Night Of Pan Books: Catalogue 29

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Some very interesting books in the latest catalogue from Night Of Pan Books

Included are issues of ‘The Occult Press Review’ (with articles by Frater Achad) and works by Aion, Frater Albertus, Andrew Chumbley, Aleister Crowley (including some first editions) and Austin Osman Spare.
Night of Pan Books
Catalog #29

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Frater Achad

Frater Achad wrote for and later edited a small occult publication in the 1920’s called the Occult Press Review, as he took more of an active role in the magazine it turned more and more Thelemic in tone and format. Most of the articles written by him here are not to be found elsewhere. Most importantly Achad’s introductory essay to his never published work “The Alpha and Omega of Initiation” is serialized in two of the numbers. The journal was published by New Era Press in Los Angeles. Offered here are a number of these journals which are scarce indeed, please note that he didn’t start contributing to the Journal till Volume II:

The Occult Press Review:

1) — September, 1922. Vol. 1 no. 2. 32 pp. 8vo. Stapled wraps. Very good condition with some light cover wear. $25.00
Contents include: Ere the Cock Crows Thrice by Henry Warnack; Steps to Mastery by Henry Warnack; What is Truth by Agnes Glasgow; Moving Picture Troubles by Henry Warnak; A review of other Occult periodical literature. Note this issue has no contributions by Achad who was not contributing to the journal at this point.

2) —October-November, 1922. Vol. I nos. 3 & 4. 48 pp. 8vo. Stapled wraps. Very good condition with only light wear. $25.00
Contents include: Steps to Mastery Pt. II by Henry Warnack; Color, First Aid to Beauty by Mary E. Thedick; The Influence of the Heavens by Edith Phillips; Disobedience of Divine Laws Makes Cripples by Edith Phillips; Visualization- My Way by Agnes Glasgow; Visualizing and Waiting by T. Sharper Knowlson; Conflicting Views on the Status of Mme. Blavatsky; Book and periodical reviews etc. Note this issue has no contributions by Achad who was not contributing to the journal at this point.

3) —December, 1922. Vol. I No. 5 113-136 pp. 8vo. Stapled wraps. Light water stain to the lower outer corner of the book causing only very slight discoloration and some light crinkling of the paper., else very good. $25.00
Contents include: Let There be Light by Henry Warnack; The Tarot of the Year Pt I by William Barker; Elementary Psychology by Clarence Foster; The Avatar of the Negro by Fr. Odacon; Right Makes Might by Agnes Glasgow. Book and periodical reviews etc. Note this issue has no contributions by Achad who was not contributing to the journal at this point.

4) —January 1923, Vol. I No. 6. 137-160 pp. 8vo. Stapled wraps. Very good. $25.00
Contents include: Bigotry (An Editorial) by R. Caswell Werner; The Tarot of the Year by William Millard Barker; The Watcher by Katherine Poor; Steps to Mastery Pt III by Henry Warnack; I Resolve by Dr. Wm. Bryan; Elementary Psychology Pt. III by Clarence Foster; The Message of the New Year by Mary Thedick; Lesson Letters to a Student III: Mental Chemistry by Agnes Glasgow. Book and periodical reviews etc. Note this issue has no contributions by Achad who was not contributing to the journal at this point.

5) —February-March 1923 Vol. II Nos. 1 & 2. 28 pp. Note to subscribers tipped onto the front cover. Journal had been folded (maybe when mailed?) else very good. $75.00
Contents include: The Great Work Katherine Poor; Bread or Stones by Frater Achad (his first contribution); Steps to Mastery IV by Henry Warnack; The Tarot for the Year by William Barker; Get the Jump by William Pike; Elementary Psychology Pt. IV by Clarence Foster; Lesson Letters to a Student Pt. IV by Agnes Glasgow; There is a glowing review of Achad’s book Q.B.L. and various other book and periodical reviews.

6) — April-May 1923 Vol. II Nos. 3 & 4. 29-60 pp. Journal had been folded (maybe when mailed?) else very good. $75.00
Contents include: The Solar Cycle by Catherine Poor; Bread or Stones by Frater Achad continued and concluded from the previous issue; Steps to Mastery pt. V by Henry Warnack; The Tarot of the Year by William Barker; Elementary Psychology by Clarence Foster; Lesson Letters to a Student Pt. V by Agnes Glasgow; Book and periodical reviews etc.

