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CHAMBERS'S CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE [four volumes] A History, Critical and Biographical, of (Used)
by Chambers, R, Editor.
Book ID: 10864, 10864
London: Chambers 1889, two volumes, large heavy 8vo, three-quarters calf, ribbed spine, marbled edges, 823+831pp, woodcuts and plates throughout. Besides being a massive reference, the arrangement and selection of texts makes this entertaining as well. Sold with: Chambers. - THE BOOK OF DAYS. A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with The Calendar. Including Anecdote, Biography & History. Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character. London: Chambers 1863, two volumes, large heavy 8vo, extra gilt cloth with cont calf spines, marbled ep's, tp's rubricated, 832+839pp, illustrated with woodcuts in the text, old scrape to spine of volume two o/w a handsome set in very good condition. Mystic memory; Edward Gibbon; the history of Good Friday; facts of Shakespeare's birth; Cagliostro; Hearne the Antiquary; church bells; curiosities surrounding the execution of Charles the I; Saint Anthony; primitive almanacs; etc & etc, incredible detail. Chambers was a zealous and indefatigable compiler of historical fact and literary curiosity. For the average reader his book are overwhelming compendiums of knowledge in tiny print, meticulously organized. Along with his Encyclopedia of English Literature, these two titles are his most famous and compendious titles, he edited or wrote many others. Both titles offered here are in very good to fine condition, most sets on the market are damaged, ex-lib, rebound or in England.
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...