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The Strategem, Crowley
£ 350.00 GBP
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The Stratagem and other Stories is a small book of short stories written by Aleister Crowley, occult magician, poet and self-proclaimed prophet. The book was originally published in 1929 and one of a series of Crowley's works to be published by Mandrake Press after a period in which Crowley found it difficult to publish due both to his lack of funds, and his notoriety. Mandrake Press also published The Confessions of Aleister Crowley volumes I and II, and Moonchild. Fine condition, accompanying dust cover.
The Coup, Updike
£ 12.00 GBP
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Black comedy about Hakim Felix Ellellou, ex-dictator of Kush, a fictional Islamic state in Sub-Saharan Africa, narrates the history of his life and his rule over his former desert empire from his current exile in France. With his drought ridden country ever on the verge of a humanitarian crisis, Ellellou's troubles begin when the hated Americans begin sending food aid to his starving people. The crazed dictator has the crates of food burned to keep out the Americans but his second-in-command turns against him, secretly negotiating a deal with the United States for rights to the country's oil. Condition is very fine, comes with dust cover.
The Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe
£ 55.00 GBP
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The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City, and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, and British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow. Condition is near fine and is accompanied by dust cover.
The Magical Record of the Beast 666
£ 360.00 GBP
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The Magical Record of the Beast 666 by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant gives us a fascinating glimpse into the magical activities of Aleister Crowley during the years of the Great War. They can be read as a continuation of the experiments he made with fellow magician and poet Victor Neuburg, during 1914 in The Paris Working - a series of 'operations' which were a transition between the ceremonial rituals as taught in the Golden Dawn and the sex rites of the Ordo Templi Orientis. The sexual force replaced the lengthy conjurations of the past and the records aim to show to what extent the sexual 'current' can determine or influence events. Condition is very good, however some scuffs towards the top of the cover.
New Lines, Conquest
£ 50.00 GBP
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New Lines is an anthology edited by R. Conquest, containing work by himself, E. Jennings, John Holloway, Larkin, Gunn, Amis, Enright, Davie, and J. Wain, poets associated with the Movement. In his introduction Conquest attacked obscure and over‐metaphorical poetry, presenting the claims of ‘rational structure and comprehensible language’. New Lines Volume II added other poets including Thwaite, Scannell, and G. MacBeth. Condition is very fine with dust cover.
A Vagrant, Gascoyne
£ 40.00 GBP
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A Vagrant marked a point in Gascoyn's career as it is the first sign of his transition from surrealism to a more metaphysical and religious writings. The poetry contained in this book are all true masterpieces and should be in collections of writers and readers alike. Fine condition, however some scuffs as is common with a book of this age.
Voltaire in Love, Mitford
£ 25.00 GBP
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Voltaire in Love is a popular history of the sixteen-year relationship between Voltaire and the Émilie, the Marquise du Châtelet. Written by Nancy Mitford and first published in 1957, the book also explores the French Enlightenment. Condition is very good, however some tears on the cover and some loss of colour customary with a book of this age.
A Sense of Reality, Greene
£ 50.00 GBP
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A Sense of Reality is a collection of short stories by Graham Greene, first published in 1963.[1] The book is composed of three short stories and a novella, Under the Garden.[2] These stories share a marked change of style from Greene’s usual format, with the author plunging into fantasy, dreams, false memories and imagination. Condition is very fine, come with dust cover.
Between Blue and Blue, Queneau
£ 40.00 GBP
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The Duke of Auge dreams that he is Cidrolin, living on a barge alone with his daughter, while Cidrolin dreams that he is the Duke of Auge, travelling through the history of France. They will meet in 1964. Carl Reinecke, a critic writing for the London Times, has argued that this novel is an example of the archetypal "prodigal son" storyline. Very fine condition, comes with dust cover.
A Guide to Glastonbury's Temple of the Stars, Maltwood
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An account of the author's discovery of prehistoric man-made ground patterns in the Glastonbury area and their zodiacal significance. In recent years detailed archaeological study has shown that in parts of the world prehistoric man had a far deeper understanding of astronomy than traditional historians were willing to accept. Glastonbury has always been at the heart of legends of chivalry and sanctity dating back for beyond written records, and has long excited the interest of scholars and seers.
