London, UK: Starfire Publishing, 2015. Hardback, 97 pages. New.
The published work of British occultist Kenneth Grant spanned six decades. His influence on modern occultism cannot be overstated, so a book which details all known publications up until the end of 2014, will be a boon to the history of Western Esotericism.
This is a second edition, and full bibliographical details have been supplied for all the major works. Included are details of not only the books – many translated into a number of languages – but also the essays and articles written for collections such as Man, Myth & Magic and Cult and Occult, as well as ephemera such as the flyers issued when many of these books were first published.
The Bibliography is lavishly illustrated. A first section of colour plates consists essentially of plates selected from Kenneth Grant’s work over the decades; also included are some previously-unseen items. A second section of colour plates reproduces the front covers of some of these scarcer published works, as well as a selection of the flyers for the books issued at the time of publication.
With a survey by Henrik Bogdan of Grant’s development, a Preface by Steffi Grant and a Foreword by Martin P. Starr, this book is sure to become the standard volume of reference for details of Grant’s work.