Magick and the Occult. Including Limited and Deluxe Editions from Several Private Collections

Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue #123 is a collection on “Magick and the Occult. Including Limited and Deluxe Editions from Several Private Collections” and may be of interest.

The books in the catalogue are very varied, ranging from scholarly editions of mediaeval grimoires to working texts by modern practitioners. As is well-known, the last two decades have witnessed an upsurge in occult publishing, with many small presses producing limited and deluxe editions, a number of which are both splendid examples of the publisher’s craft, and talismans in their own right. This catalogue has an excellent selection of these very special works, including publications by Golden Hoard, Ixaxaar, Scarlet Imprint, Society for Esoteric Endeavour, Teitan Press, Xoanon Publishing and others. Many of the deluxe editions were produced in genuinely tiny editions, often less than 150 copies, and were specially-bound in exotic materials.

Scattered throughout these recent publications are a selection of interesting earlier works, including a charming early nineteenth century edition of Les admirables Secrets d’Albert le Grand, a first edition of the Arthur Edward Waite edited The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Éliphas Lévi (1886), the Montague Summers edition of Ludovico Maria Sinistrari’s Demoniality (1927), the first edition of Leo Vinci’s GMICALZOMA! An Enochian Dictionary (1976) which includes the preface by Madeline Montalban that was omitted from later printings; along with various other works. [via]