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D1. Abraham, S, How to Read the Tarot, 1994, revised edition, Llewellyn 8vo pbk. 2017, 8 + 184pp, with illustrations in the text; an easy to follow practical beginner’s guide to reading the tarot; trivial soiling to top edge of text block otherwise very near fine £3.50

D03A. Bentov, I, Stalking the Wild Pendulum, 1977, Fontana small format pbk. 1979, 8 + 194pp, with diagrams in the text; a curious and original hypothesis blending physics and eastern mysticism in order to reveal the true nature of the universe and its creation; light wear to edges of covers, small owner’s label to first leaf, minor spotting to a couple of pages otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy £2.50

D6B. Craze, R, Chinese Astrology, Colour Library Direct 1999, 4to, laminated pictorial hard covers, internally spiral bound, 128pp, printed in colour throughout and profusely illustrated. A popular introduction to Chinese astrology and its use featuring ‘split pages’ to readily compare related signs and symbols. A few minor marks to covers, internally clean and tight, very good £2

D7AP. (Dali, S), Pollack, R, Salvador Dali’s Tarot, 1st British edition, Michael Joseph/ Rainbird 1985, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 175pp; a nicely produced work, with gold end papers and printed on gloss paper throughout with good quality coloured reproductions of all 78 cards in the Dali tarot deck, together with an introduction and commentary on each card by Rachael Pollack giving insight into both the symbolism and artistic influences present. Minor rubbing to corners and very slight creasing to spine ends, trivial soiling to top edge of text block otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, overall a very good and internally better copy of the increasingly uncommon first U.K issue in like (lightly shelf-rubbed with some minor rubbing to edges) d/w £25

D6BB. Ellis, K, Prediction and Prophecy, 1st edition, Wayland 1973, large 8vo, charcoal cloth with gilt titles to spine, 192pp including index + 8pp plates; a look at the personalities and methods of prophecy and divination throughout history, near fine in near very good (a few faint shelf rubbing marks, top edge very slightly worn in places) d/w £3.50

D8A. Ford, M, The First Book of Luciferian Tarot, 1st edition, Succubus Productions 2007, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 252pp, with artwork by Nico Claux based on original designs by the author; tarot symbolism applied to the Luciferian current as a multi-cultural manifestation of the Adversary, very near fine in like d/w £25

D9EE. Hawthorne, D, Laurie’s Complete Fortune Teller, 1936, 2nd edition, W.G Foyle 1946, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 256pp including index. A guide to fortune telling through astrology, cards, charms, dice, dreams, palmistry, etc. Cloth a little soiled in places, faint crease marks to cloth on rear board, spine titles dulled and very faded, end papers browned, minor spots to s few margins, text clean and tight, a good solid copy £6

D10. Hewitt, V J and Lorie, P, Nostadamus- The End of the Millennium Prophecies: 1972-2001, 1st ed, Bloomsbury, 1991, sq. 8vo, maroon cloth, 207pp, illustrated. A bit late now, but still good for a laugh! Scuff to front paste down otherwise fine in like d/w £4

D012AE. Masino, M, Best Tarot Practices, 1st edition, Weiser 8vo pbk. 2009, 14 + 304pp, with diagrams and other illustrations in the text; a comprehensive guide to ‘everything you need to know to learn the Tarot’; corners lightly bumped, a couple of trivial marks to covers, small red spot to foot of half title, minor spots to margins of last couple of leaves otherwise internally clean and tight, very good £8

D12AA. Miller, H & P. Broadhurst, The Sun and the Serpent, 1st edition, Pendragon Press 1989, large 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 216pp including index, with a frontispiece, diagrams and other illustrations in the text, and a foreword by John Michell, number 477 of a hand numbered limited edition of 888 copies signed by both authors; with single sheet subscribers letter and publisher’s flyer laid in; a fascinating investigation into the energies, ancient sites and folklore of one of the most famous ley lines in Britain- the so called ‘Michael Line’ extending from St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall to Hopton on sea in Norfolk. Minor brown spotting to top and bottom edges of text block, very slightly affecting tips of upper margins in places, but otherwise a near fine clean and tight copy of this increasingly scarce true first issue in like d/w £75

D012AD. Martine, L & S.A Glassman, The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot, 1992, full set of 79 cards, but lacking box and instruction book. Cards a little edge soiled, but images clean. Very good £4

D12D. Morningstar, S, Astrology & Fortune Telling, 2000, Southwater Books 2015, small 4to, French folded card wraps, 256pp, illustrated in colour throughout; an introductory guide to the tarot, I Ching, palmistry, dream interpretation, etc, fine £2

