THE SECRET OF THE ZODIAC. London: Boswell Publishing Co., Ltd., 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5  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 anticommunist, anti-Semitic and pro-fascist. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 64. Reginald 13631. Foxing to preliminaries and top and fore-edges of text black, store sticker affixed to rear paste-down, front panel of dust jacket is neatly affixed to front paste-down, upper spine end bumped, a very good copy in a good to very good first issue dust jacket (priced 7s 6d) with a closed tear at upper edge of front panel, tiny chips from corner tips, crease at upper edge of front panel, creasing and wear at upper spine end with closed tears and chips at upper and lower edges of rear panel. (#156633).