Weiser Antiquarian Part 2

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Here’s the second part of the Weiser Antiquarian booklist…
Aleister Crowley. Moonchild A Prologue. London: Mandrake, 1929. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. 336pp., Original dark green cloth with gilt titles to spine. The first edition of Crowley’s famous novel. General light shelfwear to cloth, points rubbed, edges darkened, endpapers toned, a hint of light flecking, overall a VG, tight, unmarked copy (lacks dustjacket). (25667) $225.00

Aleister Crowley. Moonchild. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1970. Reprint. ISBN: 87728-036-3. Hardcover 8vo, 336 pp, Black cloth, gilt title, etc. Dustjacket design by Kip Stagg. Bookseller’s label on front pastedown. Fine in Fine dustjacket (unusual thus, because the soft paper jacket wears easily). (15484) $75.00

Aleister Crowley. The Mother’s Tragedy. Boleskine: Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1907. (New edition). Hardcover. 8vo xii + 112pp . Original royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt on upper board. Crowley wrote of that the love lyrics in this collection: “treat love not as an object in itself, but on the contrary, as a dragon ready to devour and one less than St. George.’ He originally had it privately published in an edition of 500 copies in 1901, and it seems highly likely that only a small number of copies of that edition were bound up, and that the rest of the sheets were used as the basis for this ‘new edition’ which Crowley released under his S.P.R.T imprint. Spine heavily darkened, as are some patches of the boards. The corners are bumped, and the cloth at the head and tail of the spine a little chafed. The pages are a little dusty, and there is some light, even browning. Overall a solid good-only copy. (25617) $350.00

Aleister Crowley. Olla. An Anthology of Sixty Years of Song. London: The OTO, 1946. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Quarto. 128 pp. Original dark green cloth with gilt lettering down spine and on upper board, which also has a gilt-stamped device – Crowley’s ‘mark of the Beast’ sigil (famously a binders error saw this stamped upside down, something that caused Crowley great annoyance). Frontis. portrait of Crowley by Augustus John. ‘Olla’ is Crowley’s own selection of his best poetry, and the last of his books to be published in his own lifetime. There were two issues of the ‘standard’ edition of Olla – one in brown cloth, and the less common one, as this copy, in dark green. Some light discoloration and general shelf wear to boards, cloth a little frayed at head and tail of spine, points bruised and rubbed. Some foxing, mainly to the first and last half dozen pages. A G+ copy of a book which due to war-time economy standards, did not have the production values of Crowley’s earlier works. (Lacks dustjacket). (25584) $375.00

Aleister Crowley. Orpheus. A Lyrical Legend. [ 2 Vols. ]. Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness: Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905. Mixed Set. Hardcovers. 2 Volume Set. 8vos. Vol I: 156 pp, Vol. II 148pp. Original cream-coloured quarter cloth with paper spine-labels and paper-covered boards. Crowley only had 500 sets of the sheets of Orpheus printed. Perhaps as a bibliographic joke – or in an effort to make it appear that his works were selling better than they were, he had these divided up into five different ‘impressions.’ These were differentiated from one another by a printed note on the verso of the title-page and the use of different colored papers (symbolic of the Spirit and Elemental colors) on the boards. Thus the ‘first impression’ has white boards, the ‘second’ has yellow, the ‘third’ rose-colored, the ‘fourth’ blue and the ‘fifth’ impression dark green boards. This is a mixed set, with Vol I being a ”Fifth impression’ ( dark green boards) and Vol. II a “Second Impression,” (yellow boards). Despite being different impressions, they have obviously been together as a ‘set’ from new. In fact both volumes clearly are new, the pages unopened, and crisp and white, and the linen spines and boards remarkably fresh and clean. The only wear are slightly bumped corners, a little rubbing to the boards, and a little flaking of the paper labels on the spine, which are still 90% intact. (25711) $1,800.00

(Aleister Crowley. Arthur Edward Waite, etc. contribute poems to:) D. H. S. Nicholson and A. H. E. Lee (Editors) The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover, 16mo, 644 pp, Blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, blind rules, top edge gilt. One of the editors, Arthur Lee, was an associate of A. E. Waite (some of who’s poetry is included) and both editors were apparently members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Includes three poems by Aleister Crowley: The Quest (pg.520), The Neophyte (pg.522) and The Rose and the Cross (pg.524). Boards lightly rubbed, previous owner’s details on front free endpaper, occasional spotting, still a VG copy (no dustjacket, none issued). (17328) $65.00

Aleister Crowley. Liber CCCCXV The Paris Working. ND [ London ]: NP, circa 1975. A Hardbound typescript. Quarto, 12′ x 8 1/2″ 66 leaves (text on recto only) plus blanks. Loose sheets, reproduced from a word processor, professionally bound in brown cloth with gilt title up spine. A carefully produced typescript, with Greek and Hebrew letters, symbols etc, neatly inserted by hand, of Crowley’s Liber CCCCXV – The Paris Working. Unfortunately nothing is known of the history of this typescript, although it would seem likely that it was prepared from material in the Yorke collection by an avid Thelemite during the late 1970s. The Paris Working remained unpublished until 1981, and a definitive edition did not appear until 1998 when the text was published in The Equinox Vol. IV, Number 2. Fine condition. (25655) $150.00

Aleister Crowley (writing as H. D. Carr). Rosa Coeli, Rosa Mundi, Rose Inferni. London, England: Neptune Press, 1976. Limited edition, Facsimile edition. Softcover. Stapled oversized wrappers, 4to, 48 pp, Edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Reproduces in one volume three slender books of verse first published by Crowley in 1905 and 1907. Each has a black and white frontis, after a watercolor sketch by Rodin. A near fine, bright clean copy. (25498) $50.00

