OLD DIARY LEAVES - 1st 1895, Olcott - BLAVATSKY THEOSOPHY PHILOSOPHY HISTORY
OLD DIARY LEAVES: THE TRUE STORY OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Book Details + Condition: G.P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY). Scarce First Edition, 1895. Hardcover. Blue cloth cover with embossed gilt text. 491 pages. The second in a series of six volumes on the history of the Theosophical Society by Colonel Henry Steele Olcott (1832 - 1907), American military officer, journalist, lawyer and the co-founder and first President of the Theosophical Society, a position which he held until his death. who founded the organization with Helena Blavatsky and others in 1875. This volume covers the period dating from Olcott and Blavatsky's meeting in 1874 to their departure from the United States to India in 1878. Contains several black and white plate illustrations. Firm binding; rubbed corners, edges and spine ends; wear to original boards; scuffed endpapers, with number, name and embossed stamps; old tape to a few text pages; curiously, most pages have a check in their upper right-hand corners; approximately 40-50 pages with pencil (and blue pencil) notations in margins and underlining.