New York: J. W. Bouton, 1887. Early Edition. Hardcover.
First published in 1877; this is among a Fifth Thousand published in 1887. Publisher’s Catalogue at the end of Volume II includes Isis Unveiled (undated) in a new Fifth Edition with portrait of the author.
In this, her first major work on theosophy, Helen Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) examines religion and science in the light of Western and Oriental ancient wisdom and occult and spiritualistic phenomena.Very Good. Item #901030
6 x 9-1/4”, blue cloth, black embossed decoration to boards, gilt decoration to spines, color decorated endpapers, xlv, 628pp, iv, 692pp, index in Volume II, 22pp publisher’s ads, frontis. photographic portrait of the author with tissue guard Volume I, folding chart.
Two paper owner’s labels first paste-down endpaper each volume, cracking to Volume I at endpaper hinge, creasing and tears to chart (see photographs), a bit of edge-wear to cloth, overall a very good, sound, clean, and well-preserved example of this hard-to-find landmark work on theosophy.