[Aleister Crowley ] writing as H.D. Carr . Rosa Inferni. A Poem. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1907. First Edition. Limited. Softcover. Folio. (viii)+ 8 + (iv) pp. Modern dark red composite boards, with title lettered down spine in gilt, original brick-red wrappers bound in. Color lithograph of reclining female nude executed by Clot after a pencil and wash design by Auguste Rodin. Edition limited to 488 copies on handmade paper (there were also 10 copies on China paper and 2 on vellum). One of a suite of poems written by Crowley for his then-wife, Rose in 1904. Wrappers chipped around the edges and with a few short tears, offsetting onto title page and half-title page from frontispiece, title page rather marked and grubby, some discoloration throughout. Still a near VG copy of an unusual and fragile work.. (17554) $450.00

Aleister Crowley (Introduction by Martin P. Starr). The Scented Garden of Abdullah the Satirist of Shiraz. Chicago, IL: The Teitan Press, 1991. Facsimile edition. Hardcover, large 8vo, 138 pp, quarter red cloth w/ white papered boards, gilt title, etc. to spine, red Arabic script across front cover. A new edition of one of Crowley’s scarcest works – part homo-erotic parody, part mystical text. With a new Introduction by Crowley scholar Martin P. Starr. Fine condition. (25638) $60.00

Aleister Crowley (Edited and Introduced by Martin Booth). Aleister Crowley: Selected Poems. Great Britain: Crucible, 1986. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo, 206 pp, Original light-green cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. A selection of Crowley’s poetry by distinguished poet, novellist, and general man-of-letters Martin Booth. Fine in Fine dustjacket. (25631) $75.00

Aleister Crowley. 777 Revised. Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicande, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. A Reprint of 777 with Much Additional Matter. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1970. First Edition Thus. Hardcover, xxviii + 156 pp + 4 pp of adverts, good – condition. Black cloth, yellow title, etc. to spine. The first commercially published US edition of the revised text of Crowley’s Qabalistic masterwork, 777, which had originally been published by Gerald Yorke and Karl Germer, in conjunction with The Neptune Press / Atlantis Bookshop in London in 1955. Page edges a trifle darkened, otherwise a VG+ copy in VG+ price-clipped dustwrapper (a little wear around the edges). (15384) $60.00

Aleister Crowley. 777 Revised. Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicande, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae. A Reprint of 777 with Much Additional Matter. NP: Privately Printed for the O.T.O., [1970 ]. Hardcover, xxviii + 156 pp + 4 pp of adverts, good – condition. Deep red-brown patterned boards, gilt title, etc. to spine. A privately printed US edition of the revised text of Crowley’s Qabalistic masterwork, 777, which had originally been published by Gerald Yorke and Karl Germer, in conjunction with The Neptune Press / Atlantis Bookshop in London in 1955. This 1970 reprint was undertaken by Brock on behalf of Grady McMurtry and The O.T.O. Some darkening to the page edges and the pages, mainly the preliminaries. Previous owner’s signature and date (January 1973) and bookseller’s stamp on front free endpaper. Otherwise a tight, clean, VG+ copy (no dustjacket, none issued). (15395) $75.00

Aleister Crowley (Introduction by Israel Regardie). [777] The Qabalah of Aleister Crowley Including Gematria, Liber 777, Sepher Sephiroth. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1973. First edition thus. Hardcover , large 8vo, approx. 300 pp, Original blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. Edges dusty, a few tiny blemishes on cloth, still a VG + copy in VG dustjacket (a little rubbed and chafed at the edges, and with a few tears, now protected by mylar sleeve). (25203) $75.00

Aleister Crowley (Edited with a Prolegmenon by Martin P. Starr). Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden. Chicago, IL: The Teitan Press, Inc., 1986. First Edition Thus. Hardcover 8vo, xxiv + 198 pp, White cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, gilt signature on front cover, frontis. Crowley’s most infamous pornographic work. It was apparently written by Crowley with the intention of penning the most ridiculously extreme sexual fantasy ever produced – for the edification of his wife Rose. Most copies of the first edition (circa 1904) were destroyed by British Customs. This new edition includes an insightful Prolegmenon by Crowley scholar Martin P. Starr. Hint of rubbing to dustjacket, otherwise like new inside and out. (25643) $140.00

Aleister Crowley. Songs of the Spirit. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1898. First edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. x + 110pp. Original grey cloth boards with red lettering to spine and front cover. According to the bibliographer Duncombe-Jewell the edition comprised 300 cloth-bound copies on machine-made paper (as this copy), 1 copy on vellum, and 50 copies on hand-made paper. Songs of the Spirit was Crowley’s first regularly published book: it was preceded only by three privately printed pamphlets of verse which were also published in 1898 (and – possibly – his obscene ‘White Stains’, the publication date of which remains uncertain). Writing of Songs of the Spirit in his Confessions, Crowley observed: “The ‘wish-phantasm’ of the book is principally that of a wise and holy man living in a lonely tower, master of the secrets of nature..In practice, I was living for pleasure.” The boards are lightly bumped around the edges, and show slight age discoloration, hint of foxing which is mostly confined to the edges, otherwise a VG + copy. No dustwrapper (none called for). (25441) $1,250.00

Aleister Crowley. The Soul of the Desert. Kings Beach, CA: Thelema Publications, 1974. First Edition Thus. ISBN: 0-913576-08-5. Hardcover, small 8vo, 36 pages (printed on recto only). Brown cloth, gilt title on spine and front cover. A poem ‘Written at Jozeur 17 March 1914,’ it was first published in an issue of the Occult Review of the same year. This edition, published Thelema Publications, the company run by Helen Parsons-Smith, ex-wife of Jack Parsons and long time member of Agape Lodge of the OTO, is its first separate publication. A few tiny marks on cloth, otherwise a fine copy. (no dustjacket – none issued) (25558) $40.00

Aleister Crowley. The Stratagem and Other Stories. London, England: The Mandrake Press, 1930. First edition. Hardcover, 16mo, 140 pp, Original gold & black imitation-snake skin patterned boards with black cloth spine with white paper title label. Three novellas by Crowley. Boards a little rubbed at the points, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy, in a VG+ dustjacket (a little dusty and just a hint of wear to the edges) (25688) $200.00

Aleister Crowley (Edited by Stephen Skinner). The Tao Teh King Liber CLVII. London & New York: Askin Press & Samuel Weiser, 1976. First Edition Thus. Softcover, 8vo, (vi) + 116 pp, First Edition thus. Crowley’s rendering of the greatest of the Taoist classics, with a new Introduction by Stephen Skinner. An unread copy – about fine. (25299) $35.00

