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Pratum Book Company Is Back After Three Years -- Catalog Ninety

Pratum Catalog 90

Those of you who spent any time at Fields Book Store between our 75th Anniversary remodelling in 2007 and our closing in 2013 will be familiar with Pratum Book Company. At that time we entered into a consignment partnership with Todd Pratum, an esoteric book dealer since 1981, and featured a great many of his books on our shelves. The books ranged from rare antiquarian tomes bound in vellum to unusual scarce works of scholarship or esoteric experience to well-selected and attractively priced paperbacks.

Todd Pratum is well-known for his incredibly well-researched catalogs of book offerings which he has been issuing over the decades. He has just issued Catalog Ninety. As Fields Book Store has partnered with Todd for a number of these catalogs in the past, we would like to promote his new catalog even though he is working independently on this one. It features an excellent selection of well-chosen books, and a wealth of knowledge about both the books and the subject matter.

Regardless of whether you are looking for inexpensive items such as David Fideler's four issues of the "Alexandria" journal, or something as massive as the 754 folio volumes of the National Union Catalog (at a half-million pages, perhaps the largest book in the world) documenting the contents of the Library of Congress and much else, you will find much of value here.

You can find the Pratum Book Company web site here (where you can sign up for his mailing list), and Catalog Ninety itself here. Be sure not to miss the description and photos of "The World's Largest Book" on the last pages of the catalog.

Please note, all inquiries about books and sales in Catalog Ninety should go to Pratum Book Company ( and not Fields Book Store.

International Postage Rates Rise Again

Please note that shipping via International Flat Rate Priority Envelopes has increased in price. Shipment to Canada is now $22.00, and shipping to other countries is now $26.00.  Shipping via International Flat Rate Boxes have also increased. Medium boxes to Canada are $45.00, and to other countries $66.00 without optional insurance. Large boxes to Canada are $60.00, and to other countries $86.00 without optional insurance.

Newsletters and rare book catalogs coming soon

Flying Owl

We've got some electronic catalogs of rare books coming soon, as well as finally getting the newsletter rolling.

The catalogs will be sent through our newsletter mailing list and will be linked via our Facebook page, so if you're not subscribed to either of these you can sign up for the newsletter on the left side of our web page, or "Like" us on Facebook

There's some tasty material there, so be sure not to miss it.

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Our Last Day At 1419 Polk was February 28, 2013.

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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar
Lecouteux, Claude
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

From Abracadabra to the now famous spells of the Harry Potter series, magic words are no longer confined to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. They have become part of the popular imagination of the Western world. Passed down from ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, these words and the rituals surrounding them have survived through the millennia because they work. And as scholar Claude Lecouteux reveals, often the more impenetrable they seem, the more effective they ar...

Price: $35.00

Techniques of Solomonic Magic Techniques of Solomonic Magic
Skinner, Stephen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

The most detailed analysis of the techniques of Solomonic magic from the seventh to the nineteenth century ever published. This volume explores the methods of Solomonic magic in Alexandria, tracing how the tradition passed through Byzantium (the Hygromanteia) to the Latin Clavicula Salomonis and its English incarnation as the Key of Solomon.

Discover specific magical techniques such as the invocation of the gods, the binding of demons, the use of the four demon Kings, and the construction of...

Price: $72.00

Demons and Spirits of the Land: Ancestral Lore and Practices Demons and Spirits of the Land: Ancestral Lore and Practices
Lecouteux, Claude
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

Our pagan ancestors knew that every forest has brownies and fairies, every spring its lady, and every river malevolent beings in its depths. They told tales of giants in the hills, dragons in the lakes, marshes swarming with will-o'-the-wisps, and demons and wild folk in the mountains who enjoyed causing landslides, avalanches, and floods. They both feared and respected these entities, knowing the importance of appeasing them for safe travel and a prosperous homestead.

Exploring medieval st...

Price: $18.95

Witches of America Witches of America
Mar, Alex
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Although a self-proclaimed skeptic, Alex Mar has secretly longed for revelation, envying people with unshakable beliefs. And so when she set out to direct the documentary American Mystic, she was drawn deep into the world of present-day witchcraft. Most people hear "witches" and think of horror films and Halloween, but to the one million Americans who practice Paganism, it's a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and very real religion.

Witches of America follows Mar on her trip into Pag...

Price: $26.00

Llewellyn's 2016 Astrological Pocket Planner: Daily Ephemeris & Aspectarian 2015-2017 Llewellyn's 2016 Astrological Pocket Planner: Daily Ephemeris & Aspectarian 2015-2017
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

Empower your future--plan important events, set goals, and organize your life--with Llewellyn's Astrological Pocket Planner. Both beginners and advanced astrologers can use this award-winning datebook, the only one to offer three years of ephemeris and aspectarian data.

Choose optimal dates for job interviews, weddings, business meetings, and other important occasions. Pinpoint ideal times to plant a garden, begin new projects, conduct self-reflection, go fishing, and more. Avoid plan...

Price: $8.99