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Although the title of the book and description suggests this is a reprint of the old magazine edited by Ralph Shirley, and published by Rider & Sons for almost four decades, and might contain much old material of interest, in fact it is a reprint of only one (1) issue of that magazine, in this case issue volume XIX #5 from May 1914. There are many pages of reprints of old ads for Rider books from that time (of amusing interest), and 24 pages of 'mystical' symbols unrelated to anything in the book at the back of the reprint, there are only about 60 pages of reading matter in the book. These consist of light notes from the editor concerning books about to be published (in 1914), some stuff on psychic experiments, a letter column of fluff, reviews of new (then) books and current periodicals by a variety of writers (one by A. E. Waite), and more ads. It makes for light reading of what was perceived of as safely "occult" in 1914, but there is nothing of a serious bent. One does not expect much other than a quaint review from something like this, but reprinting only a single issue does not give the reader much enjoyment or value for the money.
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