7) Another copy as above save the last page has been mostly torn out; a facsimile of the original page in its completeness has been included. $50.00

8) — June 1923 Vol. II No. 5. 61-92 pp. Journal had been folded (maybe when mailed?) else very good. $75.00
Contents include: The Great White Lodge of Our Solar System (An Editorial); Step to Mastery pt. VI by Henry Warnack; Tarot of the Year Pt. V by William Barker; Gambling with the World by Frater Achad; Lesson Letters to a Student by Agnes Glasgow; Elementary Psychology Pt. VI by Clarence Foster; Book reviews etc.

9) —July 1923 Vol. II No. 6 93-124 pp. Journal had been folded (maybe when mailed?) else very good. $75.00
Contents include: Concentration and Meditation by Stuart Armour; Success Through Applied Psychology by Wm. J Byron; The Tarot of the Year pt. VI by William Barker; Step to Mastery pt. VI by Henry Warnack; Initiation Pt. I by Frater Achad (this is the introductory essay to Achad’s planned book the Alpha and Omega of Initiation, it was never released); Mr. Sinnett’s Posthumous Book (and other recent books); From the Inner Circle, Talks with Aspirants; Prophetic Dreams by Edith Phillips.

10) —August 1923 Vol III No. 1. 32 pp. Journal had been folded (maybe when mailed?) else very good. $75.00
This is the first issue that Achad designed the cover for with largely Thelemic symbolism including a quote from the Book of the Law. There is a small essay explaining the significance of the same. Other contents include: The Tarot of the Year pt. VII by William Barker; Initiation Pt. II by Frater Achad (this is the introductory essay to Achad’s planned book the Alpha and Omega of Initiation, it was never released); Elementary Psychology Pt. VII by Clarence Foster; From the Inner Circle, Talks with Aspirants; Book reviews etc. One book review is by Achad, another is of one of Achad’s books. This issue also has two full page ads for the publications of Achad.

11) —September-October 1923 Vol. III No. 2-3. 32 pp. Journal had been folded (maybe when mailed?) else very good. $75.00
Contents include: Cosmic Consciousness by Frater Achad (a review of Bucke’s book of the same name); Ebb Tide by Nell Kerfoot; Concentration and Meditation pt. III by Stuart Armour; The Tarot of the Year pt. VIII by William Barker; Step to Mastery pt. IX by Henry Warnack; From the Inner Circle; Book reviews etc. Again in this issue one review is written by Achad and there is another written on one of his books.

12) —November 1923 Vol. III No. 4. 32 pp. Journal had been folded (maybe when mailed?) else very good. Included in this issue is a special supplement that was released in lieu of Volume III no, 5 consisting of the concluding part of Barker’s Tarot of the Year. It consists of 3 mimeographed pages, tri-folded. $75.00
Contents include: Evolution and Race Karma by Katherine Poor; The Great Star Goddess by Frater Achad; The Tarot of the Year pt. IX by William Barker; Elementary Psychology IX by Clarence Foster; Transcending Ones Horoscope by V.I.A.T.O.R.; Concentration and Meditation IV by Stuart Armour; From the Inner Circle; book reviews etc. One book review is by Achad and there is also a review written by him on the S.R.I.A.’s Journal Mercury.

13) Frater Achad. Crystal Vision Through Crystal Gazing. 1923. Chicago: Yogi Publication Society. First edition (not the later common reprint) 8vo. 116 pp. Light blue paper covered boards spine is red burgundy cloth. Gilt stamping to the front cover and spine. Light wear to the head and tail of the spine and edges, else a very good copy. $125.00

14) Frater Achad. Q. B. L. or the Bride’s Reception. 1972. New York: Weiser, Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 106 pp. + 42 pp. 4 color plates $60.00

15) Frater Achad. XXXI Hymns to the Star Goddess. 1975. Montreal: 93 Publishing. 8vo. 44 pp. Bound in red cloth with white stamping to spine and front cover. Printed in blue throughout. A very good copy. $75.00

Aion

16) Aion: A Journal of Mysticism and Philosophy. Volume I, No. 1. 1996, published by Jeffrey Mead. Edmonton; AB. 4to. Wraps. 160 pp. Excellent hermetic Journal. Very good condition. $75.00
Contents include: The Zero Card of the Tarot, and its Relation to Mysticism: George Saint-George; La Primavera, A cycle of Poems for the Spring by A. More; The Symbolism of 7 and 8 in the Mysticism and in the Book of the Tarot by George Saint-George; La Scala d’Amore by A. More; A Little Book of Parables: Corvus Candidus; The Hierophant, The Shattered Tower; and the Role of the Priest in the Coming Aion by George Saint-George; Autumnsong by A. More; Dionysia, Two Bachic Mystery Plays by Setar Coprah; Some Notes on Greek Mythology by Hugh Mann; Prometheus, The Triumph of Gnosis, or Dionysos Teleios by Setar Coprah.

