Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts.
Dover, 1971. 0486209725. 0486209725. Paperback. Good. Cover sl worn, lower corner front cover creased and bumped. Edes of page block sl grubby and foxed. Ready to post in UK. (Book ref. 2266) £10.00
Harmonies of Heaven and Earth : The Spiritual Dimension of Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde
Thames and Hudson 1987 hardback, 208 pages, illustrations, figures, tables. Book is VG+ in VG+ dust jacket. (one page has a line against one paragraph and comment) (Book ref. 8089) £25.00
Happy Alchemy : on the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre
Viking 1997 xiv,384pps.,FINE/FINE d/w (Book ref. 3650) £7.00
Lance Salway's book of gold and gold-hunters.
Harmondsworth: Kestrel, 1978. Illus: Chris Molan. 1st. VG col illus laminated h/b with black lettering; VG identical d/w, not pc, tiny chips & edgewear. 17.5cms x 22.75cms, 136pp. B/w maps & illus throughout. 8 chaps & index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 455g. 0722654197. (Book ref. 2370) £6.50
Elizabethan England. Life in an age of adventure.
London: Readers Digest, 1993. Foreword: A.L.Rowse. Reprint with amendments. VG+ blue cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG+ col illus d/w with white lettering on blue background, not pc or chipped. 20cms x 26cms, 320pp. Grey/blue illus eps. Col & b/w illus throughout. Foreword, 10 chaps, Elizabethan heritage + index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 1068g. 0276002385. (Book ref. 2448) £7.50
The garden of earthly delights.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1982. 1st. VG cream h/b with gilt lettering to spine. No d/w. 23.5cms x 29.5cms, 128pp. Red eps; col illus to ttle page; col & some b/w illus throughout. Darkened spine & faint darkening of cover edges. Sl foxing to first & last pages, o/w clean, unmarked copy. Weight 848g. ISBN: 0436036959. (Book ref. 3644) £6.00
The garden of earthly delights.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1982. 1st. VG cream cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG white d/w with col illus & black lettering, not pc or chipped. 23.5cms x 29.5cms, 128pp. Red eps; col frontis + col & b/w plates throughout. Interpretation of work of Hieronymus Bosch. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 880g. 0436036959. (Book ref. 2617) £7.00
Sleuth's Alchemy: Cases of Mrs. Bradley and Others.
Virginia, Crippen & Landru, 2005, 1st thus. Large-format p/b. 200pp. A collection of short stories featuring female detective, Mrs. Beatrice Lestrange Bradley. Although published in newspapers in the 1930s & 1950s, most have not appeared previously in book form. No inscr. VG+ copy. (Book ref. 10159) £10.00
Secret Symbolism in Occult Art
New York: Harmony Books, 1987. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to 0517567180 A clean crisp hardback of 160 pages including the index, illustrated with numerous drawings in both colour and b&w. Owners name on the front endpaper otherwise unmarked. With an intact dust wrapper. (Book ref. 034554) £15.00
Alchemy a Bibliography of English-language Writings
London, Boston and Henly: Routledge & Kegan Paul Jointly with the Library Association, 1980. 1st. Cloth Hardback. Very Good ++/Very Good. 8vo 0 7100 0472 9 A little colour rubbed from the spine corners and corner points o/w a crisp, tight and clean hardback. No owner's inscriptions.with an unclipped dustwrapper with some browning and fading and with a little rubbing along th edges. (Book ref. 026798) £38.00
Collectanea Chemica : Being Certain Select Treatises on Alchemy and Hermetic Medicine
London: Vince Stuart Ltd, 1963. Second Impression. Cloth Hardback. Very Good +++/No Dustjacket. 8vo A second impression limited to 500 copies. A hardback with black cloth covers with bronze titles on the spine and a bronze emblem on the front cover. A neat book with slight dust foxing on the top page edges and very minor faults to the covers. No owner's inscriptions. (Book ref. 018047) £40.00
The Hermetic Journal 1985 Issues 27-30
London: The Hermetic Research Trust, 1988. Softcover. Very Good +++/No Dustjacket. 8vo A neat, clean tight card covered journal (Book ref. 018027) £20.00
Prelude to Chemistry an Outline of Alchemy Its Literature and Relationships
London: The Scientific Book Guild, 1961. Hardback. Very Good +/No Dustjacket. 8vo Chapter headings - An outline of Alchemy: The Literature of Alchemy : the Philosopher's Stone ;The Golden Tripod ; The Mighty King; Musical Achemist : The Garden of Hermes; The Music in Atalanta Fugiens a Glossary, Bibliography and notes and an Index. A clean, tight and tidy hardback with tiny points of colour rubbed from the corners. (Book ref. 017419) £20.00
