The Golden Dawn, An Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn [ 4 Volumes in 2 ]. Frater association ACHAD, Israel REGARDIE.
The Golden Dawn, An Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn [ 4 Volumes in 2 ].
The Golden Dawn, An Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn [ 4 Volumes in 2 ].

The Golden Dawn, An Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn [ 4 Volumes in 2 ].

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications, 1970. Third Edition, Revised and enlarged. Hardcovers. Four volumes in two. Large Octavos, Vols. 1 & 2: 528 pp, Vols. 3 & 4: 644 pp, Black cloth, gilt titles, etc. to spine, illustrations. This attractive edition from 1970 reprints the complete text of the original 4 Volume collection of the rituals and teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (or more correctly the recensions used by the Stella Matutina, the offshoot to which Regardie had belonged),that were first published by him between 1937 - 1940. The set was used in services in a Golden Dawn lodge that was operating in Vancouver, British Columbia in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Both volumes have a dymo label with the word "Hierophant" across the top of the upper board, and dymo labels with the words "Hierophant" and "Stella Matutina" running down the spines. A lending notice taped to front endpaper of Volume One states - "74-11-4 NO.1 0=0 HERMETIC ORDER OF THE GOLDEN DAWN”, “These papers are private and have been lent to me on trust, to return on demand. They contain nothing of pecuniary value and nothing personal to myself. I hereby direct my legal representatives whomsoever in case of my death or incapacity, to return the same at once, unread and unopened, to Sapere Aude, 648 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver V5T 2L1, Signed T. R. Skeates" (the handwriting is not very legible so the name may be different). The Order was based upon the Stella Matutina and its membership included Robert Borecky (Frater ALim) who created the illuminated magical ms entitled "The Book of Uriel." The set then came into the possession of Rubina Stansfeld Jones (1887-1981) widow of Charles Stansfeld Jones (Frater Achad) although whether she got them through association with the GD group in question, or acquired them secondhand is unknown. They were subsequently purchased by their most recent owner when her library was dispersed in 1983. NOTE: As a result of the continued use - at some point the three color plates which are called for in Volume one have all been removed and thus are no longer present (the banners of the East and the West) - presumably for ritual use. All other illustrations are present. Light rubbing and a few light marks to boards, spine ends and corners lightly bruised & chafed, page edges a bit darkened, pages toned with a little spot browning to text, upper 1 inch of upper corner of page 56 - Volume II torn out no loss of text or illustration, but it is otherwise a VG set with a very interesting history in VG + dust jackets (White portions of dust jackets a little darkened, extremities chafed). Please read the description carefully, the set is priced accordingly. As is. Additional shipping may be required. Item #55754
ISBN: 0875426646

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