film about demonic possession" SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-966339754.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75397
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  • THE LIST OF 7. by Frost, Mark.
    Frost, Mark.
    THE LIST OF 7.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author, writer and director of the movie "Storyville," co-creator of the offbeat television show "Twin Peaks," a thriller set in the shadowy underworld of late Victorian Britain (and the world of Sherlock Holmes).On Christmas Day 1884 a struggling young physcian, aspiring novelist and part-time demystifier of the occult named Arthur Conan Doyle receives a desperate plea for help from a mysterious woman. Map endpapers. 368 pp. ISBN: 0-688122450.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73381
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  • THE LIST OF 7. by Frost, Mark.
    Frost, Mark.
    THE LIST OF 7.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1993.). SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this author - the writer and director of the movie "Storyville," co-creator of the offbeat television show "Twin Peak" - a thriller set in the shadowy underworld of late Victorian Britain (and the world of Sherlock Holmes).On Christmas Day 1884 a struggling young physcian, aspiring novelist and part-time demystifier of the occult named Arthur Conan Doyle receives a desperate plea for help from a mysterious woman. SIGNED on the title page. 366 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy black wrappers with simply a large red '7' on the front cover. Epilogue is still sealed. Erratum slip laid in.

    Book ID: 50250
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  • FATE MAGAZINE, February 2008: True Reports of the Strange and Unknown, Volume 61, No. 2, issue 694. by Galde, Phyllis, editor.
    Galde, Phyllis, editor.
    FATE MAGAZINE, February 2008: True Reports of the Strange and Unknown, Volume 61, No. 2, issue 694.

    Edition: Digest magazine.

    Lakeville, MN: Fate Magazine 2008. First edition - Cover states "Celebrating 60 years" - the longest running periodical in its field, according to editorial comments. Includes articles on George Washington, on the Nazis and the Crystal Skull and more. Includes a section on "true mystic experiences" - personal accounts from their readers. Illustrated with color photographs and drawings. Advertisements. 128 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Promotional copy with free issue sticker on front cover.

    Book ID: 66897
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  • LA-BAS (DOWN THERE) by Huysmans, J.K.
    Huysmans, J.K.
    LA-BAS (DOWN THERE)

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dover Publications, (c 1972). Hardcover first edition - A classic novel of Satanism, originally published in France in 1891 and noted for its detailed and vivid description of the Black Mass, one which Huysmans himself attended. Although the novel centers on Durtal, a writer obsessed with the life of Gilles de Rais, a fifteenth-century child murderer, sadist, necrophile, and practitioner of all the black arts, Huysmans had firsthand knowledge of the satanic practices, witch cults, and the whole of the occult underworld which was thriving in late nineteenth-century Paris and in the city of Lyons. Translated by Keene Wallis. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-486228371.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name, highlighting to 4 lines on p 7 only.

    Book ID: 85461
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  • DOWN THERE (LA BAS): A Study in Satanism. by Huysmans, J.K.
    Huysmans, J.K.
    DOWN THERE (LA BAS): A Study in Satanism.

    Edition: First thus.

    Hyde Park, New York: University Books, Inc., (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - A classic novel of Satanism, originally published in France in 1891 and noted for its detailed and vivid description of the Black Mass, one which Huysmans himself attended. Although the novel centers on Durtal, a writer obsessed with the life of Gilles de Rais, a fifteenth-century child murderer, sadist, necrophile, and practitioner of all the black arts, Huysmans had firsthand knowledge of the satanic practices, witch cults, and the whole of the occult underworld which was thriving in late nineteenth-century Paris and in the city of Lyons. This edition includes a substantive introduction by Robert Baldick. Translated by Keene Wallis. with corrections by Lucy Miller. xxvii, 317 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth in a good only dust jacket with sunning to the spine, several short edge tears, original price of $5.00 still present on dj flap..

    Book ID: 84828
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  • SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY. by Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn, Trey and their young son Ricky go to the coast of southern France in a trip that is meant to combine work - Alleyn is working undercover with the French Surete - and pleasure with a planned visit to a distant cousin of Trey's (one of the spinsters in jeopardy) only to find themselves caught up in Satanism, the occult and drug dealing. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-00231889.

