Anna Kingsford - Clothed with The Sun. Being the book of the Illuminations - 1889

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Anna Kingsford - Clothed with The Sun. Being the book of the Illuminations - 1889
theosofie/spiritualiteit/gnosticisme - Aantal: 1 - Boek

Anna Kingsford (née Bonus; 1846 – 1888) was interested in Buddhism and Gnosticism, and became active in the Theosophical movement in England, becoming president of the London Lodge of the Theosophical Society in 1883. In 1884 she founded the Hermetic Society. She said she received insights in trance-like states and in her sleep; these were collected from her manuscripts and pamphlets by her lifelong collaborator Edward Maitland, and published posthumously in the book, Clothed with the Sun (1889).
Here, for sale, exactly this title, in the extremely rare first edition.

But what makes this book even more special is its famous owner, as well as the notes, underlinings, additions that appear in the book (and which I tried to photograph as clearly as possible). The famous owner, whose gorgeous ex libris is found on the back of the front cover is Marie Sinclair, Countess of Caithness (1830 – 1895), who is particularly remembered for her interest in spiritualism and theosophy and her association with Helena Blavatsky, whose occult successor she claimed to be. On the site shakespeare.org.uk blogs words of love you will be able to find a letter of Countess of Caithness (uncontested as origin), and comparing it with the writing in the book, it will be very easy to see that it is the writing of the same person.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
theosofie/spiritualiteit/gnosticisme
Auteur/ Illustrator
Anna Kingsford
Boektitel
Clothed with The Sun. Being the book of the Illuminations
Staat
Fraai
Publicatiejaar oudste item.
1889
Druk
Eerste druk
Taal
Engels
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
London, George Redway
Band
Harde kaft
Aantal pagina‘s.
314
Afmetingen
20×15 cm
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