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3. ATWOOD (Mary Anne) - Suggestive Inquiry Into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature (1918).
In-4 sofcover 64pp.-XXV-597pp.
Isbn : 0766108112This edition is a facsimile reprint of the 1918 reissue marginally folded cover good condition.
 Mary Anne wrote A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery. . . at her father’s request and in parallel with his own composition of a lengthy poem on the same subject. Thomas South (her father) paid for the book to be published anonymously in 1850 but without having read it trusting his daughter’s judgement. Reading it after publication he believed Mary Anne had revealed many hermetic secrets that were better left unpublished and therefore bought up the remaining stock and with his daughter burnt them along with the unfinished manuscript of his poem. Only a few copies of the book survived. Ms Atwood published nothing after A Suggestive Inquiry. . . . Walter Leslie Wilmshurst in his 1918 introduction to the reissue laments that the thoughts of her later years did not find fruition in another work. He claims however that there is much to be found in her papers of which he was then in possession.
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See also: Esotérisme, occultisme, parapsychologie

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