Book Details + Condition: Scarce 1946 edition of Eliphas Levi's Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual. A "Complete Translation of 'Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie'." By Eliphas Levi, with a biographical preface by Arthur Edward Waite. Published by the de Laurence Co. (Chicago). Frontispiece portrait of the author. 413 pages; illustrated. Eliphas Lévi Zahed, born Alphonse Louis Constant, was a French occult author, socialist, and ceremonial magician. "éliphas Lévi", the name under which he published his books, was his attempt to translate or transliterate his given names "Alphonse Louis" into the Hebrew language. "Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie" is the title of éliphas Lévi's first published treatise on ritual magic, which appeared in two volumes between 1854 (Dogme) and 1856 (Rituel). The work is structured into 22 chapters, which parallel the Tarot. Some shelfwear to boards, bumped and rubbed corners; rubbing to edges and spine ends & edges; small burn mark & notch (?) at bottom of front and back boards; small stamp of former owner on text blocks, front paste-down, title page & 4 other pages; otherwise text is free of writing or other markings.