Weiser Antiquarian Catalog 31

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The unusual items in the first section include a copy of the Kashmarin Press edition of The Book of Thoth (1969), in nice condition in its seldom seen dustjacket, as well as a copy of Helen Parsons Smith’s edition of the Khing Kang King. The latter is the second issue (1974) which was limited to 100 numbered copies, and which was the first printing to include a reproduction of the Crowley drawing in her own copy as a frontis-piece. Very different, but every bit as unusual, is a copy of the Francis King edition of Secret Rituals of the O.T.O. that belonged to Robert North, who is known for his book The New Flesh Palladium, as well as his edition of Paschal Beverly Randolph’s Sexual Magic. North has made copious tidy notes in felt tip pen throughout the volume, as well as augmenting it with extra illustrations and other related material, and a custom dustjacket with “O.T.O. Seminole Province” lettered across the front panel (the original dustjacket is still present). One other highly unusual piece in this section is a copy of Israel Regardie’s edition of The Vision and the Voice that has been inscribed by Israel Regardie on front endpaper. What is particularly interesting is that Regardie has ended the inscription with a truncated version of the Thelemic greeting “93/93” [sic], something he seldom did, as despite being a former Crowley associate, biographer, and editor of Crowley’s works, he was by no means a Thelemite.

The second section comprises a comprehensive selection of biographies and other books about Crowley. Ironically the books that are widely held to be the best of the biographies: Richard Kaczynski’s Perdurabo, and the worst: Colin Wilson’s Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast, are both quite scarce. A fine copy of each can be found in these listings, the copy of Perdurabo being the one of the special hardbound edition, limited to 111 signed and numbered copies. Also highly uncommon is a French biographical work on Crowley: Arnold Waldstein’s, Crowley le Saint de Satan (1975). A short, but fascinating and unusual work, is Timothy D’Arch Smith’s limited edition booklet Bunbury, (1998). Tim is of course the highly respected author of The Books of the Beast, and is rightly renowned for his knowledge of Crowley’s bibliography, and his own literary detection skills. Both are ably put to work in Bunbury, where he uses a word invented by Oscar Wilde as a stepping stone to explore Crowley’s place in the homosexual underworld of 1890s England, and the threads of acquaintance that connected the young Crowley with Wilde.

The third and final part of this catalogue is devoted to issues of Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Most who have read this far will be well aware of this remarkable journal, the life of which spanned thirteen issues and thirteen years. In short, it was not only the most substantial, but also one of the most exciting and controversial of the many magazines and journals devoted to Thelema ever to have come off a printing press. All the early numbers of the journal were limited editions, and many of those on offer here have contemporary presentation inscriptions by the authors / editors. Amongst those listed are copies of the two most controversial and sought-after issues: No. 7: The Magickal Essence of Aleister Crowley and No. 8: Liber AL Vel Legis (The Book of the Law) . Also very special is a First Edition of Issue No. 2. Mystery of Mystery, A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism, limited to 93 copies, that was from the library of Helen Parsons Smith. The issue has a presentation inscription on the title page to Helen from co-authors, David and Lynn Scriven, as well as a loosely inserted card to her expressing the good wishes of the journal’s publishers Jerry and Marlene Cornelius.
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Aleister Crowley. Secondhand and Out-of-Print Books

Aleister Crowley, Edited and Introduced by Stephen Skinner. Aleister Crowley’s Astrology. With A Study of Neptune and Uranus. Liber DXXXVI. Jersey: Neville Spearman, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xx + 204pp. Maroon cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, frontis. A hint of bruising to the corners, upper edge slightly dusty, Helios book service sticker, previous owner’s blind seal to title page. Otherwise a tight, bright VG+ copy. Lacking dust jacket. (33802) $50.00

Aleister Crowley, With Mary d’Este Sturges. Preface by Israel Regardie. Book 4. Part 1 Meditation & Part 2 Magick. Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation Inc, 1972. Second Sangreal Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 128pp. Red textured cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and upper board, b&w illustrations. Front free endpapers somewhat darkened as a result of offsetting from the dustjacket turn-overs, otherwise an unusually bright and clean Near fine copy in VG dustjacket (a hint of rubbing and a few nicks, but unusually NOT faded, not price clipped) (25552) $60.00

Aleister Crowley, With Mary d’Este Sturges. Preface by Israel Regardie. Book 4 Part 1 Meditation & Part 2 Magick. Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation Inc, 1972. Second Sangreal Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 128pp. Red textured cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and upper board, b&w illustrations. A ‘new’ edition of the first two books of Crowley’s Book 4, with an especially written Preface by Israel Regardie. Page edges lightly browned and upper edge lightly foxed, front free endpapers lightly browned, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, otherwise a bright and clean VG+ copy. Lacks dustjacket. (33789) $45.00

