THE OCCULT
    [Embracing Alchemy, Astrology, Apparitions; Prophecy & Palmistry;
Mysticism, Mesmerism, Somnambulism . . . “Wonders”]
[ ]


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
Click the images for enlargements.

Cicero on DivinationIsocrates on Virtue
Cicero; Abbé de Regnier Desmarais, trans.  Traité de la divination. Traduit du Latin de Ciceron. Amsterdam: Chez Isaac Trojel, 1711. 8vo (15 cm, 6’’). [24], 283, [5 pp.
$450.00
Click the images for enlargements.

“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
Click the images for enlargements.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
For THEATER/THEATRE,  click here.

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
Click the interior images for enlargements.

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
Click the images for enlargements.

One Could Collect CHAPBOOKS
    Featuring GHOSTS . . .
Four favourite songs. Glasgow: Pr. for the booksellers, [ca. 1830?]. 12mo. 8 pp.
$85.00
For CHAPBOOKS,  click here.

Man is a Creature of Boundless Ambition”Naturally, “Magic” is Appealing
Godwin, William.  Lives of the necromancers. Or, an account of the most eminent persons in successive ages, who have claimed for themselves, or to whom has been imputed by others, the exercise of magical power. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835. 12mo (19.5 cm, 7.67"). xii, [25]–307, [1] pp.
[SOLD]
Click the images for enlargements.

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
Click the images for enlargements.

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
Click the images for enlargements.
For LITERATURE,  click here.

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
Click the images for enlargements.

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
Click the images for enlargements.
For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For more of IRISH interest,  click here.
For a little more SCIENCE,  click here.
For PHILOSOPHY,  click here.
This book appears in the GENERAL
            MISCELLANY — click here.

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
Click the interior images for enlargements.

A Rather EXTENDED Chapbook!
[A Ghost Here, Too]
Ogilvie, William.  The Laird of Cool's ghost: being several conferences and meetings betwixt the Reverend Mr. Ogilvie, late minister of the gospel at Innerwick; and the ghost of Mr. Maxwell, late Laird of Cool; as it was found in Mr. Ogilvie's closet after his death -- written with his own hand. Glasgow: Pr. for the booksellers, [ca. 1840?]. 12mo. 8 pp.
$85.00
Click the image for an enlargement.

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
Click the images for enlargements.

The E.P. Goldschmidt Copy, Bound for Julius von Thungen
(Sibyls’ Oracles).  [two lines in Greek romanized as] Sibylliakon chresmon logoi okto. [then in Latin] Sibyllinorum oraculorum libri VIII. Basileae: per Ioannem Oporium, [1555]. 8vo (16 cm, 6.375’’). 333. [3] pp. [bound with] [Greek Comedy.]  Ex veterum comicorum fabulis, quae integrae non extant, sententiae. Parisiis: Apud Guil. Morelium, 1553. [4], 147, [1] pp.
[SOLD]
Click the images for enlargements.
For 16TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For GREEK & LATIN CLASSICS,  click here.
For FINE, ATTRACTIVE, & INTERESTING
               BINDINGS,  click here.

For TRANSLATIONS,  click here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
For THEATER/THEATRE,  click here.
For PHILOSOPHY,  click here.
For RELIGION,  click here.
For Books with SPECIAL
       PROVENANCE,  click here.

This book also appears in the GENERAL
            MISCELLANY — click here.

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
Click the interior images for enlargements.
For more BOOKS IN GERMAN,  click here.
For more CATHOLICA,  click here.
For more of WOMEN's interest,  click here.
This also appears in the GENERAL
            MISCELLANY — click here.

Storys”Spellbindings
Storys of Prince Lupin, Yellow dwarf, and The Three wishes. Glasgow [Scotland]: Printed for the Booksellers, [18--]. 12mo (15.1 cm, 6"). 24 pp.
$175.00
Click the image for an enlargement.
For CHAPBOOKS,  click here.
For more of WOMEN's interest,  click here.

Three 1586 Greek Works from Fédéric Morel's Press
Synesius, of Cyrene, Bishop of Ptolemais.  [title in Greek, romanized as] Synesiou Kyrênês Episcopou Ymnoi deka. Grêgoriou tou Nazianzêiou ôdai teatares. [bound with two others, see below]. Lutetiae [Paris]: Apud Federicum Morellum, 1586. 8vo (18 cm; 7"). 88 pp. [with the same author's] [title in Greek romanized as] ... Peri enypnion ... Liber de insomniis ... Lutetiae [Paris]: Apud Federicum Morellum, 1586. 8vo. 56 pp. (lacking parts 2 and 3; [10], 31, [5], 55, [1] ff.). [with] John Chrysostom, Saint. [title in Greek romanized as] Ioannou tou Chrysostomou Peri Heimarmenes te kai pronoias. [then in Latin:] Divi Ioannis Chrysostomi Conciucnculae perquam elegantes sex de fato & prouidentia Dei. Lutetiae [Paris]: Apud Federicum Morellum, 1586. 8vo. 82. (i.e., 79), [1] pp.
$2875.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 16TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For RELIGION,  click here.
For PRINTING IN GREEK,  click here.
For COLLECTED PRESSES
          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

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
Click the images for enlargements.
For POST-1820 AMERICANA
click here.

For EGYPT,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For GREEK & LATIN CLASSICS
            & the ANCIENT WORLD,   click here.

For TRANSLATIONS,  click here.
For COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES,  click here.
For HIEROGLYPHICS / “HIEROGLYPHIC(K)S,”  click here.
For FACSIMILES,  click here.
This book also appears in the GENERAL
            MISCELLANY — click here.

PROPHECIES
[Walker, Patrick (1666?–1745?)].  Life and prophecies, of Alexander Peden. Glasgow: Pr. for the booksellers, [ca. 1840]. 12mo. 24 pp.
$90.00
Click the image for an enlargement.
For RELIGION,  click here.
For CHAPBOOKS,  click here.

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
Click the images for enlargements.

Trans-Oceanic Tragedy, 1789
    One LAST Ghost . . .
Young Grigor's GHOST, An Old Scotch song. Glasgow [Scotland]: Printed for the Booksellers, [1840s]. 12mo. 8 pp.
$40.00
Click the image for an enlargement.
    For PRE-1820 AMERICANA,
  click here
.

For CHAPBOOKS,  click here.

Click here for a database including
  not in PRB&M's illustrated catalogues . . .
     keywords, e.g. = OCCULT, MAGIC, SORCER,
     GHOST, PROPHEC, and/or PROPHES
. . .
     a search string that produces58 offerings at
this writing . . .

   Or, GO TO
OUR NEWEST ARRIVALS!

All material © 2020 
 The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company, LLC
PRB&M/SessaBks
PLACE AN ORDER   |   E-MAIL US   |   GO (BACK) TO TOPIC/INTEREST TABLE  
ALL OFFERS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE - GOOD HUNTING!