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SECRET SYMBOLS OF THE ROSICRUCIANS Of the 16th and 17th Centuries. An Exact Reproduction of the Orig (Used)

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Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 11843, 11843

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London: Rider 1939, popular edition, folio, red boards gilt lettered, 57pp, 36 mostly full-page plates, text in vg condition, the bottom end of the spine is very lightly frayed and there is a tiny nick to one joint but a very good copy, the book shows only minimal signs of use. This is the second best edition in English, second only to the limited color edition, also published by Rider. Franz Hartmann edited a truncated and faulty edition that was published by the Occult Publishing Company in Boston in 1888, and later reprinted by Health Research. The only advantage of that edition is that the plates, some 25, were colored. The history of this keystone is complicated and required reading for any serious student before he approaches the text. The brief anonymous introduction here, (probably by George Engelke, the founder of Aries Press and a Golden Dawn member), does a good job of presenting the basics but better histories exist, most notably in the writings of A. E. Waite, Hanegraaff's Dictionary of Gnosis and the publications of the Ritman Library.

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