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Gould's History of Freemasonry: Embracing An Investigation of the Records of the Organizations of the Fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies and Dominions, and the United States of America by Rev. Herbert Poole (£284.00)Publisher: London, New York, Melbourne, Toronto & Wellington: The Caxton Publishing Company, Limited — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. A pleasant four-volume set with spotting to the edges of the text blocl, tanning to the blanks and lighter spotting to start and finish of all volumes. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 3rd edition, 4th printing, Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¼". Ruled & Stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX,V,VI,V] 273,276,286,352 pages. Tags: freemasons history british stonemasons steinmetzen germany companionage les compagnons tour france masons’ marks quatuor coronati company london anqent mysteries essenes roman culdees arms masons carpente two pillars wurtzburg freemasonry
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The Explorers Guild Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird, with Kevin Costner & Stephen Meyer (£28.00)Publisher: New York: Atria Books — 2015Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781471153723]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Developed by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, this is a magnificently produced, illustrative adventure story about a clandestine society of rogue voyagers on a mission to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers’ Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice.

The aim of The Explorers’ Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first instalment in The Explorers’ Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion. The Explorers’ Guild is a rare publishing opportunity, powered by the creative passion of one of the world’s true storytelling masters, Kevin Costner.”
Notes: Illustrated by Rick Ross. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIII] 770 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st fantasy explorers shambhala adventure 9781471153723
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Arabia Felix from the Time of the Queen of Sheba: Eighth Century B. C. to First Century A. D. by Jean-Francois Breton (£22.00)Publisher: Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0268020027]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Plates; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Sheba, or Saba, is a region of high mountains and vast deserts situated in the southwest of the Arabian peninsula, in what is known today as Yemen.

The mysteries and riches of Sheba and its people enticed the likes of Alexander the Great, the Emperor Augustus, and the kings of Ethiopia and Byzantium. From the 8th century to the 1st century BC, the kingdom of Sheba dominated other realms in Southern Arabia, imposing its language, institutions and artistic forms throughout the region.

This book provides a detailed synthesis of this remote civilization, the uniqueness of the region’s geography and climate, and the major events that shaped its history. It offers valuable insights into the Sabeans’ daily life, their customs and religion, their relations with neighbouring civilizations, and their modes of commerce.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Juanita Dix. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 216 pages. Tags: arabia southern civilization ancient east sheba saba sabeans yemen history middle wadi dhana mukarribs sabaean empire qataban linaeans hadramawt society tribal organization hierarch athtar ceremonial costumes
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Everybody's Book of Knowledge: A Giant Compendium of Yesteryear's Facts by Edited by Charles Ray (£20.00)Publisher: Prion — 2012Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9781853758805]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs [Some fold-outs]; Colour Plates [16]; Maps; Reproduced from: Everybody's Enquire Within of 2 volumes published by Amalgamated Press, 1937 and 1938.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 311 pages. Tags: ray 9781853758805 curiosities wonders everybody enquire within handbooks vade mecums juvenile literature nuggets knowledge educating youngsters mysteries machinations world
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Bambi's Children by Felix Salten (£19.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0285622447]Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Ex-library with usual marks: Stamp to ffep; Stamp to reverse of title page; Previous owners inscription to ffep and ½-title page. Top edges of text block tanned.Description: Continues the enchanting story of the most famous of all Felix Salten's animal creations, Bambi the forest deer. This is the tale of the first year in the life of Bambi and Faline's two children, Geno and Gurri, of their first trembling experiences of the mysteries of the forest, their first encounters with danger, heroism and death.Notes: Illustrated by Erna Pinner. Size: 8" x 5¼". 315 pages.
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The Goddess of the Stones: The Language of the Megaliths by George Terence Meaden (£19.00)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0285630318]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper pulled at the head of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Crop circles have become a feature of the British landscape during the last few summers, but they are no recent phenomenon. They have appeared each summer for thousands of years, and the sites of their ancient precursors are to be found in most isolated parts of the British Isles.

In this astounding and revelatory book, Dr Meaden, a professional physicist and meteorologist with a lifelong interest in archaeology, makes the link between the crop circles and the mega-lithic stone circles to solve a mystery that has haunted generations of antiquarians and laypeople alike.

What was the purpose of the stone circles? Why were they built where they were? What inspired their strange carvings of spirals, cup-marks and cup-and-ring marks? Why did the Neolithic peoples construct round barrows as resting places for their honoured dead?

Through his understanding of the physical forces which create crop circles, the author has solved the riddle of the stones, revealing for the first time the nature of the cult which motivated the entire lives of our Stone Age forebears. He is able to explain the meaning of such mysterious monuments as Silbury Hill in Wiltshire and Newgrange in Ireland, and he unveils a religion of such power that its symbols permeated Neolithic society as did the symbol of the Cross in the early years of the Christian Church.

From the pages of this book the shadowy years of prehistory shine forth in a new light, giving us a totally unexpected insight into the lives of Stone Age people, their view of the world and natural forces and, above all, into the awesome, all-pervading presence which inspired them to unparalleled feats of engineering.