Aleister Crowley, Edits etc. The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King. New York, NY: Magickal Childe Publishing, 1989. Facsimile edition. Hardcover. 4to. x + 66 pp + 8 pp of adverts. Black faux leather with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, frontis. The famous grimoire of talismanic magic, the Lemegeton of Solomon. Crowley first published his edition of the book at Boleskine in 1904, under the title The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King in an edition of only 200 copies using translations which had been prepared by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, his former mentor in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Upper corners and spine ends bumped, edges lightly rubbed, anti-theft strip affixed to rear endpaper, otherwise a tight, bright VG+ copy, (no dustjacket – none issued). (33812) $75.00

Aleister Crowley, Edits etc. The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King. New York, NY: Ram Importer Inc, 1970. Facsimile edition. Hardcover. Small folio. 66 pp. Original fine black cloth with gilt title, etc. to covers. Upper page edge slightly foxed, page edges and outer margins very lightly browned, previous owner’s blind seal to title page – otherwise VG+ condition. No jacket issued. (33813) $95.00

Aleister Crowley, The Book of Lies , …..A Reprint with an Additional Commentary to each Chapter. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc, 1970. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo. 196pp. + adverts at rear. Original black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine. Frontis of Crowley, b&w illustrations. Corners very lightly bumped, previous owner’s details stamped to front pastedown (thus concealed by dust jacket), otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dustjacket (Dust jacket lightly rubbed overall, spine ends chafed, not clipped) (33782) $65.00

Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth. A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians. Being The Equinox Volume III No. V. Berkeley, CA: Kashmarin Press, 1969. First Edition Thus. Hardcover, small quarto, xii + 288 pp, Original red cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, illustrations. Artist Executant: Frieda Harris. Edition limited to 2000 numbered copies – this copy unnumbered, as usual. For some reason the dustjacket for this book is extremely scarce – this is one of the few that we have seen in over a decade. Spine ends very lightly bruised, page edges slightly browned and dusty – otherwise a Near fine copy in a near-VG example of the scarce dust jacket. (Dustjacket is a bit rubbed with a few small creases, chips and tears around the edges, not price clipped). (33787) $200.00

Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth. A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians. Being The Equinox Volume III No. V. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc, 1972. Reprint. Hardcover, Small Quarto, xii + 288 pp. Blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, color frontis (omitted from later printings) and plates. Artist Executant: Frieda Harris. Crowley’s masterwork on the tarot, with color and black and white reproductions of the card designs by Frieda Harris. Cloth slightly darkened at spine and outer edges of boards, a few very faint spots, corners lightly bumped, light rubbing, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, otherwise in a a sound VG copy in Good dustjacket (Dust jacket is complete – but has several tape repaired tears, though not price clipped). (33788) $165.00

Aleister Crowley, The [Collected] Works Of Aleister Crowley (3 Volumes). Des Plaines, Illinois: Yogi Publication Society, Circa 1980. Reprint. Hardcovers. 8vo. Three volumes. x + 270pp & 284pp & 248pp. White cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, blind rules on cover, frontis. A recent reprint of this three volume collection of Crowley’s early poetry, plays, and prose, originally published between 1905 and 1907, and commonly known as The Collected Works. Spines a bit darkened, cloth lightly chafed with a few light marks, upper edges foxed and a bit dusty, previous owner’s blind seal to title pages, otherwise a tight, unmarked VG+ set (no dust jackets issued). (33785) $60.00

Aleister Crowley, Edited etc. Marcelo Motta, Preface by James Wasserman. The Commentaries of AL Being the Equinox Volume V, No. 1. New York : Samuel Weiser, Inc, 1975. First US edition. Hardcover, large 8vo, [xxii] + 288 pp [+ 22 pp of plates + 26 pp Index]. Red cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and upper board, color plates. An important collection of Crowley’s commentaries on Liber AL, collected and edited by Marcelo Motta. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed, NYC Weiser sticker to endpaper, previous owner’s blind seal on title page. Still a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket lightly chafed, a bit of rubbing to edges, not clipped). (33780) $150.00

Aleister Crowley, Introduction etc. by Francis King. Crowley on Christ. London: C. W. Daniel Ltd. , 1974. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo. 232 pp. Red cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine. A fascinating study of Christianity by Crowley. The text was originally published in mimeographed form by Karl Germer in 1953 under the title The Gospel According to St. Bernard Shaw, in an edition that was almost certainly less than 200 copies. This edition includes a new Introduction by Francis King, and is itself increasingly difficult to find. Corners lightly bumped, upper edge a bit dusty and lightly foxed, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, otherwise a tight, brigh VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket. (Dust jacket lightly chafed at all edges, not price clipped). (33784) $165.00

Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc, 1970. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo. xii + 368 pp. Original brown cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine. What might be termed ‘the drug culture edition’ of Crowley’s famous novel of addiction, magick and redemption. The book has a wonderful period design dustjacket by Kip Stagg, featuring an earilier image of an opium user sprawled on cushions behind a hookah, and some fat, distinctively ‘sixties’ typography. Very light rubbing to edges of boards, a few faint spots to cloth, page edges a little dusty, very light damp mark near spine on lower page edge (only), previous owner’s blind stamp to front endpaper and title page, otherwise VG+ in near VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket lightly chafed, rubbed at edges with a few short tears and small chips, not clipped) (33793) $75.00

