New York: The Theosophical Publishing Co. of New York, 1913. Ninth Edition. Hardcover, Small octavo (5 3/8 x 4 inches), xx + 134 pp. Blue pebbled cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, frontis, top edge gilt. The Judge translation of this classic Hindu scripture. From the library of O.T.O. luminary Wilfred T. Smith inscribed to him on the second blank: "To Brother Talbot Smith / from / Sister Eulalie." The person who inscribed it was Eulalie Nellie Tasman (b. ca. 1874) a Tasmanian-born music teacher, Probationer of the A.'. A.'. and most likely an O.T.O. member who knew Smith in Vancouver and is known to have visited C. S. Jones in Chicago. Wilfred Talbot Smith ("Frater Omnia Velle Nihil" = "Frater V.O.V.N." = "Frater Voven" / "Frater 132", 1885-1957), was a pioneer of Thelema in North America: an early member of British Columbia Lodge No ! of the O.T.O., head of Agape Lodge of the O.T.O. in California, founder of "The Church of Thelema," a long term associate of Aleister Crowley, and subject of Martin Starr's biography "The Unknown God."
Owner's label with Tasman's BC address on front pastedown. Minute chips to a couple of page margins, overall a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #68185