The Secret Tradition in Alchemy.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xxii+ 416 pp. Purple cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. Waite's significant study of Spiritualism. R. A. Gilbert observes that : "The book has been critized .... for rejecting a spiritual interpretation of pre-Renaissance alchemy, but it remains, for all its shortcomings, the only accessible study of the occult ramifications of alchemy in the 18th Century and of such odd theorists as Mrs Atwood and General Hitchcock." [Gilbert A39]. Spine faded as virtually always, and some fading to the edges of the boards. Boards lightly rubbed, old bookshop sticker on front pastedown, page edges quite heavily foxed, and some pale foxing to first and last few leaves. Otherwise a solid, tight, internally clean better than VG copy (lacks dust jacket). Item #31826