Secondhand

New In – June 2024

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CRIME & THRILLERS

Francis D. Grierson | Mystery in Red | Crime Club, Collins | n.d. | Undated first printing. Some previous owner or other dealer has pencilled 1931 on the copyright page. A reading copy with worn cover & intermittently heavy foxing to the text pages, & a small three-cornered tear in the inner margin of the final page. | £50

ESOTERICA

AE (George William Russell); Leslie Shepard (intr.) | The Candle of Vision | University Books | 1965 | A little loss to edges of jacket. Previous owner’s signature, bookshop sticker & pencilled pre-decimal sterling price on ffep. Outer edge of page-block foxed. | £60

Jose Arguelles | The Transformative Vision | Muse | 1992 | Light wear to cover & edge, outer edge of page-block lightly foxed. | £100

Henry C. Clausen | Practice and Procedure for the Scottish Rite | The Supreme Council | 1981 | Pictorial boards are faded on the spine, bumped at the upper corners.Text pages in very good condition. | £50

Andrew Collins | London Walkabout | Earthquest | 1984 | No. 172 of a signed edition of 200. Stapled pamphlet with some discoloration/marking to the cover. | £50

Aleister Crowley | The Equinox Vol. I No. VII | Mandrake | n.d. | Light tea stain on outer edge of page-block, reverse of front cover & ffep. Flat area of text pages unmarked. Some wear to cover & edge, spine a little sunned. A reading copy. | £50

Ramsey Dukes (Lionel Snell) | S.S.O.T.B.M.E. An Essay on Magic | The Mouse that Spins | 1975 | First printing, with creased list of errata attached to reverse of front cover. The book is in worn, tatty condition but remains a nice item to have in any chaos magic collection. | £50

Kenneth Grant | At the Feet of the Guru | Starfire | 2006 | First printing. In close to new condition, with very light wear to jacket. | £200

Elio Guarisco | The Tantric Mystics of Ancient India | Shang Shung | 2019 | Light external wear. | £100

Gwdihw | Ceridwen’s Cauldron | Oriel Cambria | 1997 | Inscribed by author on ffep. | £50

Clive Harper | The Hughenden Dragon | Torsdag Publications | 1986 | Stapled pamphlet. | £100

Janet Hoult | A Short History of the Dragon | Gothic Image | 1978 | Stapled pamphlet, some foxing. | £50

Philip Kapleau | The Three Pillars of Zen | Harper & Row | 1966 | First US printing in price-clipped jacket. 2cm tear, with some loss, at top of fold of front panel/spine, some loss around corners.Spine & edge of jacket sunned. The painted top edge has been exposed to damp at some time & the colour has run a little. Marginal marking & underlining. A pencilled note at the back of the book states that it came from the library of P. L. Travers. | £50

Gareth Knight | A History of White Magic | Mowbrays | 1978 | First printing in unclipped jacket. | £50

Gareth Knight | The Occult | Kahn & Averill | 1975 | First printing in unclipped jacket with Liliane Lijn artwork. White background of jacket is rather marked. A few tiny closed tears at upper edge of jacket. Top of spine bumped. | £75

Sibyl Leek | Moon Signs | W. H. Allen | 1977 | First printing in unclipped jacket. Jacket is a little worn & marked, with a short closed tear to the top edge of the front flap, & a couple of small splash marks to the rear flap. Paper tanned with age. | £100

Linda Schierse Leonard | Call to Create | Spring Journal | 2009 | Outer edge of page-block lightly foxed. | £50

John Read | The Alchemist in Life, Literature and Art | Banton Press | 1990 | Useful but very basic reprint with poorly reproduced illustrations & some wonkily aligned pages, no better than a modern print on demand edition. | £50

Anna Riva | Golden Secrets of Mystic Oils | International Imports | 1978 | Outer corners bumped, spine slightly sunned. | £50

Tau Palamas | Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays | Hadean | 2013 | Unread copy with light wear from previous storage/display. | £200

M. L. West | The Hymns of Zoroaster | I. B. Tauris | 2010 | Unread copy with very light external wear from previous storage/display. | £65