    Condition: Near fine in grey boards with red lettering in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 86079
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  • SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY. by Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982); introduction by Julian Symons.
    Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982); introduction by Julian Symons.
    SPINSTERS IN JEOPARDY.

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Collins, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn, Trey and their young son Ricky go to the coast of southern France in a trip that is meant to combine work - Alleyn is working undercover with the French Surete - and pleasure with a planned visit to a distant cousin of Trey's (one of the spinsters in jeopardy) only to find themselves caught up in Satanism, the occult and drug dealing. Originally published in 1954, this is a title in the…

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    London: Collins, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn, Trey and their young son Ricky go to the coast of southern France in a trip that is meant to combine work - Alleyn is working undercover with the French Surete - and pleasure with a planned visit to a distant cousin of Trey's (one of the spinsters in jeopardy) only to find themselves caught up in Satanism, the occult and drug dealing. Originally published in 1954, this is a title in the Golden Jubilee Collection, one of twelve titles selected to mark the Crime Club's Golden Jubillee. Includes a new introduction by Julian Symons. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-00231889.

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    Condition: Very near fine in black boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt illustration on the front cover in a fine dust jacket (bookplate on front endpaper with name crossed out)

    Book ID: 86451
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  • THE TAROT BIBLE. by McCormack, Kathleen.
    McCormack, Kathleen.
    THE TAROT BIBLE.

    Edition: Reprint (originally published in 2002)

    New York: Chartwell Books, (2010). Hardcover - Includes chapters that describe the ethics of Tarot reading and the history of the art of Tarot, tips on preparing your cards for a reading, and information on various spreads like The Bohemian Spread, the Romany Draw, and the Celtic Cross, Illustrated in full color. Comb binding so it will lie flat. Index. 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0785827252.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 78955
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  • NOSTRADAMUS,: The Man Who Saw Through Time. by NOSTRADAMUS,: The Man Who Saw Through Time
    NOSTRADAMUS,: The Man Who Saw Through Time
    NOSTRADAMUS,: The Man Who Saw Through Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Creative Age Press, Inc., 1941. Hardcover first edition - A slightly fictionalized biography of this 16th century French physician, astrologer, and prophet, the first to be written in English and one which also discusses his continuing influence into the 20th century - especially his messages for a world at war. Preface by the author. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 6 full page plates. xvi, 421 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in salmon colored cloth with black illustration on front cover, black panel on spine (usual light toning to pages), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85555
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  • WITCHES' POTIONS AND SPELLS. by Paulsen, Kathryn, editor.
    Paulsen, Kathryn, editor.
    WITCHES' POTIONS AND SPELLS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Peter Pauper Press, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the scarcest of these small gift books published by Peter Pauper in the 60s and early 70s. From the introduction: "For centuries witches have brewed potions and cast spells to work their magic: enchanting lovers, curing disease, harming enemies, even becoming invisible and flying. Here is a wide selection of their recipes drawn from the lore of witches throughout the world. Only experienced witches should attempt to perform any of these enchantments. Even most innocent-sounding potion could be very dangerous to a beginner in magic! And if the spell is not worked correctly in every detail, it is sure to backfire! So pseudo-witches, please beware!" Illustrated…

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    New York: Peter Pauper Press, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the scarcest of these small gift books published by Peter Pauper in the 60s and early 70s. From the introduction: "For centuries witches have brewed potions and cast spells to work their magic: enchanting lovers, curing disease, harming enemies, even becoming invisible and flying. Here is a wide selection of their recipes drawn from the lore of witches throughout the world. Only experienced witches should attempt to perform any of these enchantments. Even most innocent-sounding potion could be very dangerous to a beginner in magic! And if the spell is not worked correctly in every detail, it is sure to backfire! So pseudo-witches, please beware!" Illustrated with full page, three color, drawings by Maggie Jarvis. 62 pp. ISBN: B000Q9PXXO.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (light foxing to the endpapers, but otherwise the contents and bright and like new, minor toning to the dj, original price of 1.50 still present. )

