The Book of Tokens. 22 meditations on the Ageless Wisdom. Anonymous, Paul Foster CASE.
The Book of Tokens. 22 meditations on the Ageless Wisdom.
The Book of Tokens. 22 meditations on the Ageless Wisdom.
The Book of Tokens. 22 meditations on the Ageless Wisdom.
The Book of Tokens. 22 meditations on the Ageless Wisdom.

The Book of Tokens. 22 meditations on the Ageless Wisdom.

Washington DC: TAROTA, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 200pp. Original textured orange faux leather over flexible covers, black title within black border on front cover, b&w tree of life frontispiece and striking b/w illustrations of the 22 tarot trumps . An anonymously written series of meditations upon the occult meaning of the twenty-two Hebrew letters and their relationship with the tarot. The book is commonly described as a "received text" - although the method of its "reception" is unclear - which was worked up for publication by Paul Foster Case (1884 – 1954 ) the American occultist now known for his work with the Golden Dawn influenced Builders of the Adytum ( B.O.T.A) and Michael Whitty, Cancellarius for the Thoth-Hermes Lodge of the Alpha et Omega. Covers a bit darkened, light chafing to spine ends and corners, page edges a bit thumbed, endpapers unevenly browned, light abrasion to front pastedown (from removal of a bookplate?), gift message, notes and owner's names on front blank, publisher's label on front pastedown. The very thin onion-skin ("bible-type") paper on which the volume is printed is lightly creased with a few tiny edge tears and folded corners. Neatly taped closed tear to penultimate blank. Has clearly been read, but still a tight, clean VG+ copy of this very scarce first edition. Item #64897

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