Jean Williams | Herbs, Incenses and Candle Magic | Aquariana | 1978 | Stapled pamphlet. A heavily-used copy with stained cover, ink underlining & annotation. | £50

Jean Williams & Zachary Cox | The Pagan Pathfinders Book of God Evocations | Pallas-Aquariana | 1979 | First printing. Stapled pamphlet. | £50

FICTION

Leonora Carrington | The House of Fear | Virago | 1989 | Minor wear to cover, most evident around spine. Some foxing to cover & outer edge of page-block. | £50

Stephen D. Miller (ed.), Paul Gordon Schalow (intr.) | Partings at Dawn | Gay Sunshine | 1996 | Light external wear, the originally yellow lettering has faded to near-white on the black spine, name on ffep. | £50

Wilfredo D. Nolledo; Robert Coover (fwd.) | But for the Lovers | Dalkey Archive | 1994 | Minor wear to cover & edge. | £100

FILM

Robert Bresson | Notes on Cinematography | Urizen | 1977 | Some wear to cover & edge. Pluto Press sticker on spine. Top corner of front panel & opening pages creased. | £50

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Clamp | The Art of Cardcaptor Sakura 2
| Tokyopop | 2002 | Minor wear to cover & edge. | £50

HISTORY

Humphrey Jennings | Pandaemonium | Papermac | 1995 | Some wear to cover. Outer edge of page-block rather worn & marked. Text pages in very good condition. | £70

KULCHUR

S. J. Newton | The Politics and Psychoanalysis of Primitivism | Zigurrat | 1996 | Some wear to cover, most evident at edges of spine. | £100

MODERN FIRSTS

Charles Bukowski | Life & Death in the Charity Ward | London Magazine Editions | 1974 | First UK printing. An ex-library copy with expected markings. No jacket, pictorial boards. Little split at top of crease of front panel/spine, lettering on spine a little faded. | £50

Alan Garner | The Stone Book | Collins | 1976 | First printing in price-clipped jacket. The jacket is worn, with loss to the edges, a couple of closed tears to the top edge, & a little u-shaped tear to the spine. No problems with the book itself, except for a little bumping to the front top corner & some foxing to the top of the page-block. | £50

Rebecca West | The Modern Rake’s Progress | Hutchinson | 1934 | First printing in unclipped jacket. The front panel of the jacket still looks impressive, despite some scuffing, a 3cm closed tear at the top edge, & some sellotape reinforcement to the lower edge. There is some loss to the edges, most notably at the top of the spine, which has been reinforced with sellotape. There is a long diagonal tear down the back panel, which has been mended with tape, with more tape reinforcement at the top & edge.There is a 7cm tear, with some loss, down the top of the fold of the back panel/back flap. Edges of boards rubbed. Plates & text pages in very good condition, with some foxing. | £75

POETRY

Linton Kwesi Johnson | Inglan is a Bitch | Race Today | 1980 | First printing. Rather worn stapled pamphlet. | £300

Harold Morland; Kathleen Raine (intr.) | The Matter of Britain
| Graal Publications | 1984 | Unlaminated cover is sunned at top of front panel, foxed on spine & around edges. More foxing to outer edge of page-block & front endpaper. Text pages in very good condition. | £100

POLITICS

Isaac Deutscher | The Prophet: The Prophet Armed; The Prophet Unarmed; The Prophet Outcast | Verso | 2015 | Omnibus volume. Unread book with external wear from previous storage/display, most evident on shelf-marked outer edge of page-block. Lower corner of closing pages lightly creased. A reading copy. | £50

Samora Machel; Barry Munslow (ed.) | Samora Machel: an African Revolutionary | Zed | 1985 | Ex-library store copy, with expected stamps & markings. The book itself shows absolutely no sign of having been read. | £100

SIGNED COPIES

Carolyn Cassady | Off the Road | Black Spring | 2007 | Inscribed by author on title page. Light wear to cover, spine lightly creased, heavy foxing to opening & closing pages of book. | £75

Douglas Coupland | Generation X | Abacus | 1999 | Inscribed by author on half-title page. Cover sunned, paper foxed & tanned with age. | £100

