A SEARCH IN SECRET EGYPT.
Price: $150.00 USD
Place Published: New York
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Date Published: .
Edition: First American Edition
Condition: Very Good in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 309287
First American edition. Octavo, original grey cloth titled and ruled in green on spine. 287 pp, numerous full page plates plus illustrations within the text. Minor dampstains to cloth on spine panel, small bookstore stamp on inner front paste-down, a very good clean copy in the original pictorial dust jacket which is slightly browned, has some minor fraying to head of spine and a faint vertical stain along the spine panel; price corner clipped. The unsigned dust jacket artwork is very art-deco, and reminiscent of Alexander King, illustrator of Claude Farrere's "Black Opium".
¶ "Paul Brunton, impelled by hunger for spiritual perfection and power, examined at great length the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid (within the King's chamber of which he slept a night alone), the Temple of Hathor at Denderah, the Karnac Temple, and the Initiation Temple a Abydos. In his acquaintship with seers, mystics, fakirs, dervishes, snake charmers, adepts, etc, he entered into the mysteries of ancient Egyptian Ritual and the power of modern 'charms' and magic."- from the dust jacket blurb.