Aleister Crowley. White Stains. Brooklyn, NY: Earth Religious Supplies, [ 1974 ]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover, 8vo, 118 pp, Grey cloth, with white title, etc. across front cover. The first American printing of one of the scarcest of Crowley’s books. It is commonly believed that most of the original 1898 edition was destroyed by British Customs on account of the book’s allusions to bestiality, necrophilia, sodomy, and kindred subjects, although no-one has been able to pinpoint exactly when this destruction took place. This new edition was apparently published by Herman Slater founder of the famous Magickal Childe Book Store. A Fine Copy – no dustjacket, none issued. (15442) $95.00

Aleister Crowley (Edited With An Introduction By John Symonds). White Stains. London, England: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1997. Reprint. Hardcover , 8vo, xvi + 118 pp, black cloth, white title, etc. to spine, white facsimile signature on front cover. The book was republished by Duckworth in 1973 in a limited edition, and subsequently reprinted several times. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (25644) $100.00

[Aleister Crowley contributes to] E.G.O. [Elizabeth Gwendolen Otter] The Writing on the Ground Mandrake Press Booklets No. 26. Thame, England: Mandrake Press Ltd., 1993. Stapled pamphlet, 8vo, 16 pp. Combines two pamphlets first published in 1913. The first included Crowley’s poem A Slim Gilt Soul and a review of Lord Alfred Douglas’ book of poetry, The City of the Soul. This was later omitted from the second version as it was deemed libellous. The Mandrake Press Booklet reprints both versions. New book/fine condition. (21633) $12.00

d) A Small Collection of Announcements of ‘The Word of The Equinox,’ signed by Crowley.

The Word of The Equinox was a sort of oracular password sent out by Crowley to all in the A.: A.: of Neophyte grade and above, and certain O.T.O. members. It was changed twice a year at the spring and autumn equinoxes, and was a sort of divine portent, usually received by bibliomancy, but sometimes by vision or ‘direct voice.’

Although these documents are addressed to the generic ‘Care Frater’ (Dear Brother), the recipient is believed to have been Louis T. Culling (1894-1973) a former member of Russell’s Choronzon Club who signed up for both the A.: A.: and the O.T.O. in 1937.

1) Aleister Crowley. A single page typed document announcing the ‘Word of the Equinox’ for March 1937, elaborately signed by Crowley. The document is typed on one side of a single sheet quality cream note paper (8 3/4″ x 53/4″) headed with the Sevenfold Star of the Beast printed in red. It begins and ends with the full Thelemic greetings and comprises seven short lines of text, giving the Word of the Equinox – which is inserted by hand in Hebrew letters – and the ‘oracle.’ It is elaborately signed by Crowley as ‘To Mega Therion 666’ / 9o = 2o A.: A: ‘ The words ‘Spring ’37’ have been penned at the top of the page in an unknown hand. A few neat folds from being put in an envelope, otherwise Fine. (25668) $875.00

2. Aleister Crowley. A single page typed document announcing the ‘Word of the Equinox’ for September 1937, signed by Crowley and with a note in his hand on the verso. The document appears to be a carbon (as Crowley sent out copies to a number of people, carbons would certainly have been used for some of them) although the signature and note on the reverse are definitely in ink. It is typed on one side of a single sheet of cheap typing paper (10″ x 8″). It begins and ends with the full Thelemic greetings and comprises seven short lines of text, giving the Word of the Equinox , the ‘oracle,’ and the ‘omen.’ It is initialled by Crowley T.M.Th. [abbreviation of ‘To Mega Therion’] 666 9o = 2o A.: A.: The words ‘Sept. 1937’ have been penned at the top of the page in an unknown hand. On the reverse is written ‘Love to you & 156. Hope you’ll find a financier. Get Lewis’ “White Book D” and Clymer’s new 900-page rejoinder! 666.’ [The reference is to ‘White Book ‘D'” by H. S. Lewis, founder and first Imperator of AMORC, and R. Swinburne Clymer, Supreme Grand Master of the rival Fraternitas Rosae Crucis and his monumental ‘The Rosicrucian Fraternity In America.’ The page has few neat folds from being put in an envelope, otherwise Fine. (25669) $875.00

3. Aleister Crowley. A single page typed document announcing the ‘Word of the Equinox’ for September 1938, signed by Crowley. It is typed on one side of a single sheet of a sheet of bright red paper letterhead (51/2″ x 7″), with the address Six / Hasker Street / London / S.W.3. printed in white. It begins and ends with the full Thelemic greetings and comprises seven short lines of text, giving the Word of the Equinox , the ‘oracle,’ and the ‘omen.’ The astrological and thelemic date, the Hebrew letters of the word, and a few other annotations are penned in in Crowley’s hand. It is initialled by Crowley T.M.Th. [abbreviation of ‘To Mega Therion 666′] 666 9o = 2o A.: A.: The words ”Fall 1938’ have been penned at the top of the page in an unknown hand. The page has few neat folds from being put in an envelope, otherwise VG+. (25695) $875.00

4. Aleister Crowley. A typed document announcing the ‘Word of the Equinox’ for Spring 1939, elaborately signed by Crowley. A typed document announcing the ‘Word of the Equinox’ for Spring 1939. The document is typed on the rectos only of a single sheet of blue note paper which has been folded so as to give four (6″ x 41/2″) pages. The first ‘page’ is headed with the Sevenfold Star of the Beast printed in red. It begins and ends with the full Thelemic greetings and comprises five short lines of text, giving the Word of the Equinox – which is inserted by hand in Hebrew letters – and the ‘oracle.’ It is elaborately signed by Crowley as ‘To Mega Therion 666’ / 9o = 2o A.: A: ‘ The words ‘Spring ’39’ have been penned at the top of the page in an unknown hand. A single neat fold from being put in an envelope, otherwise Fine. (25696) $875.00