Neil Gaiman; Chris Riddell (illus.) | Art Matters | Headline | 2018 | First printing, signed on title page by Neil Himself. Book is slightly cocked, with the front cover set forward. Lower corners of illustrated boards are a little bumped. | £100

Neil Gaiman | Stardust | Headline Feature | 1999 | Second impression, signed by Neil Himself on half-title page. | £100

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ART

Vincent Moleta | Exhibition of Italian Art Books | Aeolian Press | 2010 | No. 69 of an edition of 400. Unlaminated cover is lightly worn & marked. | £50

Toshio Saeki | Reve Eclarte | Cornelius | 2016 | 9782360811069 Light wear to corners of jacket, top corners & lower edge of boards a little bumped. | £200

CRIME & THRILLERS

G. D. H. & M. Cole | Superintendent Wilson’s Holiday | Collins | n.d. | Undated Collins’ 1/- Fiction Library copy. Some rubbing to boards, endpapers discoloured, inked initials at top of title page. | £50

G. D. H. & M. Cole | The Man from the River | Collins | n.d. | Undated Collins’ 1/- Fiction Library copy. Some rubbing to boards, outer edge of page-block & endpapers foxed, short fingernail tears at outer edge of front pastedown & half-title page.. | £50

ESOTERICA

Arthur Bhaduri | The Key to Health | Aquarian | 1952 | Unlaminated card cover is sunned at one edge, lightly marked on the back. | £75

Georges Chevalier | The Sacred Magician | Hart-Davis, MacGibbon | 1976 | First printing in unclipped jacket. Heavy foxing to white flaps of jacket & to opening & closing pages of book. | £100

George Devereux (ed.) | Psychoanalysis and the Occult | Souvenir Press | 1974 | Some wear to cover & edge. Intermittent foxing to outer edge of page-block, with a large blotch on the top edge. Remainder stripe on lower edge of page-block, price blacked out on back cover. Text pages in very good condition. | £100

Lawrence Durdin-Robertson | Juno Covella – INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR | Cesara | 1982 | A very good copy in a tatty jacket. Previous owner’s name & sigil on ffep, some foxing to edge & endpapers. Inscribed by author to an unnamed recipient on the title page. | £50

Murray Hope | The Psychology of Ritual | Element | 1988 | 9781852300432Moderate wear to cover, outer edge of page-block heavily foxed. | £50

Alan Richardson & David Annwn | Inner Celtia | Capell Bann | 1996 | 9781898307525 Apparently unread copy with very light external wear. | £90

Alex Sanders | Born to be King | Rose Ankh | 2019 | 9781913023003 Top corner of back panel lightly creased, small light mark to lower edge of page-block. The binding is rather slant, with the front cover set back. | £50

FICTION

Jean Rhys | Wide Sargasso Sea | World Books | 1967 | World Books edition, published in the year following the Deutsch first printing. Jacket looks impressive, but has a 2cm closed tear to the top edge of the front panel,a little loss around the top of the spine, & creasing at the top of the back panel. Internally very good indeed. | £50

MODERN FIRSTS

Thomas Burke | The London Spy | Thornton Butterworth | 1922 | First printing. Boards are worn, with a label trace on front panel. Some foxing to text pages. | £100

Mary Higgins Clark | Where are the Children? | Simon and Schuster | 1975 | First printing in unclipped jacket, with a 3mm tear at the top of the fold of the front panel/front flap, & a 1mm tear at the corresponding place at the back. | £50

Lawrence Durrell | The Avignon Quintet: Monsieur; Livia; Constance; Sebastian; Quinx | Faber | 1974 – 1985 | First printings in unclipped jackets. Spines are lightly faded. Top edges of back boards of the first two volumes are bumped. Still a handsome set. | £100

Christopher de Hamel | The Book – SIGNED COPY | Phaidon | 2001 | 9780714837741 First printing in jacket, inscribed by author on half-title page. Outer edge of page-block is foxed/marked. | £50