D013A. Ouspensky, P.D, The Symbolism of the Tarot, 1913,Dover stapled 8vo pbk. 1976, 63pp, with one small diagram in the text and fold-out rear cover with coloured representations of tarot cards from the Rider Waite deck, a series of mediations on the 22 major Arcana, resulting in ‘pen pictures’ revealing the inner symbolism of each card.; minor rubbing to edges of covers, small label removal mark to foot of rear cover, small owner’s stamp to title page otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy overall £5

D14. Parker, D & J, The New Compleat Astrologer, 1984, Guild 1985, Lge. 4to, blue cloth, 288pp incl. index, colour illustrations. The history and practice of astrology, with examples and charts. V.good + in like (minor creasing/ wear to edges) d/w £6

D14C. Richards, S, Luck, Chance & Coincidence, 1 st edition, Aquarian Press 8vo pbk. 1985, 160pp including index. A popular study, with instructions designed to improve one’s luck. Covers a little soiled, marked, and lightly edge worn. Text clean and tight. V.good - £2.50

D14C. Ritsema, R & S. Karcher (translators), I Ching, 1994, 1st soft cover edition, Element large 8vo pbk. 1995, 816pp, printed in red and black throughout. The first complete translation of this classic of Chinese divination to be issued with a concordance. A few minor marks to covers, edges lightly rubbed in places, contents clean and tight. Very good £3.50

D14DD. Sadhu, M, The Tarot: A Contemporary Course in the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism, 1st edition, G. Allen & Unwin 1962, large 8vo, cloth with jacket laminated to book, 494pp including index, diagrams and other illustrations in text; a scholarly and in depth study of the occult tarot within the western tradition, a modern classic. Ex lib with labels and traces of label removal to front end papers, plain white label repair to blank piece cut from title page, covers very soiled with a few bumps and dents, corners lightly bumped and creased, wear to spine ends and tips of outer joints, edges of text block darkened, some occasional spotting or soiling, mainly to margins, text still tight and largely very clean overall, a good solid reading copy of the increasingly uncommon original issue £15

D14DD. St. Hill, K, Grammar of Palmistry, 1st edition, 18th thousand, Sampson  Low 1893, small Cr8vo, grey cloth with red titles to spine, and red titles and black illustration to front board, 124pp, with a frontispiece and plates included in the pagination; a practical guide to palmistry. Covers very soiled, and with some bubbling and crease marks, spine ends and corners a little worn, some occasional foxing or soiling of text, previous owner’s pencil notes to rear end papers and blank verso of some of the plates, a fair complete reading copy £6

D15A. Severn, J.M, Popular Phrenology, 1914, 2nd edition, Rider 1918, Cr8vo, green cloth with red lettering to spine and front board, 126pp + advertisement leaf, with a facsimile signed frontispiece and a few illustrations in the text; a concise guide to the history and practice of phrenology. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, slight rubbing to spine title, edges of text block and outer margins browned, light foxing to end papers and the odd margin, text clean and tight, good + £15

D15BB. Skinner, S, Feng Shui, 1997, Paragon Books 2000, large 4to, pictorial printed hard covers, 96pp, illustrated in colour throughout; a sound introduction by one of the leading western exponents of Feng Shui; upper corner of rear board worn and chipped, otherwise near fine in very good (wear and chipping to folds near upper corners) d/w £2.50

 

D16. Various, Altair, volume one, number two, August 1993, 8vo, stapled buff wraps printed in red, 28pp, with a few diagrams in the text; the journal of the White Eagle School of Astrology with articles by Carol Wood and others; a couple of trivial marks to covers, crease to lower corner of rear cover, slightly affecting corners of last couple of leaves otherwise a very good internally clean and tight copy £2

D016. Virtue, D & R. Valentine, Angel Answers Oracle Cards, 1st edition, Hay House  24mo pbk. 2014, 96pp + advertisements, with illustrations in the text, complete with deck of 44 full colour angel cards in box as issued; some slight wrinkling to box lid and faint rippling to book (possibly lightly damped at some point), both those parts clean, solid and still in very good condition, bottom half of box and cards themselves remain fine £8

D18A. West, J.A, The Case for Astrology, 1970, revised and expanded edition, 1st thus, Viking 1991, large 8vo, red cloth, 12 + 527pp including indices, with illustrations in the text. The best and most rational of the arguments for the validity of astrology, together with a comprehensive account of its origins, history, and development. A hint of soiling to edge of text block, contents clean and tight. A near fine copy of the best edition in very good (some trivial edge wear, top edge lightly creased with one short, closed tear) d/w £15

D19A. Windsor, D, Mother Shipton’s Prophecy Book, 1st edition, published for Mother Shipton’s Cave ltd 1990, tall 8vo, stapled gloss wraps, 32pp, with colour photographs and other illustrations in the text; a concise account of Mother Shipton’s life and most famous prophecies; some wear to spine fold, faint water stain to lower part of inner margins throughout and tiny traces of previous adhesion to some margins, text clean and still about good + overall £1.50