The Gate of Remembrance. The story of the psychological experiment which resulted in the discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury; with a record of the finding of the Loretto Chapel in 1919. Frederick Bligh BOND.

The Gate of Remembrance. The story of the psychological experiment which resulted in the discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury; with a record of the finding of the Loretto Chapel in 1919.

Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1918. Second Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, xvi + 176pp. Tan cloth w/ black titling to spine, black title and illustration to upper board, black rules, frontis, b&w illustrations, fold-out. An attractive early edition of this well-known work. Bligh Bond, 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. The Gate of Remembrance is his account of his work at the Abbey, and the psychical investigations that oft-times guided it. Cloth slightly darkened and discolored, spine a bit darkened, corners lightly bumped and a bit chafed, top edge a bit dusty. Erasure on front pastedown. Still, overall a sound, unmarked VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #63244

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