Eisen, William. The Essence of the Cabalah: An Agashan Book by William Eisen. DeVorss, Marina Del Rey, 1984. Hardcover. Gilt lettering on blue cloth, in torn, spine-sunned dustjacket. 480 pgs. Filled with diagrams and thumbnail-sized Tarot card drawings An occult view of the Kabbala / Quabala /Cabalistic science, a mix of Numerology, Tarot, Astrology; and Jewish mysticism. $15.00
Baker, R. Granville. The Walls of Constantinople. John Milne, London, 1910. Hardcover. Black lettering and design stamped on reddish brown cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. 30 illustrations. Good, with tear to top left edge of spine. Text and interior are very good and well-bound. Ex-lib with markings on spine and first few pages, as usual. Author spent years of investigation at the ancient wall, much of which has since disappeared. He describes the wall as he goes, and pieces together its chronology, as well. Scarce. $85.00
Livingstone, David. Edited by David Chamberlin. Some letters from Livingstone, 1840 – 1872; with an introduction by R. Coupland.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. xvii+280p., illustrated with facsimiles of letters, map, and several drawings. Sixty-eight letters. Includes list of books about Livingstone and the Arab slave trad. A fine reprint of the original Oxford University 1940 edition in publisher’s original gilt-lettered brown cloth, without names or markings.
Smith, James L. Autobiography of James L. Smith: Including Also, Reminiscences of Slave Life, Recollections of the War, Education of Freedmen, Causes of the Exodus, Etc. Hardcover. Negro Universities Press, New 150 pgs. a fine copy without names or markings, in original cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Without d.j. as issued. One of four 1969 reprints from Negro Universities Press. This one originally appeared in 1881.
Hilton-Simpson, M. W. The Land and Peoples of the Kasai. Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hardback. Reprint of the 1956 original edition. Brown cloth binding stamped in gilt on spine. Very good to fine condition throughout. One of four books from Negro Universities Press, all without a trace of wear, and without any names or markings.
Georges-Marie Haardt. The Black Journey: Across Central Africa with the Citroën Expedition. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. 326 pgs Complete with photos and maps. A fine copy in original cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. No dust-jacket, as issued. Famous trans-Africa 1920’s expedition from Algeria to Capetown, in a fleet of eight Citroën half-track vehicles.
Moreau S. Maxwell. PREHISTORY Of The EASTERN ARCTIC. – New World Archaeological Record. Academic Press USA 1st Printing, 1985. 327 pages. Index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. “This is the story of efficient hunters who maintained their populations with little change over the centuries…” Very good condition throughout. No dustjacket, as issued. Forner owner name, f.e.p. $140.00
Chernetsov, V.N. and W. Moszynska. PREHISTORY Of WESTERN SIBERIA. Edited by Henry N. Michael. McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 1974. 377 pgs. Illustrated. Hardcover. 8vo, red cloth with orange lettering. Arctic Institute of North America Anthropology of the North. Translations from Russian. Good to very good throughout including dust jacket. Former owner name f.e.p. $30.00
Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play : Poems by Rita Dove. W.W. Norton, New York. 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. 229 pages. Gold lettering on brown and cream-colored hardcover. Fine condition throughout, without any trace of wear, in fine dustjacket Ambitious poem and play about a bi-racial virtuoso musician, George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, the Polish son of an African prince, who travelled from England to Vienna to visit Beethoven during Napoleonic times. Yes… a true story! $18.00
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life . By Tom Reiss. Random House, New York. Hardcover. 2005. No edition stated. Dustjacket. Gold lettering on brown cloth covers. Very good condition throughout, with no signs of wear, in very good dustjacket. The odd and amazing story of Lev Nussimbaum, who grew up Jewish, in Baku, escaped the Revolution by fleeing to Germany where he pretended to be a Muslim, married an American heiress and wrote adventurous books as Essad Bey and Kurban Said, which became favorites of Nazi Europe. $19.50
Faith of My Fathers by John McCain with Mark Salter. Random House, New York. 1999. Hardcover. Eighth printing. 349 pgs. Very good to fine in very good dustjacket. Signed and Inscribed by McCain on half-title. Both McCain’s father and grandfather were Navy Admirals, and this is the inspirational tale of what he learned from them. $40.00
By Mike Savage. Savage Press, Superior Wisconsin. Softcover First edition. 1999. Signed and inscribed by author in two places: half title and title page. 297 pages. Very good condition throughout with minor creasing to several corners. ‘Superior’ in the title refers to Lake Superior or a town there, not necessarily to the quality of the book, even though the book looks quite interesting. Savage has authored a number of short story collections, mainstream novels, and poetry. $20 00
Santayana, George. Dominations and Powers. Reflections on Liberty, Society, and Government. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1954. New York. Hardcover. 481 pgs incl. index. Good to very good condition throughout, with dustjacket torn 1/2″ at top of spine and slightly rough around the edges. By a prolific British scholar and philisopher. $25