Giuseppe di Lampedusa | The Leopard | Steimatzky’s Agency | 1960 | First Israeli edition in unclipped jacket with faded spine. A couple of closed tears to edges of cover, a little loss to corners & bottom of spine, more loss to top of spine. Name on ffep. | £100

Derek Raymond (Robin Cook) | The Hidden Files | Little, Brown | 1992 | 9780356206547 First printing in unclipped jacket, in apparently unread condition. Top edge of page-block foxed. | £60

Ernest Tidyman | Shaft | Michael Joseph | 1971 | First British printing in unclipped jacket. Very light wear to jacket, some foxing & discoloration to white rear panel & flaps. | £100

Ernest Tidyman | Shaft among the Jews | Weidenfeld & Nicolson | 1973 | First UK printing in unclipped jacket. Faint trace of a removed label over the printed price on the front flap. Outer edge of page-block foxed, most heavily at top. | £50

PAPERBACKS & PULPS

John Creasey | Introducing the Toff | Arrow | 1961 | Light wear to cover, 1.5 cm split at bottom of fold of front panel/spine, front cover set a little forward, damp mark at inner corner of top edge of page-block, extending into the upper margin of main page area. Still a handsome copy. | £50

Norman Deane (John Creasey) | Intent to Murder | Jay Books | 1959 | Cover worn & marked, with a light crease down back panel. Top edge of page-block lightly marked. Still looks good. | £50

Norman Deane (John Creasey) | The Silent House | Jay Books | 1958 | A handsome copy, with minor wear to cover & edge. Front cover set a little forward. Some foxing, most evident on publishing information page. | £50

Patricia Highsmith | Those who Walk Away | Macfadden-Bartell | 1968 | First paperback printing. A handsome, apparently unread, copy, its top outer corner very slightly bowed. | £50

George Hirst | The Golden Mile / Back to the Golden Mile | Sphere | 1974, 1975 | THE GOLDEN MILE appears to be in unread condition, with minor wear to its outer edge, most evident at the lower corner. Its sequel is in good condition, with some creasing to the cover & a foxed/marked outer edge. | £50

Peter Manton (John Creasey) | The Crooked Killer | Jay Books | 1959 | Bright paperback copy with number in ink on front cover, lightly creased spine, front cover set forward. | £50

PHOTOGRAPHY

Lise Patt (ed.) | Searching for Sebald | Institute of Cultural Inquiry | 2007 | 9781889917115 Light external wear, spine lightly creased. | £90

POETRY

Bertolt Brecht; John Willett, Ralph Manheim et al | Poems 1913-1956 | Eyre Methuen | 1979 | Second edition in price-clipped jacket. Red lettering on spine very slightly faded, fore-edge foxed. Still a handsome copy. | £125

Iain Sinclair | Suicide Bridge | Albion Village Press | 1979 | First edition, printed in a run of 400. Spine lightly faded & marked, some reading wear to the outer edge of the front panel, endpapers foxed. | £50

POLITICS

Heinrich Eppe, Wolfgang Uellenberg | 70 ans d’existence de l’Internationale Socialiste de la Jeunesse | La Jeunesse Socialiste de l’Allemagne | 1977 | Text in French. Cover worn & scuffed, glued binding is intact but feels potentially fragile. | £50

Executive Secretariat of the Tricontinental | Bulletin Tricontinental 2, May ’66 | Executive Secretariat of the Tricontinental | 1966 | Fragile stapled pamphlet, printed on very thin paper. Edges are worn, cover lightly foxed. | £50

Charles Reeve, Sylvie Deneuve, Marc Geoffroy | Beyond the Balaclavas of South East Mexico | Elephant Editions | 2003 | Stapled pamphlet. Original selling price indicated both by sticker on back cover & faintly visible pencilling on ffep. | £50

Backlist

The lists below give a snapshot of our older stock. We have more books available online and in our stall, but this gives a reasonable impression of our range and interests. Please contact us if you are interested in any of these titles, and we will then confirm their availability, and send you a PayPal invoice.

Art
Atlas Press
Comic & Curious
Drama
Esoterica
Fiction
Film
History
Journals & Magazines
Kulchur
Paperbacks & Pulps
Philosophy
Poetry
Politics
Psychology