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A list or recent secondhand acquisitions including rare deluxes, a healthy dose of Satanism & Witchcraft and some 70s occult erotica...

Firstly the following 6 items are from the personal library of author Jake Stratton-Kent and comprise author's copies of his Scarlet Imprint titles.


170301. JAKE STRATTON-KENT: THE TRUE GRIMOIRE

Deluxe Goes ed. 2009 280pp Scarlet Imprint. Quarter veiny vellum, Cockerell marbled boards. All edges gilt. Illus. NM in NM slipcase. Unnumbered author’s copy, from an edition of 54. Signed by author on limitation page. The encyclopaedia Goetica volume one, contains the complete text of the Grimorium Verum. £595.00 SOLD


170302. JAKE STRATTON-KENT: THE TRUE GRIMOIRE

1st. 2009 280pp Scarlet Imprint.Green boards blocked with red skull design on front board. Illus. NM. Ltd. ed. 478/1000. Signed by author on title page. Green Butterfly card loosely inserted. £175.00 SOLD


170303. JAKE STRATTON-KENT: GEOSOPHIA

Deluxe Draco ed. 2010 2 vols 352pp & 336pp Scarlet Imprint. Quarter veiny vellum, custom marbled boards. All edges gilt. NM in slipcase (sl. mark on rear edge). Unnumbered author’s copy from an edition of 54. Signed by author on title page. The encyclopaedia Goetica volume two. Monumental study tracing Goes from the Greeks to the grimoires. £595.00


170304. JAKE STRATTON-KENT: THE TESTAMENT OF CYPRIAN THE MAGE

Deluxe Starry Heaven ed. 2014 2 vols 320pp & 280pp Scarlet Imprint. Quarter veiny vellum, custom marbled boards. All edges gilt. NM in NM slipcase. “Author copy” from an edition of 72. Signed by author on title page of volume 2. The encyclopaedia Goetica volume three. The Book of Cyprian and his magical elements and an elucidation of the Testament of Solomon. £595.00


170305. JAKE STRATTON-KENT: THE TESTAMENT OF CYPRIAN THE MAGE

1st ed. 2014 2 vols 320pp & 280pp Scarlet Imprint. NM in NM d/ws. Ltd. ed., designated “V” of 800. Signed by author on title page. The encyclopaedia Goetica volume three. The Book of Cyprian and his magical elements and an elucidation of the Testament of Solomon. £125.00


170306. ALKISTIS DIMECH (ed): DEVOTED

1st ed. 2008 160pp Scarlet Imprint. Saffron cloth stamped with design in black. NM. “Contributor’s copy” from an edition of 418. Signed by JK on limitation page. Collection of essays on magical devotion inc. material by Peter Grey, Alkistis Dimech and Jake Stratton-Kent on Goetic devotion. £75.00


170307. ANON: THE SEVERALL PRACTICES OF JOHANE HARRISON AND HER DAUGHTER

1909 16pp A5 booklet, card wraps. Wraps sl. soiled else VG. The several practices of Johane Harrison and her daughter, condemned and executed at Hartford for witchcraft 4th August Last, 1606. Reprinted from the only known copy. £35.00


170308. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: THE AZOETIA

Deluxe 3rd. ed 2016 418pp Xoanon. Full alum-tawed goat. Raised bands on spine, gilt device to front board, gilt titling and decoration on spine. Marbled endpapers. Some dark (natural?) blemishes to front board else NM in cloth bound slipcase. Ltd. ed. 15/22. Includes letterpress talisman bearing one of the 22 letters of the Azoetic continuum. £795.00 SOLD


170309. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: THE DRAGON BOOK OF ESSEX

Deluxe ed 2014 834pp Xoanon. Full black goat. Illus. Raised bands on spine. Gilt device to front board and spine. NM in Slipcase (small knock to front edge of slipcase). Grimorium Synomosia Dracotaos. £595.00 SOLD


170310. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: MYSTICISM, INITIATION AND DREAM

Deluxe ed. 2012 56pp Three Hands Press. Full chestnut goatskin. NM. Ltd. ed. 12/111. Dream Reification and Rarefaction. Volume 1 in the Occult Monographs series. £150.00