The Goddess of the Stones will startle the archaeological world and excite all those who are captivated by the mysteries of our ancient past. Illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white, and with numerous drawings, it is an outstanding breakthrough in our knowledge of prehistory.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marija Gimbutas. Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: neolithic period great britain whirlwinds spirals megalithic monuments crop circles antiquities prehistoric england bronze age cult settings europe religion circle curiosities and wonders silbury hill ireland history world fiction ancient religions mythologies united kingdom brita george terence meaden marija gimbutas 0285630318 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Horne (£19.00)Publisher: Thorsons — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0007103999]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page ‘Blessed Be. Julia’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 8". 358 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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Fate and Prediction: An Historical Compendium of Astrology Palmistry and Tarot by Fred Gettings (£18.50)Publisher: Ferndale — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0905746082]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Gently faded at the spine. Book plate to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [775]; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs [125]; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “This unique book is divided into three distinct sections containing comprehensive guides to the Zodiac, the Tarot and Palmistry, subjects that continue to exercise a profound fascination for millions of people.

Much of the current interest in the occult reaches little deeper than the horoscopes in popular newspapers and magazines, but beneath mere curiosity lies a deep and persistent urge to make sense of man’s life and his relation to the universe.

Modern science, though a valuable tool in understanding the physical world, has failed to satisfy this urge: it is still unable to unravel the depths of man’s subconscious or reveal the forces that shape his character.

All those willing to go beyond the popular image of horoscopes, will find here a fresh approach to traditional topics together with the essential balance of the historical perspective, will be fascinated by the unfolding of the mysteries of astrological science.

Superb colour plates appear throughout, with hundreds of black and white illustrations..”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 493 pages. Tags: the zodiac tarot and palmistry interest occult horoscopes astrology popular myths astronomy window subconscious astrological disciplines but self-understanding horoscope req timeless realm psyche mysteries science fred gettings 0905746082
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Secrets from the Lost Bible by Kenneth Hanson (£18.00)Publisher: Council Oak — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1571781684]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Welcome to the world of the Lost Bible, an entire library of hidden wisdom, a treasury of ancient writings that never found their way into our Bibles. They were suppressed by religious leaders across the centuries who consigned to the blackest pit any writings that did not conform to their narrow notions of piety. Today, if we are bold enough to learn the right lessons, these suppressed books can become for us a key to unlock the transcendent mysteries of life. They can open us to the world of Spirit and transform us. These texts — scores and scores of them once declared unworthy — very nearly perished from the earth, only to re-emerge in our day and time…”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 235 pages. Tags: apocrypha apocryphal bible books criticism interpretation new old testament
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Strange But 1 by Nigel Blundell (£17.50)Publisher: Blitz — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856051056]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: STRANGE BUT TRUE is a collection of fascinating and extraordinary true-life stories that have intrigued, shocked and bewildered the world. STRANGE BUT TRUE is a feast of the bizarre, the horrific, the scandalous and the unthinkable. Whether it is the mysteries of UFOs or the tragic secrets of Rock Hudson, whether the disaster of the Space Shuttle Challenger or the macabre murders of Charles Manson, whether the puzzle of Tutankhamen's curse or riddle of the Bermuda Triangle, we see time and again that nothing is as strange, as unpredictable and as unfathomable as life itself. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: crimes scandals disasters mysteries disappearances bermuda triable 1856051056
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The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Questions of Life by Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow (£16.50)Publisher: London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Bantam Press — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780593058299]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: A Later Printing. When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent grand design of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: cosmology science physics astrophysics unified field theories superstring mathematical waves wave mechanics philosophy
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Focus on Nature by VARIOUS (£16.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571118100]Condition: Very Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ a little ruffled at top edges, snagged at head of spine. Boards slightly rubbed at extremities.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. A magical investigation of the mysteries of the natural world. With extraordinary pictures and an entertaining, fact-filled commentary. 184pp. Index. Jacket Designed by Martin Bristow. Introduction / preface by David Attenborough.
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Space Mysteries: Spinning Through Space by Mike Goldsmith (£15.50)Publisher: Hodder — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0750227222]Condition: Very Good.Description: Although we now know many things about space, most of the vast universe still remains a great mystery. We know about the birth and death of stars, but what about the birth pf the universe? Deep, dark black holes remain unexplored as do the many other galaxies we know exist. Will we find life on other planets in the explorations of the future? Today, these questions remain largely unanswered. Read about some of the solved and unsolved mysteries of space in this book. 32pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")
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Great Mysteries: Mysteries of the Past by David Lambert; Stuart Holroyd; (£14.00)Publisher: Aldus — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0490004350]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Archaeology has now become a booming industry, attracting enormous public interest in exhibitions and support for international crusades to preserve temples and monuments now many centuries old. This book tells the exciting, sometimes amazing story of the mysteries of the past. 256pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: Archaeology crusades temples monuments 0490004350
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Everybody's Political What's What? by Bernard Shaw (£13.00)Publisher: Constable & Co — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edgeworn with several tears, creases and some loss. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: This book has been described by its author as a Child's Guide to Politics, Primer of Citizenship and Rudiments of Rulership.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 380 pages. Tags: political science philosophy british party system illusions the money market great britain politics and government democracy financial mysteries economic policy
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Black Holes: The End of the Universe? by John Taylor (£12.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0285620983]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean.Description: Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: extraterrestrial electromagnetism instantaneously disenchantment thermodynamics self-creating gravitational intergalactic pre-cognition reincarnation singularities intelligence difficulties cosmological environments schwarschild quetzalcoatl annihilation renaissance annihilated destruction super-space interaction immortality singularity probability continuous condensing historical superspace generation relativity rotational definition ergosphere velocities antimatter collapsing destroying background elementary dialectic recession sumerians mechanics expanding beginning bootstrap particles supernova universes
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For Want of the Golden City by Sacheverell Sitwell (£12.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 050001096X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: This book is a self-portrait of the author, though in no sense a straightforward narrative autobiography. The writer paints both the bright colours of the world and the darker mysteries that have attracted him during his full life. It is a fantasia of the human imagination and the human conscience.Tags: Sitwell, biography, fantasia, imagination
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Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory by David Breashears & Audrey Salkeld (£12.50)Publisher: National Geographic Society — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0792275381]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper which is also slightly tanned at the spine.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with fold-outs to the start. From the cover: “Because it’s there.

