THE HERMETIC AND ALCHEMICAL WRITINGS OF AUREOLUS PHILIPPUS THEOPHRASTUS BOMBAST OF HOHENHEIM, CALLED PARACELSUS THE GREAT, Now for the First Time Faithfully Translated Into English, and Edited with a Biographical Preface, Elucidatory Notes, a Copious Hermetic Vocabulary and Index. Two volumes, Pirated Edition.
Chicago: DeLaurence, Scott & Co., 1910. Edition deLuxe, but sometimes referred to as the American and Oriental Edition. Ex-Masonic Library copy; fore edges show foxing, but internals tight and free of marking; a few Scottish Rite stamps to the front and rear end papers, and a Scottish Rite donation book plate on the front paste down; lower spine library numbers, 828, in white ink, now rubbed; A VERY GOOD SET of a scarce edition by the infamous plagiarist, L.W. DeLaurence, who surrounded the Eliot text with his new title pages featuring the "real" source of the teachings, DeLaurence, of course. As stated: the present American, Oriental, Egyptian and Asiatic edition prepared for publication under the editorship of Dr. L. W. deLaurence ... Faithfully reproduced from the London ed. of 1894, which was edited, with a biographical preface, elucidatory notes, and a copious Hermetic vocabulary and accurate index, by Arthur Edward Waite. V. I: 394 pages. V. II: 396 pages, indexed. Small folio. (Item ID: F3-15436)