170311. [CHURCH OF SATAN] MICHAEL AQUINO: CHURCH OF SATAN

1st 1983 588pp Temple of Set. Illus. inc. col. Black cloth, titling and pentagram device to front board, silver titling on spine. VG+. This copy inscribed to the late author Nevill Drury “For Nevill Drury, a shadowy glade along your path in quest of inner visions. Xeper. Michael Aquino, Halloween XIX.” Aquino’s history of The Church of Satan and a study of Anton LaVey, plus many appendices of Church writings and documents. A plate section at the rear reproduces many small candid colour images of LaVey etc. Have not seen this title in hardback before, possibly specially bound, either by Aquino or Drury. Unique association copy. £495.00 SOLD


170312. [CHURCH OF SATAN] MAGISTER DR. ROBERT JOHNSON: THE SATANIC WARLOCK

1st 2016 202pp Aperient Press. Illus. All edges gilt. Knocked on corners and bottom of spine, d/w has crease in laminate on rear cover. VG in VG d/w. Signed by author. The long-awaited counterpart to The Satanic Witch. NB. book is quite knocked at corners. £95.00 SOLD


170313. NORMAN COHN: EUROPE’S INNER DEMONS

1st 1975 302pp University of Sussex Press. 8pp photos. VG in VG d/w. An inquiry inspired by the great witch-hunt. £30.00


170314. CODY DICKERSON: THE LANGUAGE OF THE CORPSE

Deluxe ed. 2016 76pp Xoanon. Quarter leather over hand marbled boards, gilt decoration. NM. Housed in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 26/33, signed by author. The power of the cadaver in Germanic and Icelandic sorcery. £325.00


170315. MARTIN DUFFY: THE DEVIL’S RAIMENTS

Deluxe ed. 2012 100pp Three Hands Press. Illus. Full chestnut goatskin. NM. Ltd. ed. 47/75. Habiliments of the Witches craft. Volume 2 in the Occult Monographs series. £150.00


170316. ROBERT FITZGERALD & DANIEL SCHULKE (eds): A ROSE VEILED IN BLACK

Deluxe ed. 2016 222pp Three Hands Press. Quarter bound red goat with gilt designs to spine. NM. Ltd. ed. 45/49 copies. “Arcana and art of our lady Babalon.” Collection of essays and a distinctly thelemic take on Babalon. £295.00


170317. CARLO GINZBURG: THE NIGHT BATTLES

1st 1983 209pp Routledge Kegan Paul. White d/w sl. darkened else VG in VG d/w. Witchcraft and Agrarian cults in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. £35.00


170318. CARLO GINZBURG: MYTHS, EMBLEMS, CLUES

1st 1990 261pp Radius Hutchinson. VG in VG d/w. Collection of essays inc. witchcraft and popular piety, the theme of forbidden knowledge, Freud, the Wolf-man and the werewolves etc. £25.00 SOLD


170319. PETER GREY & ALKISTIS DIMECH (eds): DIABOLICAL

1st 2009 344pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. inc. 10pp col. No d/w as issued. NM. Ltd. ed. 30/999. The best of the Scarlet Imprint anthologies with material by Johnny Jakobsson, Jake Stratton-Kent, the late Stafford Stone (with images from his unpublished tarot), Thomas Karlsson etc. £95.00 SOLD


170320. MICHAEL HOWARD: CHILDREN OF CAIN

Deluxe “Cain in the Moon” ed. 2011 318pp Three Hands Press. Illus. inc. col. Full brown goat, raised bands on spine. Image of moon (by Liv Rainey) impressed on front board. NM in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 1/10 copies only, signed on title page by the author. A study of modern traditional witches. This is one of only 10 copies with this deluxe variant binding. £495.00 SOLD


170321. HUTTON, RONALD (ed): PHYSICAL EVIDENCE FOR RITUAL ACTS, SORCERY AND WITCHCRAFT IN CHRISTIAN BRITAIN

1st 2016 261pp palsgrave MacMillan. Illus. Pictorial boards, no d/w as issued. NM. Excellent collection of essays on apotropaic objects etc. with contributions from Brian Hoggard, John Billingsley and Al Cummins. £50.00 SOLD


170322. SARAH ILES JOHNSTON: RESTLESS DEAD

1st 1999 330pp University of California Press. Small ding to top of d/w on spine else VG+ in VG+ d/w. Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece. Includes material on the origins and roles of the Goes, necromancy etc. £40.00 SOLD


170323. THOMAS KARLSSON: QABALAH, QLIPHOTH AND GOETIC MAGIC

1st 2007 248pp Ajna. Illus. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Scarce first edition, which includes the plate section not included in some editions. Magical study from the founder of Dragon Rouge. £125.00