Aleister Crowley, Preface by Israel Regardie. Eight Lectures on Yoga. The Equinox Volume III, Number Four. Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation, Inc., 1972. Second Printing of this Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 80 pp. Original textured blue cloth with silver title etc. to upper board and spine. Frontis. Widely regarded as one of Crowley’s best works, and as one of the wittiest and most insightful studies of the subject ever written by a Westerner. This edition with a specially written Introduction by Israel Regardie. Faint shelf dust, eps slightly browned, previous owner’s seal to title page – otherwise a bright VG+ copy, in VG dust jacket (Dust jacket lightly chafed overall, lightly rubbed at edges, not clipped) (33778) $75.00

Aleister Crowley, et al, Introduction by Israel Regardie. The Equinox, Vol. I, Numbers I – X (Ten volumes). New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc, 1972. First reprint edition. Hardcovers, Small Quartos (10″ x 7″), Ten volumes. White decorated cloth, with Equinox coat of arm and bannerheads on front boards, and gilt titles etc. on spine, over 4400 pages, numerous color and black and white illustrations. Edition limited to 515 hand-numbered sets, this being number 353. A complete set of the first facsimile edition of the ten numbers which make up the first series (or ‘volume’) of The Equinox. Volume I Nos. I – X were originally published biannually between 1909 & 1913. Crowley was the editor and main author of The Equinox, which contained a variety of poetry, fiction, and reviews – generally with esoteric themes – alongside a number of articles of occult instruction. The release of this edition in 1972 was a milestone in occult publishing – bringing back into print for the first time in nearly sixty years one of the major works of occult scholarship – and thus making it available to a whole new audience. It includes a specially commissioned Introduction by Israel Regardie. Some darkening to spines and outer edges of boards with a few small marks on the boards (as common with this white binding), very light bruising to spine ends and corners, upper edges a bit dusty, previous owner’s blind seal to title pages, paper very slightly yellowed – otherwise a tight, unmarked VG set. No dust jackets issued. (33808) $695.00

Aleister Crowley, The Equinox, Vol. III, No. 1 [The Blue Equinox]. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc, 1972. First facsimile reprint. Hardcover. Large 8vo. 308 + 132pp. Blue cloth with red “eye in triangle” design and titling on upper board, gilt titling etc. to spine. Color frontis portrait of Crowley by Leon Engers Kennedy, and color reproduction of Crowley’s painting May Morn, plus 5 black and white plates. The words ‘Limited Edition’ are printed in the verso of the title page, but no limitation is stated. This volume was the last of the ‘real’ Equinoxes published during Crowley’s lifetime – he continued to use the Equinox volumes and numbers, but for what were effectively separate monographs of a quite different format to the original series. The contents of this volume include Crowley’s Gnostic Catholic Mass, the publication of which caused considerable outcry, and calls for the book to be banned, as well as providing inspiration to James Branch Cabell, who adapted part of it for use in his equally-contentious, but best-selling novel, Jurgen. Cloth a bit chafed and slightly darkened at spine and edges – with a few faint marks, light bumping to upper corners, upper edge a bit dusty and faintly foxed, previous owner’s blind seal to title page. Otherwise a tight, unmarked better than VG copy. (33810) $175.00

Aleister Crowley, Introduction etc. by Keith Richmond, The Forbidden Lecture: Gilles de Rais, Oxford, England: Mandrake Press, Ltd, 1990. First Edition thus. Hardcover. 8vo. 62pp. Original black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, portrait of Crowley on title page. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, this copy signed by Keith Richmond. In February 1930 Crowley was invited to give a lecture to the Oxford University Poetry Society on the notorious medieval French occultist and mass-murderer Gilles de Rais. However the lecture was cancelled at the last moment after pressure was brought to bear by the University’s Catholic Chaplain, Father Ronald Knox. Crowley retaliated by having his friend and publisher P. R. Stephensen quickly print copies of the lecture in booklet form, which were then sold on the streets of Oxford, thereby reaching a far greater audience than his original lecture would ever have attracted. The Forbidden Lecture contains the complete text of The Banned Lecture (including previously unpublished revision from an annotated copy formerly in the possession of P. R. Stephensen), as well as a previously unpublished essay by Crowley ‘How I came to be banned at Oxford’ and an historical introduction by Keith Richmond. Fine condition in very lightly rubbed Near fine dustjacket. (15473) $75.00

Aleister Crowley, (writing as Khaled Khan). The Heart of the Master. Albion [England]: Booklegger, ND [circa 1973]. Reprint. Softcover. 8vo, 40 pp. Original printed wrappers. One of the most honest of the piratical reprints of this intriguing Crowley work [‘Booklegger” = “Bootlegger”, “Albion” = “England”: in other words it was published by an English Pirate of Books!] Covers somewhat grubby (as often) faint pen mark on front wrapper, otherwise sound and internally clean. VG. (21631) $20.00

