Now Available from Weiser Antiquarian Books:

Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn and Buddhism:
Reminiscences and Writings of Gerald Yorke.
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Edited by Keith Richmond, with contributions by David Tibet,
Timothy d’Arch Smith and Clive Harper.

Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn and Buddhism comprises a series of 20 essays by Gerald Yorke, who for four years was one of Aleister Crowley’s closest followers, and remained a lifelong friend. Although in later life he embraced Buddhism, Yorke was one of the handful of people who laboured to preserve the legacy of “The Beast” after his death in 1947, and through his work as a publisher’s advisor he was also instrumental in the publication of many of the most important works of his times on the occult, yoga and Buddhism. Yorke’s profound practical as well as theoretical knowledge of these subjects is reflected in these essays, some of which are published here for the first time. The essays are accompanied by a biographical Introduction by Keith Richmond, a Reminiscence by Timothy d’Arch Smith, and a revised version of Yorke’s Crowley Bibliography by Clive Harper. The book concludes with a lengthy Interview with Gerald Yorke by David Tibet, undertaken shortly before Yorke’s death in 1983.

There are two editions:

“Trade edition” – Hardcover. Octavo (9 x 6 inches, approx 23.5 x 15.2cm), 344pp. Bound in fine black cloth, with gilt titling etc to the spine, crest in gilt to upper board. Sewn, printed on acid-free paper. Colour frontispiece by Austin Osman Spare, and 16 pages of black and white illustrations. Limited to 930 numbered copies. Illustrated dustjacket. Trade edition $ 50.00

“Edition Deluxe” – Hardcover. Octavo (9 x 6 inches, approx 23.5 x 15.2cm), 344pp. Beautifully bound in white quarter leather with blue cloth boards and housed in a matching clothbound slipcase. Limited to 93 hand-numbered copies signed by the contributors: David Tibet, Timothy d’Arch Smith,Keith Richmond, and Clive Harper. Edition Deluxe $ 250.00

To view photographs and further details of the book please go to:

http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/Gerald_Yorke_Page

Special launch-week offer:

Trade Edition (Cloth-bound) For one week only copies of the trade edition will be shipped free of charge within the US & at reduced International rate.* Shipping by Priority Mail within the US for launch week: FREE Shipping International: Flat Rate Air – $7.50 per book.

Edition Deluxe (Quarter-leather) For one week only copies of the “Edition Deluxe” will be shipped at reduced rate.* Shipping by Insured Priority Mail within the US: $7.50 Shipping International: Air Express, Insured – $25.00 per book. (Because of the value of the Edition Deluxe we will NOT ship them via Media Mail or uninsured Flat Rate International)

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*Offer ends at midnight (EST), June 9th, 2011. Please note – when ordering through our website it will appear as if you will be charged regular shipping. Please disregard this – it is an automatic function. Reduced or free shipping will be applied to all orders for the duration of this offer. Important Note regarding the Edition Deluxe: As the Edition Deluxe is hand-bound the preparation of the books takes some time. A small number of copies are available at the time of the launch – the rest will be arriving in batches over the next 2 – 6 weeks. Orders will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Orders for a deluxe edition will not be charged until your copy is ready to ship. As long as your order is received during the launch week, the special reduced shipping rates will apply. Copies of the cloth bound “trade edition” are available for immediate despatch.