THE OCCULT
    [Embracing Alchemy, Astrology, Apparitions; Prophecy & Palmistry;
Mysticism, Mesmerism, Somnambulism . . . “Wonders”]
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The Only Ancient Roman Novel in Latin to Survive in Its Entirety
Early Edition with the Comments Commented Upon
Apuleius; Philippus Beroaldus, ed. Commentarii a Philippo Beroaldi conditi in Asinu[m] aureu[m] Lucii Apulei. [colophon: Venetiis: Per Simonem Papiensem dictum Bivilaquam, 1501]. Folio (31 cm, 12.2"). 478 pp.
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His Treatise ChrysopoeiaOn Transmutation of Metals into GoldIs Anticipated Here
Augurelli, Giovanni Aurelio.  I. Aurelius Augurellus [poemata]. Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi, 1505. 8vo (16.3 cm; 6.375"). [256] pp.
$8250.00
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A Lighthearted Reminder NOT to BelieveEVERYTHING You Read
Bordelon, Laurent.  L'histoire des imaginations extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle, servant de preservatif contre la lecture des livres qui traitent de la magie, du grimoire, des démoniaques, sorciers, loups-garoux, incubes, succubes & du sabbat, des esprits-folets, génies, phantômes & autres revenans; des songes, de la pierre philosophale, de l'astrologie judiciaire, des horoscopes, talismans, jours heureux & malheureux, eclipses, comettes; & enfin de toutes les sortes d'apparitions, de divinations, de sortiléges, d'enchantement, & d'autres superstitieuses pratiques. Avec un tres-grand nombre de nottes curieuses, qui rapportent fidellement les endroits des livres qui ont causé ses imaginations, & qui les combattent. Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1754. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.77"). [12], 149, [9], 144, [2], 164 pp. (3 pts. of 5); 6 plts. (of 10).
$450.00
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“In Xanadu Did Kulba Khan” & Two Coleridge Heroines First & Second Editions
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.  Christabel, &c. London: Pr. for John Murray by William Bulmer & Co., 1816. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [2], [v]–vii, [1], 64 pp. (2 prelim. ff. lacking). [with]  Zapolya: A Christmas tale, in two parts. London: Pr. for Rest Fenner by S. Curtis, 1817. 8vo. [6], 128 pp.
$1500.00
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Christian ConsolationsSpiritually Endorsed
Defoe, Daniel; Charles Drelincourt.  [The Christian’s defence against the fears of death. With seasonable directions how to prepare ourselves to die well. Written originally in French ... Translated into English, by Marius D’Assigny] A true relation ofthe apparition of one Mrs. Veal ... the eighteenth edition. [London: Pr. for R. Ware, W. Innys & J. Richardson, W. & D. Baker, et al., 1756]. 8vo (20.3 cm, 8"). [2], xi/xii, 12, 502 pp. (lacking frontis., main t.-p., 3 ff. preface, & final f.).
$300.00
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TrulyCLASSIC in Its Field: MAGIC
Del Río, Martin Antoine.  Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, et uanarum superstitionum confutatio, utilis theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis, philologis. Moguntiae: Apud Joannem Albinum, 1603. Folio (31.5 cm; 12.5"). [12 ff.], 276 pp., [8] ff.; [2 ff.], 268 pp., [10], [2] ff., 250 pp., [5] ff. (without the folding table in book II).
$2500.00
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L'Apôtre Moderne” ofPalm-Reading
Desbarrolles, Adrien Adolphe.  Les mystères de la main révélés et expliqués. Art de connaître la vie, le caractère, les aptitudes et la destinée de chacun d'après la seule inspection des mains. Paris: E. Dentu, 1859. 16mo (17.7 cm, 6.9"). [4], 624, [2 (errata)] pp.; illus.
$225.00
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Mythology & Mystery
Dulaure, Jacques-Antoine.  Des cultes qui ont précédé et amené l'idolatrie ou l'adoration des figures humaines. Paris: L'Imprimerie de Fournier Frères, 1805. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8"). [4], viii, 511 (i.e., 510) pp.
$325.00
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Treating Patients with Hypnosis & Mesmerism
Ennemoser, Joseph.  Der Magnetismus im Verhältnisse zur Natur und Religion. Stuttgart & Lübingen: J.G. Cotta, 1842. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.45"). xxii, [2], 546 pp.
$250.00
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Operations of Necromancy!
Conjurations & Enchantments!
HORRIBLE DEATH!
(Faust). The remarkable life of Dr. Faustus, a German astrologer and enchanter; relating the means adopted by him to raise the devil; who gave him extraordinary magical powers, on condition that he should have his soul and body at the end of twenty-four years .... London: Pr. by W. Lewis for T. & J. Allman, 1829. 12mo (19.1 cm, 7.52"). Col. frontis., [2], [7]–24 pp.
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One Could Collect CHAPBOOKS
    Featuring GHOSTS . . .
