The Comte de St. Germain [ The Count of Saint Germain The Secret of Kings ]. Isabel COOPER-OAKLEY, Annie Besant.

The Comte de St. Germain [ The Count of Saint Germain The Secret of Kings ].

London: The Theosophical Publishing House Ltd., 1927. Second Impression. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi, fold-out + 248pp. Purple cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, appendixes and bibliography, b&w frontisportrait. An interesting study of the Comte de St. Germain (1710-1784) who has been variously described in secular histories as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, pianist, violinist and amateur composer. The volume reprints, with additional matter, a series of articles on the Comte de St. Germain that were originally printed in the "Theosophical Review,' in 1887. They were first published in book form in 1912, in a tiny edition that soon went out of print, occasioning this reissue in 1927. The author, Isabel Cooper-Oakley, was a prominent Theosophist, and sister-in-law to G.R.S. Mead. . Cloth rubbed, worn and discoloured overall, spine darkened and slightly canted, heavy chafing to lower corners and spine, page edges and endpapers darkened, lacking front blank, pages toned with some scattered browning. Externally very worn, but still a solid tight and serviceable reference copy (no dust jacket). Item #67383

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