17) Aion: A Journal of Mysticism and Philosophy. Volume I, No. 2. 1997, published by Jeffrey Mead. Edmonton AB. 4to. Stitched Wraps. 160 pp. Limited to just 50 numbered copies, this being No. 10. Excellent hermetic Journal. Very good condition. $75.00
Contents include: The Death of Zarathustra the Wise: A “Sequel” to “Thus Spake Zarathustra” by Corvus Candidus; The Awakening Dream, Quest for the Lady of the Temple by Bill Ayers; An Alchemical Diary, In which id Deatailed the Attainment of the Philosophers’ Stone, to which is appended “Notes Alchemical and Kabbalistical” by Frater Kadosh; Essays in Mysticism by Geoerge Saint George; A New Book of Parables by Corvus Candidus; Come Dance with Me: A Cycle of Poems by A. More.

Frater Albertus

18) Frater Albertus,. Alchemists Handbook: (Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy. 1974. New York: Weiser. 8vo. 124 pp. Very good cloth bound copy in same dust jacket. $30.00
Classic study of practical laboratory alchemy.

19) Frater Albertus. The Seven Rays of the QBL. 1985. Weiser: York Beach. First edition thus. 8vo. Maroon Cloth with gilt stamping. 135 pp. Many colored plates including two fold outs. Very good copy with only the slightest bit of wear, no dust jacket. $75.00
This is Frater Albertus’, founder of the Paracelsus Research Center, envisioning of the Tree of Life from the Qabalah. Albertus seeks, in part to make the Tree of Life coincide with the newest Astronomical discoveries.

Andrew Chumbley

20) Chumbley, Andrew. One: The Grimoire of the Golden Toad. A Mystery-text serving to reveal the Arcana of SABTRAXAS… Here transcribed by A. 2000. Xoanon. Bound in black textured cloth with silver decorations to front and back panels and silver title to the spine. Limited to just 77 numbered copies this is one of the most sought after modern occult publications. This copy is number 40. Individual sigilized inscription from Chumbley on the front free end page. Book comes with an envelope with sigil on the outside. It also contains a card within which is a two sided unique talisman by Chumbley in gold and silver. It also contains a smaller envelope on which is written “Blackthorn + Toadskin” Inside is a hand painted toadskin amulet and a blackthorn. A very good+ copy with the typical bowing to the boards. $2,500.00

Aleister Crowley

21) Crowley, Aleister. Eight Lectures on Yoga. 1939. London: The O.T.O. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 84 pp. Nice frontispiece portrait of Crowley complete with original tissue guard. Bound in tan cloth (buckram) with gilt stamped titles and A∴A∴ sigil to the front board. The front panel of the scarce dust jacket has been pasted to the front paste down. Pink tipped in errata sheet/ add for Little Essays Towards Truth is present between pg. 84 and the ads in the back of the volume. Ads include a description of the world events that have followed on the publication of the Book of the Law. Add for Equinox of the Gods still has the perforated order form. A very good copy with only light wear. There is some bubbling to the cloth, most likely a binder’s error. There is also some bracketing in pencil throughout. $800.00

22) Crowley, Aleister. Magick in Theory and Practice. 1929. Paris: The Lecram Press. FRIST EDITION. 4to. 436 pp. Bound in red cloth with gilt stamping to the spine. Top edge dyed red. Good-. Wear to the covers and spine edges, front board splitting from the spine. Hinges reinforced. There is a small old Weiser book store stamp to the front pastedown. Three pages blank due to a printer’s error. $200.00

23) Crowley, Aleister. Moonchild: A Prologue. 1929. London: The Mandrake Press. FIRST EDITION in the sought after Beresford Egan jacket. 8vo. Bound in green cloth with gilt stamping to the spine. 335 pp. The book has a slight lean and some light wear to the edges of the spine. There is some discoloration to the front and rear free end pages from the jacket. The jacket is lovely and bright. It is torn at the spine with some little loss to the top of the spine as well. In addition there are some other very small tears and chipping. Still a very good copy in same dust jacket. $900.00

24) Crowley, Aleister. The Spirit of Solitude: An Autohagiography subsequently re-Antichristened: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley. 1929.London: Mandrake Press. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes 4to. Top edge gilt. Bound in white buckram with amazing reproduction of a stylized self portrait of AC with Phallic “A” signature underneath. Gilt titles to spine along with the “Mark of the Beast”. Beveled edges. Printed on “Jap Vellum”. Tipped in errata sheet at the end of the second volume. There is some very light cover wear and light soiling to the white cloth boards. Very good. The original edition of the Confessions was proposed to be a 6 volume set of which just these two were released before the demise of the Mandrake Press. They contain much information not found in the abridged single volume of the Confessions published at the tail end of the 60’s. A wonderful set that exemplifies Crowley’s skill as a book designer. $2000.00