Four favourite songs. Glasgow: Pr. for the booksellers, [ca. 1830?]. 12mo. 8 pp.
$85.00
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Wondrous Happenings inSixth Century Italy
Gregorius I, Pont. Max. (Gregory I, pope).  Dialogorum libri quattuor. [colophon: Venetiis: per Hieronymus de Paganinis,1492]. Small 4to (19.5 cm; 7.625"). [79 of 80] ff., lacks final blank leaf.
$3500.00
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POEMS by the InfluentialMonk” of GOTHIC Literature
Lewis, Matthew Gregory (“Monk Lewis”).   Tales of wonder...the second edition. London: Pr. by W. Bulmer & Co. for J. Bell, 1801. 8vo (18 cm, 7.1"). [4], 251 (pp. 138–39 numbered 134–35), [1 (adv.)] pp.
$150.00
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The “English Merlin”His Foundational Text of Modern Astrology
Lilly, William.  Christian astrology modestly treated of in three books. The first containing the use of an ephemeris, the erecting of a scheam of heaven; nature of the twelve signs of the zodiack, of the planets; with a most easie introduction to the whole art of astrology. The second, by a most methodicall way, instructeth the student how to judge or resolve all manner of questions contingent unto man, viz. of health, sicknesse, riches, marriage ... The third, containes an exact method, whereby to judge upon nativities; severall wayes how to rectifie them; how to judge the generall fate of the native by the twelve houses of Heaven, according to the naturall influence of the stars ... London: Pr. by Theo. Brudenell for John Partridge & Humph. Blunden, 1647. 4to (19.4 cm, 7.64"). [46], 25–832, [12 (cat.)], [8 (index)] pp. (frontis. lacking; last four [index] leaves in facsimile); illus.
$1000.00
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Early New World Treatise on the Zodiac
  from a Modern Fine Hand Press
with VOLVELLE
   
Martínez, Enrico.  Los signos del zodiaco: Trece grabados de Artemio Rodríguez y uno, del mismo autor. [Tacámbaro de Codallos, Mexico]: Taller Martín Pescador, 2019. Small 4to (25.5 cm, 10"). 40 pp.
$145.00
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Curiosities & WondersEuropean, African, *&* American
[Mascarenhas, José Freire de Monterroyo, comp., ed., trans.].   Prodigiosas appariçoens & successos espantosos vistos no presente anno de 1716. E nos fins do passado em varias partes do mundo. Lisboa: Na officina de Pascoal da Sylva, impressor de Sua Majestade, 1716. Small 8vo (20 cm,7.75"). 12 pp.
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NEWTON forIRELAND
Newton, Isaac.  Observations upon the prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John. In two parts. Dublin: Pr. by S. Powell, for Goerge Risch, George Ewing, and William Smith, 1733. 8vo (20 cm; 7.75"). iv, [4], 320 pp.
$2000.00
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The Scientist as Scholar ofProphecy & Apocalypse
Sir Isaac & His (actually, not so) Mystical Side
Newton, Isaac.  Observations upon the prophecies of Daniel. London: James Nisbet, & T. Stevenson, Cambridge, 1831. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9"). [1] f., xii, 250 pp.
$550.00
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Mesmerism for German Doctors
Sallis, Johann G.  Der tierische Magnetismus (Hypnotismus) und seine Genese. Ein Beitrag zur Aufklärung und eine Mahnung an die Sanitätsbehörden. Leipzig: Ernst Günthers Verlag, 1887. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.24"). [4], 108 pp.
$150.00
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Silesian Historical Anthology
Stenzel, Gustav Adolf Harald.  Scriptores rerum Silesiacarum oder Sammlung schlesischer Geschichtschreiber, namens der schlesischen gesellschaft für vaterländische cultur. Breslau: Josef Max & Komp., 1835–47. 4to (25.7 cm, 9.9"). 3 vols. I: xx, (iii)–xvi, 538 pp. II: xv, [1], 505, [1] pp. III: xii, 435, [1] pp.
$1000.00
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When Undergrads Could Understand & Translate Demotic
When It Could Seem Sensible to Them to Produce a WHOLE BOOK by Lithography
  . . . *&* with CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY Plentifully Present . . .
University of Pennsylvania.   Philomathean Society (Henry Morton, Charles R. Hale, Samuel Huntington Jones).   Report of the committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone. [Philadelphia: The Philomathean Society], copyright 1859. Small 4to (23 cm; 9"). 152 pp., [4] ff., 6 plates. [also bound in] Catalogue of members of the Philomathean Society ... Philadelphia: Ringwalt & Co, 1859. Small 4to. 24 pp.; and tipped-in lithographed copyright notice.
$1100.00
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Early Versions ofClassic Tales of MAGIC
Wright, Thomas, ed.  The tale of the basyn and the frere and the boy. London: William Pickering [C. Whittingham], 1836. 24mo (14.2 cm, 5.625"). xvi, [58] pp.; illus.
$135.00
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