If We Must Die, Edwards
£ 30.00 GBP
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Later edition of this novel about an African American Korean War veteran's experiences of violence while trying to exercise his right to vote in the segregated South. IF WE MUST DIE is Junius Edwards's first novel, expanded from his earlier short story "Liars Don't Qualify." Titled after the Claude McKay poem of the same name, IF WE MAY DIE presents the grim story of a Black man who returns home from the Korean War to violent racism in the US South.
The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross, Allegro
£ 310.00 GBP
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The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East is a 1970 book about the linguistics of early Christianity and fertility cults in the Ancient Near East. Hit classic and is a must for collectors and writers alike. Fine condition for such a prestigious book.
Time for Statesmanship, P. Warburg
£ 10.00 GBP
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This book was written in the hope of stimulating Americans to think about world affairs at a time when important domestic matters tended to pre-empt their attention. The book is in very good condition, however there is some uyellowing and scuffs as it common with books of this age.
Selected Stories of Roald Dahl
£ 70.00 GBP
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Book contains some of Roald Dahl's lesser known rarer books, some surprisingly not being suitable for children. Good read throughout and allows readers to see a new side of Roald Dahl and gives the ability to see more context and similarities in Dahls more popular writing. Condition is very good however there are some scuffs on the sides of the cover.
Jazz, Morrison
£ 40.00 GBP
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Jazz not only inspires the form of the book, it is also one of the central characters. Jazz is a 1992 historical novel by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning American author Toni Morrison. The majority of the narrative takes place in Harlem during the 1920s; however, as the pasts of the various characters are explored, the narrative extends back to the mid-19th-century American South. Condition is very good.
Ariel, Plath
£ 45.00 GBP
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Ariel and other Poems by Plath, the poems in the 1965 edition of Ariel, with their free-flowing images and characteristically menacing psychic landscapes, marked a dramatic turn from Plath's earlier Colossus poems.
Pet Sematary, King
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A classic in all aspects, King's pet sematary changed the horror genre for the good and will be known as one of the best in that genre for many more years to come. Condition is fine with some small marks due to age.
City Without Walls, Auden
£ 20.00 GBP
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This book contains Auden's famed City Without Walls poem as well as some of his other works. The book contains some of the most awarded and beautiful writings of Audens and we think it is a must of readers, writers and poets alike. Condition is fine with some yellowing due to age.
Interview With the Vampire, Rice
£ 50.00 GBP
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Interview with The Vampire, legendary book made into film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. First edition of this record-breaking novel, very fine condition with dust cover.
The Remains of the Day, Ishiguro
£ 210.00 GBP
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The Remains of the Day is a sad and humorous love story, a moving and witty meditation on the democratic responsibilities of the ordinary man, and a poignant tale of thwarted idealism. Characterized by the grace and sublety for which Kazuo Ishiguro's work has been acclaimed, it is his finest novel to date.
Bob Marley, Goldman
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Book on Bob Marley's gigs, ethos and philosophy for those looking to experience just a little bit more Marley, something we believe everyone needs. Condition is very good however some scuffs on back due to age and use.
Porno Tapados, Blanco
£ 45.00 GBP
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The artist Blanco has painted over images from pornographic magazines, changing sexual situations into every day scenes, such as cooking, eating, watching TV, singing, dancing, doing sports etc. The protagonists' facial expressions remain unchanged, as are accompanying texts. The whole work, entitle Porno Tapados has been published by Belleza Infinita using the same format, paper and layout we associate with this kind of publication.
* Street Art, Sommer
£ 40.00 GBP
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Inspired artists create murals, sculptures, and various constructions to turn exterior spaces into a reflection of a community's own culture. In his captivating and unusual book, Robert Sommer documents street art in beautiful photographic color.
Inscriptions and Inventions
£ 45.00 GBP
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Inscriptions and Inventions document some of the most unique and groundbreaking writing, art and creations through the 1980's all caught in glorious fine-grain color film. Condition is very fine.
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