25) Crowley, Aleister et al. The Blue Equinox: The Equinox Volume III: No. 1. 1919. Detroit: Universal Publishing Co. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Rebound as a facsimile of the Book of Thoth binding, but in half blue leather with the stunning Egyptian motif paper covered boards. New blue paper end pages. Colored frontis. All illustrations present along with tissue guards which contain a significant amount of text. One page has a small tear which has been taped, caused some discoloration to the pages on either side. Thos copy is from the collection of Agape Lodge O.T.O. member Meeka Aldritch, who was also the lover of Louis Culling. She has underlined the “short” list of Saints in the Gnostic Mass in pink. Page edges are lightly soiled and there is some light bumping to the corners else very good. $600.00

26) Crowley, Aleister et al. The Equinox, Volume I: Nos. 1-10. 1909-1913. FIRST EDITION complete set of the standard issue. All volumes are 4to and all are bound in limp boards with linen spines and paper labels. Individual volume descriptions listed below. $2500.00
A. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 1: London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. 254 pp. + 139 pp. + adds. Spine label chipped, light wear and chipping to the covers. Some staining and also wear to the upper corner of the outer page edges. Good+
B. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 2: London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. 397 pp. + adds. Spine label chipped. Only light wear and some light staining. Very good.
C. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 3: London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. 331 pp. + 76 pp. + adds. Spine label mostly missing. Light edge wear, some chipping to the top and bottom of the spine. Very good-.
D. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 4: London: Privately printed for Aleister Crowley. 352 pp. + 113 pp. + adds. Spine label fully intact. Wear to the linen spine at top and bottom, some soiling and chipping to the covers. Good+.
E. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 5: London: Privately printed for Aleister Crowley. 158 pp. + 176 pp. + adds. Spine label mostly intact. Wear to the linen spine at top and bottom (quite a bit chipped away from the top), some light soiling and chipping to the covers. Good+.
F. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 6: London: Wieland and Co. 170 pp. + 124 pp. + adds. Spine label fully intact. Some light soiling to the covers. Very Good.
G. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 7: London: Wieland and Co. 424 pp. + adds. Spine label fully intact. Page edges soiled, a few pages in the rear are worn at the edges, not affecting the text. Good+.
H. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 8: London: Wieland and Co. 252 pp. + 101 pp. + adds. Spine label almost completely gone. Wear and chipping to the linen spine, Light chipping and wear to the covers. Good+.
I. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 9: London: Wieland and Co. 313 pp. + adds. Spine label almost complete. Some chipping and soiling to the boards. Good+.
J. The Equinox Vol. I: No. 10: London: Wieland and Co. 223 pp. + 244 pp. + adds. Spine label partly complete. Chipping to the head and tail of spine, linen starting to split on spine. Some light wear and chipping to the boards. Spine has been clear coated and the numeral “X” written on the spine. Good.

Austin Osman Spare

27) Spare, Austin Osman. The Book of Pleasure (Self Love) The Psychology of Ecstasy. 1913. London: The Co-operative Printing Society Limited. Bound in black cloth over limp boards with white stamping to the cover. Limited to about 800 copies. (Harper A3.a) Contains nine full page half tone illustrations and may more throughout the text. Arguably Spare’s most important work giving details on his innovative techniques of talismanic magick. Some light wear to the covers, and a few small stains to the front. There is also some minor bubbling to the cloth. Front free end page and paste down a bit grubby, maybe from the binding? Front free end page has a crease to the upper corner going down about ¾ of the page. A very rare and sought after work. $1500.00

S∴R∴I∴A∴

The SRIA is an occult Fraternity established in 1909 and then incorporated in 1912 by George Winslow Plummer “devoted to the study of the Origin, Evolution and Destiny of Mankind.” Crowley was acquainted with Plummer while he stayed in New York City in the later 1910’s.

Offered for sale here is a rare early collection of the S.R.I.A.’s Journal Mercury and a couple additional items related to the Order.

Mercury: A Journal of Esoterism and Higher Masonry:

28) —March 1925. Volume 10 No. 1. 4to. 1-60 pp. Very good condition, some wear. $30.00
Contents include: A Little Essay on Heretics by Plummer; 4th Proposition of Euclid; The Biography of an Atom; The “Peculiar Essence”; Medicina Practica; Outlines of Hermetic Chronology; Astroscience; Book reviews.

