London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1891. First Edition. Black Cloth Boards, upper covered stamped with border rule in red and symbolic design as on cover, spine lettered across in gold: THE|OCCULT|SCIENCES|A. E. WAITE|Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Grey Black endpapers. All edges cut Archival cover, smudges on front cover, light bumping corners, front hinge beginning to crack front half, light pencil marks, the famed Weiser bookstore stamp inside front paste down. Near Fine / no jacket. Item #5557934
Collation: (71/2" x 5") a4 A-S8 T4 152 leaves, pp i-viii, 1-296
Contents: Half title p. i, Title p. iii, preface pp v-vi, contents pp vii-viii, introduction pp 1-8, text (comprising four parts, containing 19 chapters) pp 9-282, list of authorities pp 283-287, index pp 289-292, imprint: Turnbull and Spears, Edinburgh' p 292, by the same author pp 293-296 (A. E. Waite a Bibliography by R. A. Gilbert)
"The subject of occultism, by which we mean those sciences, called transcendental and magical, a knowledge of which has been transmitted and accumulated in secret, or is contained in books that have an inner or secret meaning, has been very fully dealt with during recent years by various students of eminence."