5. Aleister Crowley (Signed). A single page typed document announcing the ‘Word of the Equinox’ for Autumn 1939, initialled by Crowley. The document is typed on the recto of a single sheet of blue note paper (6″ x 41/2″). It was originally headed with the Sevenfold Star of the Beast printed in red, but a 1 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ section where it was printed has been cut out of the top of the page. The words ‘Valley of London’ and ‘Sol in Libra’ are typed at the head of the page, though the ‘n’ of ‘London’ and ‘S’ of ‘Sol’ vanished with the Sevenfold Star! The document begins and ends with the full Thelemic greetings and comprises five short lines of typed text, the ‘Word of the Equinox’ , the ‘Oracle’, and the ‘Omen’ have all been inserted by hand in Crowley’s writing. It is signed simply ‘666’ The year ‘1939’ has been penned at the top of the page in an unknown hand. On the back of the sheet is written in Crowley’s handwriting ‘Send me some snaps of houses in isolated spots, to give people here [part of words missing due to cut: but looks like ‘an idea’ ] of what we want to [words missing]. This was probably a reference to an attempt to purchase land in California. A single neat fold from being put in an envelope, and obviously lacking the clipped section, otherwise Fine. (25697) $450.00

e) Aleister Crowley – Associated Works.

Martin Booth, A Magick Life. A Biography of Aleister Crowley. London, England: Hodder and Stoughton, 2000. First edition. ISBN: 0-340-71805-6. Hardcover, 8 vo, xvi + 508 pp, black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, B/W photos. New / unused condition. Fine in fine dustjacket. (25561) $45.00

Alan Burnett-Rae & Aleister Crowley. (Edited by Victor Hall). Aleister Crowley: A Memoir of 666. With four poems by Aleister Crowley. London, England: Victim Press, 1971. First Edition thus – limited. Softcover stapled pamphlet, 8vo, 20 pp, very good condition. Edition limited to 350 numbered copies. Covers lightly marked, base of spine lightly bumped, bookseller’s label on fep, otherwise VG+ condition. (25494) $50.00

Gerald Del Campo New Aeon Magick Thelema Without Tears. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1994. First edition, Inscribed. Paperback, 8vo, xiv + 188 pp + 6 pp of adverts, illustrations. Author’s presentation inscription on the title page to another writer of esoteric books. A stamped, hand-numbered limitation notice on the title page indicates that this is number 9 of 100 signed and numbered copies of this edition. Near fine condition. (22341) $60.00

James A. Eshelman The Mystical & Magical System of the A.: A.: The Spiritual System of Aleister Crowley & George Cecil Jones Step-by-Step. Los Angeles, California: College of Thelema, 2000. First Edition Thus. ISBN: 0-89322-014-0. Hardcover. Quarto. 282pp. B&W Ills., diagrams etc. According to the information of the reverse of the title page this is the first hardcover edition: which apparently has the same text as the “third, revised, softcover edition.” Published by long-time student of Crowley’s work, Phyllis Seckler and her College of Thelema. Contains a wealth of theoretical, practical and historical information on the activities and practices of Crowley’s A.: A.: Unused. Corners lightly bumped, otherwise tight, clean unread copy, in near Fine dustjacket. (25443) $325.00

Capt. J. F. C. Fuller [ & Aleister Crowley ] . The Star In the West. A Critical Essay Upon The Works of Aleister Crowley. London, England: Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd., 1907. Fourth edition. Hardcover. 8vo. (vi) + 328pp. Original blue boards with white parchment spine, with gilt stamped blue title-label inset. Fuller, originally wrote this essay as an entry in a competition Crowley held for the best essay on his own literary work. Fuller’s essay won (it is rumoured to have been the only entry) although not surprisingly he is supposed never to have received the hundred pound prize that was offered. With Crowley’s assistance Fuller rewrote the essay, and Crowley published it. It seems that Crowley – who had not yet gone through his family fortune at that stage – issued a number of different ‘editions’, with the intention of giving the impression that the book was a good seller. The number of copies produced of this particular edition is not known , but it is less common than the First Edition (100 copies), which suggests the number was quite tiny. Truly an exceptional copy. The vellum spine, label and cloth boards are unmarked, the internals practically as clean and fresh as the day they were printed. The book is still in its original protective plain paper dustjacket. It is hard to imagine that a better copy could exist. (7545) $400.00

Capt. J. F. C. Fuller, [& Aleister Crowley] . The Star In the West. A Critical Essay Upon The Works of Aleister Crowley. London and Felling-on-Tyne: The Walter Scott Publishing Co,, 1907. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. The first ‘trade edition,’ (there was also a signed limited edition of 100 copies, signed by both Fuller and Crowley). 8vo. Original red buckram, elaborate seal and title on top board, and title, occult symbols etc. on spine heavily stamped in white. (x) + 328pp. (+ 4 page publisher’s catalogue of ‘Mr. Crowley’s Books….’ bound in at rear.) Frontispiece with original printed tissue guard, title page printed in red and black. Portrait. Although not carrying a stated limitation, the first trade edition of Fuller’s work must have been severely limited in quantity, as it is no less common that the signed edition of 100 copies. As often the color has gone from the lettering on the spine but that on the front board is still clear and sharp. Corners bruised, and a tiny tear in the cloth on the front edge, light foxing to the preliminaries, still a, clean, tight, Very Good copy. (24941) $375.00

Capt. J. F. C. Fuller [ & Aleister Crowley ] . The Star in the West. A Critical Essay Upon the Works of Aleister Crowley. London, England: Neptune Press, 1976. Limited facsimile edition. ISBN: 0-9505001-1-9. Hardcover, 8 vo, 328 pp, Red cloth with white-stamped title on spine and title and elaborate design on front cover. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Edges dusty, a little light shelfwear, otherwise a clean, tight, VG+ copy (no dustjacket, none issued) (25641) $80.00

