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  • 1904 CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph Balsamo) FREEMASONRY & OCCULTISM in the 18th Century by Henri d'ALMERAS, Cagliostro, Joseph Balsamo 1904 CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph Balsamo) FREEMASONRY & OCCULTISM in the 18th Century
    Henri d'ALMERAS, Cagliostro, Joseph Balsamo

    CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph BALSAMO) : La Franc-Maconnerie et l'Occultisme au XVIIIe siecle (Freemasonry and Occultism of the 18th century). D'Apres des Documents Inedits (From Unpublished Documents). By Henri d'ALMERAS. PARIS : Société Française d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1904. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and paper covered boards, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pagination: [2] blank prelim leaf, [1] first title page with small engraving of Cagliostro, [1] blank verso, [1] half title page, [1] Du Meme Auteur / List of Author's Previous Works, [1] Frontispiece leaf with tissue guard, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, 386 pages. Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover's spine fold is worn and tender but holding,…

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    CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph BALSAMO) : La Franc-Maconnerie et l'Occultisme au XVIIIe siecle (Freemasonry and Occultism of the 18th century). D'Apres des Documents Inedits (From Unpublished Documents). By Henri d'ALMERAS. PARIS : Société Française d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1904. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and paper covered boards, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pagination: [2] blank prelim leaf, [1] first title page with small engraving of Cagliostro, [1] blank verso, [1] half title page, [1] Du Meme Auteur / List of Author's Previous Works, [1] Frontispiece leaf with tissue guard, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, 386 pages. Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover's spine fold is worn and tender but holding, the spine covering is chipped and peeling, the boards are worn at their edges and have some scratches and rubs. Internally, the pages are toned along their edges, there is a previous owner's signature on the first blank page, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A complete copy of this SCARCE 1904 work on the Freemason and Occultist, Cagliostro, by the noted historian Henri d'Almeras.

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  • 1960 GARNETT YOUNG & ASSOCIATES, SAN FRANCISCO - Electrical Engineering History 1960 by Garnett Young 1960 GARNETT YOUNG & ASSOCIATES, SAN FRANCISCO - Electrical Engineering History 1960
    Garnett Young

    GARNETT YOUNG AND ASSOCIATES, by Garnett Young. Self-Published, San Francisco, undated but known to be 1960. Printed by The Filmer Brothers Press, San Francisco. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, grey faux-leather covered boards, gilt titling on spine, 5.5" x 8.5", [xiv] +114 pages. Illustrated with a few b&w photographs. Basically an autobiography of the "Business Side" of Garnett Young and the pioneering electrical equipment companies with which he was associated, including Charles F. Sloane Co.; Brown, Spear, Sloane Co.; Simplex Wire & Cable; Telephone-Electric Equipment Co.; and his self named Garnett Young and Company. Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD MINUS dustjacket that has several 1" closed edge…

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    GARNETT YOUNG AND ASSOCIATES, by Garnett Young. Self-Published, San Francisco, undated but known to be 1960. Printed by The Filmer Brothers Press, San Francisco. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, grey faux-leather covered boards, gilt titling on spine, 5.5" x 8.5", [xiv] +114 pages. Illustrated with a few b&w photographs. Basically an autobiography of the "Business Side" of Garnett Young and the pioneering electrical equipment companies with which he was associated, including Charles F. Sloane Co.; Brown, Spear, Sloane Co.; Simplex Wire & Cable; Telephone-Electric Equipment Co.; and his self named Garnett Young and Company. Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD MINUS dustjacket that has several 1" closed edge tears, creasing to the bottom margin, and some soiling, but is bright and still doing its job.

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  • 1960 MAX & EMILY BERNHEIM Biography of MISSIONARIES MURDERED IN CHINA by COMMUNIST AIRMEN by P. Hanson Jones 1960 MAX & EMILY BERNHEIM Biography of MISSIONARIES MURDERED IN CHINA by COMMUNIST AIRMEN
    P. Hanson Jones

    I BESEECH YOU! The Story of the BERNHAM MURDER IN CHINA, by P. Hanson Jones.

    Rare biography of Max and Emily Bernheim (also spelled Bernham), early Pentecostal missionaries to China who, along with their son David, were murdered by "Communist Airmen". The Bernheims were in China from 1936 until 1940, when they were murdered.

    Published by Windmill Printing Company, Hong Kong, undated but circa 1960.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, booklet, inner pages side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 52 pages plus 3 pages of blue & white photographs and a title page.

    GOOD condition, US distributor's address stamped on first page, sunning / discoloration to the spine, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The author, Philip…

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    I BESEECH YOU! The Story of the BERNHAM MURDER IN CHINA, by P. Hanson Jones.

