New York: The Jacob Boehme Society. 1952-1956. First Edition, First Impressions. Quarto [280 x 220 mm], original printed wrappers. A partial set, from the Editor's files. Comprises: Vol 1, Nos 2-8; Vol 2, Nos 1-4; Vol 3, Nos 1-3; Vol 4, Nos 1 & 2; altogether, 16 issues (of 19). Near fine set; Vol 1, No 7 marked "Editor's copy" in Charles Muse's hand. Subtitled "A periodical devoted to the thought of Jacob Boehme 'Philosophus Centralis' and dedicated in his spirit of impartial truth to modern applications of the truth". Some of the contributions and all editorials were written by Charles Muses, the founder and secretary of the Jacob Boehme Society. Among the contributions of note are facsimiles from Edward Taylor's extracts from and commentaries on the works of Boehme, JACOB BEHMEN'S THEOSOPHICK PHILOSOPHY UNFOLDED (London, 1691) and a series of articles reproducing a selection of illustrations from the work of Dionysius Andreas Freher (done into manuscript by his disciple Leuchter, after Freher's passing) entitled "Paradoxa, Emblemata, Aenigmatica, Hieroglyphica, De Uno, Toto, Puncto, Centro" (circa. 1730). Item #311696
¶ When we received a large portion of Charles Muses' Library back in 2007-08, we catalogued two sets of The Jacob Boehme Society Quarterly, one of which was lacking the final issue. Full sets are curiously rare; individual issues are quite scarce (we know only of our two previous sets mentioned, one other full set held in private hands and a full set held by British Library; other library holdings appear to be only individual issues). We have just recently unearthed a small box of miscellaneous issues from Muses' library and can now offer this partial set (we sold another, similar 16-issue set earlier, we have this set but we cannot offer another).