Sword of Wisdom: MacGregor Mathers and the Golden Dawn. Ithell COLQUHOUN, S. L. MacGregor Mathers.

Sword of Wisdom: MacGregor Mathers and the Golden Dawn.

London: Neville Spearman, 1975. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 308pp. Orange cloth with gilt titling to spine. Index. Colour frontis portrait. B/w plates, coloured endpapers. Ithell Colquhoun's biographical study of MacGregor Mathers and his involvement with Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Despite some factual shortcomings, it is still the standard source of information on Mathers. This British first edition is more desirable than the American edition, which does not reproduce the magnificent frontispiece portrait of Mathers in colour. Light bruising to lower spine, top edge a bit darkened, Helios bookshop label on front blank. Overall a tight, bright and unmarked near Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket (Dust jacket is very lightly chafed at edges and points, not clipped. Now in mylar cover). Item #68877
ISBN: 0854350926

Price: $165.00