THE BOOK OF ROSICRUCIAE - R. SWINBURNE CLYMER - 1st/1st 1946 - Theosophy Occult
THE BOOK OF ROSICRUCIAE: A Condensed History of the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis or Rosy Cross, The Men Who Made the Order Possible, and Those Who Maintained the Fraternity Throughout the Centuries Together with the Fundamental Teachings of These Men According to the Actual Records in The Archives of the Fraternity. THREE VOLUMES — By R. Swinburne Clymer — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1946 - 1949 — Theosophy, Secret Societies, Occult
Publisher: The Philosophical Publishing Co., Quakertown (1946-1949)
Scarce, first edition copy of "The Book of Rosicruciae" by R. Swinburne Clymer in a three-volume set, with each volume individually published. For all volumes: The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's book stamp on the inside board and first blank page and three spots of foxing on pages 222 - 223 of Volume II. The three volumes retain all tissue guards for the title pages. Please see below for more information on Clymer.
R. Swinburne Clymer
Reuben Swinburne Clymer (November 25, 1878 - June 3, 1966) was an American occultist and modern Rosicrucian responsible for creating the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, perhaps the oldest continuing Rosicrucian organization in the Americas. He practiced alternative medicine, and wrote and published works on it as well as the teachings of Paschal Beverly Randolph, sex magic, vegetarianism, religion, alchemy, and Spiritualism. This led to a number of conflicts with Harvey Spencer Lewis and the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, FUDOSI, Aleister Crowley, and even the American Medical Association. [Wikipedia]