Callout to any Rare Book enthusiasts/collectors.... or history, Science, paper craft creatives, artists, designers, State Library??? Universities? On a clean out from a set of inherited books, to anyone interested. Free to good home are these complete sets in excellent condtion. Time capsules of knowledge. "The World of Man" published 1964 and :World of Science" published 1971 full set of respective encyclopedias. It hurts to let them go, but only so many hours in a day, or space to store. Message me if you are interested, or may know of someone who is. These are gems! They are in Melbourne, so you can either collect from me, or arrange a courier.#rarebooks#outofprint#rmituniversity#swinburne#monashuniversity#melbourneuni#marcpascal
Buried in mysterious old tomes in Lily Dale’s library- we are conspiring again for your chance to win a rare gift! I’m honored to be partnering with @marion.h.skidmore.library - the largest collection of Spiritualist books in the world- and have been so inspired amidst these peculiar treasures, I wanted to share that experience with you as I create my new sonic exploration “The Secret Music of Lily Dale.” ***YOUR CHANCE TO WIN actual one-of-a-kind Spiritualist and Séance items directly from their collection. Simply DONATE before 11:59pm (Pacific Time) December 11 for your chance to win in a random drawing. I will contact the winners personally and arrange shipment! LINK IN BIO to support my new album, get the music, and win a little piece of Lily Dale history for your very own! Good luck!
Thomas Bewick's, "The Cur Fox". 🦊
I keep saying this over and over but the Russian émigré illustrators are what everyone seems to want from us at the moment. We had a number in the most recent catalogue and all are now sold. So, we’ve been on the hunt and are delighted to say there are more on their way.
Elisabeth Ivankovsky was born in Moldova but, in the 1930s, when the Russian revolution went sour for so many working in the creative and artistic industries, she upped sticks and moved to Belgium. There she forged a very successful career as an illustrator and also met, and married, a popular national poet, René Meurant.
Among her best loved lithographic books are those in the Pomme d’Api series. These are tiny, as you can see, bound in paper wrappers, and have gloriously stylised colour pictures throughout. The small size was tailored to infant hands so these ‘40s titles are often destroyed. Luckily these, and quite a few more, remain in beautiful condition to grace our cabinets. I hope we have some time to enjoy them!
Noël, in the bottom row, is the ideal Xmas book and will be featured in detail in the next day or so.
[SWEDISH UNDERGOUND] Huvudbladet. Stockholm : Huvudbladet, 1971-1972. Issues 1 – 4 (all published). Folio newspaper, photo montage and comic strip illustrations (some colour), the first issue with large format (390 x 550 mm) insert photographic poster by Hans Esselius of Jimi Hendrix with printed lyrics of Pass it on (Straight Ahead); all issues in fine condition.
Rare complete set of four issues of this shortlived yet highly influential Swedish counterculture newspaper, filled with images and text devoted to, in the main, music and politics. Its name is a play on Aftonbladet, Sweden’s most famous tabloid newspaper (huvud means head in English, and has the same sexual connotation) #huvudbladet#handesselius#jimihendrix#seventies#passiton#counterculture#stockholm#swedishunderground#rarebooks#anzaab#ilab
MANN, Thomas (1875-1955)
Buddenbrooks : Verfall einer Familie
Berlin : S. Fischer, 1905. 26th edition. Small thick octavo, publisher’s illustrated cloth boards (rubbed, spine with a few light stains), patterned endpapers, pp 539, [5 publisher’s advertisements]; text in German Gothic type; binding firm, a very good copy.
An early edition of Thomas Mann’s acclaimed novel chronicling the demise of a German merchant family, first published in 1901.
Finally came across another copy to sell, however it wasn't a cheap find this time! $300
The Lesser Key of Solomon [Mathers, S. L. MacGregor (translated by), and (edited by) Aleister Crowley]. The Lesser Key of Solomon - GOETIA - The Book of Evil Spirits; Contains 200 diagrams and Seals for Invocation and Convocation of spirits by De Laurence.
Though there is no mention of Mathers on the title page, these are most often thought to be his translations, though it is rumoured that he transcribed an English manuscript already located in The British Museum.
In addition, it is evident that Crowley had quite a hand in annotating, editing, and contributing to this volume as well - one only need look at the preface and especially the introductory essay: ‘The Initiated Interpretation of Ceremonial Magic”, which was written at Boleskine House. It is also stated concerning the conjurations at the end of the volume that these have been “rendered into ye Magicall or Angelike Language by our Illustrious and ever-Glorious Frater, ye Wise Perdurabo” (Crowley’s magical motto). The book is actually a pirated version of the edition Crowley first published at Boleskine in 1904, under the title 'The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King’, and in an edition of 200 copies. De Laurence had a very bad habit of never identifying the dates of later printings, thus all De Laurence copies of this title retain the 1916 date. De Laurence also removed the magic square that Crowley added to the original edition (on the verso of the title page), one which was intended to prevent improper use of the book.
Sometimes referred to as the “Salinger Bootlegs,” The Complete and Uncollected Short Stories of of J. D. Salinger are a rarity indeed. The volumes here contain 22 stories that were originally published in magazines between the years of 1940 and 1965, although they were never officially authorized for book form.
Salinger, best known for the much beloved classic Catcher in the Rye, was obsessively private and actively discouraged publication of these lesser seen works.
Originally published in 1974, but now out of print Volume 1 and 2 (the complete collection) are extremely sought after. But for the moment, you can find them available for purchase by following the link in our profile. This one won’t last long!