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Esoteric Christianity or the Lesser Mysteries by  Annie Besant - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1913 - from Recycled Records and Books and

Esoteric Christianity or the Lesser Mysteries

by Besant, Annie

Condition: Poor/No Dust Jacket

Adyar / Madras / India / Krotona / California: Theosophical Publishing House, 1913 404pp. Tips and spine ends are bumped and rubbed. Spine ends are lightly chipped. Edges of text block are heavily dust stained. Lower edge of text block has light damp staining at spine heel and a light stain near lower tip. Spine is heavily sunned and has light vertical creases. Boards are heavily warped, heavily soiled, lightly scratched, and exhibit light edgewear. Hinges are weak. Inside of boards are sunned along edges and have moderate soiling. Front hinge is missing a tiny piece at spine heel. Former owner stamp on front endpaper near top edge. Half-title page is lightly soiled and has a light damp stain at top edge. Title page has a 1" vertical tear at spine head. Many pages have a light 1 1/2" horizontal damp stain at spine head. Pages 372-404 have a small damp stain at spine heel. Signature open at pages 130/131. Page 404 has a light crease at lower tip. Pages are toned. Text is unmarked. . Later Printing. Hardcover. Poor/No Dust Jacket.


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