The Rosicrucians Their Rites & Mysteries by Hargrave Jennings
Publication: 1870 John Camden Hotten; London 1st Edition 1st Printing RARE!
Truly rare First Edition of The Rosicrucian by Hargrave Jennings. First Editions are of this Rosicrucian classic are seldom made available on the market. Contains 316 Illustrations. "A well- known study of the Rosicrucians by Hargrave Jennings ( (1817-1890) a British Freemason, Rosicrucian, and student of comparative religion, who was best known for his writing on the subject of phallism (phallicism) and its place in the origin of all religions."
Condition: Original buckram blue cloth with gilt stamped device to cover and spine, spine edges with some loss, the front hinge has been re-enforced in matching brown cloth, cracking to back hinge but binding is still very tight, rubbing to the boards, corners are bumped, seems as if the book may have had some touch ups, there is one small inscription to titles page but all remaining pages are clean of any markings, the gilt decorations are still bright, considering the age of the book (152 years old) , the book still in Good condition only