1904 CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph Balsamo) FREEMASONRY & OCCULTISM in the 18th Century
CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph BALSAMO) : La Franc-Maconnerie et l'Occultisme au XVIIIe siecle (Freemasonry and Occultism of the 18th century). D'Apres des Documents Inedits (From Unpublished Documents). By Henri d'ALMERAS. PARIS : Société Française d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1904. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and paper covered boards, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pagination:  blank prelim leaf,  first title page with small engraving of Cagliostro,  blank verso,  half title page,  Du Meme Auteur / List of Author's Previous Works,  Frontispiece leaf with tissue guard,  title page,  blank verso, 386 pages. Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover's spine fold is worn and tender but holding, the spine covering is chipped and peeling, the boards are worn at their edges and have some scratches and rubs. Internally, the pages are toned along their edges, there is a previous owner's signature on the first blank page, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A complete copy of this SCARCE 1904 work on the Freemason and Occultist, Cagliostro, by the noted historian Henri d'Almeras.