The Songs of Sidi Hammo
Rendered into English for the First Time by R.L.N. Johnston
Published in 1907
The Parables of Sidi Hammo the ancient Berber poet. Sections Include:
- In Praise of Fadma
- Earthly Wisdom, Reflections
- Lost Love, Fragments
- At the Shrine of Fadma
Hardcover with an unusual gilt design used to ward off the evil eye. Light shelfwear only.
The Baital Pachchisi
The Baital Pachchisi or the Twenty Five Tales of a Sprite Translated from the Hindi Text of Dr. Duncan Forbes by John Platts, published in 1871. An unusual collection of ancient Hindu legends originally written in Sanskrit. Hardcover with bright gilt lettering on spine, light shelfwear only and occasional foxing to text.
Etruscan Magic and Occult Remedies
By Charles Leland
Published in 1963
- Gods and Goblins
- Walnut Witches
- Hail and Cloud Men
- Of Sorcery in Ancient Art
The Life of the Greeks and Romans
Described from Antique Monuments by W. Koner
Undated circa 1880.
Illustrated with over 500 woodcuts. A fascinating in depth study of the ancient temples and sacred architecture of the Greeks and Romans.
Bound hardcover with decorative embossing and light shelfwear to corners and ends.
Buddhism for Today
By M. Walshe
Published in 1962
- Karma and Rebirth
- The Origin of Suffering
- The Buddhist Concept of Immortality
- Dualistic Thinking
- Theravada and Zen
- The Kierkegaard to Zen
- The Heresy of Holiness
- The Unity of Buddhism
Bound hardcover with original jacket with light wear only.
Reincarnation the Cycle of Necessity
By Manly P. Hall
Published in 1939
First edition. Sections Include: Reincarnation in Ancient India, The Reborn Lamas of Tibet, Soulmates, Shanti Devi, etc. etc.
Bound hardcover with light shelfwear only.
The Development of Japan
By Kenneth Latrourette
Published in 1931
Sections Include: The Geographic Setting of Japan, From the Earliest Times to the Introduction of Buddhism, From the Introduction of Buddhism to the Organization of the Shogunate, From the Accession of Iysyasu to the Coming of Perry, The Boxer Uprising, War with Russia, etc. etc.
Bound hardcover with light shelfwear only.
The Cult of the Seer in the Ancient Middle East
By Violet MacDermot
Published in 1971
Sections Include: The Faculty of Vision, The Decline of Oracles, Withdrawal from the Environment of the Senses, The Ascetic Way of Life, Self Isolation, Prolonged Solitude, Self Enclosure, Self Mortification, Self Infliction of Pain, Devices for Preventing Rest, Food Deprivation, Heavenly Food, Sleep Deprivation, Nights of Vigil, etc. etc.
Bound hardcover with original jacket with light shelf wear.
The New Pearl of Great Price
A Treatise Concerning the Treasure and Most Precious Stone of the Philosophers or the Method and Procedure of the Divine Art
Published in 1894
With observations drawn from the works of Arnoldus, Raymondus, Rhasis, Albertus, and Michael Scotus, etc. A very rare alchemical work, edited by Arthur Edward Waite, illustrated with engravings.
Sections Include: The Epigrams of Pierius Roseus and Hippolytus Fantolius Delphicus, A Form and Method of Perfecting Base Metals by Janus Lacinius, Extracts from Albertus Magnus, S. Thomas and Other Sages, Curious Investigation Concerning the Nature of the Sun and Moon, from Michael Scotus, An Excellent Introduction to the Art of Alchemy, etc.
The work has been rebacked in the last 50 years with the original embossed decorated cover and spine neatly bound into matching boards. Interior very clean and well cared for.
Studies on The Iconograpy of Cosmic Kingship in the Ancient World
By H.P. L’Orange
Published in 1953
Sections Include: The Cosmic City of the Ancient East, The Astral Symbols of Power, Astral Thrones, Temples and Palaces in the Ancient Near East, The Astral Ascension of the Sassanian King, Lucifer, The Ancient Eastern Throne in the Christian Iconography, The Gesture of Power, Cosmocrater’s Sign, The Sign of Logos, The Speaking Christ, The Speaking Hand in the Christian and Sabazios Cult, Etc. etc.
Bound hardback with original dust jacket with light shelfwear to corners and ends. Illustrated. Would make a fine addition to any library.
1800 True History of the Conquest of MexicoThe author of this work was a Spanish soldier under the command of Hernan Cortez who witnessed first hand Spanish campaigns against the Aztec empire. In this fascinating book Cortez describes the many battles as well as some more startling aspects of Aztec culture to the Spanish conquistadors such as their use of human sacrifice and religious customs.True History of the Conquest of MexicoWritten originally in the year 1568, this is the first english edition, and was published in London in the year 1800.By Captain Bernal Diaz del CastilloTranslated from the original Spanish text by Maurice Keatinge Esq.Bound hardback in leather with raised bands on spine and includes the stunning map engraving frontis piece opposite the title page. Shelfwear to boards but holding well, a few scattered marginalia in fountain pen but does not effect readability of text. Some pages show margin repair. A beautiful copy of this rare first hand account as seen through the eyes of a common soldier.