The Master Key L.W. de Laurence
Publication: The de Laurence Company; Chicago Copyright 1914 printing Circa 1950s
"De Laurence was well known for taking other peoples works and reissuing them under his own name (sometimes retitling them in the process). Oddly, The Master Key, a work on self-development through mind control and such like, appears to have been actually written by de Laurence - at least we are unaware of it being a direct copy of another work. Despite his eccentricities de Laurence played an important part in the occult history of the USA: he was was a pioneer in selling occult books and supplies by mail order, and the cheap "Pow Wow" books and other books of simple magic which he published were received with great fervor by many in the American occult community."
Condition: Maroon textured boards, decorative gilt spine and cross to front board, this copy is marked "sixth printing" and is believed to have been printed in the 1950s, the flyleaf has remanences of a book plate, the pages are clean with no marking, boards are bright, binding tight, overall Near Fine