29) — June, 1925. Volume 10 No. 2. 4to. 61-120 pp. Very good condition, some wear mostly to the edges and the spine, covers starting to pull away some. Some pencil marks to one page. $30.00
Contents include: True Occultism and its Counterfeits; Little Essay on Hell; 47th Proposition of Euclid; High Council Notes; Adam and Christ; Esoteric Masonry (Past Master’s Degree); Hermetic Chronology; Astroscience; Book reviews and much more.

30) —September 1925. Volume 10 No. 3. 4to. 121-180 pp. Very good condition, some wear. $30.00
Contents include: Glastonbury: The Rosicrucian Abbey; Adam Kadmon; A Little Essay on Evolution; The Hermetic Creed; Esoteric Masonry (Scottish Rite Hist. and Phil. Degs); The Rosicrucian Fraternity; 47th Proposition of Euclid; Hermetic Chronology; Sense and Nonsense; Astroscience; Book reviews and much more.

31) —December 1925. Volume 10 No. 4. 4to. 181-244 pp. Very good condition, some wear, especially along the spine. Slight lean. $30.00
Contents include: Easter Island; A Little Essay on Operations; True Worship; Consciousness; 47th Proposition of Euclid; Ether?; The Bhagavad Gita; Esoteric Masonry (Most Excellent Master’s Degree); Study in Morality, No. 3; Studies in Medical Astrology no. 1. Book reviews and much more.

32) — March 1926 Volume 11 No. 2. 4to. 1-64 pp. Very good condition, light wear, some light foxing to the back of the front cover and title page, small tear to part of the spine. $30.00
Contents include: The Zodiac; Meditation; Little Essay on the Gods; New Course in Christian Mysticism; The 33rd Degree (of Masonry); Hermetic Chronology; The Cross and the Rose; Horoscope of Dr. Wm. Wynn Westcott; Book reviews and much more.

33) — June 1926 Volume 11 No. 2. 4to. 64-128 pp. Very good condition, light wear, some light foxing to the back of the front cover and title page. $30.00
Contents include: The Solar Plexus; Paracelsus in the Rosicrucian Fraternity; Dr. William Wynn Westcott and Appreciation; The Zodiac, Second Part; Pythagoras; Hermetic Chronology, book reviews and much more.

34) —December 1926. Volume 11: No. 4. 4to. 195-264 pp. Illustrated throughout. Very good condition, light wear, some light foxing to the back of the front cover and title page. $30.00
Contents include: Hermetic Chronology; Reincarnation; The Cedars of Lebanon: The Story and Spiritual Alchemy of the Famous Evergreen Trees in Scripture, According to the Teachings of Jacob Boehme; The Story of Philosophy; Brief Course in Mediumship; What about Astrology; Astroscience; Book reviews and much more.

35) — March 1927. Volume 12: No. 1 1-76 pp. Very good condition with only light wear. $30.00
Contents include: Time, Space and Reality; The Cedars of Lebanon (pt. II of the article started in 11: no. 4); Hermetic Chronology; The Lodge Above and the Mystic 33; Florida College; book review etc.

36) —March 1928 Volume 12: No. 3 157 -224 pp. Very good condition with only light wear. $30.00
Contents include: A Little Essay on Service by Plummer; The Zodiacal Signs, Leo, The Ruby Rose; The Human Image and Aura; Mystery of Sympathy and Antipathy. Book reviews, etc.

37) Plummer, Dr. George Winslow. The Art of Rosicrucian Healing. New York, NY: Society of Rosicrucians, 1947. 12mo. Staple Bound. Very Good Staple bound in nice heavy card pictorial wraps. 25 pp. + 3 pp. of adds. Very good+. $35.00

38) Plummer, Dr. George Winslow. S∴ R∴ I∴ A∴ Manual: For the Instruction of Postulants in the Associate Membership. Neophytes, and Fraters of Duly Instituted Colleges of the Societas Rosicrucia in America. New York; NY: Mercury Publishing. 1927. Third edition. 8vo. 131 pp. Bound in red cloth with gilt stamping to the front cover. Light wear, and previous owner’s signature to the front free end page, else very good. Rare. $75.00
Contents: Who May Become members of the S∴ R∴ I∴ A∴; Ancient Landmarks; Constitution of the S∴ R∴ I∴ A∴; By-Laws of the Metropolitan College; Principles and Practices for Rosicrucians; “Rosicrucian Orders”; Rosicrucian Classics: The Fama Fraternitiatis; The Confession of the Rosicrucian Fraternity; Chymical Marriage of Christian Rosenkreutz.

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