Antiquarian and Rare Books
Collectors and Investors take note of this opportunity
Just a few copies left of the first edition of 3,000, printed in 2017, very few of which were autographed; perhaps no more than 50. This is a rare book.
The first edition is the only printing of this volume with the magnificent gloss plates, defined as:
"Book plates are...illustrations, pictures, or photographs that are printed separately from the text of the book, but they are bound in during production. Platings add color, texture, and value to books, and they are often gorgeous and riveting. For certain titles, plates are only included in first editions or deluxe editions..." [Source: Biblio.com]
The "plates" (illustrations) in the first edition were beautifully printed on heavy gloss paper by one of America's premier academic printers.
The 42 illustrations in The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome are particularly important because they are integral to the author's thesis with regard to occult extremism under religious auspices. These are best viewed and examined on gloss paper with a color process which renders both the black and white and the color illustrations in a manner that more closely approximates how they appear in actuality, with many details sharply highlighted.
Here below are samples of both the color and the black and white "plates." Keep in mind that their reproduction on this blog do not do them justice. They are much sharper in the book itself and are reproduced here only to give you an idea of the first edition's photographic treasures.
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