Initiation into Hermetics by Franz Bardon
Publication: 1962 Osiris Verlag First English Language Edition
This is the scarce First Edition in the original dust jacket. Not to be confused with the 1970s reprints which looked almost identical. Franz Bardon (1909-1958), the Czech-born Hermeticist. 'Initiation into Hermetics' was originally published in German as 'Der Weg zum wahren Adepten' in 1956. In it Bardon takes a description of a single tarot card as the starting point for a discourse on theoretical and practical magical exercises designed to expand the occult abilities and spiritual horizons of the student.
Condition: Original black boards, decorated front board, color plate present before chapter 1, the dust jacket has some chipping along the edges but is now protect in mylar covering, the book itself is very clean, all pages are clean with no markings, overall Very Good condition. SCARCE in a First Edition2