G. C. Gage-Cole (Aleister Crowley and Harris, Lady Frieda). The Atus of Thoth. A Gnostic Colouring Book Faithfully redrawn from the paintings of Frieda Harris. Victoria, B.C., Canada: Island Ink for Collegium Ad Spiritum Sanctum, 1987. First edition. Softcover, Quarto, [ vi + 78pp ] Glossy illustrated wrappers. A colouring book, with 78 full page reproductions, printed in blue ink, on one side only, of reproductions of the Thoth tarot designs originally excuted by Lady Frieda Harris in association with Aleister Crowley. A thumbnail size point of the bottom corner of the back wrapper is creased and has a tear, the wrappers generally show a little light shelf-wear, but otherwise it is a VG+, uncolored copy of a very unusual work. (25587) $95.00

Lady Frieda Harris. Bump! Into Heaven. London: Mitre Press,, 1956. First edition. Hardcover, Small 8vo, Blue cloth with gilt stamping. A selection of mystical and other verse by the ‘artist executant’ of Aleister Crowley’s Thoth tarot cards. Dustjacket incorporates a design of a wanderer – not unlike the fool of the Tarot – which although unsigned is presumably by Harris. As new. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. (25336) $150.00

Betty May Tiger-Woman. My Story. London: Cedric Chivers, 1972. Reprint. Hardcover, 8vo, 232 + xvipp. Red cloth., gilt titles etc. to spine. Ills. The memoirs of Betty May, one-time wife of Raoul Loveday, the former Oxford student who died whilst staying at Crowley’s Abbey in Cefalu. The chapters on Loveday, Crowley, and the Abbey run to over 70 pages, and whilst clearly biased, they are not as vitriolic and give an interesting first-hand account of the Abbey. The book was originally published in 1929, but that edition is seldom seen, and even this good quality reprint is quite hard to find. Edges dusty, otherwise VG+ in VG+ dustjacket. (25616) $120.00

Victor B. Neuburg ( With Introduction by Caroline Robertson). The Triumph Of Pan. Poems. London: Skoob Publishing, 1989. Limited Facsimile Edition. ISBN: 1-871438-55-1. Hardcover with slipcase, 8 vo, xviii + 182 pp., Red cloth with gilt embossed title to cover, printed paper spine label, fine wove paper, matching red cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 500 hand numbered copies. Book and slipcase appear unused, bright and clean. (25639) $60.00

George Raffalovich The History of a Soul: An Attempt at Psychology. London, England: Francis Griffiths / The Equinox, 1909 / 1913. Limited edition. Hardcover, 8vo. viii + 296 pp + 2 pp of adverts, Green cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front boards. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies of which this is Number 472. Raffalovich was one of Crowley’s closest friends and disciples until the inevitable falling out. Crowley thought highly of Raffalovich’s literary work, which he praised in his Confessions and published regularly in the Equinox series, as well as separately under his Equinox imprint. Crowley published The History of a Soul under the Equinox imprint in 1909, but it seems that the stock was sold to the publishers Francis Griffiths in 1913 (presumably when Crowley was low on funds), who then pasted an imprint label with their own name, address and the year 1913 over that of the Equinox on the title page. The book appears to be an autobiographical novel, and the printed dedication by Raffalovich is obviously to Crowley: “To my Master, I inscribe this the record of the early life of a future Magus ….” Corners bruised, light wear to the cloth, endpapers foxed, and body just a little shaken. A few pencil annotations. Still a solid, near VG copy (no dustjacket – none issued) (15613) $200.00

Israel Regardie, Introduced by Robert Anton Wilson. The Eye in the Triangle. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. Phoenix, AZ: Falcon Press, 1982. Second Limited Edition. ISBN: 0-941404-07-2. Hardcover, thick 8vo, xxxii + 526 pp, Original black pebbled cloth spine with maroon leatherette boards, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, illustrations. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by Regardie, of which this is No. 62. A fine copy – issued without dustjacket, but in original clear acetate protective wrapper. (25431) $225.00

Cecil Frederick Russell Znuz is the Znees, Memoirs of a Magician [3 Volumes]. NP: Privately Printed for C. F. Russell, 1970 – 1972.. Vol. I is 2nd Ed. Revised and Enlarged, other Vols. First Editions. Hardcovers. 3 Volumes. Quartos. (11ins x 9ins) Decorated paper covered boards. Vol. I (1970) (iv) + vi + 162pp, Vol. II, (1970) approx. 104pp: numbered xv – xx + 162 – 261), Vol. III (1972) approx 260pp: (numbered xxi-xxvii + numbered 262 -516). Illustrated with photographs, diagrams etc. in text. Somewhat eccentric design and production values: it is illustrated with a variety of diagrams, charts, photos etc., thrown together in a bizarre collage, and is part autobiography, part mathematical study, part study of Chinese mysticism, etc. etc. Russell apparently suppressed the First Edition of Vol. I, which is seldom seen – this set has the Second Edition. There was also a ‘Volume 4’ subtitled ‘Pierre Fermat Vindicated’ which was issued separately in 1984, which is not included with this set. Each volume has the bookplate of Jimmy Page’s Equinox Bookshop and another bookseller’s label on the front pastedown, and a previous owner’s signature on the front free endpaper. There are small tears in the gutters at the head and tail of the spine of each volume, and the corners are bruised and rubbed at the points. Spines lightly faded, and boards lightly marked and discolored. Internally tight, clean copies. About VG (no dustjackets, none issued). A scarce and curious set. (25600) $975.00

Gerald Suster, The Legacy of the Beast The Life, Work, and Influence of Aleister Crowley. London, England: W. H. Allen, 1988. First edition. ISBN: 0491034466. Hardcover, 8vo, 224 pp, illustrations. Not so much a biography as an overview and appraisal of the Beast and his Law of Thelema. Unusual in Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. (25192) $65.00

Gerald Suster (regarding Aleister Crowley ). The Legacy of the Beast The Life, Work, and Influence of Aleister Crowley. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1989. First US Edition. Softcover, 8vo, 230 pp, illustrations. Not so much a biography as an overview and appraisal of the Beast and his Law of Thelema. New book / Fine condition. (25619) $20.00

