It gives the ancient ritual involving the crucifixion of a toad that has been associated with the Guild of the Horseman's Word. A homely yet handsome and talismanic production. One of 77 copies, signed by author with his magical name and an ornate sigil. This copy lacks the usual talisman but in compensation has an additional 32 word handwritten poetic inscription on front free endpaper and another 11 word inscription with sigil on rear free endpaper.
Boards slightly bowed as is usual with this title, otherwise F Order No. For Learning not show. Numbered Ltd Ed of , this being copy Gilt stamped design on front cover. Introduction by Keith Richmond. Written around no copy of the first edition appears to have survived.
Facsimile of Victor Neuberg's copy reproducing his signature and Crowley's handwritten annotations which are quite delicious. The text was originally published anonymously as a nun's devotions to the Virgin Mary but is replete with lewd and pagan subtext. All edges gilt. Also has his relevant essay On Food. Coloured frontispiece. Important out of print work, while much is known about the formulae of Crowley's understanding of OTO sex magic, this is very useful description of a context in which he proposed to practice the work..
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IV No. Truly excellent archival research by the editor, Hymenaeus Beta presents previously unpublished A.
Fuller, a system of robes for A. Laevna Beach California" plus sigil in triangle of inverted dots. One page is marked by having a corner folded and some passages have been emphasised with penned dots and lines, one phrase underlined. Has acquisition date " This copy has three ownership inscriptions.
I, Crowley: Almost the Last Confession of the Beast by Snoo Wilson
This was recorded onto a one off acetate from the original recording of Crowley's voice Crowley's voice. It was not issued then but did appear in the mid s on two LPs, the Hastings Archive and an untitled LP with Crowley pointing a finger on the cover. It is possible that this may represent the best example of the Beast speaking this poem M in F plain paper sleeve Order No. Top edge gilt. This copy does not have the frontispiece plate which appears to have never been present. It is bound in white buckram with the title strikingly blocked in gilt such as it can only be read by looking at the book at an acute angle.
Not long after the publication of this book Crowley met Spare who used a similar technique for his "sidereal portraits". The condition is remarkably clean and bright. Some bubbling to the cloth on rear board which is not unknown with this title but overall near F Order No. Modern Japanese translation of the book faux leather binding with very colourful illustration protected by clear plastic dustwrapper pp.
Reproduces the manuscript of the Book of the Law and is printed in black and red. The majority of the pages are held in a thin card seal which would have to be cut to be able to open them. Presumably this relates to the idea that the study of the book being forbidden. F Order No.
This copy belonged to Kenneth Anger who had it rebound by Sanskorski and Sutcliffe, Crowley's favoured binders. It is bound in full white vellum, gilt stamped with the same die as used in for the first editions of Book of Lies and the Holy Books, the same Egyptian motif decorated paper that was used for the first edition of Book of Thoth is used for the endpapers.
The front pastedown has a leather label affixed with simply "ANGER" and the winged scarab beetle design from the Winged Beetle gilt stamped.
All edges are gilt. The frontispiece photographic plate has not been included an the chapter headings have been bound in at the back of the book, presumably for aesthetic reasons.
All contained in a substantial clothbound slipcase. A truly talismanic book F in F slipcase Order No. Frontispiece of drawing by Crowley. Printed in blue ink and bound in blue cloth a handsome production indeed Mint Order No. Pls include two coloured images of Stele of Revealing. Series of essays which catch Crowley at his most mature.
- Aleister Crowley!
- Lilly Pelley And Her First Day of School (for Dora and Pinkalicious fans).
- The Book of Maggie Bradstreet (The Bradstreet Chronicles)?
- Aleister Crowley -The “Greatest” Magician of the 20th Century?;
This copy has a previous owners discreet address label on front free endpaper plus an acquisition date 25 - VII - 85 "ev" added in pencil and below an inverted triangle of dots with sigil. Introduction by Kenneth Grant sound reading copy Order No. This was recorded onto a one off acetate from the original recording Crowley's voice. It is possible that this may represent the best example of the Beast speaking this poem, which was first published in the Winged Beetle M in F plain sleeve Order No.
Introduction Martin Starr.
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Original edition was largely destroyed by the Her Majesty's Cusoms and Excise who were never fans of Crowley's works. Reproduces Intro to catalogue of Crowley's exhibition, also piece by Martin Starr. Peter J. Introduction by Arthur Machen. Crowleys endeavours are often taken out of context. In some ways he was part of a current, invoking pagan, occult and eschatological themes to rebel against the established culture. This work can be seen in that context, the author was, of course, a close colleague of Austin Osman Spare.
Peter MacFarlane of 93 Publishing realised the connection in publishing this work in the 's. Kenneth Grant contribute articles about Spare and Crowley. Richard T. Having relatives at Cefalu author has much information concerning Abbey of Thelema and the thoughts of the locals concerning its visitors.
Images of previously unseen Crowley artwork. Foreword by Sandy Robertson who compiled the Crowley Scrapbook. This book is stomping good fun! Collects the articles about Crowley from popular magazines from s onwards. Sensationalist, glorious pulp fiction treatment of Thelema but also many written by people who knew and liked Crowley. Also an important record of how Crowley was perceived in the poular imagination. An exhuberant publication that takes nothing too seriously! Also loosely inserted folded sheet and 8pp leaflet competition crossword.
Author was, in fact, a patriarch of the Gnostic Catholic Church! Crow, Mysteries of the Ancients No. Ltd Ed of Nice production values, a printers imp manifested to state that this publication was issued 99 years after the poet's death! VG Order No.