THE SECRET OF THE ZODIAC. Julian Sterne, pseudonym for Mrs. Nesta Helen Webster.


London: Boswell Publishing Co., Ltd. 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7-320, ads printed on recto of rear free endpaper, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in red. First edition. "Twelve members of a society based clearly on the Illuminati plan to become Secret Masters of the world, coming very close to success as the tale moves more distinctly into the Near Future; civilization almost falls at the hands of these Bolsheviks." - SFE online. Nesta Helen Webster was a controversial author, popular among the right wing, who believed in conspiracies and plots against the British Empire and civilization. She was anti-communist, anti-semitic and pro-fascist. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 64. Reginald 13631. Foxing to top and fore edges of paper, and prelims, store sticker affixed to rear paste-down, front panel of dust jacket is neatly affixed to front paste-down, head of spine bumped, a very good copy in a good to very good first issue dust jacket (priced 7s 6d) with a closed tear to upper front panel, tiny chips to corner tips, crease to upper front panel, creasing and wear to head of spine panel with a closed tears, chip to upper rear panel and lower left rear panel. (20288). Item #20288

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