George Leigh Mallory’s reported explanation of why he wanted to conquer Mount Everest is the most succinct — and maybe the most famous — remark in the history of mountaineering. And when he vanished into the clouds on June 8, I924 near the summit of the highest peak on Earth, he became a legendary figure — and the leading actor in one of the most compelling mysteries in the annals of 20th-century exploration.

Did Mallory and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, reach their exalted goal before they died? When a research expedition found Mallory’s body in May 1999, new clues emerged to help in determining whether they did in fact succeed, 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first documented ascent. LAST CLIMB is the spellbinding tale of what is known of Mallory’s final attempt on Everest, but it’s much more as well: an account of his two earlier expeditions to the Himalayan giant and a fascinating, evocative, superbly illustrated portrait of a daring era, when gentlemen mountaineers climbed in leather boots and tweeds.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Mallory. Size: 10¼" x 8¾". Black Spine Strip with Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 239 pages. Tags: andrew autobiography biography britain china climbing discoveries everest expeditions george great herbert history irvine kingdom leigh-mallory mallory mount mountaineering mountaineers nepal recreation sports united
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Oceans by Paul Rose & Anne Laking (£12.50)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781846075056]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rubbing and nick to the foot of the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The oceans are the single most important feature of our planet. They shape our climate, our culture and our future. But despite this, their depths have remained a mysterious and unchartered expanse on our maps.

This book, which accompanies a major BBC television series, draws on the most exciting stories from the fields of sub-aquatic archaeology, geology, marine biology and anthropology to reveal an astonishing landscape of forgotten shipwrecks, submerged volcanoes and hidden caves.

