1918 Rare First Edition - The Illustrated KEY to the TAROT, The Veil of Divination by de Laurence + RIDER-WAITE TAROT PACK.
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: 9 "X 6 ".
Pages: 176 pages.
Binding: Very good, near fine original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, red pen underlining on 2 pages - as shown, ink stamp of the Chicago Occult Book Store on the first endpaper and title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the cards' illustrations from the A.E. Waite / Pamela Colman Smith tarot deck.
Add-on: RIDER-WAITE TAROT PACK, near fine facsimile edition of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck originally printed from plates that were destroyed during the bombing of London during World War II. The deck and book set comes with the Rider-Waite Tarot deck by Pamela Colman Smith with original Tudor Rose back design, Celtic Cross divinatory chart, and The Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite.
Conceived by A.E. Waite & Cards Designed by Pamela Colman Smith
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 500)
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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