Aleister Crowley, Intro. by Kenneth Grant. The Heart of the Master. Montreal: 93 Publishing, 1973. First edition thus. Hardcover. 12mo. 41pp plus 3pp advertisements. White buckram w/ gilt and red Baphomet design on front cover. Crowley wrote the bulk of The Heart of the Master in 1924, although the book was not published until 1938 when it appeared in a very small edition. In his introduction to this edition Kenneth Grant refers to this “small and cryptic volume” as containing “the One True Occult Tradition” and says that it “declares openly the Magical formulae of the New Aeon.” Grant explains Crowley’s choice of pseudonym by telling that Crowley was “inspired by the spirit of Khaled Khan while on the ‘Holy Hill’ of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, the present site of ancient Carthage. Khan was a great warrior who delivered the Arabs from the stranglehold of Christianity at the battle of Damascus. Both the Khan and Crowley were therefore avatars of the anti-Christian Current represented in the Apocalypse as the Beast 666.” White cloth is very slightly grubby (as common), spine darkened, previous owner’s blind seal to title page. Otherwise an unmarked, better than VG copy of a scarce printing. No jacket (as issued). (33800) $110.00

Aleister Crowley, Preface by Israel Regardie. The Holy Books. Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation, Inc, 1972. Second Sangreal Printing . Hardcover. 8vo. 116pp. White cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover. Printed through out in black and dull gold. With a short introduction by Israel Regardie. As has often been observed, this edition could more accurately have been entitled ‘Three Holy Books’, as it contains only Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli Sub Figura VII, Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente Vel LXV, & Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita. Still, it was a groundbreaking edition in terms of making these Holy Books available to a broader public – for many years it was the only relatively easy way to access the texts. White cloth a bit yellowed at spine and edges with a few spots, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, otherwise a tight, unmarked VG+ copy. (no dustjacket – believe none issued with this edition). (33801) $75.00

Aleister Crowley, writing as Ko Yuen. Khing Kang King: The Classic of Purity. Liber XXI. King’s Beach, CA: Thelema Publications, 1974. Second edition – second issue. Hardcover, Small 8vo 6 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ 22 pp (pages printed on the rectos only). Royal blue cloth, silver stamped title, etc. to spine and front cover. Printed in blue with deckled page edges. Originally published by Crowley in 1939 in an edition of 100 copies (of which arguably less than a quarter were distributed) the book was first reprinted by Helen Parsons-Smith, ex-wife of Jack Parsons and long time member of Agape Lodge of the OTO, in 1973. In 1974 she brought out this new edition. Aside from a binding difference, the text has been reset, and this new edition has a reproduction of a drawing by Crowley not previously published. This issue was limited to 100 numbered copies (there was also an un-numbered issue) of which this is number 40. A fine copy – like new. No dustjacket – none issued. (15457) $125.00

Aleister Crowley, Konx Om Pax. Essays in Light. Des Plaines, IL: Yogi Publication Society, nd ( 1980s? ). Facsimile reprint. Softcover. Small 8vo. 108pp. White flexible boards, with gilt lettering. A cheap facsimile reprint of the 1907 edition. Spine and cover edges a bit darkened and discolored, light chafing to covers. Page edges a bit browned, previous owner’s blind seal to title page. Still a sound, unmarked VG copy. (33792) $25.00

Aleister Crowley, Introduction by Martin P. Starr. Konx Om Pax Essays in Light. Chicago, IL: The Teitan Press, 1990. Facsimile edition. Hardcover, Square 8vo. xxii + 108 pp + 12 pp of adverts, black cloth, white title, etc. to spine and front cover, frontis. A facsimile edition of Crowley’s Konx om Pax, including an important new introduction by Crowley scholar Martin P. Starr. This copy SIGNED by Martin Starr on the title page. Large previous owner’s stamp of a moon and stars on the half-title page, light rubbing to the points and head and tail of spine, otherwise Fine: no dust jacket (as issued). (33833) $110.00

Aleister Crowley, Liber Aleph Vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly. In the Form of an Epistle of 666 The Great Wild Beast to his Son 777. Being the Equinox Volume III Number VI. Seattle, WA: Unicorn Press, nd (1980s?). Reprint. Softcover. 8vo. 220pp. Original grey printed wrappers, index. Wrappers a bit darkened at spine and outer edges of wrappers, lightly rubbed, Helios book service sticker, previous owner’s blind seal to title page and rear cover. Overall a tight, unmarked VG copy. (33811) $30.00

Aleister Crowley, Little Essays Toward Truth. Malton, Canada: Dove Press, [1970]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo. x + 84pp. Original black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. Essays Kabbalistical, Magical, and Philosophical: an interesting collection by Crowley writing at his mature best. Lowers edges and points lightly rubbed, otherwise a tight, bright Near fine copy in VG+ dust jacket. (Dust jacket has just a hint of rubbing to the edges, not clipped). (33783) $120.00

