Theurgy or the Hermetic Practice: A Treatise on Spiritual Alchemy

London: Rider & Co., 1930. First edition. 8vo, 144 pp, bound in violet cloth titled in gilt at spine. No dust jacket. Provenance: from the library of Gerrit Lansing, with his extensive pencilled notations. The book also bears the rubberstamp of William Beidler to first blank, and additional annotations in red pencil which are not by Lansing. With a review clipping from the Occult Review laid in.

A work on Telestic alchemy preceding by two years Garstin's later, better known work The Secret Fire. Garstin was a member of the Alpha and Omega order, which grew out of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Lansing appears to have read this book quite carefully, and references many other texts in relation to passages herein.

Cloth faded and rubbed, with dulling to the gilt at the spine, foxing to the endpapers, and cracks to the binding in a couple of places, and a couple of passages underlined in orange pencil. Worn and good only, but scarce in the original edition. Item #27831

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