The 100th Monkey Press is proud to offer a series of hand-bound, limited edition publications from a variety of authors including Aleister Crowley, Victor B. Neuburg and others.

The first book in the series is a beautiful rendering of Aleister Crowley’s Hymn to Pan. Available in a very limited hand-bound edition of only 150 copies.

HYMN TO PAN

The 100th Monkey Press is proud to offer a series of hand-bound, limited edition publications from a variety of authors including Aleister Crowley, Victor B. Neuburg and others. The first book in the series is a beautiful rendering of Aleister Crowley’s Hymn to Pan. Available in a very limited hand-bound edition of only 150 copies.

Aleister Crowley’s “Hymn to Pan” was written during a visit to Moscow during the summer of 1913 and represents one of his most powerful and invocative works. Crowley had originally intended this poem to be published in 1915 in an anthology of his work entitled The Giant’s Thumb which, unfortunately, never saw publication until after his death. The “Hymn to Pan” saw its first publication in 1919 in The Equinox, Volume III, Number 1. This was followed in the same year by a separate publication which consisted of a single piece of paper, printed on both sides and then folded to make four pages. It was printed by the Renshaw Press for the Argus Book Shop in Chicago in an edition of 1,000 copies.
Crowley also included the poem in his Magnum Opus Magick in Theory and Practice published in Paris in 1929/1930. In 1931, the poet Fernando Pessoa translated the poem into Portuguese and published it in the periodical Presença 33.

Crowley thought enough of this poem to also include it in his anthology of poetry entitled Olla: An Anthology of Sixty Years of Song published in 1946.

At Crowley’s request, the “Hymn to Pan” was one of several of his works recited at his funeral by his long-time friend and poet Louis Wilkinson.

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Each book is bound by hand with leather cording and measures 5 1/2” x 8 1/2″. 44 pages. Printed in red and black on 70 pound text weight, acid-free paper specifically chosen for this edition. Bound in an acid-free, glued-up composition cover consisting of green Leaf Melange embossed paper over custom printed endpapers. Text set in both Harrington and High Tower text printed in red and black.

As an added bonus, each copy comes with a facsimile of the folded broadsheet edition of “Hymn to Pan” printed by the Renshaw Press for the Argus Book Shop in Chicago in 1919. Additionally, each copy includes a handsome themed bookplate and bookmark.

Edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Price: US $14.95

HYMN TO PAN