170324. WILLIAM KIESEL: MAGIC CIRCLES IN THE GRIMOIRE TRADITION

Deluxe ed. 2012 70pp Three Hands Press. Illus. Full chestnut goatskin. NM. Ltd. ed. 74/75. Volume 3 in the Occult Monographs series. £150.00


170325. ALEXANDER KUKLIN: HOW DO WITCHES FLY?

1st 199 116pp AceN trade p/b. Illus. VG. A practical approach to Nocturnal flights. Scarce study of the possible chemical composition of the witches ointment. £35.00 SOLD


170326. JAMES R. LEWIS & JESPER PETERSEN (eds): THE ENCYCLOPEDIC SOURCEBOOK OF SATANISM

1st 2008 774 Prometheus. Illus. Bds very slightly knocked at edges else VG+. Massive sourcebook of essays on modern Satanism, “Satanic Ritual Abuse” scares etc. £50.00


170327. BERNARD MEES: CELTIC CURSES

1st 2009 230pp Boydell Press. NM in NM d/w. Comprehensive study of Celtic cursing practices. £35.00


170328. DANIEL L. NEWMAN (Trans): THE SULTAN’S SEX POTIONS

1st 2014 approx 260pp Saqi. NM in NM d/w. Arab aphrodisiacs in the Middle Ages. Critical translation of a thirteenth century manuscript on elixirs and sexual positions etc. plus an essay on Arabic erotology and extensive appendices. £12.00


170329. [OCCULTURE] TRACY CABOT: INSIDE THE CULTS

1st 1970 Holloway House paperback. Illus. VG+. An illustrated guidebook to the world of weird. In reality, a collection of articles from various US men’s magazines. Includes Burton Wolfe on The Church of Satan, plus Manson etc. £25.00 SOLD


170330. [OCCULTURE] T.K. PETERS: SEXUAL PRACTICES IN WITCHCRAFT AND BLACK MAGIC VOL. 2

1st 1971 192pp Secs Press trade p/b. Prof. illus. inc. col. NM. Not only do they not make them like this any more, they never did (at least in the UK). T.K. Peters is a pseudonym of Ed Wood Jr., best know as the director of “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and similar films and as the author of numerous sleaze paperbacks and articles. A photo illustrated guide. Let’s just say the focus seems to be on oral worship… Over 18s only. £25.00


170331. [OCCULTURE] WITCH NO 1

nd 1970s 36pp Top Sellers A4 magazine. Ills in b/w. Minor creasing to covers else VG. “The modern occult magazine”. Judging by its relative tameness I would imagine this pre-dates the more famous Witchcraft magazine (see below). Editorial advisor is Alex Sanders. Includes pages from the Necronomicon, the love sorceress of America (Louise Heubner), Stewart Farrar on Tarot, ritual murder (featuring “Alaestair Crowley”) and more. Scarce. £40.00 SOLD


170332. [OCCULTURE] WITCHCRAFT NO 4

1972 72pp TNT Publications A4 magazine. Prof. ills. inc. col. VG+. The only monthly chronicle of the supernatural, Satanism and the occult. A heady mix of fact, fiction and exciting pictorials. This issue features part two of a feature on Aleister Crowley (spelt correctly), Gilles De Rais, plus The Night of the Goat and a cornucopia of naked witch photos. Becoming very hard to find copies. £60.00 SOLD


170333. ANDREI A. ORLOV: DARK MIRRORS

2011 201pp SUNY trade p/b. VG+. A study of Azazel and Satanael in early Jewish demonology. £12.00 SOLD


170334. LAUREN PAINE: THE HIERARCHY OF HELL

1st 1972 190pp Hale. Illus. VG in VG d/w. The concepts, location and contents of Hell. £12.00


170335. PETER REDGROVE: THE BLACK GODDESS AND THE SIXTH SENSE

1st 1987 226pp Bloomsbury. d/w sl. knocked at top else VG+ in VG+ d/w. £30.00


170336. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE] JONATHAN ALLEN (ed): LOST ENVOY

Deluxe ed. 2016 336pp Strange Attractor. Prof. illus. inc. col. NM. Ltd. ed. 63/300. The tarot deck of Austin Osman Spare. The remarkable story of the discovery of a lost tarot deck by Spare. This deluxe copy includes foldout sections of the cards. £125.00


