Does anyone know if there's been any work done on the reception of Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater's series of Theosophical manuals for the public? I'm very curious to know how these sold and how widespread their readership may have been. Even better, and far harder to establish, would be a sense of the kinds of people who bought them: for example, whether spiritualists were interested in them.
Any leads would be greatly appreciated!
All the best,