Aleister Crowley, Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on the Book of the Law. Montreal: 93 Publishing, 1974. First edition. Hardcover, large 8vo, xx + 346 pp. Gilt decorated royal blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, gilt stele design on front and back cover, printed endpapers, frontis photo of Crowley, color illustrations, index. Spine a bit darkened and rubbed with a faint vertical crease, boards chafed, some loss of silver lamen on spine and stele on boards. Page edges a bit dusty and lightly thumbed. Upper half of inner front hinge cracked but hinge quite sound. Despite some cosmetic faults, still a sound and unmarked VG copy. Scarce. (33550) $425.00

Aleister Crowley, Edited, etc. John Symonds & Kenneth Grant. The Magical Record of the Beast 666. The Diaries of Aleister Crowley 1914-1920. London: Duckworth, 1972. First edition. Hardcover sm.4to. xvi + 326 pp. Red cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, pages very lightly toned, as alway. Cloth at edges and points a little rubbed, corners lightly bumped, upper edge a little dusty and lightly foxed, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, otherwise VG+ in VG – dust jacket. (Dust jacket edges a bit rubbed with some light creasing and chipping at spine ends and edges, one inch closed tear at upper rear spine, price clipped). (33797) $150.00

Aleister Crowley, Magick in Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Dover Publications Inc, 1976. Reprint. Softcover. 8vo, xxx+ 436 pp + adverts. The Dover reprint edition of Magick in Theory and Practice. It, along with Symonds, The Great Beast, probably introduced more people in the sixties and seventies to Crowley than all the other books by and about him combined. Covers rubbed at edges and with a few light creases, pages lightly thumbed – otherwise a tight, unmarked VG copy. (33779) $25.00

Aleister Crowley, Magick in Theory and Practice. New York: Castle Books, ND (circa 1960s). Reprint. Hardcover. Large 8vo. xxviii + 436pp. Original beige papered boards with blue title, etc. to spine. Boards lightly chafed, corners and spine ends bumped and lightly rubbed, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, upper page edge lightly foxed, a few spots to lower page edge, NYC Weiser bookshop sticker. Otherwise a sound, unmarked VG copy in VG- dust jacket. (Dust jacket chafed, edges rubbed with a few short tears and a bit of light chipping, not price clipped). (33781) $65.00

Aleister Crowley, edited by Israel Regardie. Magick Without Tears. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1973. First Edition Thus. Hardcover . Large 8 vo. xxxvi+ 522 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, 4 full-page illustrations. Crowley had originally intended to entitle this book ‘Aleister Explains Everything’ – it is in essence his personal commentary on his own magical work and training – in the form of 80 letters addressed to students. It is without doubt one of his most straightforward, and lucid expositions of Magick. It was first published by Crowley’s follower, Karl Germer, in an edition that almost certainly did not exceed 100 copies. This new edition includes Germer’s original foreword, and a new Introduction by Israel Regardie, who also edited the text, removing some material he felt to be redundant. A few faint spots to upper edge of rear board, very light dust and foxing to top edge. Pages and page edges a bit browned (as common), previous owner’s blind seal to title page. Otherwise VG + in in VG + dustjacket (Dust jacket very lightly rubbed at spine ends, edges. Not price clipped). (33795) $175.00

Aleister Crowley, Moonchild. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc, 1970. First Edition Thus. Hardcover 8vo, 336 pp. Black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine. The companion volume to the 1970 ‘drug culture edition’ of Crowley’s Diary of a Drug Fiend. This volume too has a dustjacket by Kip Stagg: in this case it features a twenties-style line-drawing of a feathered ‘flapper’ floating past the moon. Very light rubbing to edges, page edges a bit dusty with a few light spots, very light foxing to endpapers, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dustjacket (Dust jacket has a little chipping and creasing at spine ends and edges, lightly rubbed at the folds, a few faint spots to panels, not clipped) (33794) $75.00

[Aleister Crowley] Scott Michaelsen, Editor, Forewords by Robert Anton Wilson and Genesis P-Orridge. Portable Darkness. An Aleister Crowley Reader. New York, NY: Harmony Books, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. large 8vo. xxviii+ 340pp. Original red cloth spine w/ blue cloth boards, gilt title, etc. to spine, Appendixes and recommended reading list. An interesting selection of Crowley texts. Unused copy. Fine condition in very lightly chafed Near fine Dustjacket. (24210) $25.00

Aleister Crowley, Introduction by Israel Regardie. The Qabalah of Aleister Crowley Including Gematria, Liber 777, Sepher Sephiroth. New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. approx. 300 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, tables. An important collection of Crowley’s Qabalistic writings, with a new Introduction by Israel Regardie. It was first published in 1973 in this form, and was subsequently reprinted several time before being retitled 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley at the time of its fourth printing in 1977. Spine very slightly darkened, upper edge very lightly foxed, previous owner’s blind seal to title page. Overall a tight, unmarked VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket (Dust jacket a little rubbed and chafed at the edges, not price clipped). (33790) $60.00

