Publisher Weiser, 1969
hardcover with dust-jacket
Ltd to 500 copies (stated on inner cover of dust-jacket)
Condition: Clean, tight book, Dust-jacket faded, complete but for small patch missing from spine. Cloth 8vo. xxii, 415pp. Index. Blue cloth in publisher’s dust-jacket.
Arthur Edward Waite was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters. In this book the author reviews the long succession of texts from their beginning at Byzantium to determine the warrants of the interpretation that the experiments conducted by the alchemists were in fact a series of spiritual investigations veiled in symbols – a mystic science of the soul.