Thomson, Jane Sproul & Ransom, Bernard (eds.) Archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador 1980: Annual Report No. 1. Historic Resources Division, Department of Culture, Recreation and Youth. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. St.John’s, Nfld., February 1981. 4to, (magazine size). Very good to fine throughout, former owner’s name lightly on top corner of front cover. Illustrated with b&w figures and plates. This was the first of a number of annual reports and one rarely seen. $40
Moore, Dorothy Cora. The Atlanteans: a Contemporary Novel iUniverse, New York, 2007. No edition stated Hardcover. Very good to fine throughout, including a fine dustjacket. “Do you remember an island continent ruled by magicians and destroyed by nature some 25,000 years ago? Could you be one of the Alanteans?” (from back cover). Appears to be scarce, I see only one other copy at this time on the Internet. $25
McGhee, Robert and Tuck, James A. An Archaic Sequence from the Strait of Belle Isle, Labrador. National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1975. Softcover, 4to, orange wraps. 254 pgs. The findings at fifteen different sites are explained. Fine condition throughout, with prev. owner’s name lightly on top right cover corner. This is one of a great number of anthropology books that I will list, many or most about Arctic regions from Alaska east to Canada and Greenland. $30
Knecht, Heidi Projectile Technology. Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology. Plenum Press, New York & London. 1997. Hardcover. First Edition (numbers 10–1). Glossy illustrated covers, fine condition. Text and interior are very good throughout. Former owner’s name neatly on front end paper. Plenum is the never-seen First Edition; Springer followed. No other Plenum copies are on the market as of this date. Rare, $280
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Jones, Marc Edmund. Fundamentals of Number Significance: An Autobiographical Account of Accomplishment. Sabian Publishing Society, Stanwood, Washington, and Shambhala Publications, Boulder, Colorado. Hardcover. 1978. First Edition. 8vo. Bright silver lettering and designs on dark green cloth. Fine condition throughout, incl. text and interior, in a fine, immaculate dustjacket . Is Jones undertaking to justify Numerology through Astrology, or the other way around? The first chapter is ‘Man’s Voyage to Self-Discovery’, so it’s anybody’s guess. Ah, but then some Cabalistic and Astrological references pop-up, and we move towards, or thru the eyes, of a (secret?) (occult?) society! Lovely! Bring it on! Meanwhile, the numerology we expected is occluded. Vibes well! $60
Robinson, Adonis Findlay. editor. History of Kane County. Kane County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Utah Printing Co., Salt Lake City, 1970. Hardcovet. 8vo. 626 pgs. Incl. index. Gilt lettering and designs on orange-red cloth covers. Illustrated throughout with several hundred b&w photos. The title sounds like Steinback or Faulkner, but this is factual, worthwhile, historical reading, and quite an adventure, considering the wealth of material about the early pathfinders; Indian fighters, and settlers, many of whom died in the attempt. No marks, stains, names, etc. Text and interior are very good to fine condition throughout. $45
Silesius, Angelus. The Cherubinic Wanderer. Selections. Translated by Willard R. Trask. Pantheon, New York. Hardcover. 1953. Small octavo. 61 pgs. ‘Mystical Poems probing into the Relation of Man and God.’ (per cover, but not title page.) Very good to fine throughout, with very good illustrated dustjacket. Pithy snippets of monastic wisdom and inspiration. $25
His Eminence Cardinal Wiseman. Fabiola, or The Church of the Catacombs. P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New York. N.D. (circa 1900). Hardcover, 616 pgs. Covers good with mild wear to some edges and corners. Spine ends sl worn. Very good text and interior. Smashing cover and frontis illustrations. I am sure the story of the Cardinal’s penning this historical romance of the ancient martyrs must be quite a fascinating tale in itself. $24.
Gillmore, Parker. The Great Thirst Land: A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert. With a Frontispiece. Cassell, Petter & Galpin. London, Paris & New York. (1878). Hardcover. Illustrated with numerous adventurous drawings, including frontis, which shows native thrown high in the air by a charging rhino. Good, with gilt and black lettering, florets and designs on light brown cloth covers. Covers sturdy, worn at spine ends and top corner of front cover. Frontis present Text and interior are very good. Contemporary quite fascinating newspaper clippings, some about the Zulu War, are attached to front and back end papers and paste-downs. Top margins of title and several other front pages stained. A great look into the Boers, early diamond mines, flora and fauns, by a great traveller and hunter. $165.00
James Joyce. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. Servire Press, The Hague. Messageries Dawson, Paris. 1934. Wraps. First edition of 1000 copies of which this is 480. Haunting cover art by Joyce’s daughter, Lucia. Text and interior are good to fine throughout. Very top front corner, 1/8″ creased. Tiny pair of marks above ‘Joyce’ on cover may be artist’s initials. ‘Dawson’ may be rarest of 4 variants, juding by no other examples currently on the market. $520
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