Some interesting and reasonably-priced books of Thelemic interest in the latest list from Treadwells, London.
My thanks to Christina of Treadwells for permission to include this and future lists on LAShTAL.COM…
A selection of Thelemic books for sale. We post anywhere in the world at cost, and accept credit card, debit card, cheque, paypal and (even) the folding stuff. Treadwell’s is on firstname.lastname@example.org. Or by phone, 0207 240 8906. Website has more details.
Crowley, Aleister. Golden Twigs. Teitan Press 1988. Mint condition. Hardback in mint dust jacket. Short stories written by Crowley during his magical retirement on Lake Pasquaney in New England during the First World War; he says they were inspired by JG Frazer’s mythography, The Golden Bough — as the content of the tales attests: sacrificial divine kings, blood combats, along with the usual Crowley fare of damsels going decadent. The book itself is stunningly produced. £60.00.
Crowley, A, The Vision and the Voice, 1st ed Sangreal 8vo pbk. 1972, 261pp, footnotes edited and explained by Israel Regardie. Reading creases to spine, otherwise v.good, £14.00
Crowley, A, & M Motta, The Commentaries of AL, 1st U.K ed. RKP 1976, lge. 8vo, gilt stamped red cloth, 14 + 288 + 93pp incl. index + 2 colured plates of the Stele of Revealing. Includes facsimile of the original Book of the Law, commentaries by Crowley and Motta, together with Liber HAD, Liber NV, The Mass of the Phoenix, Liber Artemis Iota, Liber Oz, the O.T.O manifesto, and One Star in Sight. The Equinox vol. 5 number 1.Torn bookplate to f.f.ep, v.good in v.good – (edgeworn) d/w. £50.00
Crowley, A, The Book of the Law, O.T.O/ Magickal Childe 1990, small 8vo, gilt decorated red hardcovers, all edges gilt, red silk bookmark, 93pp. The fundamental doctrine of Thelema. Includes Foreword, preface from the rare 1926 edition, introduction from the 1938 edition, Liber Al vel Legis and the comment. A nice, uncommon edition. V.good + £45.00
Jones, C.S ( as Frater Achad ) The Anatomy of the Body of God, Weiser 1969, limited. to 750 copies, lge 8vo, black cloth,16 + 111pp, colour frontis, illus. in text. Jones’ ‘cosmic snowflake‘ design applied to the kabbalistic tree of life and the anatomy of Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Fine in near fine d/w £38
(Crowley, A,) Symonds, J, The Great Beast, 1st ed, 1st imp, Rider 1951, 8vo, blue cloth, 316pp incl. index, 3 illus. in text + 15 plates. Joints rubbed, snag to upper joint, inner hinges pulled, exposing webbing, corners bumped. Stamps of the Society of the Inner Light to endpapers. Text clean and still pretty tight, a good reading copy of the seldom seen first issue. £18.00
Grant, K, Images and Oracles of Austin Osman Spare, 1975, Fulgur 2003, small oblong folio, 96 + 2pp, beautiful illustrations by Spare, some full page. Printed in red and black, an exact facsimile of the first edition, with a new preface by Grant. Number 231 of a limited edition of 500. The number of perfect copies possibly being less than 500, as some had problems with bleeding from the striking red ink. This copy has no such problem. Still one of the best introductions to Spare’s magic, includes material from his ‘Grimoire of Zos’. Near mint in fine d/w (d/w unclipped, untorn, with no serious marking, just some minor shelf rubbing.) £75.00
(Crowley, A), Suster, G, The Legacy of the Beast: The Life, Work and Influence of Aleister Crowley, 1st ed. W H Allen 1988, 8vo, grey cloth, 224pp + 8 plates. Largely sympathetic biopic, with much material on those influenced by Crowley’s work. Bookplate to F.f.e.p. Near fine in like d/w £25.00