Thomas Norton's Ordinal of Alchemy
London ...: The Early English Text Society By Oxford University Press, 1975. 1st. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo A long introductiion is followed by the text of the Ordinal with notes at the base of each page, a glossar folows and then an index of names and work. A neat bright crisp first edition hardback book without owner's inscriptions. The unclipped dustwrapper has a faded spine, some colour rubbed off the edges and small pieces worn from the corners (Book ref. 016851) £25.00
Paracelsus Selected Writings Second Edition Revised
Princeton: Princeton University Press Bollingen Series, 1973. Illustrated by Rand, Paul ( Cover ). Second Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good -. 8vo 0-691-09810-7 Volume XXVIII of the Bollingen Series. An excellent condition third printing of the Second edition with bibliographical addenda. The themes of the letters include the human body, the role of work, ethics, the spirit, human destiny, the cosmos, and God. The editor has provided an introduction, a biographicla study, a vocabulary of pracelsian terms, and an extensive bibliography. The volume is illustrated with reproductions of 150 contemporary woodcuts. The first edition has been revised, corrected and brought up to date. The dustwrapper, which is black,has some colour rubbed from the spine ends and turnover corners and edges and has a small supportive repair to several short closed tears lang the top spine end and at the top front cover edge. otherwise the dustwrapper is clean and bright. (Book ref. 016760) £40.00
Observationum Medicarum Singularium; de re Medica Varia consultationum et epistolarum medicinalium.
 Small 4to (nearer to 8vo in actual size), 4pp dedication, frontispiece, 4pp ad autorem epigrammata, 584pp. Portrait frontispiece, a few woodcuts in text. Full brown calf, raised bands to spine, spine unlettered. Small chip to head of spine, a little chipping to inner margins of preliminary pages, binding rubbed, but generally a good plus copy overall. Lacks the title page, but the dedication is dated 1625, and this looks about right for the book. The first half of the book is the Observationum medicarum singularium, which is made up of four parts; de Febribus, de morbis capitisis, de morbis pectoris, de morbis viscerum concoctionis. The second half of the book is the de re medica varia, which is made up of 20 sections and an appendix. An index at the back of the book covers both works together. (Book ref. 4368) £500.00
The Grail Legend
Sigo Press,U.S., 1980. Paperback. Very Good-. Illustrated card covers, spine slightly creased, front and back corners slightly creased, very occasional pencil underlinings and annotations.; 4to 6" x 9"; 452 pages 093843408X (Book ref. 16836) £9.50
A History of Chemistry from Earliest Times to the Present Day, Being also an Introduction to the Study of the Science: 2nd English Ed.;
London, Macmillan & Co., 1898. HARDBACK, original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and blind embossed rules on covers, pages xxiii, errata [i], 631, uncut but opened 8vo., (5.75" x 8.75"), former owners' names on half-title, 2 hand-written sheets of notes loosely enclosed, small bubbles on front cover, bumped at head, tail and upper corners, small split in head, otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref. 6113) £40.00
Science and Literature in The Middle Ages, and at the Period of The Renaissance; 1st ed.:
London, Blickers and Son, 1878. Hardback, original highly decorative pictorial, gilt and blind embossed cloth, expertly re-backed in matching 1/4 calf with gilt rules and lettering on spine, coloured frontispiece with tissue guard, pp. xviii, 552, text figs. 418, pls. 13 chromolithographic, over 400 wood engravings, tall 4to. (10.5" x 7"). Upper and lover corners bumped and slightly worn, otherwise a very fine attractive copy. 2.24Kg. (Book ref. 5612) £140.00
A History of Chemistry from the Earliest Times: 2nd Ed.;
London, J. A. Churchill, 1920. . HARDBACK, original buckram with gilt lettering on spine and blind embossed rules on covers, portrait frontispiece, pages xxix, advert. [i], 544, advert. "Illustrated books on Natural Science published by J & A Churchill, October 1919" of 24 pages at rear, figs. 106, 8vo., (5.5" x 8.75") ex-academic library, stamps, marks and plates on front end-papers, stamps on verso of title-page, last page and fixed rear free end-paper, remains label mark on spine, spine faded and worn at head, small loss in top of front cover, rear cover slightly faded at top half, otherwise a fine copy internally. (Book ref. 6112) £35.00