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BRIEFE VON DER ERSTEN OFFENBARUNG GOTTES DURCH DIE GANZE SCHOPFUNG BIS AN DAS ZIEL ALLER DINGE, ODER DAS SYSTEM SEINER GEDANKEN, AN FREUNDE DER WAHRHEIT AUF BEGEHREN GESCHRIEBEN31399, Johann Michael Hahn
1 BRIEFE VON DER ERSTEN OFFENBARUNG GOTTES DURCH DIE GANZE SCHOPFUNG BIS AN DAS ZIEL ALLER DINGE, ODER DAS SYSTEM SEINER GEDANKEN, AN FREUNDE DER WAHRHEIT AUF BEGEHREN GESCHRIEBEN31399 Johann Michael Hahn
Tubingen, Germany Ludwig Friedrich Fues 1839 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
viii/590 pages; Width: 4.5" Height: 7". Bound in contemporary hand tooled dk brn leather. Mild external wear, with cracking at top/bottom of front edge and rubbing at edges. Binding is firm. Endpapers display foxing, with light soiling to rear endpaper. Previous owner's signature appears in pencil on front pastedown. Pages with red edges exhibit scattered light foxing, and small purple marginal stains to a number of pages. AUTHOR: Michael Hahn was a German Pietist, Theosophist and the founder of the Hahn'schen Gemeinschaft. His alleged forename Johann does not appear on his birth certificate. He was born into a peasant family on 2 February 1758, at Altorf near Stuttgart. At the age of seventeen he claimed to have had a vision lasting for three hours. From that time on he attended Pietist meetings, despite his father's opposition which drove him from his home. He became a preacher, living on the estate of Duchess Frances at Sindlingen near Herrenberg in Württemberg, where he died on 20 January 1819. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia) 34934 
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PROPHECY ON TRIAL: DATED PROPHECIES FROM THE DJWHAL KHUL (THE TIBETAN) TO ALICE BAILEY, TRANSMISSIONS OF 1919-1949 (PROPHETIAS TRANS-HIMALAYAS OCCIDENTALIS), James Stephenson
2 PROPHECY ON TRIAL: DATED PROPHECIES FROM THE DJWHAL KHUL (THE TIBETAN) TO ALICE BAILEY, TRANSMISSIONS OF 1919-1949 (PROPHETIAS TRANS-HIMALAYAS OCCIDENTALIS) James Stephenson
Trans-Himalaya 1983 First Edition Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue card covers, never read. 35930 
Price: 30.97 USD
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