Middle East

  • Thrice-Greatest Hermes by G.R.S. Mead

    THREE VOLUME SET Thrice-Greatest Hermes by G.R.S. Mead, published in 1949. Sections Include: Sections Include: The Remains of the Trismegistic Literature, Thoth the Master of Wisdom, Thoth-Tehuti, The Popular Theurgic Hermes Cult in the Greek Magic Papyri, The Mystery Myth, The Seven Zones and Their Characteristics, The Vision of Er, The Disciples of Thrice Greatest Hermes, The Cup or Monad, Of Bodies Everlasting and Bodies Perishable, Of the Decans and The Stars, Etc. etc. Hardcover all three volumes with light shelfwear to corners and ends. Prior owner name inside the covers.

  • Q.B.L. or The Bride’s Reception Being a Short Cabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life by Frater Achad

    Q.B.L. or The Bride’s Reception Being a Short Cabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life by Frater Achad, published in 1972. Illustrated. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to corners and ends of jacket.

  • Stories of Bahaullah Compiled by Ali-Akbar Furutan

    Stories of Bahaullah Compiled by Ali-Akbar Furutan, published in 1986. Sections Include: Childhood and Early Life, 1817-1843, Experiences as a Babi and Exile from Iran 1844-1853, Residence in Baghdad and Sulaymaniyyih 1853-1863, The Journey to Constantinople May-August 1863, Constantinope and Adrianople 1863-1868, Akka and Bakji 1868-1892, Glossary and Index. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only. Prior owners name inside cover, else free from any marks.

  • Notes of Travel in Egypt and Nubia by J. L. Stephens

    Notes of Travel in Egypt and Nubia by J.L. Stephens with an Account of the Suez Cancal, Numerous Illustrations and a Map, published in 1879. Sections Include: Arrival in Alexandria, The Catacombs, Journey Up the Nile, Temple of Denderah, The Curse of Pharaoh, The Arabs and the Pasha, Voyaging on the Nile, etc. etc. Hardcover with decorative stamped boards with shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • The Sacred Book of Death Hindu Spiritism Soul Transition and Soul Reincarnation by L.W. de Laurence

    The Sacred Book of Death Hindu Spiritism Soul Transition and Soul Reincarnation by L.W. de Laurence, published in 1944. An early work by the occult publisher L.W. De Laurence. Gilt decorated boards depicting a Magician and Magic Square in gold on covers Sections Include: The Link or Perispirit, Hindu Spiritualism, Soul and Body, Dreams, Death Trances, Benevolent Spirits, Casting out Evil Spirits, Evil Passions, Sacred Magic, Instructions for the Invocations and Convocations of Spirits, etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear.

  • The Story of a Diamond: Illustrative of Egyptian Manners and Customs by M.L. Watley

    The Story of a Diamond: Illustrative of Egyptian Manners and Customs by M.L. Watley, undated circa 1880. Sections Include: Egyptian Justice, Sunday Morning in Cairo, The Merchant’s Journey, A Summer Holiday in Egypt, A Visit to the Pyramids, A High Wind on the Nile, etc. etc. Hardcover with beautiful gilt design with Egyptian scene’s on cover. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • Sir John Chardin’s Travels in Persia with an Introduction by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes

    Sir John Chardin’s Travels in Persia with an Introduction by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes, published in 1927 by the Argonaut Press. Illustrated including fold out chart in beautiful condition. Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • The Gulistan: Being the Rose Garden of Shaikh Sa’Di The First Four Babs or Gateways

    The Gulistan: Being the Rose Garden of Shaikh Sa’Di The First Four Babs or Gateways Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold, published in 1899. Sections Include: The Manners of Kings, Concerning Darweeshes, The Excellency of Modernation, The Benefits of Taciturnity, etc. etc. Hardcover with beautiful decorative silver gilt decoration. Light shelfwear only.

  • Egypt: Painted and Described

    Egypt: Painted and Described by R. Talbot Kelly, published 1912. Section: Cairo, Streets and Bazaars, The Nile, Mosques, Religion, etc. Bound hardcover in a beautiful decorative embossed boards in blue and gold. Shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • The Mysteries of the Qabalah

    The Mysteries of the Qabalah Vol. II Writen down by Seven Pupils of E.G., published in 1922. Sections Include: The Hebrew Alphabet and Its Hieroglyphical Significance, Explanatory Notes on the Letters, The Qabalistic Definition of the Snake Nachash, The Lesson of Nachash, The Brotherhood of the White Lodge, Initiation According to the Qabalah from a Scientific and Philosophical Point of View, The Soul of the Qabalah, Examples of Permutation and Numerical Valuation, The Literature of the Qabalah Throughout the Ages, etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.

  • Jesus in Heaven on Earth

    Jesus in Heaven on Earth by Al-Haj Khwaja Zazir Ahmad, published in 1956. A work on Ahmadiyya Muslim beliefs. From Wikipedia “Ahmadi thought emphasizes the belief that Islam is the final dispensation for humanity as revealed to Muhammad and the necessity of restoring to it its true essence and pristine form, which had been lost through the centuries. Ahmadiyya adherents believe that Ahmad appeared in the likeness of Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice, and peace. They believe that upon divine guidance he divested Islam of fanatical and innovative beliefs and practices by championing what is, in their view, Islam’s true and essential teachings as practiced by Muhammad and the early Islamic community. Thus, Ahmadis view themselves as leading the revival and peaceful propagation of Islam.” Bound hardcover in cream colored boards with original thick paper jacket with light shelfwear only.

  • Sufism an Account of the Mystics of Islam

    Sufism An Account of the Mystics of Islam by A. J. Arberry, published in 1956. Sections Include: The Word of God, The Life of the Prophet, The Ascetics, The Mystics, The Structure of Sufi Theory and Practice, The Sufi Orders, The Theosophy of Mystic Islam, The Decay of Sufism, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.

  • The Way of Return A Collection of Mystical Thoughts and Essays

  • Muslim Saints and Mystics Episodes from the Tadhirat al-Auliya’ (“Memorial of the Saints”)

    Muslim Saints and Mystics Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya by Farid Al-Din Attar, Translated by A.J. Arberry, published in 1966. Sections Include: Hasan of Basra, Malek Ibn Dinar, Habib Al-Ajama, etc. etc. Bound hardcover with original jacket.

  • The Diwan of Abu’L-Ala

    The Diwan of Abu’l-Ala by Henry Baerlein, published in 1909. The author, a blind poet and philosopher,  is considered one of the best thinkers of Medieval Islam. This work is composed of selections from his two collections of poetry, The Tinder Spark, and Unnecessary Necessity. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.

  • The Book of Fate Formerly in the Possession of and Used by Napoleon

    The Book of Fate Formerly in the Possession Of and Used by Napoleon, rendered into the English language by H. Kirchenhoffer, published in 1927. This is a curious divinatory occult system linked to certain Gnostic sects and discovered by Napoleons men in an Egyptian Tomb when France attempted to occupy that country. The large fold out chart, rarely found with the work is complete although detached from the book and there are tears along the fold lines…attempting to use the book without the chart is impossible and the rear portion contains area’s where experiments with the oracle system can be recorded. Much of the symbolism appears strangely Masonic such as a square and compass and human skull. There are also references to Hermetic sources in the book. Bound hardback with decorative embossing in gold-with light shelfwear and previous owners bookplate and inscription to pastedown.