    Book ID: 85590
    Keywords: Occult
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  • SERVANT OF THE BONES. by Rice, Anne.
    Rice, Anne.
    SERVANT OF THE BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel designed to 'carry us into new realms of the occult--the mystical and the magical, and into the presence - now and through the centuries - of a dark and luminous new hero; the powerful. witty, smiling Azriel, the Servant of the Bones.' 387 pp. ISBN: 0-679433015.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 44448
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  • THE LIBRARY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE LIBRARY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1925, in the post-war world of New York City and southern France. "On a snowy night in February, in a penthouse high above Fifth Avenue, Delphines mystical talent leads to a tragedy between two brothers. Devastated and disconsolate, Delphine renounces her gift and returns to her old life in the south of France where Picasso, Matisse, and the Fitzgeralds are summering." Author's note. 356 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-1476778129.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75351
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  • COAST TO COAST GHOSTS: True Stories of Hauntings Across America. by Rule, Leslie; Foreword by Ann Rule.
    Rule, Leslie; Foreword by Ann Rule.
    COAST TO COAST GHOSTS: True Stories of Hauntings Across America.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Kansas City. MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, (2001). SIGNED first edition - Based on years of research, this an account of dozens of reported hauntings, illustrated with 50 photographs by Rule - a professional photographer. Foreword by Ann Rule. SIGNED by Leslie Rule on the title page with the words "all best" and dated in the year of publication. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-740718665.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78694
    Keywords: Occult, photographs
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  • PROMINENT AMERICAN GHOSTS. by Smith, Susy.
    Smith, Susy.
    PROMINENT AMERICAN GHOSTS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: World Publishing Co., (1967) dj. Hardcover - "Fascinating investigation of the tales and legends surrounding famous, and not so famous American haunts & hauntings" Stories of ghosts from the old homes and estates in America that have collected a rich crop of authentic ghosts and haunts, including the White House and others from Kennebunkport to Hawaii to New Orleans. Photographs. Bibliography. 180 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some rubbing and wear to the dj)

    Book ID: 85658
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  • Smith, Susy.
    GHOSTS AROUND THE HOUSE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: World Publishing Co., (1970) dj. Hardcover - Stories of famous, and not-so-famous, haunted houses - including the Audubon House in Key West, Florida and the Dakota in NYC. Photographs (of the houses, not the ghosts.) Bibliography. 191 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40779
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  • Stearn, Jess.
    A PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY: The Story of the Young Edgar Cayce.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Edgar Cayce as a boy in a small Kentucky town in the early 1900's, already aware of his remarkable gifts. Illustrated with photographs. 301 pages. ISBN: 0-688-002587.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21242
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  • THE NIGHTMARE STACKS. by Stross, Charles.
    Stross, Charles.
    THE NIGHTMARE STACKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Laundry Files novel - a "fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, mundane office comedy and Lovecraftian horror." The Laundry is Britain's secret counter-occult agency thats humanitys first line of defense against the forces of darkness and when Alex Schwartz stumbled upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, he is drafted by the Laundry and can't say no. 385 pp. ISBN: 978-0425281192.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86166
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  • LIGHTBREAKER: The First Book of the Codex of Souls. by Teppo, Mark.
    Teppo, Mark.
    LIGHTBREAKER: The First Book of the Codex of Souls.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    San Francisco: Night Shade Books. (2009.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, an "explosive, action-packed occult thriller" set in Seattle, SIGNED on the title page. (don't miss the picture of the author, a self-described bibliomaniac, in a bunny suit in front of his packed bookcases). 341 pp. ISBN: 1597801380.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45465
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  • Woodruff, Frederick.
    SECRETS OF A TELEPHONE PSYCHIC.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing, (1998.). SIGNED first edition - Memoir of a man who was the voice on the other end of the line when you called a telephone psychic hotline. A funny book -but also one which makes some serious points about our American culture. Bibliographical and other references. 149 pp. ISBN: 1-885223-897.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the first page - 'Venus, Queen of the Cosmos - thank you for all your faith and love throughout this project - I love you - Frederick. Very near fine.

    Book ID: 29097
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