Aleister Crowley, Introduction by Keith Richmond, The Rites of Eleusis. Oxford, England: Mandrake Press, Ltd., 1990. Limited edition. Hardcover. 4to. 304pp. Black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, frontis, illustrations by Dwina Murphy-Gibb. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, this being copy no. 965. “This volume contains the complete scripts of Crowley’s Rites of Eleusis, together with explanatory essays by Keith Richmond and Terence duQuesne. Numerous photographs of the original performances are also included, with additional illustrations by Dwina Murphy-Gibb. Spine ends lightly bruised, neat gift inscription and a few faint spots to front endpapers, otherwise Near-Fine condition in VG dust jacket (Dust jacket lightly chafed overall, edges a bit rubbed, half inch closed tear at upper rear spine edge, not clipped) (33814) $135.00

Aleister Crowley, Edited etc. by Francis King. Secret Rituals of the O.T.O. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc, 1973. First America Edition. Hardcover, 8vo. 240 pp. Original blue cloth with gold title etc to spine, b/w frontis portrait of Aleister Crowley, dust jacket design by Eve Bloomfield adapted from the Universe card designed by Aleister Crowley and painted by Frieda Harris. The working copy of Robert North, best known for his book The New Flesh Palladium, as well as his translation and editing of Sexual Magic by Paschal Beverly Randolph. As such, the text of this copy is extensively (but neatly) annotated and augmented by North – who not only made copious tidy notes in felt tip pen, but has tipped in a number of extra illustrations and other related material. North also fashioned a custom dust jacket out of brown paper and printed “O.T.O. Seminole Province” across the front panel. Obviously unique! A hint of bumping to lower edges of boards, upper corners bumped, old bookstore sticker to free end paper. Corners and spine edges bumped and rubbed, spine slightly canted, bookshop stamp, light tape residue to endpapers. Still, given the use that this copy has had – a remarkably sound copy near VG copy in near VG dust jacket. ( Original dust jacket present. Panels chafed. All edges rubbed, chafed and a bit creased, not clipped) (33816) $400.00

Aleister Crowley, Introduction etc. by Israel Regardie, The Vision and the Voice. Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation, Inc, 1972. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo. 262 pp. Blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, frontis. Includes the first publication of a 10 page Postscript especially written for this edition by Regardie. Corners lightly bumped, page edges a little dusty and yellowed, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, tiny pen checkmarks next to most titles on the list of titles at rear. Otherwise a tight, internally clean VG+ copy. No dust jacket. (33803) $65.00

Aleister Crowley, Introduction etc. by Israel Regardie, The Vision and the Voice. Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation, Inc, 1972. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo. 262 pp. Blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, frontis. Inscribed by Israel Regardie on front endpaper “6 Nov 72, For Mildred, All the best including 93/93, Francis.” Unusual as Regardie did not commonly use the ‘Thelemic Greetings.’ Light rubbing to lower edges, page edges a little dusty and yellowed, paper lightly browned. Otherwise a tight, internally clean VG+ copy in near VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket a bit chafed, spine ends and corners lightly chipped, one inch “V” shaped chip on front panel near spine, not clipped). (33806) $250.00

Aleister Crowley, Biographical Works.

Martin Booth, A Magick Life. A Biography of Aleister Crowley. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2000. First edition. Hardcover, 8 vo, xvi + 508pp. Black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, b&w photos, index. Unused condition. Thus Fine in lightly rubbed near fine dust jacket. (25561) $45.00

Charles Richard Cammell, Aleister Crowley: The Man: The Mage: The Poet. London: The Richards Press, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xvi + 232 pp. Red cloth with gilt title, etc. to front cover, frontis, illustrations. The author was a friend, but never a follower, of Crowley’s, and this memoir is a more personal reflection on the man than is usually found. As Cammell wrote: “I saw A.C. frequently. I came to know him well: better mentally, I believe, than many who knew him longer and, in a sense, more intimately.” Binding a little rubbed at edges and slightly bubbled on lower eighth of bottom board, previous owner’s inscription on ffep, otherwise VG copy in Good only dustjacket (numerous chips and tears around the edges, lacking about 20% from the bottom of the back panel and spine) (15499) $40.00

Aleister Crowley, Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley An Autohagiography. New York, NY: Hill & Wang, 1970. First American Edition. Hardcover. large 8vo. 960pp. Black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, frontis, illustrations. Cloth a bit chafed overall with a few very faint spots. Spine ends and corners bumped and rubbed. Faint odor of incense. Page edges and margins of endpapers darkened and a bit discolored, previous owner’s name stamp to fixed endpaper (concealed by dust jacket), otherwise a sound and unmarked VG copy in price-clipped just Good dustjacket (Dust jacket generally worn and creased with a few one inch chips to edges) (33815) $75.00

Aleister Crowley, Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley An Autohagiography. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986. Reprint. Hardcover. large 8vo. 960 pp. Black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, frontis, illustrations, index. Includes a Preface by Kenneth Grant not present in the First edition of the work, as well as numerous revisions. Spine ends and corners bruised and lightly rubbed, pages edges dusty with a few light spots to upper edge, bookplate. Otherwise a sound and unmarked VG copy in Good + price-clipped dust jacket. (Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges, laminate lifting and lightly creased at spine and upper panel but not as bad as it sounds! Damp-stain to inside only of jacket mostly affecting lower edge – but not affecting book.) (33841) $85.00

