"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle
Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!
Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells
Witchcraft.- Michaelis (Sébastien)
Imprinted for William Aspley, 1613
The Admirable History of the Possession and Conversion on of a Penitent woman. Seduced by a Magician that made her to become a Witch, and the Princesse of Sorcerers…
A Hornbook For Witches
Leah Bodine Drake. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1950. First edition / First printing, Octavo, Hardcover.
One of 553 copies printed (of which 300 were purportedly given to the author), making this one of the rarest of books published by Arkham House. Collects 47 poems by Drake.
An audiobook by the same name was released in 1976, featuring Vincent Price reading four of Drake’s poems along with other material. (wikipedia)
Sir Matthew Hale, 1716.
A Short Treatise touching Sheriffs Accompts, advertisement leaf at beginning, J.Walthoe, 1716; A Tryal of Witches, at the Assizes held at Bury St.Edmonds…1664, for D.Brown…, 1716; A Discourse touching Provision for the Poor, for D.Brown…, 1716, together 3 works in 1 vol.