Bessie Leo Rays of Truth 1904

Leo, Bessie ‘Rays of Truth: A Series of Essays and Articles Chiefly Relating to the Religious Aspect of Astrology (Reprinted from Modern Astrology)’ Modern Astrology Office, 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N.W., 1904.

Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; light wear to some edges of boards and along spine hinges). (One-inch horizontal tear to outer margin of pp. 49-50.) [1] + [blank onto which portrait of author has been tipped in on a different type of paper] + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-vi] + [1] + 280pp

About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from our original printing of the 1904 first edition.

Bessie Leo, the wife of Alan Leo, was a devout theosophist. She wrote a variety of theosophical and spiritually focused astrological essays for Modern Astrology magazine. Selections of these were compiled into three books, of which Rays of Truth (1904) was the first to be published thus. A second edition of this first anthology appeared in 1909, the same year when her third and final anthology, Astrological Essays, was first published in book form. We also offer a scan of the latter for separate download.

Her second anthology of essays, Planetary Influences (1906), was shorter, and appeared as part of Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals series. A scan of this is also separately available from Astrolearn.