170337. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE] ROBERT ANSELL (ed): BOROUGH SATYR

Deluxe ed. 2005 96pp Fulgur oblong h/b. Prof. illus. Quarter black morocco. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 25/93, signed by Kenneth and Stefi Grant. The life and art of Austin Osman Spare. Including with this copy are several flyers and postcards from the Maas exhibition which featured the paintings in this book. £250.00


170338. [AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE] KENNETH GRANT: IMAGES AND ORACLES OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE

Deluxe ed. 2003 98pp Fulgur oblong h/b. Prof. illus. Quarter red morocco. Housed in slipcase. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 25/93, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. A completely reset version of the original 1975 edition. The book which revived interest in Spare as artist/magician whilst at the same time mythologising him according to Grant’s own vision. £250.00 SOLD


170339. R.D. STOCK: THE FLUTES OF DIONYSUS

1st 1989 438pp University of Nebraska Press. Illus. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Daemonic enchantment in literature. An academic study, from “Euripides to William Golding,” taking in the classics, medieval literature, Machen etc. £35.00


170340. MONTAGUE SUMMERS (ed): THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT

1930 280pp Rodker. large h/b. Illus. Page edges uncut.Top edge gilt. Leather spine dulled, boards knocked at corners, some marginal spotting else VG. Ltd. ed. 160/1275. Text of the classic work by Reginald Scot. NB. This edition lacks the additional material (Discourse on Devil and Spirits etc). £125.00


170341. MONTAGUE SUMMERS (ed): MALLEUS MALIFICARUM

1928 278pp Rodker. large h/b. Page edges uncut. Spine has been professionally rebound in red leather with raised bands and gilt titling, original boards retained. Some marginal spotting else VG. Ltd. ed. 1127/1275. A handsome edition of this notorious work on witch hunting. Uniform with above item £150.00 SOLD


170342. MARIA TAUSIET: URBAN MAGIC IN EARLY MODERN SPAIN

1st 2014 254pp Palsgrave MacMillan. Pictorial boards, no d/was issued, NM. Academic study including material on magic circles, treasure hunting, love magic etc. Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic series. £35.00 SOLD


170343 GREG TAYLOR (ed): DARKLORE VOL. 9

1st 2016 280pp Daily Grail. Illus. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 666 copies. Includes essays on the secrets of the cult des hachischins by Mike Jay, Blair MacKenzie Blake on opening grimoires, John Reppion on English magic and the umpteenth reprint of Fossil Angels by Alan Moore. £20.00


170344. [TEMPLE OF SET] FLAMES FROM HELL VOL. 1 NO. 1

1st 1987 (XXII Aeon of Set) approx 60pp Gates of Hell. A4 sheets secured by metal ties in red folder. Extensive neat underlining in blue pen plus some notes also in blue pen. VG. Newsletter from the Gates of Hell Pylon of The Temple of Set (which was the non-physical lodge for loners). Includes The Deidentification Process and Personal Power by George C. Smith, Setian I, The Tarot by Priest R.L. Whitaker, Crowley Corner, an initiate interview plus book reviews etc. A scarce piece of ephemera. £75.00 SOLD


170345. VARIOUS: ENGLISH WITCHCRAFT 1560-1736

6 uniform volumes 2003 Pickering & Chatto. Illus. No d/ws as issued. VG+. An extraordinary collection of facsimile reproductions of original witchcraft books, treatises and pamphlets. Vol 1 Early English Demonological works; A Treatise Against Witchcraft and A Discourse on the Damned Art of Witchcraft. Vol. 2 Early English Trial Pamphlets; 6 pamphlets, Vol. 3 The Matthew Hopkins Trials; 12 treatises, Vol 4 The Post Resoration Synthesis and its Opponents; 2 books, Vol 5 The Later English Trial Pamphlets; 9 pamphlets and Vol 6 The Final Debate; 2 books. Full contents available on request. Useful source material. £375.00


170346. TOMAS VINCENTE: THE FACELESS GOD

Deluxe Auric ed. 2016 144pp Theion. Full hand-wiped “cthonic” antique brown leather. Housed in black stained and lacquered wooden box, with hieroglyphic golden silk-screen printing on the lid (original graphic by Mitchell Nolte) and velvet inlay. NM. Ltd. ed. 21/49. Contains a special extra page containing word and seal inscribed and signed by author. Left hand path manual based on Lovecraftian fiction. £250.00