Ancient Civilization

  • Heathen Religion in Its Popular and Symbolical Development by Rev. Joseph B. Gross

    Heathen Religion in Its Popular and Symbolical Development by Rev. Joseph B. Gross, published in 1856. The Topography of Religious Objects Regarded as Deified, The Worship of Gods, Sacred Places and Religious Festivals, The Classification and Relative Antiquity of the Gods, The Oracles Divinations or Auguries and Auruspacy of Heathenism, The Origin and Character of the Heathen Religion, Osiris, Typhon, The Egyptian Theory of the World and the Worship of Sacred Animals or Hiero-Zoolatry, The Cosmogony and Theology of the Hindus, The Religious Creeds of the Scandinavians, The Scandinavian Gods in Their Planetary Relations to Mankind, TheYggdrasil, The Mundane Snake, The World Mountains, The Mithras and Mithra of the Persians, Vesta, Her Fires, The Eleusinian Mysteries, etc. etc. Hardcover with shelfwear to corners and ends and chipping to spine ends.

  • The Impact of the Kabbalah in the Seventeenth Century: The Life and Thought of Francis Mercury van Helmont (1614-1698) by Allison P. Coudert

    The Impact of the Kabbalah in the Seventeenth Century: The Life and Thought of Francis Mercury van Helmont (1614-1698) by Allison P. Coudert, published in 1999. Issued by Brill Academic Publishers. Hardcover with original jacket, near fine.

  • The Greatest Story Never Told by Lana Cantrell

    The Greatest Story Never Told by Lana Cantrell, published in 1988. A Scientific Inquiry into the Evidence of the Fall if Man from a Higher Civilization in Antiquity. Signed by author. Sections Include: Those Magnificent Gods in Their Flying Machines, The Changlings, The Prisoners of Eden, The Children of the Gods, The Taking of Jerusalem, Death of Inanna, Solomon and the Temple, The Disc of Death, Egyptain Teratology and Physiology, The Ennead, Marriages Made in Heaven, The Final Days, The Lost Race, Etc. etc. Illustrated. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo by E.S. Creasy

    The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo by E.S. Creasy, published in 1858. Sections Include: Victory of Arminius Over the Roman Legions Under Varus, The Battle of Chalons A.D. 451, The Battle of Tours A.D. 732, The Battle of Hastings A.D. 1066, The Defeat of the Spanish Armada A.D. 1588, Victory of the Americans over Burgyoyne at Saratoga A.D. 1777, etc. etc. Hardcover in full leather with marbled endsheets. Leather lightly sunned, and shelfwear to corners and ends. Beautiful vintage bookplate of the Right Hon. Charles Lindley Viscount of Halifax an early British politician.

  • Della Istoria D’Italia Di M. Francesco Guicciardini Gentiluomo Fiorentino

    Della Istoria D’Italia Di M. Francesco Guicciardini Gentiluomo Fiorentino Tomo Primo, published in 1775. Four Volumes, bound hardcover in vellum with shelfwear to corners and ends. Occasional light foxing and spotting to boards. Text in Italian.

  • Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter F. Otto

    Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter F. Otto, published in 1965. Sections Include: The Birthplace of the Cult of Dionysus, The Son of Zeus and Semele, The Myths of His Epiphany, The God Who Comes, The Symbol of the Mask, Pandemonium and Silence, The World Bewitched, The Somber Madness, The Mad God, The Vine, Dionysus Revealed in Vegetative Nature, Dionysus and the Element of Moisture, Dionysus and the Women, Ariadne, etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • The Art of Crete and Early Greece: The Prelude to Greek Art

    The Art of Crete and Early Greece The Prelude to Greek Art by Friedrich Matz, published in 1962. Sections Include: Incunabula Styles of the Neolithic, Styles of the Early Bronze Age, Religion and Ritual, Statuettes, Seals, Minoan Style, etc. Beautifully illustrated and contains chronological tables and maps. Hardcover with the original jacket with shelfwear to jacket.

  • The Ancient Secret: In Search of the Holy Grail

    The Ancient Secret: In Search of the Holy Grail by Flavia Anderson, published in 1953. Sections Include: A Summary of the Legend of the Holy Grail, The Cauldron of Inspiration and Wisdom, Odin’s Sword and the Brand Excalibur, The Tree, The Apple, and the Serpent, Descent into Hades, The Hidden Treasure of the Rich Fisher King, The White Stone, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to corners and ends. $45.00

  • Lost Atlantis

    Lost Atlantis by James Bramwell, published in 1938. The Story of Atlantis, Through a Glass Darkly, Then Face to Face, Vast Shady Hills, Lost Dreams and Plaintive Hopes, Includes several Appendix, Notes and Index. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • The Spirit of The Upanishads or The Aphorisms of the Wise, A Collection of Texts, Aphorisms, Sayings, Proverbs, Etc., from The Upanishads, or Sacred Writings of India, Compiled and Adapted from over Fifty Authorities, Expressing the Cream of the Hindu Philosophical Thought

    The Spirit of The Upanishads or The Aphorisms of the Wise, A Collection of Texts, Aphorisms, Sayings, Proverbs, Etc., from The Upanishads, or Sacred Writings of India, Compiled and Adapted from over Fifty Authorities, Expressing the Cream of the Hindu Philosophical Thought, undated circa 1970. Sections Include: The Threshold, The Absolute, The Real Self, The Way, The Student, The Teacher, The Lesson, The Law of Karma, Devotional Worship, Freedom, Spiritual Knowing, The Four-Fold Means, Union (Yoga), Liberation. Hardcover with only the lightest shelfwear.

  • The Light of Egypt or The Science of the Soul and the Stars In Two Volumes

    An unusual work issued by one of the founder of an occult secret society known as the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.

    The Light of Egypt: The Science of the Stars and Soul by T. Burgoyne, published in 1969. This is a two volume set covering the magical teachings of a secret society that practiced occultism that was ancient Egypt hermetic based. Really great illustrated diagrams including one depicting the elemental entities. Bound hardback with decorative embossing. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • Christianity and American Freemasonry

    Christianity and American Freemasonry by William Whalen, published in 1958. Sections Include: Origin of Masonry, Masonic Initiation, Scottish and York Rites, The Masonic Oaths, Other Forbidden Secret Societies, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • The Baital Pachchisi

    The Baital Pachchisi or the Twenty Five Tales of a Sprite Translated from the Hindi Text of Dr. Duncan Forbes by John Platts, published in 1871. An unusual collection of ancient Hindu legends originally written in Sanskrit. Hardcover with bright gilt lettering on spine, light shelfwear only and occasional foxing to text.

  • The Development of Japan

    By Kenneth Latrourette

    Published in 1931

    Sections Include: The Geographic Setting of Japan, From the Earliest Times to the Introduction of Buddhism, From the Introduction of Buddhism to the Organization of the Shogunate, From the Accession of Iysyasu to the Coming of Perry, The Boxer Uprising, War with Russia, etc. etc.

    Bound hardcover with light shelfwear only.

  • The Cult of the Seer in the Ancient Middle East

    By Violet MacDermot

    Published in 1971

    Sections Include: The Faculty of Vision, The Decline of Oracles, Withdrawal from the Environment of the Senses, The Ascetic Way of Life, Self Isolation, Prolonged Solitude, Self Enclosure, Self Mortification, Self Infliction of Pain, Devices for Preventing Rest, Food Deprivation, Heavenly Food, Sleep Deprivation, Nights of Vigil, etc. etc.

    Bound hardcover with original jacket with light shelf wear.