A new encyclopaedia of Freemasonry (Ars magna latomorum) and of cognate instituted mysteries: their rites, literature, and history.
By Arthur Edward Waite.
Red-coloured linen, gold printed with a coat of arms with the motto: ‘Regis Sacramentum Abscondere Bonum’. Complete in two volumes. The flyleaf of volume I has been renewed. The paper has slightly browned and has stains according to age.
With sixteen page-wide illustrations and with text illustrations. Volume 1 has a frontispiece and seven illustrations, volume 2 also has a frontispiece and seven illustrations. The book blocks are firmly bound. This the revised and extended version from 1930. Pencil notes in the margin.
A.E. Waite (1857-1942) was a mystic and became a Freemason in 1901 and joined all possible loges and Grand Lodges where possible. He recorded all the information that he obtained and published this in these two thick volumes. He was a member of the famous, mystical Order of the Golden Dawn with the motto ‘Regis Sacramentum Abscondere Bonum’ (‘It is a good thing not to reveal the secrets of the King’). He was able to raise interest for alchemy, rosicrucianism, kabbala etc.
He designed the Rider Waite Tarot deck in Art Nouveau style together with Pamela Colman Smith based on the information by Eliphas Levi.
Rare and sought-after.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Freimaurerei, Illustriert
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Arthur Edward Waite
- A new encyclopaedia of Freemasonry
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- London, Virtue & Co.
- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 24×16 cm