Lawrence Sutin, Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover large 8vo, viii + 484 pp, grey papered boards, white title, etc. to spine, illustrations. “An exploration into the life and works of a modern mystic, occultist, poet, mountaineer, and bisexual adventurer known to his contemporaries as ‘the Great Beast.'” One of the most interesting of the recent rush of biographies of the The Beast. New / unused book. Thus fine in fine dust jacket. (25562) $20.00

John Symonds. The Beast 666. London, England: The Pindar Press, 1997. First Edition Thus. ISBN: 1-899828-21-4. Hardcover, large 8vo, xii + 608pp, Blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, illustrations, color plate. Apparently Symond’s final rewriting of the biography of Aleister Crowley. The dustjacket blurb states confidently: “The present edition has been considerably revised and augmented, and will remain the standard work on Crowley.” The book is tight, clean and virtually as new: there is a little light wear to the dustjacket which is still VG or better. (15494) $125.00

John Symonds. The Great Beast The Life and Magick of Aleister Crowley. London, England: Macdonald & Co., 1971. First edition thus. ISBN: 0-356-03631-6. Hardcover 8vo, x + 414 pp, very good condition, black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. Frontis, illustrations. The 1971 revised edition of Symond’s biography of Crowley. Published twenty years after the first edition, this reissue reflected the changed times, and as the blurb on the dustjacket noted: “The author is now able to go into far greater detail about Crowley’s use of sex and drugs than was possible before.” A little light foxing to the prelims and edges, the latter of which are also a little discolored. Otherwise VG. As usual the fragile gold foil dust jacket is rubbed in places, and has some creasing and small chips, but is now protected by a mylar sleeve. (15505) $75.00

Colin Wells, ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes.’ An essay in Rock & Ice [Magazine], Issue 136, September 2004. Carbondale CO USA: Bigstone Publishing, 2004. First edition. Softcover, Quarto Magazine. 122pp, illustrations. As the title suggests, this is a magazine devoted to Rock and Ice Climbing, to which Colin Wells, the author of ‘A Brief History of Mountaineering’ has contributed a six page article on Crowley entitled ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes.’ Though generally biographical, the piece naturally focuses on Crowley’s mountaineering exploits. New / Fine Condition. (25171) $10.00

f) Aleister Crowley. Edward Bryant, and The Book of Thoth – Related Items.

Items from the estate of Edward Bryant, a long-time friend of Crowley’s and O.T.O. member who played an important part in the organization of the Thoth tarot exhibitions held in 1941, and later in the publication of ‘The Book of Thoth.’

1) A handwritten Letter, Signed, from Aleister Crowley to E.B. [Edward Bryant ] , written from Newport, Monmouthshire, June 23 [1943]. Approx. 65 words. On a sheet of paper with the printed letterhead of Tredegar Park, above which Crowley has handwritten ‘c/- The Right Hon. Major Viscount Tredegar.’ 9″ x 63/4″. Written on one side only.

The letter begins and ends with the full Thelemic greetings. It is a brief note in which Crowley mentions that he is feeling ‘much rested and much refreshed,’ and seeks to make arrangements for a meeting, suggesting a number of possible times and places. The letter is signed by Crowley with his initials, though here the famous phallic ‘A’ seems a little flaccid.

Although Crowley did not put a year on the letter, we know from his diaries that he arrived at Tredegar Park at the invitation of Evan Morgan Lord Tredegar on June 17, 1943, and stayed for a little over a week, so the letter was almost certainly written during his stay there that year. The diary also reveals that the day that he wrote the letter was also the one that Crowley chose to lecture Tredegar on the (ritual?) benefits of anal as opposed to vaginal sex. Tredegar himself was an eccentric to rival Crowley – he worked for a time with the top-secret British Intelligence agency MI8 on schemes involving what might be termed ‘double-agent’ carrier pigeons. These proved to be uniformly disastrous. Personal indiscretions let to him being briefly imprisoned on charges of treason, although he was later released. One popular story suggests that Tredegar was so outraged that he got Crowley to place a curse on his arresting officer, who fell ill and almost died.

The letter is in Very Good condition, just the usual light crease that could be expected from having once been folded into an envelope. (25480) $950.00

2) A handwritten Letter, Signed, from Aleister Crowley to Edward [Edward Bryant ] , London, March 24 [1943]. Approx. 60 words. Written on one side only on a sheet of plain, good quality writing paper, approx. 9″ x 6″. Across the top of the page Crowley has written his address of the time: 93 Jermyn Street S.W.1, the date, March 24, and his telephone number.

The letter begins and ends with the abbreviated Thelemic greetings (’93’ etc.). It is a brief note in which Crowley queries Bryant’s absence “I thought we were going to work on the 7th’ and asks him about a lecture which Frieda [Harris] gave, and asks who also lectured with her. He then seeks to make arrangements for a meeting, suggesting possible times but that Bryant ring him first. The letter is signed ‘Fraternally, 666.’

Although Crowley did not put a year on the letter, most of his correspondence with Bryant dates from 1943 or 1944, and given that Crowley moved from the Jermyn Street address in early April 1944 to escape the German bombing, it was most likely written the preceding year.

The letter is in Very Good condition, with just the usual light creases that could be expected from its having once been folded into an envelope. (25482) $800.00

3) A handwritten note, signed, from Aleister Crowley to C.: F.: [in this case Edward Bryant ] , London, dated simply 31st [1944?]. Approx. 20 words. Written on one side only on a sheet of cheap notepaper, approx. 61/2″ x 4″. Across the top of the page Crowley has written his address of the time: ‘Bell’ [The Bell Inn, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire] and the date ’31st.’ There is no way of knowing the month, but presumably it was mid-late 1944, as it was in April of that year that Crowley moved from Jermyn Street, London, to escape renewed German bombing, and ended up staying at ‘The Bell.’

The note is addressed simply C.: F.: [‘Care Frater’ – Latin for ‘Dear Brother’] and begins and ends with the abbreviated Thelemic greetings (’93’ etc.). It is a brief note in which Crowley asks if Bryant is free for lunch soon, and says that he is ‘Anxiously awaiting yours re. Tarot, too!’ The letter is signed ‘Fraternally, 666.’

