The Openers of the Gate: Stories of the Occult. L. Adams BECK, "E. Barrington" aka Elizabeth Louisa Moresby.

The Openers of the Gate: Stories of the Occult.

New York: Cosmopolitan, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 368pp. Original cloth with lettered in blue on spine & front board. Collection of short stories. Elizabeth Louisa Moresby (1862-1931) was a British-born novelist who became the first prolific female fantasy writer in Canada; she wrote under several pseudonyms (including E. Barrington), though her most popular books were issued as by L. Adams Beck. Moresby started writing her novels, which commonly had an oriental setting, at the age of sixty. She was also a distinguished writer of esoteric works such as 'The Story of Oriental Philosophy' (1928) and 'The Splendor of Asia' (1926), and on Theosophy. Spine darkened with a bit of bruising and fraying at ends, cloth lightly rubbed with a few stray spots, page-edges browned, otherwise a clean VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #51981

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