The Magical Writings
Translation with notes by A.E.Waite
First edition, George Redway 1888
The Magical Writings of Thomas Vaughan (Eugenius Philalethes). A Verbatim reprint of his First Four Treatises; Anthroposophia Theomagia, Anima Magica, Abscondita, Magia Adamica, and the True Coelum Terrae.
An important collection of works by Thomas Vaughan (1621-1666) was a Welsh born alchemist, qabalist and magician, who wrote a number of important magical and alchemical texts under the name of “Eugenius Philalethes.”
He died young, some sources suggest as the consequence of a failed alchemical experiment. He is recognized by the O.T.O. connected Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica amongst the list of their Saints.
Original print rebound into sympathetic recent white buckram boards to resemble the binding of the first edition.
London: George Redway, 1888. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xxxii + 164 pp.
Very good copy of this scarce work influential upon early Golden Dawn members.