    Rare biography of Max and Emily Bernheim (also spelled Bernham), early Pentecostal missionaries to China who, along with their son David, were murdered by "Communist Airmen". The Bernheims were in China from 1936 until 1940, when they were murdered.

    Published by Windmill Printing Company, Hong Kong, undated but circa 1960.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, booklet, inner pages side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 52 pages plus 3 pages of blue & white photographs and a title page.

    GOOD condition, US distributor's address stamped on first page, sunning / discoloration to the spine, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The author, Philip Hanson Jones, was a Pentecostal Missionary to China in the 1950s.

    SCARCE. This is the only copy I have or have ever seen.

    I found this interesting item on the ASIAN CENTER FOR PENTECOSTAL THEOLOGY website blog:

    ******Recently I was privileged to visit a church near the city of Qujing in Yunnan Province. This church was established by Pentecostal missionaries, Max and Emily Bernheim, in the 1930s. The Bernheims, along with one son, were murdered by bandits in 1940. This tragic event left their five remaining children orphans. The bodies of Max, Emily, and their son, David, had not been found until late in 2015. The church discovered the exact site of their burial and moved their bones to the church's current location in 2016. In June of this year (2017) a Chinese Christian brother notified me of this more recent development. So, along with a group of friends, I visited the burial site and found a beautiful memorial stone marking the Bernheim's grave. More significantly, I found that the church they planted (there were about 50 believers in 1940) is vibrant and thriving. The local Chinese believers repeatedly expressed their thankfulness for the Bernheim's ministry and sacrifice. The church now numbers over 700 and the church leaders were deeply aware of their rich legacy. They noted with thankfulness the truth of Tertullian's words, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church".******

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  • DONOVAN Autobiography **HAND SIGNED** THE HURDY GURDY MAN First / First by Donovan Leitch DONOVAN Autobiography **HAND SIGNED** THE HURDY GURDY MAN First / First
    Donovan Leitch

    The Autobiography of DONOVAN - THE HURDY GURDY MAN, by Donovan Leitch.

    HAND SIGNED by DONOVAN. His Bold, Full Page SIGNATURE is on the front free endpaper.

    Published by Century, London, 2005. First Edition, First Printing, with the full number line starting at 1.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9.5 inches, 328 pages. ILLUSTRATED with 16 pages of photographs in b&w and color.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, a bit of slight pushing at the bottom of the spine, light page toning as normal with this book, otherwise sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. In a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some light edge and spine end creasing. The dj retains its original £17.99 price at the bottom of the front flap.

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    The Autobiography of DONOVAN - THE HURDY GURDY MAN, by Donovan Leitch.

    HAND SIGNED by DONOVAN. His Bold, Full Page SIGNATURE is on the front free endpaper.

    Published by Century, London, 2005. First Edition, First Printing, with the full number line starting at 1.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9.5 inches, 328 pages. ILLUSTRATED with 16 pages of photographs in b&w and color.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, a bit of slight pushing at the bottom of the spine, light page toning as normal with this book, otherwise sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. In a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some light edge and spine end creasing. The dj retains its original £17.99 price at the bottom of the front flap.

    The full page signature of DONOVAN is just so, how to describe it, MELLOW.

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  • LOUIS P. MARTINI - A FAMILY WINERY AND THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY an Oral History by LOUIS P. MARTINI LOUIS P. MARTINI - A FAMILY WINERY AND THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY an Oral History
    LOUIS P. MARTINI

    LOUIS P. MARTINI - A FAMILY WINERY AND THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY. An ORAL HISTORY transcribed from INTERVIEWS with LOUIS P. MARTINI. The interviews were conducted by Ruth Teiser in 1983 and 1984. There is an introduction by Maynard A. Amerine..

    Published by the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, as part of the Wine Spectator California Winemen Oral History Series.

    Original FIRST EDITION. This book is Copy #22, so stated on the verso of the title page, of an unstated limited edition. (Beware the print on demand sellers, sometimes presenting their computer copies as original editions.)

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the spine, 8.5x11 inches, 126 pages. Illustrated with…

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    LOUIS P. MARTINI - A FAMILY WINERY AND THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY. An ORAL HISTORY transcribed from INTERVIEWS with LOUIS P. MARTINI. The interviews were conducted by Ruth Teiser in 1983 and 1984. There is an introduction by Maynard A. Amerine..

    Published by the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, as part of the Wine Spectator California Winemen Oral History Series.

    Original FIRST EDITION. This book is Copy #22, so stated on the verso of the title page, of an unstated limited edition. (Beware the print on demand sellers, sometimes presenting their computer copies as original editions.)

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the spine, 8.5x11 inches, 126 pages. Illustrated with a few b&w photographs

    FINE condition, sharp, tight, bright, clean and clear.

    This original first edition is quite hard to find.

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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