For Oceans, explorer Paul Rose and his team of expert divers filmed fluorescence in Red Sea corals for the very first time and explored the undisturbed waters of the ‘Black Hole’ off the Bahamas. They witnessed rarely seen behaviour in sperm whales in the Sea of Cortez and discovered a potentially unknown species below the Arctic pack ice. Undertaking thrilling and often dangerous dives, Paul and his team show why the oceans are so important to human existence, and the possible consequences of climate change on their delicate balance.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 150 colour photographs, Oceans unravels the mysteries of the deep and provides illuminating insights into this vast undersea domain.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Philippe Cousteau. Size: 11" x 8¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: laking 184607505x oceanography ocean marine sea cortez atlantic biology ecology arctic natural history seas nature ecosystems habitats oceans science earth sciences indian mediterranean
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The Colour Book of Magic and Simple Tricks by Clayton Rawson (£12.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1968Binding: Hardback [ISBN: B0000CN9HZ]Condition: Good+. A little bruised and rubbed at head and tail.Description: Here is a book to guide and initiate young people into the mysteries of magic. Starting with simple juggling, Clayton Rawson leads the magician-to-be in an amusing way through the intricacies of sleight of hand with ropes and knots, matches, string, money, handkerchiefs and cards. The tricks are explained step-by-step so that special techniques may be easily learned. Easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures in colour and clear instructions are all designed to support and give confidence to young beginners. Second impression. 104pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")Tags: Clayton Rawson B0000CN9HZ
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The Lies of Fair Ladies by Jonathan Gash (£12.50)Publisher: Random Century Grou — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Top edge of DJ notably ruffled with some very small nicks. Gently bruised at bottom corners.Description: Another witty and fast-moving novel in which Lovejoy's talent for detection unravels murders and mysteries which occur in profusion round him. Lovejoy has a new apprentice - the lovely, scatty and Seriously Rich Mrs Luna Carstairs. Lovejoy is a willing teacher, guiding her through the minefield of auctions, the dating and faking of antiques, 'grand scams' of the trade - and other, more intimate, subjects. However, not everything is rosy on Lovejoy's home patch. A grisly murder occurs - and then another …. And the flow of antiques is mysteriously drying up. Behind it all lurks the threatening shadow of miss R - a 'dollop broker' or harbourer of stolen booty - an evil genius who deals only with women.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼".
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The Tiffany Caper by Joseph Purtell (£12.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304295272]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: From the cover: “For Robert Castle, young, talented and slightly threadbare, a commission to write a history of Tiffany's had not only opened the door to the mysteries and mechanisms of the stores top-secret security system but had also served as an entrée to romance.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5@". 256 pages. Tags: purtell tiffany heist diamond paste replica pearl counter jewel theft murder
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Witchcraft and Demonology by Francis X. King (£12.50)Publisher: The Leisure Circle — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine. Top edges very slightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Illustrated / decorative end papers. Here is a concise, authoritative account of magic and mystery from the myths of the ancient world to modern day voodoo and devil worshipNotes: Foreword or introduction by The Author. 157 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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Emmeline by Judith Rossner (£11.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224018841]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with some marks at the top of the upper panel, rubbing to the edges of the boards and a 1" closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “The haunting story of Emmeline Mosher might seem the work of too strange and perverse a turn of chance had it not actually happened. At the age of ninety-four, a woman called Nettie Mitchell recounted the story to Harry Wiland, who passed it into the sympathetic and talented hands of Judith Rossner. It is a tale that withholds its mysteries until the eruptive moments when they can be contained no longer – one which compels the reader to follow Emmeline’s every action with compassion and a shiver of indefinable dread.”Notes: Jacket designed by Tom Adams. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 331 pages. Tags: haunting story mysteries compassion shiver indefinable dread cotton mills lowell massachusetts families’ burdens fell hard times fayette maine leaving home working hours merciless beginner’s fifty-five cents week boarding-house weaving-room irishman cataclysmic points tender conviction nineteenth-century industrial rural new england emotional barrenness unsentimental insights guilty compulsion
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Emmeline by Judith Rossner (£11.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224018841]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “The haunting story of Emmeline Mosher might seem the work of too strange and perverse a turn of chance had it not actually happened. At the age of ninety-four, a woman called Nettie Mitchell recounted the story to Harry Wiland, who passed it into the sympathetic and talented hands of Judith Rossner. It is a tale that withholds its mysteries until the eruptive moments when they can be contained no longer – one which compels the reader to follow Emmeline’s every action with compassion and a shiver of indefinable dread.”Notes: Jacket designed by Tom Adams. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 331 pages. Tags: haunting story mysteries compassion shiver indefinable dread cotton mills lowell massachusetts families’ burdens fell hard times fayette maine leaving home working hours merciless beginner’s fifty-five cents week boarding-house weaving-room irishman cataclysmic points tender conviction nineteenth-century industrial rural new england emotional barrenness unsentimental insights guilty compulsion
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Mary Magdalene Beloved Disciple by Clysta Kinstler (£11.50)Publisher: Cygnus — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0954932617]Condition: Very Good. Slightly dog-eared at the corners of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this edition. From the cover: “What was Mary Magdalene’s true identity? Could she have been secretly married to Jesus? Clysta Kinstler has researched these questions in depth and has woven her findings into this beautifully written novel that restores women and the Divine Feminine to their rightful place in the unfolding of the Christ Mystery. Told movingly through Mary’s eyes, this powerful tale blends together illuminating insights into the Heiros Gamos or Sacred Marriage, the ritual re-enactment of the story of Isis and Osiris, and the mysteries of goddess worship, No mere ‘repentant sinner’, Mary is portrayed as the Tower of her people and the chosen representative of the goddess on Earth.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 323 pages. Tags: mary magdalene priestess goddess bible imagery sacred objects feminist view conception birth life death christ goddess worship
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The Creation of Life: From Chemical to Animal by Andrew Scott (£11.50)Publisher: Basil Blackwell — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631163360]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “One of the deepest mysteries in science is the question of how we ever came to be here — the mystery of the origins of life. The search for solutions to that mystery leads us into further puzzles and challenges. Is there life elsewhere in the universe? If we can understand how life began, can we recreate its origin in the laboratory? And can we then create new life forms based on our own designs?

The idea that life originated spontaneously on the early earth through a long sequence of chemical reactions has become an accepted part of modern scientific dogma. The seven days of God’s creation have been replaced with an account that starts with the big bang and a primordial soup, and leads on to ‘fishes’ that evolved their way onto the land eventually to give rise to us. This tale has been repeated so often and with such conviction that it has almost gained the status of scientific fact. Yet it remains just one — uncertain and incomplete — version of how it all began.

