[San Francisco]: S.R. Parchment, 1932. 3rd edition. Cloth. 8vo. 7.75"x5.5". Blue cloth with gilt lettering and embossed decorations on spine and cover. Several diagrams. Watermarked pages ("Warren's Old Style" paper). 242 pp. plus advertisements.
Small scuff mark on front cover. Inscribed pastedown added to front free endpaper. Pastedown has a large tear down the center. Soiled hinges at endpapers. Pencil note p. 63 ("Rely on god within"). Discoloration bottom right corner of pp. 93-97. Pen underlining p. 94 (about harnessing the artistic force of the universe). Pamphlet laid in. Otherwise clean.
This is a scarce self-published text inscribed by S.R. Parchment, the occultist founder of the Rosicrucian Anthroposophical League. The following is inscribed on the front pastedown diagram: "You contain within yourself that transforming agency by which you can make of yourself what you will. SR Parchment, Sept 13th, 1935." Laid in is a 6.5"x3.5" pamphlet advertising a lecture series by Parchment at Chicago's Great Northern Hotel, presumably where the book was inscribed. A unique copy of this rare and fascinating Rosicrucian handbook. Very good. Item #1016