The Works of Thomas Vaughan, Mystic and Alchemist

Thomas Vaughan

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Vaughan, Thomas; edited by Arthur Edward Waite; forward by Kenneth Rexroth. The Works of Thomas Vaughan, Mystic and Alchemist (Eugenius Philalethes)

New Hyde Park NY: University Books, 1968. Hardback 8vo; out-of-print reproduction of original edition of 1919. Pp 1-11 (introduction by Rexroth), vii-li (biographical essay by Waite followed by table of contents), 1-498 (text by Vaughan), followed by twelve-page publisher’s catalogue. Includes frontispiece of period woodcut entitled Scholae Magicae Typus. Textured gold paper-covered boards with black printed title to spine; top edge stained red. Condition: Very Good. Minor rubbing to extremities; previous owner name and address stamped to all three edges and to page 3; slight staining to fore edge; sunning to top edge; surface paper loss to front and rear pastedowns where approximately 4-inch-square unknown pasted-in labels have been removed. Dust jacket condition: Very Good. Slight crinkling; minor rubbing to extremities; tiny areas of loss to corners. $75

All the writings of seventeenth-century Welsh philosopher and alchemist Thomas Vaughan, edited by the noted scholar of occultism Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942), with an illuminating forward by Kenneth Rexroth, poet and “father of the Beat Generation.” 

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