In The Creation of Life Andrew Scott casts a critical eye over the explanations of life’s origins and evolution offered by modern science, identifying both weaknesses and strengths. He discusses the ‘breakthroughs’ that have been made, both experimental and theoretical, as well as the many problems that remain unsolved; and he explains in vivid terms the intricacies of the chemicals of life. He also examines the possibilities of life existing elsewhere throughout the universe, and of mankind eventually creating completely novel forms of life.

Despite a ferment of new ideas and discoveries, the mystery of life’s creation is a biological detective story that is likely to remain unfinished for many years to come..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [X] 211 pages. Tags: evolution issues life organisms origin religion science
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The Pure and the Impure by Collette (£11.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0436105179]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with some slight fraying. Internally bright and clean, and overall a nice copy.Description: A translation of ‘Ces Plaisirs’ published by Ferenczi in 1932. From the flap: “Colette confronts the reader at the same time in a somewhat fierce intimacy, with her personal remembrances, observations, and exact images, all dealing basically with the phenomenon of eroticism.”Notes: Jacket designed by Bernard Higton. Foreword or introduction by Janet Flanner. Size: 8" x 5¼". 172 pages. Tags: comprehension fragmentated translations naturalness phenomenon creatures libertine mysteries behaviour instincts eroticism accepted truthful feminine behavior desiring sentient reflexes insights inge´nue treasury fiction colette uterine english l'impur however customs modern french sexual france social mores women love life into pur and sex
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Time Warps by John Gribbin (£11.50)Publisher: J. M. Dent — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0460044303]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top corner of upper board a little bruised.Description: How well-founded are our 'commonsense' ideas about time? Does time 'really' flow inexorably forward? Or is it 'all in the mind'? Starting out from the everyday experience of time, the rhythms of day and night and the seasons, and the oddities of time zones and the International Date Line, John Gribbin goes on to the deeper mysteries of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, the implications of black holes and space-time tunnels, and the concept of parallel universes the present best scientific knowledge about the nature of time. Timewarps exist, offering new and startling insights into the whole nature of reality.
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A Book of Beliefs by John Allan; John Butterworth; Myrtle Langley; (£10.50)Publisher: Lion Hudson — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0856485047]Condition: Very Good. Wraps a little rubbed at extremities. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: Religions by Myrtle Langley; Cults and New Faiths by John Butterworth; Mysteries by John Allan;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". 191 pages. Tags: cults faith religions new age mysteries buddhism taoism druids
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Creating Bonsai by Joe Davies (£10.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713477636]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In this book, Joe Davies teaches the skills and techniques of Bonsai — visually. The core of the book is a series of projects, all resulting in a completed Bonsai tree: each one is demonstrated step-by-step in a sequence of colour photographs, and focuses on a particular Bonsai technique. With the aid of more detailed information than has ever been available before, the reader is guided from the selection of materials right through the creative process to the finished Bonsai.

The mysteries of Bonsai are explained and simplified; no prior knowledge is needed to understand and follow the projects. The Bonsai enthusiast will gain the confidence to try out the techniques demonstrated, and enjoy the satisfaction of creating a Bonsai at a fraction of the cost of buying a completed example.

The projects are accompanied by detailed information on Bonsai cultivation, design and the selection of materials. Finally, Bonsai transformations achieved by the author reinforce the messages contained in the step-by-step projects, and provide inspirational examples of creative Bonsai.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: 9780713477634 bonsai shrubs trees gardening techniques joe davies 0713477636 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Death at the Priory by James Ruddick (£10.50)Publisher: Atlantic — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1903809045]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, bumped lightly at bottom corners. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Love, sex and murder in Victorian England. Solves the riddle of the Priory murder, one of the great mysteries in modern crime. 209pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Vivid.
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Mysteries of Lost Empires by Marshall Jon Fisher & David E. Fisher (£10.50)Publisher: Channel 4 — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752216066]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Mysteries of Lost Empires accompanies the widely acclaimed Channel 4 series of the same name. Its five experimental archaeology projects reveal teams of experienced archaeologists, historians and building engineers recreating the technological feats of ancient civilisations using only the tools available at the time.

Each chapter tells the whole story behind one of the projects in the programme, giving the history of an ancient people, the mystery of their archaeological achievement, the story of other scientists who have tried to explain it and failed, and the day-to-day drama of the team’s quest to recreate the feat. Subjects include the enormous moai statues on Easter Island, a unique Chinese bridge made of woven timbers and the development of medieval weapons of war. From the sheer si/e of ancient Egyptian obelisks to the heating and ventilation systems of Roman baths, each project has provided a range of mysteries to today’s archaeologists.

By focusing on the cultural background and technological capabilities that shaped the history of a civilisation, the teams provide a practical test for both old and new historical theories. They examine the impact of an achievement on a society (the social significance of the Roman bath, for example) and the potential it created for subsequent technological progress.