Roger Hutchinson, Aleister Crowley: The Beast Demystified. Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream Publishing, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. 216 pp. Original black cloth with silver title, etc. to spine, index. OUnused copy, thus Fine in lightly rubbed Near fine Dust jacket. (15508) $30.00

Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo. The Life of Aleister Crowley. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications, 2002. First Edition, Deluxe Issue. Hardcover, 8vo. 555pp (+ vpp. adverts) Bound in scarlet bonded leather, with gilt-stamped titles and “Mark of the Beast” devices to spine and top board, Smythe-sewn. References, notes and index. Special edition, limited to 111 signed and numbered copies. Stands alongside Lawrence Sutin’s Do What Thou Wilt, as the best of the many recent biographies of Crowley. A Fine Copy (issued without dust jacket). Quite scarce. (33840) $375.00

Francis King, The Magical World Of Aleister Crowley. New York, NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1978. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 210 pp. Original black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, decorative blind stamped design to upper board, illustrations, notes, suggested reading and index. A popular biographical study. A lighter read than most of the more recent studies, but without the venom in Symonds’ biographies. Edges lightly rubbed, pages edges dusty, otherwise a Near fine copy in VG dustjacket (a hint of rubbing and discoloration, a few creases and tiny tears around the edges, half inch tear at lower spine, not clipped) (861) $25.00

[Aleister Crowley related] Edited by Arnold McMillin. Symbolism and After: Essays on Russian Poetry in Honour of Georgette Donchin (Studies in Russian Literature). London: Bristol Classical Press/Gerald Duckworth & Co, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. viii+ 240pp. Dark green cloth with gilt tilting to spine, frontis, index. Includes twenty five page essay entitled “The Great Beast in Russia: Aleister Crowley’s Theatrical Tour in 1913 and his Beastly Writings on Russia,” by Will Ryan, long-time custodian of the Yorke Collection in the Warburg Institute. Light shelf dust, otherwise Fine condition in Near fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket very lightly chafed with a bit of sticker residue to front panel). (33549) $50.00

Israel Regardie, The Eye in the Triangle. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. x + 518 pp. Original black cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, color frontis, b&w illustrations. The First Edition of this biography of Crowley by the Beast’s one-time secretary and student Israel Regardie. Faint spotting to cloth, corner lightly bumped, spine ends lightly bruised and rubbed, page edges dusty and lightly foxed, previous owner’s blind seal to title page, underlinings (mostly pencil) to about 30-40 pages, otherwise a tight near VG copy in Good dust jacket. (Dust jacket rubbed at edges with some tears and chipping at extremities, not price clipped). (33796) $65.00

Susan Roberts, The Magician of the Golden Dawn. The Story of Aleister Crowley. Chicago: Contemporary Books, Inc., 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. 338 pp. Original black textured boards, gilt titling to spine. A curiosity really, not a work of much practical value. Glossary and index. Some brown spotting to top edge, light rubbing to edges and shelf dust, otherwise Near fine in lightly chafed Near fine dust jacket. (133) $20.00

Sandy Robertson, Foreword by Colin Wilson. The Aleister Crowley Scrapbook. London: W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., 1988. First edition. Hardcover sm.4to. 128pp. Original black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, illustrations. Very light rubbing to lower edges, spine ends and corners, otherwise Near fine in VG dustjacket ( Dust jacket a little rubbed and chafed around the edges and spine ends) (15576) $45.00

Timothy D’Arch Smith, Bunbury. Two Notes on Oscar Wilde (Aleister Crowley and the Origin of “Bunbury’ & A Source for the Importance of Being Earnest) . Bicary, France: The Winged Lion, 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 8vo. (20pp) Violet French fold thick paper wrappers with black titling. Zerkall mould-made paper. Limited edition, this copy not numbered, but signed by Timothy D’Arch Smith on the copyright/limitation page. Another wonderful piece of literary detective work by the author of The Books of the Beast. ‘Bunburying’ is a term that was introduced by Oscar Wilde in the play The Importance of Being Earnest to convey the practice of inventing of an imaginary friend-in-distress or similar reason as a pretext to excuse oneself from a social obligation. Various explanations have been posited for the origin of the term: Aleister Crowley had his own, apparently based on inside knowledge, which he conveyed in a letter to his acquaintance Bruce Lockhart. Tim D’Arch Smith uses this letter as the metaphorical starting point of this essay, in which he examines not just the origins of the term ‘Bunburying,’ but more broadly the homosexual underworld of 1890s England, Crowley’s position in it, and the threads of acquaintance that connected him to Wilde. Light bump to upper corner, otherwise Fine condition. (33846) $35.00

Gerald Suster, 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. 230pp. Illustrations. Not so much a biography as an overview and appraisal of the Beast and his Law of Thelema. Light chafing to covers, otherwise in 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 with white title, etc. to spine, illustrations, index. One of the most interesting of the recent rush of biographies of the The Beast. Lower spine end lightly bumped, a few faint marks to page edges. Overall a tight, bright Near fine copy in very lightly rubbed Near fine dust jacket. (25562) $30.00

