LaVEY, Anton Szandor
[Various], [Various], [1969-1998]. Five titles, seven volumes, by the occultist, as follows:
- The Satanic Bible. (NY): Avon (1969). First edition, paperback original. This edition has a page-long list of dedicatees, including Friedrich Nietzsche, P.T. Barnum, Wilhelm Reich, and Mark Twain, among many others. Italian bookstore stamp on prelim; near fine in wrappers.
- The Compleat Witch. NY: Dodd, Mead (1971). Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Together with the first paperback edition [NY: Lancer (1971)], which is near fine in wrappers, and the first Italian edition [La Perfetta Strega (Milano: Ferro, 1971), which is fine in a very good dust jacket. This is essentially a self-help book for women, giving how-to answers to questions about men and relationships.
- The Satanic Rituals. (NY): Avon (1972). Purports to provide accurate details for Satanic rituals like the Black Mass and Satanic Baptisms. Like its companion volume, The Satanic Bible, its dedication page is a long list of people who influenced the author, including Boris Karloff, Kenneth Anger, Kim Novak, Mae West, George S. Patton, and Groucho Marx, among many others. Spine creased; near fine in wrappers.
- The Devil's Notebooks. (Portland): Feral House (1992). Published by Adam Parfrey, who provided an introduction. Essays on random subjects by LaVey, including the Whoopee Cushion and how to become a werewolf. Near fine in wrappers.
- Satan Speaks! (Venice): Feral House (1998). Posthumous collection of writings by LaVey, with a Foreword by Marilyn Manson. Fine in wrappers.
All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.