London: Redway, 1889. First edition. 8vo, xxix, 314 +  pp. ads, bound in red cloth decorated in black. Errata sheet tipped in between the dedication and the table of contents. Previous owner's signature to several places in the endpapers and text. Distributors rubberstamp, of the Occult Publishing Co. in Boston to title page. From the library of Gerrit Lansing, with a few scattered pencilled notations in his hand.
First edition of this key work, collecting texts received in sleep and trance states by the early Theosophist, animal rights activist and vegan Anna Kingsford, who was one of the first women to graduate with a degree in medicine in England, and was at one point president of the London Lodge of the Theosophical Society. The book was published posthumously after her premature death at the age of 41 by her collaborator Edward Maitland, who assembled the book out of her notebooks and manuscripts.
A very good example with some rubbing to joints and tips, and some faint droplet stains to the boards, and some light silverfishing to the cloth. Item #27845