The note is in Very Good condition, with just a little light creasing. (25483) $750.00

4) A handwritten Letter, signed, from Aleister Crowley to E.B. [Edward Bryant ] , London, June 27, [1943?]. Approx. 250 words. Written on both sides of a sheet of thick, good quality cream letterhead (6″ x 8″) headed with the O.T.O. lamen (pyramid, dove and chalice) printed in red. To the left of the lamen Crowley has written his address of the time: 93 Jermyn Street S.W.1, and to its right the date, June 27 [1943?]

The letter begins and ends with the Thelemic greetings. In it Crowley discusses some mislaid papers that have eventually been found, and then jokes about proof reading, suggesting that if Bryant enjoys it, “I might be able to pander to your self-indulgence.” He goes on to discuss the work that he wants Bryant to proof read, and asks him for criticism of it as well. The whole is written in a joking, familiar tone. The letter is signed ‘Fraternally, 666.’

The letter is in Very Good condition, with just the usual light creases that could be expected from its having once been folded into an envelope. (25484) $1,000.00

5) A typed document, signed by Crowley, headed O.T.O. Publication Fund, with two additional manuscript paragraphs in Crowley’s handwriting, each signed by him with his initials. ND [London, 1943 / 1944 ]. Approx. 300 words. The document is typed on both sides of a single sheet of pale blue O.T.O. notepaper (5″ x 8″) with the O.T.O. lamen (pyramid, dove and chalice) printed in red at the top. Typewritten to the right of the lamen is Crowley’s address of the time: 93 Jermyn Street, London, S.W.1.

The document is is headed ‘O.T.O. Publication Fund,’ beneath which is typed ‘Strictly Private and Confidential.’ In it Crowley writes of the need to have sufficient funds to be able to pay printers etc. up front for their work, to assure priority treatment of his works. He then gives a synopsis of two books – Olla and Liber Aleph – that were then ready to go to press, and the whose “immediate publication is most desirable.” The ‘first cost of these volumes’ would be two hundred pounds, which Crowley suggests should be divided into four fifty pound stakes, at least one of which should be contributed by the recipient of the document. A tentative schedule for repayment is then outlined.

In a handwritten note at the head of the first page Crowley writes “The Book of Thoth (Tarot) is now far enough advanced for us to accept subscriptions. It ought to be ready in less than 3 months. A prospectus is being prepared. The price is ten guineas.’ It is signed with his initials, ‘A.C.’ In a second seventy-word note, similarly initialed, at the bottom of the second page, Crowley mentions that he is sending copies of the document to ‘people outside the Order [the O.T.O.]’ He then goes on to make some interesting observations about the nature and obligations of donations: ‘Nothing is worse than donations which have a sense of obligation – the kind that can NEVER be discharged, and so threaten to turn sour the milk of human kindness ..’

The document is in Very Good condition, with just the usual light crease that could be expected from having once been folded into the envelope. (25485) $1,100.00

6) Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris, Exhibition of Playing Cards The Tarot (Book of Thoth) 78 Paintings According to the Initiated Tradition and Modern Scientific Thought with other Occult and Alchemical Designs. np (London): Private, nd (1941). First Edition – Second Issue. Softcover, 8vo, 8 x 5 inches (21 x 12.5 cm). 20pp. Original wrappers, the upper wrapper of which reproduces in colour an early design of the first trump, The Magician (when the deck was eventually published the title was changed to ‘The Magus’ and a much different design used). A catalog produced to accompany the first exhibition of the original designs for the Thoth cards, which was supposed to have been held at the Nicholson and Venn Galleries, in Oxford, in June 1941. At the last moment Nicholson and Venn withdrew from the arrangement – presumably fearing adverse publicity – and Frieda Harris was forced to hold the exhibition in hastily hired rooms at a nearby hotel. The bottom half of the title page of the catalog had the address and other details of the abortive Nicholson and Venn show printed on them, so Harris had that part of it excised before distributing them at the re-housed exhibition. This catalog has been thus clipped. The booklet begins with a two-page introduction, ‘The Tarot (Book of Thoth)’ which is followed by a brief description of the main attributes of each of the 78 cards. The text is unsigned, but was apparently written up from notes provided by Crowley. Title page clipped (as noted). All else VG.+ (25658) $95.00

g) A Medley of Recent Thelemic-related Works. All Signed Copies:

Martin P. Starr, The Unknown God: W. T. Smith and the Thelemites. Bolingbrook, IL: Teitan Press, Inc., 2003. First edition, Signed. ISBN: 0-933429-07-X. Hardcover large 8vo, xii + 416 pp, Blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, gilt sigil on front cover, frontis, photographs. Signed by the author at the end of Prologue. The first documentary study of Aleister Crowley’s contemporary followers in North America, told through the life of their de facto leader, Wilfred Talbot Smith (1885-1957). Introduced to Crowley’s works by Charles Stansfeld Jones in Canada, Smith met Crowley only once, but their twenty year correspondence povided a major link between the Beast and his followers in the United States and Canada. Smith’s spiritual life centered first on the initiatic structure of the Order of the A.·.A.·., complemented by the emerging fraternal and social schemes of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO). Smith followed Jones into a few all but-forgotten movements like the Universal Brotherhood and the Psychomagian Society. New / unused condition. Fine in Fine dustjacket. (25656) $50.00

Aleister Crowley. Edited & Introduced by James Wasserman. Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary Including John St. John (Equinox I, 1) A Master of the Temple (Equinox III, 1) and Other Material. New York, NY: Sekmet Books, 2003. First edition thus. Softcover, 8vo, xlvi + 178 pp (+4pp. adverts), SIGNED by James Wasserman on the half-title page. An important study of the theory and practice of the Magical Diary. NEW book/fine condition. . (25559) $20.00

Keith Richmond. Progradior and the Beast Frank Bennett & Aleister Crowley. London, England: Neptune Press, 2004. First trade edition. Hardcover, 8vo. 316pp. Clothbound, with full colour dustwrapper, and black and white illustrations. Bibliography and Index. SIGNED Progradior and the Beast recounts the story of Lancashire-born Frank Bennett (1868-1930), one of Aleister Crowley’s more successful, if little-known followers. It is illustrated with previously unseen pictures of Crowley and Bennett, and the dustwrapper and endpapers include striking colour reproductions of two paintings by Crowley: one a portrait of Frank Bennett, and the other a Cefalu landscape. NEW Fine in Fine dustjacket. (18466) $75.00

