Category Archives: Old Collection

A book from the oldest part of the ICI Library which means it is usually old, rare, or unusual.

LIBRARY SHELF: How to Make and Use a Magic Mirror

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Tyson, Donald; How to Make and Use a Magic Mirror: Psychic Windows Into New Worlds (1990) ICI Shelf: Austerlitz FIRST LINE: “All mirrors are magical.” LAST LINE: “They can also be selected from the hierarchy of Enochian spirits or from … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Little Dorrit

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Dickens, Charles; The Works of Charles Dickens: Little Dorrit (1873) ICI Shelf: Galt First Line: “Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day.” Last Line: “They went quietly down into the roaring streets, inseparable and blessed; and as they passed … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Interface

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Gilot, Françoise; Interface: The Painter and the Mask (1983) ICI Shelf: Galt First Line: “The painter gazes; the painting is his mask.” Last Line: “Ou Tao Tseu never returned.” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (06-30-16) Notes: Signed … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Successful Photography

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Feininger, Andreas; Successful Photography (1954) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “This book was written to teach you “photography.” Last Line: “Call a physician!” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (05-24-16) Accession #: ICI-02589

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Curious History of Music Boxes

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Mosoriak, Roy The Curious History of Music Boxes (1943) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “The music box was the first automatic musical instrument of wide use.” Last Line: “If the owner of a repaired music box follows instructions, his music box will … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Art as Experience

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Dewey, John; Art as Experience (1980) ICI Shelf: Art Texts First Line: “By one of the ironic perversities that often attend the course of affairs, the existence of the works of art upon which formation of an esthetic theory depends has become … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Palmistry

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Levine, Roz; Palmistry: How to Chart the Lines of Your Destiny (1992) ICI Shelf: Religion First Line: “Your unique and individual character is mirrored on your hands.” Last Line: “I hope you have enjoyed reading this book as much as I have … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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Hall, Manley P.; The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Philosophy (1988 (first published 1928)) ICI Shelf: Oversize B First Line: “Numerous Volumes have been written as commentaries upon the secret systems of philosophy existing … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Schott’s Original Miscellany

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Schott, Ben; Schott’s Original Miscellany (2003) ICI Shelf: Southwold First Line: “An encyclopedia?” Last Line: “finis” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (07-02-15) Accession #: ICI-02411

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LIBRARY SHELF: A Treasury of the Familiar

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Wood, Ralph L.; A Treasury of the Familiar (1942) ICI Shelf: Trotter First Line: “Laugh and the world laughs with you, / Weep, and you weep alone.” Last Line: “As fits the holy Christmas Birth. / Be this, good friends, … Continue reading

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