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De la Géographie Physique ou Naturelle, considérée comme devant frayer la voie, tant à la géographie astronomique ou mathématique, qu’à la géographie politique ou civile : esquisse, dont les principaux fragmens ont été lus à la Société, dans la séance publique du 16 Floréal, an X, par le citoyen J. Alexandre Carney., [together with] Le monde, son origine, et son antiquité ; De l’âme, et de son immortalité. Essai sur la Chronologie [and] Système du Monde, par M. Lambert; publié par M. Mérian, de l’Académie des sciences & belles-lettres de Berlin

Carney, Jean Alexandre; Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud; Johann Heinrich Lambert Evidence of wear to extremities, chipped boards, partial loss to label, front board completely detached, as is front flyleaf, toning, spotting, and light, even foxing throughout and text block shaved at top edge, else tight and clean. Full mottled calf with gilt bands, decorations on spine, autograph on endpapers. Considered 'bound with' as three titles bound after publication, not as issued. [60; 134 (first part), 181 (second part); 180 pp.], ornamentations, indexes. In French. Collation: [A8-C8, D6] [*9, A8-U8, V6] [*2, A8-L8, M2] The three works are: Jean Alexandre Carney. "De la Géographie Physique ou Naturelle, considérée comme devant frayer la voie, tant à la géographie astronomique ou mathématique, qu'à la géographie politique ou civile : esquisse, dont les principaux fragmens ont été lus à la Société, dans la séance publique du 16 Floréal, an X, par le citoyen J. Alexandre Carney." An extract: Extrait du "Bulletin de la Société libre des sciences et belles-lettres de Montpellier", n XII, tome I 77083(2). An astronomy and mathematics treatise.Jean Baptiste de Mirabaud, Jean Baptiste Le Mascrier, et al. "Le monde, son origine, et son antiquité ; De l'âme, et de son immortalité. Essai sur la chronologie." [Three parts]. Essays on philosophy and the soul.Johann Heinrich Lambert; Barthélemy Chirol. "Système du monde, par M. Lambert; publié par M. Mérian, de l'Académie des sciences & belles-lettres de Berlin." Written by a German-French philosopher who elaborated a theory around the stars surrounding the sun constituting a solar system. As an example, the Milky Way as a large number of such systems, of a higher order. He also developed many basic concepts of mathematics, including trigonometry. First published in 1761.
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The Myth of the Magus

Butler, Eliza Marian [E.M.] Minor shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Black publisher's cloth, gilt to spine. 8vo. 281pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Eliza Butler, or Elsie (1885-1959) as she was more generally known, was born in Bardsea, Lancashire, into an old Irish family. She learnt German initially from her Norwegian governess, and was sent at the age of 11 to a private school in Hanover. From there, at the age of 15, she went on to a college in Paris for British, American and French girls and, at 18, moved on to a reform college in household management in the Harz region of Germany at Reifenstein. At the age of 21, she entered Newnham College for Women in the University of Cambridge. After working in hospitals, she taught at Cambridge [the Schröder Professor of German] and in 1936 became a professor at the University of Manchester. Her works include a trilogy on ritual magic and the occult, especially in the Faust legend (1948–1952).This literary historical study explores the lives and mythologies of many mystics and magicians history and literature including Madame Blavatsky, Gilles de Rais, Solomon, Christ, Rasputin, Zoroaster, Merlin, Simon Magus, Faust, etc. She traces the development of magick with pre-Christian religious and mystic philosophers, in medieval sorcerers and alchemists, through the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century occult revival. One of the early women occult scholars along with Margarat Murray.
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The Imitation of Sappho: From the Greek MS of Cydno of Lesbos

Radclyffe, J. Sumner, translator and editor Light shelf/edge, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Purple printed textured boards, yellow printed endpages. 8vo. 63pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 20 of 197. "Percy Shostac - two gallant 'little people' unafraid to stand up in defense of their considered judgments and convictions - worthy descendants of the forefathers of this great country."(Rathbone, a fine actor, was strictly ham on paper, projecting to readers in the balcony).Shostac had experience with sexually-themed drama and censorship. Why he began to clandestinely publish erotica is likely due to his sympathies and the same reason Lewton wrote Grushenka. It was the depths of the Depression and a man did what he had to do to earn a buck. If he seemed hypocritical, condemning a variety of female sexual behavior then later publishing illegal erotica celebrating female licentousness, he wasn't. He was merely offering an early version of "redeeming social value" to offset the titillation on stage. Sex sells, he knew how to spin, and, as the promo sheet for Grushenka proves, he was a gifted huckster and publicist.Shostac drifted out of poetry, novels, the theater, and publishing. What next for the man who, after stage managing The Captive, in addition to Grushenka also clandestinely published the erotic novels The Abduction of Edith Martin (1930); The Imitation of Sappho (1930)"Scarce in an iteration, particularly as found here.