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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 (knowledge@pratum.com) 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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Tarot Of Dreams Deck And Book Set (83-card Deck & 112-page Guidebook; Boxed) Tarot Of Dreams Deck And Book Set (83-card Deck & 112-page Guidebook; Boxed)
Marchetti, Ciro
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Ciro Marchetti reimagines tarot by presenting vivid dream images that map out a fascinating journey of self-discovery. Tarot of Dreams explores the profound web of visual and emotional associations that occur at the intersection of divination and dreams. Tarot of Dreams offers readers a powerful tool for personal insight and divination. The 78 traditional cards are supplemental with a special Tree of Life card plus four Palace cards that give further context to the Court cards.

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Price: $29.95

The Secret Teachers of the Western World The Secret Teachers of the Western World
Lachman, Gary
Penguin

This epic study unveils the esoteric masters who have covertly impacted the intellectual development of the West, from Pythagoras and Zoroaster to the little-known modern icons Jean Gebser and Schwaller de Lubicz. Running alongside the mainstream of Western intellectual history there is another current which, in a very real sense, should take pride of place, but which for the last few centuries has occupied a shadowy, inferior position, somewhere underground.

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Price: $19.95

Imaginal Love: The Meanings of Imagination in Henry Corbin and James Hillman Imaginal Love: The Meanings of Imagination in Henry Corbin and James Hillman
Cheetham, Tom
Spring Publications, Inc.

Corbin's work on the role of imagination in the religions and its fundamental place in human life has had a lasting and wide-ranging influence on contemporary poetry and the humanities. Among his most influential readers were the poets Charles Olson and Robert Duncan and the archetypal psychologist James Hillman. Central to their common vision is the creative power of language, understood not as a human invention but as a fundamental feature of reality. This new book by philosopher, biologist, p...
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Price: $22.00

Icelandic Magic: Aims, Tools & Techniques Of The Icelandic Sorcerers Icelandic Magic: Aims, Tools & Techniques Of The Icelandic Sorcerers
Smith, Christopher Alan
Avalonia

In this unprecedented work, the author Christopher A. Smith has meticulously studied no less than 6 original Icelandic manuscripts dating from 1500 to 1860 to extract a picture of the aims, tools and techniques of Icelandic sorcerers. Set against the context of the harsh economic, social and environmental conditions of this North Atlantic island, the book gives a detailed account of the types of spells that were used and the motivations behind them. Hundreds of items from the six books of magic ...
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Price: $55.00

Black Freemasonry: From Prince Hall to the Giants of Jazz Black Freemasonry: From Prince Hall to the Giants of Jazz
Revauger, Cecile
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

When the first Masonic lodges opened in Paris in the early 18th century their membership included traders, merchants, musketeers, clergymen, and women--both white and black. This was not the case in the United States where black Freemasons were not eligible for membership in existing lodges. For this reason the first official charter for an exclusively black lodge--the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts--was granted by the Grand Lodge of England rather than any American chapter.

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Price: $29.95