The Glastonbury Scripts. Volume I: The Return of Johannes, Volume II: Memories of the Monks of Avalon, Volume III: Concerning St. Hugh of Avalon, Volume IV: Life of Ailnoth, Volume V: The Grail Appeared to Brother Mathias, Volume VI: The Rose Miraculous, Volume VII: Life of Hugh of Avalon, Volume VIII: How Joseph of Arimathea Founded his Church, and Volume IX: King Arthur and the Quest of the Holy Grail. (Nine volumes, complete).

Glastonbury, London: Various [ Central Somerset Gazette Office, British College of Psychic Science, Scriptorium Publishing Association, The Avalon Press ], Mixed dates (1924, 1925 ). Mixed (First and Second editions). Softcover. Octavos. Nine booklets, complete set. Volume I: The Return of Johannes (1925, Second edition, 20pp), Volume II: Memories of the Monks of Avalon (ND, Second edition, 16pp), Volume III: Concerning St. Hugh of Avalon (1924, First Edition [?], 28pp), Volume IV: Life of Ailnoth (ND, 23pp), Volume V: The Grail Appeared to Brother Mathias (ND, First edition, 16pp), Volume VI: The Rose Miraculous(1924, First edition, 30pp + adverts), Volume VII: Life of Hugh of Avalon (ND, 16pp), Volume VIII: How Joseph of Arimathea Founded his Church (1925, First edition, 48pp), and Volume IX: King Arthur and the Quest of the Holy Grail (ND, 20pp). Original coloured wrappers lettered in red and black, staple bound / string bound, illustrations. Frederick Bligh Bond (1864 -1945) an architect by trade, was employed by the Church of England to undertake the excavations at Glastonbury Abbey. A Freemason, Theosophist, and member of both the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and the Society for Psychical Research, he applied the skills normally associated with psychism and Spiritualism, in addition to the more conventional archaeological and historical means when executing his task. This brought down the wrath of the Church hierarchy, who eventually dismissed him. His dismissal did not however prevent him from writing extensively about his findings at the Abbey. "The Glastonbury Scripts" are a series of nine booklets edited by Frederick Bligh Bond containing various automatic writing communications concerning Glastonbury Abbey and its history. The Scripts carried on his account of his work at the Abbey, and the psychical investigations that oft-times guided it record of prediction previously told by Bond in a series of earlier books: The Gate of Remembrance (1918), The Hill of Vision (1919), and The Company of Avalon (1924). This set from the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, though not marked as such. Some rubbing, light creases and darkening to wrappers, a few light bumps to extremities, pages toned, staples a bit rusted. Volume II and Volume IX have text crossed out, ink stamped printer's stamp on lower edge of title page, Volume VIII has inked initials on upper corner. Overall a tight unmarked VG set of this very scarce series. Item #62126

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