Keith Richmond, edits and introduces: The Magical Record of Frater Progradior & Other Writings by Frank Bennett. London, England: Neptune Press, 2004. First trade edition. Hardcover, 8vo. 176pp. Clothbound, with full colour dustwrapper, and black and white frontis-portrait of Frank Bennett. SIGNED by the editor. ‘The Magical Record of Frater Progradior’ is Bennett’s chronicle of the visionary and magical experiences he underwent at Crowley’s Abbey of Thelema in Cefalu in 1921, as well as other of his writings. The book is uniform in format to its companion volume: ‘Progradior and the Beast.’ NEW Fine in Fine dustjacket. (18471) $65.00

J. Edward Cornelius, Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Nos. 12 & 13: In the Name of the Beast. A biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, a disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley. Volume One 1918-1962 & Volume Two 1962 – 1985. Oroville, CA: Red Flame Productions / J.E. and Marlene Cornelius, 2005. First edition, limited. Softcovers. Two Volumes , 8vos, Vol. 1- 230pp, Vol. 2 – 230 pp, photographs, first printing of both volumes. SIGNED by the Author. These two volumes contain the detailed biography of Crowley’s American disciple and former Caliph of the Ordo Templi Orientis, Grady Louis McMurtry. NEW Fine condition. (25210) $60.00

J. Edward Cornelius, Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board. Los Angeles CA: Feral House, 2005. First edition. Softcover, 8vo. iv + 166pp. SIGNED by the author. A fascinating study by J. Edward (Jerry) Cornelius, well known for his work as publisher and editor of the excellent Thelemic journal Red Flame. Whilst the text does deal with the history of the Ouija board and Crowley’s until-now little known involvement with it, the main focus of the book is the practical use of the board in ceremonial magic. NEW, Fine condition. (25072) $16.95

h) And Some Bargains!

Aleister Crowley and Harris, Lady Frieda. Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1983. ISBN: 0877284520. A boxed set of the 1983 Weiser issue of the Crowley Harris Thoth deck. BRAND NEW 78 cards, 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ still sealed in their original shrink-wrap, along with a 50 page booklet “Instructions for Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot Deck’ by James Wasserman, with two essays by Frieda Harris with commentary and footnotes by Stuart R. Kaplan. Contained in the original printed box. (25634) $15.00

Aleister Crowley (Foreword by Keith Rhys). The Stratagem and Other Stories. Brighton, England: Temple Press Limited, 1990. First edition thus. Hardcover 8vo, xiv + 110 pp, Grey cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. Includes the text of the three novellas by Crowley published in the 1929 First Edition: The Stratagem, His Secret Sin, and the Testament of Magdalen Blair, as well as a previously unpublished short story by Crowley, ‘Which Things are an Allegory,’ and a new introduction by Keith Rhys. New. Fine in Fine dustjacket. (25578) $30.00

Aleister Crowley ; H.P. Blavatsky; J.F.C. Fuller and Charles Stansfeld Jones. Commentaries on the Holy Books and Other Papers [being] The Equinox Volume Four, Number One. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1996. First edition thus. Hardcover with dust jacket, large 8vo, x + 382 pp., Black cloth with gilt print and embellishments, color illustrations, fold-out chart. New. Therefore Fine in Fine dustjacket. (25577) $35.00

Aleister Crowley. Olla. An Anthology of Sixty Years of Song. London: The OTO, 1946. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Quarto. 128 pp. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering down spine and on upper board, which also has a gilt-stamped device – Crowley’s ‘mark of the Beast’ sigil (famously a binders error saw this stamped upside down, something that caused Crowley great annoyance). Frontis. portrait of Crowley by Augustus John. General shelf wear and rubbing to spine and edges of the boards, cloth rubbed through at points, frayed at head and tail of spine and down folds. Hinges cracked but holding, corners bumped, some browning to the pages. A Good only copy, but still a chance to buy a book that was there during the Beast’s lifetime for an affordable price. (Lacks dustjacket). (25497) $225.00

Aleister Crowley (With Victor B. Neuburg & Mary Desti). The Vision and the Voice (The Equinox Vol. IV, Number 2). York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1998. First edition thus. Hardcover large 8vo, xiv + 454 pp, Black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, gilt emblem on front cover, illustrations. In addition to the details of ‘Vision and the Voice’ working this volume includes details of a number of Crowley’s other magical operations The Paris Working (with Victor Neuburg), The Ab-ul-Diz Working, and the Bartzabel Working. It also includes a number of his diary entries for the years 1909-1914. NEW. Fine in Fine dustjacket. (25759) $25.00

Aleister Crowley. England, Stand Fast. London, England: Privately Issued by the O.T.O. 1939. First edition. Broadsheet. A single sheet folded once to make four 5 x 8 inch printed pages. The first page has the title and publication details, the second reproduces Crowley’s signature and a sigil, and the third and fourth have the text of the eponymous patriotic poem by Crowley. Near fine condition. (25676) $50.00

Aleister Crowley.. The Creed of the Thelemites from the Gnostic Catholic Mass. Barstow, Calif. : NP (Privately Printed) , ND [1942?]. First Edition Thus. A single grey card sheet folded to make four ‘pages.’ Title on verso of p. 1, p. 2 blank, p. 3. text, p. 4 blank. An excerpt from the ‘Gnostic Catholic Mass’ published by Crowley’s followers in Agape Lodge of the O.T.O. during World War 2. Fine. (25716) $50.00

Aleister Crowley. La Gauloise (Song of the Fighting French). London, England: Privately Printed , 1942. First edition. Broadsheet. A single sheet folded once to make four 4.5 x 6 inch printed pages. The first is the title page, and the following three pages contain the text of a patriotic poem composed by the Beast. Just a hint of discoloration, otherwise Fine. (25679) $50.00

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