First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the spine. A near very good copy, the binding firm, the cloth a little scuffed, the spine darkened. The contents, with a small square of paper with the book's title hand written on it tipped in on the front pastedown, and a tiny remnant of a bookseller's label to the front free endpaper, are otherwise clean throughout.
Nesta Helen Webster was a controversial writer and conspiracy theorist, who revived anxieties about the Illumanati, on whom she blamed a number of historical events, including the French revolution. This title tells the story of an Illumanati-like society called The Zodiac who are trying to become the rulers of the world. Provenance: from the library of Martin Stone.
Stock code: 17405