London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1912.
Hardcover. Very good. First edition in English, translated from the French by D.H.S. Nicholson. xiv, 135 pp (of which 56 are Waite's Introduction), with folding frontispiece. Original dark red cloth with blind-stamped design, gilt lettering. Minor cover wear, some foxing to bottom edge. Binding sound, text clean. Bookplate of Alfred Fowler on front pastedown, signature of Eva Fowler on front free endpaper. In the 1890s, Eva and Alfred Fowler opened their London home to a wide circle of artists and writers, among them Ezra Pound, William Butler Yeats, and Rabindranath Tagore. Ivan Vladimirovich Lopukhin (1756-1816) was a Russian philosopher, mystic, printer, and civil servant. who published serveral books on mystical and esoteric subjects.