The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances A. Yates
Publication: 1972 Routledge Kegan Paul - First Edition
A nice First Edition of Dame Frances Yates' now-classic study of the Rosicrucianism manifestos that appeared in early seventeenth century Germany and the movements that evolved from them. Yates suggest that these manifestos were connected with movements inspired by John Dee in Bohemia during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and examines in detail the history and thought of the Hermetic tradition that blossomed at that time. As could be expected there are numerous references to Dee, his life and works.
Condition: Publishers green boards with gilt title to spine, a couple of creases to upper board, dust jacket protected in mylar - unclipped, pages are clean with no markings, the book is in wonderful condition with the exception of two details- the dust jacket has 1" square that has been sliced out, and there is a small stamp at on the rear board, overall still Very Good