"Clothed with the Sun" being the Book of the Illuminations of Anna (Bonus) Kingsford. Anna Bonus KINGSFORD, Edward Maitland, Samuel Hopgood Hart.

"Clothed with the Sun" being the Book of the Illuminations of Anna (Bonus) Kingsford.

London: Watkins, 1937. Third Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xxxii + 210pp + x adverts. Original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine, black lettering & solar design on boards, appendix. Anna Bonus Kingsford (1846 - 1888), was one of the first women to work as a physician in England, and a passionate feminist, vegetarian, and anti-vivisectionist. She founded the Hermetic Society, and for a time was President of the Theosophical Society, although she espoused her own form of Christian mysticism and esotericism, drawn from insights that she claimed to have received both in trance and through dreams. The transcripts of these "revelations" were collected by her collaborator and biographer, Edward Maitland, and published after her death as 'Clothed with the Sun' in 1889. This new (third) edition had an additional new Introduction by Samuel Hopgood Hart that includes additional relevant material not in earlier editions. Spine ends lightly bumped and rubbed, page edges and endpapers darkened and lightly foxed, Watkins bookshop label on lower title page, else a tight, unmarked VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #66232

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