Violet Tweedale’s first edition of The Secret Doctrine

Violet Tweedale, who was, among other things, a member of the Isis-Urania Temple in Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, once owned a first edition of H.P. Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine which is now on auction online at “The Secret Doctrine – First Edition 1888 Volumes I & II with Volume III & Index“.

“A unique autographed association copy belonging to Violet Tweedale with copious fascinating and erudite marginalia in pencil (see sample images below).

Tweedale, a British author, was a close associate of H.P.B., an initiate of the Order of the Golden Dawn, and a respected psychic. Tweedale herself published over 30 books on spiritualist subjects. Her comments should be of great interest to scholars in the field of esoterica generally and Theosophy in particular.”


Violet Tweedale was the author of a number of books, including The Cosmic Christ about which Weiser Antiquarian writes:

“In the present work Tweedale argues that Christ was not simply a figure that appeared for a short period of time on earth two millennia ago, but a universal figure whose creative and inspirational influence spread across the Universe.” [via]

See more about Violet Tweedale at Wikipedia and Google books