Mysteries of Lost Empires provides an alternative, dynamic approach to history. The book’s emphasis on culture, technological difficulties, and the problem solving and teamwork involved in overcoming them, will thrill readers eager to learn more about the subjects in the series.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: antiquities archaeology arts civilization engineering general history performing science social technology television
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The Astrology Yearbook by Joan Moore (£10.50)Publisher: Parragon — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Discover how a knowledge of astrology and the myths and legends surrounding the mysteries of the Zodiac can help you to learn about yourself.Tags: interpretations interpretation relationships compatibility astrological progressions progressing forecasting personality sagittarius predicting individual descendant watersigns affinition unaspected progressed ascendant astrology midpoints midheaven introvert rectangle firesigns ephemeris decanates composite placidean long-term capricorn extrovert airsigns cardinal synastry stellium transits personal placidus neptune romance planets aspects mutable malefic heavens mercury jupiter charts cancer houses gemini zodiac uranus system angles mystic pisces health finger saturn immeum future tables wheel birth house first equal venus stars pluto libra grand coeli chart trine earth signs fixed love kite cusp year fate mars moon yod and sun
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The Atlas of Mysterious Places: The World's Unexplained Sacred Sites, Symbolic Landscapes, Ancient Cities and Lost Lands by Edited by Jennifer Westwood (£10.50)Publisher: Guild Publishing — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little ruffled. Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white, and maps. Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ancient and antiquities atlantis atlases cities civilization controversial curiosities earthworks eldorado extinct folklore geographical historic inscriptions juvenile knowledge landscapes legends lines massive miscellanea mysteries mystery mythology myths nasca nonfiction peru pictorial pillars puzzling reference ruined ruins sacred sites social space stonehenge studies symbols temples the tombs towns unexplained wonders works world
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The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee (£10.50)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575051698]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge, but empty — apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next unknown destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes.

Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system. Aboard it are three humans, two men and a woman, left behind when the expedition departed. Ahead of them lies the unknown, a voyage no human has ever experienced.”
Notes: Jacket designed by John Brettoner. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 398 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st planets hugo nebula award-winning rama imaginary space vehicle science spaceships future flight english
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The Practical Pagan: Common Sense Guidelines for Modern Practitioners by Dana Eilers (£10.50)Publisher: New Page — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781564146014]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled.Description: Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 256 pages. Tags: acceptance accusations acknowledgement activities affinity albert-louis alchemy alexandrians allegations alternative analysis anarchists ancient antics aphrodite appetite apprentice approach approaches aquarius archaism archetypes argentum assumption astronomical astrum athame atlantis attitude attraction avalonia background baltain barret behaviour beliefs beltain biblical blavatsky breaking buckland caitlin candelmas candles carlyon cathars celebrations celtic ceremonial ceremonies cernunnos
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The Tomb Of God: The Body of Jesus and the Solution to a 2,000 Year Old Mystery by Richard Andrews; Paul Schellenberger; (£10.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316879975]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “It began as an intriguing piece of puzzle-solving — and ended with the discovery of the greatest secret of all.

Dissatisfied with the explanations of previous researchers, Richard Andrews and Paul Schellenberger applied mathematical logic to the enduring mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau and the ‘treasure’ alleged to be buried there. They were sceptical. They assumed the enigma would wither under such scrutiny. It did not.

The quest began with an investigation into the activities of a group of nineteenth-century priests who had become embroiled in the legend. These priests had grown rich because of their involvement, and had resolutely maintained the anonymity of their paymasters, but in 1993 an extraordinary clue came to light which suggested the priests were engaged in activities markedly at odds with traditional Roman Catholic pastimes. Tentatively the trail was pursued. As the search progressed, a series of paintings was unearthed which incorporated a cryptic, obscure geometry; a set of interrelating shapes with a very direct link to the priests’ habitat and spiritual role. Through the centuries an astonishing pattern emerged — a web of concealment on maps, in fine art, on tombstones — which defied coincidence and pointed to one very specific location.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 513 pages. Tags: and antiquities aquitaine archaeological archaeology aude basin biblical burial cardon christ controversial curiosities expeditions france geometry historical history holy jesus knowledge languedoc literature mount mysteries reference religion sacred sepulcher space the treasure treasure-trove troves wonders
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The World's Most Mysterious Places by Tm Healey (£10.50)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 1996Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0276422171]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. In the The Earth, Its Wonders, Its Secrets series. 160 pages. Tags: ancient and antiquities astrology atlases belief bengal body centres cities civilization controversial curiosities europe extinct fabled fairytales flying folklore general geographical geography historic human incas knowledge lost machu marco medieval mermaids mind miscellanea mysteries mystery mythology myths nonfiction peoples phenomena picchu pictorial pilgrim places polo prehistoric pyramids realms reference relics religious sacred sites snakes social space spirit studies the treasures unexplained viking wonders works world
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Total Eclipse by Liz Rigbey (£10.50)Publisher: Orion — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752801228]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Two small dings to the upper board and panel. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little ruffled, lightly spotted on the reverse but externally bright. Occasional light spotting to the top edge of the text block. Text bright and tight. A nice copy overall.Description: From the cover: “Julia came up to the observatory in the Northern California mountains that summer to escape the emptiness she felt after the violent deaths of her husband Lewis and stepdaughter Gail.

