At the Feet of the Master by J. Krishnamurti
Publication: 1920s The Theosophical Press
Association copy previously owned by R. Valdemar Bray
This book was owned by Theosophist R. Valdemar Bray as indicated on the book plate, it also contains interesting scholarly annotations by Bray throughout the text; all of which make this an interesting addition to the library of any collector. At The Feet of the Master was first published in 1910 and is considered a spiritual classic. The author of the text was listed as Alcyone which was a pseudonym of Jiddu Krishnamurti, the name was assigned by his mentor, controversial Theosophist, C.W. Leadbeater. The book was written when Krishnamurti was only 14 years old, the title was assigned by prominent theosophist Annie Besant, who was also Krishnamurtis legal guardian. This was partly the cause of the early controversy regarding the authors identity. The book was closely related to the World Teacher Project launched as a messianic endeavor by the Theosophical Society. The book quickly gained popularity and the book was republished excessively during the 1920s.
Condition: Publishers blue cloth, gilt to spine and front board of theosophical temple gate, binding tight, marbled endpapers, discoloration to spine ends, book plate and scholarly annotations from Theosophist Reverend and Lecturer R. Valdemar Bray (as mentioned above), there is a charming portrait of Krishnamurti which was tipped in by Bray with the date of '1925' written below it on the adjacent leaf, page 32-33 have some browning due to a piece of news paper that was left as a bookmark, overall Very Good condition.