The Master Key L.W. de Laurence
Publication: 1941 The de Laurence Company; Chicago
"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: Red cloth with decorative gilt on front board and along spine, the corners are slightly bumped, a couple of dog eared pages were bent back into place (only 2), all pages are clean with no markings, overall Very Good condition