The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances A. Yates
Publication: 1974 Routledge Kegan Paul
Frances Yates' 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, some scuff marks along upper and lower boards, top edge of boards darkened, price clipped dust jacket now protected in mylar, binding firm, pages clean, overall in Very Good condition