When she is charged with their murder, the circumstantial evidence against her is so damning that her attorney advises her to plead guilty. But Julia says she is innocent. Lomax knows she is. So he sets out to prove it.

As an astronomer, Lomax has few equals when it comes to the analysis of complex scientific data. And he knows from gazing at the stars that the answers to the present lie in unravelling the mysteries of the past.

Armed with a snapshot taken at Julia’s wedding he goes in search of the truth about her perfect family. The truth about Lewis, the wealthy lawyer in his sixties who has a taste for girls young enough to be his daughter. About Vicky, the alcoholic first wife who nurses her hatred with as much enthusiasm as she does her bourbon. About Richard, the son trapped in a web of duplicity he cannot bear to confront.

As he peels back the layers of deceit Lomax uncovers a picture that is very far from perfect. A picture of a broken family, driven by guilt, incest and obsessive jealously, ready to explode into violence at any moment. At its centre lies Gail, the plain, insecure stepdaughter whom nobody can remember, and Julia, whose beauty only serves to mask her loneliness.

But it is only when Julia’s trail is almost over that Lomax stumbles across the darkest secret of all…”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 499 pages. Tags: 20th acquit adjudicators century condemn convict corrupt courtroom courts crimes criminal crook crooked deceitful decree defence detective devious dishonest disreputable dubious english false felon fiction fraudulent general guilty illegal illicit improper infamous intimidation judges juries jury lag lawbreaker lawyers legal mendacious mystery nobbling notorious offender offenses panel prisoner prohibited regulation ruling scandalous shady shifty solicitors stories suspicious tales trials unlawful untrustworthy villain wrongdoer
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A Dictionary of Dreams by Madame Juno (£9.50)Publisher: OMEGA — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850070342]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. [First: Herbert Jenkins]. From the flap: “Drawing on centuries old traditions of gypsy lore, Madame Juno has compiled an alphabetical listing of over 2000 dream images and explains their significance in simple, everyday terms. Whether you dream of acorns or auctions, lambs or lupins, zinc or zoos, this book will help you to unravel the mysteries of your unconscious mind.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: fortune-telling compensatory incantations interpreters significance literature nightmares diagnostic relatives mythology prodromic foretells palmistry recurring prescient sickness movement thoughts dominoes physical animals leisure healing clothes sigmund filling colours grounds strange secrets bizarre spells coffee charms images dreams famous leaves health gustav calvin sexual dream peris fritz lucid sport freud marks gypsy cards birth while sleep drink jung come true food carl real hall dice your head lore jobs can and tea you
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Astrological Tarot by Georges Muchery (£9.50)Publisher: Bracken Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1851702547]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This examination of the Astrological Tarot shows how a study of the astral chart can be combined with divination by cards to provide very specific personal predictions. Unlike the more widely known tarot of seventy-eight cards, the astrological deck contains forty eight — three for each sign of the Zodiac and twelve Major cards representing the Ascendant, the Moon’s Nodes, the Part of Fortune and the Planets. For the practitioner, the student, or even the simply curious The Astrological Tarot offers an authoritative guide to the fascinating subject of telling the future through the stars and the cards.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: correspondences fortune-telling tetragrammaton revolutionary interpreters theosophical rosicruciana piedmontese freemasonry uncertainty divination twenty-two mysterious gnosticism twenty-one temperance rectifying eleusinian fifty-four florentine astromancy lamblichus traditions bolognese cabalists minchiate alexander universal pentacles horoscope bonifacio mysteries symbolism mythology alighieri geognara alphabet magician etteilla designed dionysus aleister meanings baphomet readings paradise religion sceptres shekinah purposes mystical
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Exclusion Zone by John Nichol (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340671858]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The Falklands, 1999 — a vital strategic stronghold in tire South Atlantic, and a prize gem in the oil-rich Antarctic. For RAF pilot Sean Riever it is a place of ghosts. For Jane Clark, the only female in the squadron, a place of tough decisions. An air of menace hangs over the desolate, battle-scarred landscape — present dangers and past mysteries lurk in the shadows on the skyline. And Sean’s compulsion to live up to a legendary hero leads him towards a woman whose loneliness matches his own. Then a Royal Navy nuclear submarine disappears, and Argentine jet fighters penetrate the Exclusion Zone. As Sean and his companions stave off wave after wave of enemy attacks, their fight to protect the islands becomes an epic battle for survival — in which victory can only be achieved at a terrible price…”Notes: 320 pages. Tags: hunter-killer sub-machine surrenders commanding capability adversary dangerous combatant commander situation armaments artillery munitions commandos firepower hardware military ambushed pressure opponent skirmish weaponry soldiers ordnance conflict fighting missiles struggle pistols hostile soldier officer special weapons warfare warrior martial arsenal militia defense forces battle senior combat patrol attack sailor rifles fight enemy armed rebel force rogue guns arms navy army team air war sas foe
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Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti (£9.50)Publisher: Tommy Nelson — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0849976162]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. In the Veritas Project series. 281 pages. Tags: investigators occurrences undercover washington christian mysteries hangman’s detective school’s paranoia bullies fiction strange schools unusual project mystery veritas bizarre hangman glowing ghostly student haunted hanged school severe crimes symbol figure curse ghost angel baker high hand dark and the
