L. W. de Laurence
(Cleveland, Ohio: 31st October 1868 - Chicago: 11th September 1936)
With full name, Lauron William de Laurence was an American author and publisher on occult and spiritual topics.
He was a pioneer in the business of supplying magical and occult goods by mail order. He reprinted a number of public domain books as well as plagiarized A.E. Waite's 1910 book The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by bringing out his own The Illustrated Key to the Tarot.
In the 1930s he became a consecrated bishop of the American Catholic Church.