First edition, first printing. Original purple cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the spine heavily sunned, the lower board with a couple of tiny scuffs. The contents, with the bookplate of N. Hardy Wallis to the front pastedown and some light spotting to the internal margins, are otherwise clean throughout.
Arthur Edward Waite was a poet and mystic who wrote extensively on occult subjects and was a member of The Golden Dawn. Here he combs esoteric history in search of the story of alchemy.
Stock code: 22419
London: Kegan Paul.