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Off-Ramp: Adventures And Heartache In The American Elsewhere by Hank Stuever (£9.50)Publisher: Henry Holt — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0805075739]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “Hank Stuever’s funny, touching reports take us to everyday places where the increasingly unusual realities of today’s world run rampant. He finds it by bypassing Big News and taking off ramps to places where seemingly ordinary people lead lives just slightly off-kilter. Stuever’s Elsewhere extends through trailer parks, roller rinks, malls no longer sparkling, and suburbs where robot dogs growl and bored children jump off rooftops using Hefty-bag parachutes. From Star Wars conventions to credit disasters, from snipers to missing persons, there is always something happening in Elsewhere — and Hank Stuever never misses a scintilla of the action. In Off Ramp, his destinations include Piano, Texas, home of two friends both named Angie (“Piano princesses”) who turn home-decor disasters over to a TV decorating show and wind up at war against orange carpet. In Washington, D.C., we meet a ponytailed "sofa surgeon" who confronts the mysteries of the universe and couches that won’t go through doorways. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spiral-permed secretary begins an odyssey toward marriage that takes her from anxiety dreams (“‘I’m walking down the aisle and nobody is looking at me or anything’”) to anxiety that is no dream. And we are there. We visit discount funeral homes (“Let’s say you’re dead”), campgrounds where international bonds are formed (“‘We are from the Netherlands, and we are for two days wonderink who it is you are’”), and storage facilities where America keeps its strangest secrets. We meet the men who drew the comic-book characters (including Wonder Woman) Stuever loved as a child, professional bowlers, waterbed aficionados, and some Texans on “debris drives” in search of pieces of the fallen Columbia shuttle. Finally, we travel to Stuever’s hometown of Oklahoma City, where the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building has created a kind of Elsewhere he has never seen before.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black & Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplane biggest blonder bridal bride chandra chimayo concerts couch crazy credit customs description dreams due elsewhere evil exit fair faiths faster floated gets guy hank happen having heads i'm invisible josie journalists kamp lands lane layaway living lollapalooza mexico missing monster needed nine-ish notes panic people's pieces powers preface prequel prevailed queens ramps recallifornia rooms sci-fido scooch service shot snipers social somebody spaces space-time spirits states stuever stuff things traded trailer tuesdays unassigned united warped woman's world's xanadu
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The Body Is the Hero by Ronald J. Glasser (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002160773]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Heavily faded at the spine and more lightly at the margins of the panels. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 248 pages. Tags: gammaglobulinemia immunodeficiency incompatibility neutralization complications counterattack immunization vaccinations researchers observation authorities destructive destruction transplants physicians vaccinated pediatrics production semmelweis immunology population rejection immunized suffering microbial mysteries diseases medicine clinical american globulin antibody baffling bacteria disease pasteur defends against microbe killers academy viruses advance medical system cancer itself immune battle jenner curing thymus attack minor rhino group viral cells gamma white pain body koch and how the
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The House at Spaniard's Bay by Reid Meta Mayne (£9.50)Publisher: Children's Book Club — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little dulled. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller book books bookshelf british brothers cave child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics club curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting experience exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces full-length historical history hunter imaginary imagination invented journey joy junior
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The Rules Of Perspective by Adam Thorpe (£9.50)Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224051873]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 340 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st war 1939-1945 germany darker mysteries art museums second historical
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Wildcat by Irene Makin (£9.50)Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a light scuff to the upper panel. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First U. S. Edition. Notes: Jacket designed by Paul Giovanopoulos. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Light Green boards with Dark Green titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 160 pages. Tags: animals answer awful dangers discovers family father fiction five his many mysteries mystery nightmares? orphaned orphans scotland surrounding the wild wildcats
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Darling Judi: A Celebration of Judi Dench by Introduced and edited by John Miller (£7.50)Publisher: Orion — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752864629]Condition: Very Good.Description: Revised edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Judi Dench is one of Britain’s best-loved actresses. Her performances range from Shakespeare (most recently in All’s Well That Ends Well for the RSC) to television comedy such as A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By, and the cinema, where she starred in Mrs Brown, Iris, The Shipping News, won an Oscar for her performance in Shakespeare in Love, and played the role of M in four James Bond films. Here, contributors such as Billy Connolly, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, lan Richardson, Martin Jarvis, Trevor Nunn and Richard Eyre each reveal a different aspect of her nature to give a unique portrait of the legend that is Judi Dench.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 212 pages. Tags: autobiography entertainment individual performers 792.028092 television performing actresses biography mysteries european britain british general theatre useful series murder actors comedy music great dench film arts judi art bbc
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