1918 Rare First Edition - The Illustrated KEY to the TAROT, The Veil of Divination by de Laurence.
Author: Lauron William de Laurence.
Title: The Illustrated Key To The Tarot - The Veil of Divination. Illustrating The Greater And Lesser Arcana Embracing the Veil and Its Symbols. Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination. Art of Tarot Divination., Outer Method of the Oracles. The Tarot in History. Inner Symbolism. The Greater Keys.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. The de Laurence Company, 1918. First edition.
Size: 8.5 "X 6 ".
Pages: 176 pages.
Binding: Very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, small stain on the lower edge of rear cover - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining mainly on the endpapers - as shown, small chips on the outer margin of page 235 not affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the cards' illustrations from the A.E. Waite / Pamela Colman Smith tarot deck.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 450)
The book: Scarce First edition of de Laurence's Illustrated Key To The Tarot - The Veil of Divination.
According to the most recent regulations of the Jamaica Customs, prohibited items that are absolutely forbidden from entering Jamaica include "All publications of de Laurence Scott and Company of Chicago in the United States of America relating to divination, magic, cultism or supernatural arts."
The author: L. W. de Laurence (full name Lauron William de Laurence) was an American author and publisher on occult and spiritual topics.
His publishing company (De Laurence, Scott & Co.) and spiritual supply mail-order house were located in Chicago, Illinois. De Laurence was a pioneer in the business of supplying magical and occult goods by mail order, and his distribution of public domain books, such as Secrets of the Psalms by Godfrey Selig and Pow Wows or the Long-Lost Friend by John George Hohman had a great and lasting effect on the African American urban hoodoo community in the southern United States as well as on the development of Obeah in Jamaica.
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