Welcome to Weiser Antiquarian Books!
The business is now in its 97th year as one of the world's leading suppliers of rare, secondhand, and out-of-print books on comparative religion, mysticism, and the occult. We currently list nearly 10,000 books, letters, manuscripts, and artworks on this website, with fresh stock added weekly. While we cover a broad range of subjects, our specialties include: Aleister Crowley, Alchemy, Hermetica, Eastern Religions, Rosicrucianism, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Tarot, Theosophy, Mysticism, Myths and Legends, Magick and Witchcraft. To search this website simply click in the 'Search our stock' window at the top of the toolbar on the left, or for a more refined search click on the 'Advanced search' button below it. You can also view recent arrivals by clicking on the 'New Arrivals' button to the left. A new catalogue will post every 3-6 weeks: dates, time and subject matter will always be posted in "News and Notes" below at least a week in advance of any catalogue. To view the most recent of these catalogs click on the 'Current catalog' button to the left. If you would like to receive email notifications when we post a new catalog, simply click on the 'sign up for our mailing list' window at the left. You can unsubscribe at any time simply by sending us an email. Remember that our catalogs are in addition to the stock that we post regularly on our website. We'll keep you posted on this page as to the date and subject of each upcoming new catalogue.
NEWS & NOTES: Welcome to 2022!! - Please accept our warm wishes for a peaceful and abundant new year. Our next catalogue will post on Thursday January 27th at 12:00 Noon EST and will feature books by and about Aleister Crowley including those from the collection of Clive Harper.
We are so pleased to say that Rosaleen Norton, our favorite Australian witch / artist, is much in world spotlight these days thanks to Sonia Bible's documentary on Norton: "The Witch of Kings Cross". Previously available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vimeo, and now also available to stream on Amazon Prime. Keith Richmond, of Weiser Antiquarian Books, having had a decades-long interest in Norton, was flown to Sydney to be interviewed for the film, as well as providing many of the images of her artwork, used in the film. Keith has been working on a comprehensive biography of Norton for many years, and was a close friend of her original publisher, Walter Glover. Keith also assembled the paintings and wrote the catalogue for the Sydney 2000 "Occult Visions", a retrospective exhibition of Norton's work. He has also edited a collection of her short stories: "Three Macabre Stories", another of her magical writings "Thorn in the Flesh", and a collection of 5 two toned, and color printed note cards w/ envelopes- all of which are available from Weiser Antiquarian Books.
ALONG with the works by and about Rosaleen Norton, check in "New Arrivals" and "Featured Books" for other newly listed offerings, including from our friends at Scarlet Imprint - "Born of Blood and Fire...." which is in and ready for shipping, and we have a few other interesting imports coming soon! Watch for them on this page.
Also in Featured books we have copies of both - "Essays No. 9" from the popular signed, limited edition "Essays" series by Jerry and Erica Cornelius as well as copies of Jerry's first paperback title: "The Cult of Aleister Crowley"! AND for those who missed the first shipment - we have just gotten additional copies of "The False Hierarchy of Demons" a lovely limited edition from Abracax House in "Featured Books" along with one of the newest from our colleagues at Starfire. Don't miss out on these.