John Symonds, The Great Beast. New York, NY: Roy Publishers, 1952. First American edition. Hardcover. large 8vo. 316pp. Blue cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, frontis, illustrations. The First American Edition of Symond’s biography of Crowley, the book which introduced the children of the Fifties and Sixties to the Great Beast. Early printings like this include, as an appendix, Gerald Yorke’s ground-breaking Bibliography of Crowley. Light chafing to spine ends and corners, otherwise a bright clean, VG+ copy in a Good dust jacket. (Dust jacket is lacking a one-inch section from the bottom of the spine, and has a few much smaller chips and tears to the edges, but is now protected in a plastic cover.) (15503) $85.00

John Symonds, The Magic of Aleister Crowley. London: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1958. First edition. Hardcover, 210 pp. Black cloth with gilt titling to spine, illustrations. The companion volume to John Symond’s biography of Crowley, The Great Beast. Ostensibly this volume concentrated more on Crowley’s magical philosophy than the earlier work, but in practice it was just an extension of the biography. It includes a chapter largely devoted to Crowley’s Australian disciple Frank Bennett, that is the first substantial study of ‘Frater Progradior.’ Just a hint of rubbing to edges, very slight browning to pages, NYC Weiser sticker, a few pencil notes to rear endpaper. Otherwise tight, clean VG+ copy in VG- dust jacket (Dust jacket has a few creases and short tears at edges, spine ends. Price clipped). (33791) $85.00

John Symonds, The King of the Shadow Realm. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1989. First edition thus. Hardcover. large thick 8vo, xii + 588 pp. Original red cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine, illustrations. John Symond’s penultimate revision of the biography of Crowley that started life as The Great Beast. Obviously includes a considerable amount of material not found in earlier editions. Light shelf dust, otherwise Fine in Near-fine dust jacket: (Dust jacket has just a hint of rubbing to spine ends, not clipped). (33786) $95.00

Arnold Waldstein, Crowley le Saint de Satan (Histoire des Personnages mysterieux & des Sociétiés Secrètes). Paris: Retz, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. large 8vo. 288pp. Dark green faux leather with gilt titling etc to spine and upper board, b&w photos. French text. An uncommon French biography of Crowley. Lower corners lightly bumped, upper page edge lightly foxed, otherwise a tight, bright VG+ copy in mylar wrapped Facsimile of original dust jacket. (33844) $50.00

Colin Wilson, Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast. Wellingborough, England: Aquarian Press, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 174 pp + 2 pp of adverts. Original bright yellow cloth with gilt titling to spine, index. ‘The Life and Ideas of ‘the Wickedest Man in the World’. Despite Wilson’s stature, this would have to be one of the worst of the many biographies of Crowley. Still, it is extremely hard to find in hardcover, and of interest to the completist collector or those wanting all perspectives. Lower spine very lightly bruised. Paper a bit browned, particularly at margins. Otherwise a Near fine copy in a faintly rubbed Near fine dust jacket. (33547) $150.00

Red Flame. A Thelemic Research Journal.

For most of its thirteen year history, Red Flame was not only the most substantial, but also one of the most exciting and controversial of the many magazines and journals devoted to Thelema to go to press. The journal’s name was taken from a passage in The Book of the Law, which states “So that thy light is in me; & its red Flame is as a sword in my hand to push the order” (AL, III:38). As the subtitle suggests, Red Flame was planned as a ‘A Thelemic Research Journal,’ that is its editors intended that it should contain essays and studies that were likely to be of enduring interest to the Thelemic community, rather than the more transient news and articles that were found in many of the smaller journals. Its editors were then-husband and wife, J. Edward (Jerry) and Marlene Cornelius. Jerry, (Frater Achad Osher 583) was also the principal author of much of the series. Born in Connecticut in 1951, he has been a student of Crowley’s works since the late 1960s and joined the Ordo Templi Orientis after initiating a correspondence with Grady Louis McMurtry (Frater Hymenaeus Alpha 777: 1918-1985), head of what was then known as ‘the Caliphate.’ Jerry is a prolific writer, publisher, and lecturer on magical subjects, and though he is no longer associated with the O.T.O., he maintains his A.: A.: affiliations. Whilst Jerry wrote much of the content of the journals, others made significant contributions. In addition to her editing and publishing duties, Marlene Cornelius co-authored numbers 5 & 8. David and Lynn Scriven wrote most of No. 2, and Phyllis Seckler most of Nos. 10 & 11.

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 1: The Poetry of Grady Louis McMurtry. Berkeley, CA: Privately Printed (J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius), 1994. Second Printing. Softcover. Quarto approx. 220pp (variously paginated). The revised second printing of the first edition, limited to 156 copies. Inscribed and signed by the co-Editor of the series, Marlene Cornelius, on the title page. This issue is entirely devoted to the poetry of Grady Louis McMurtry (1918-1985) who (as Frater Hymenaeus Alpha 777) ran Aleister Crowley’s Ordo Templi Orientis from 1969 until his death in 1985. This new edition includes a new Foreword by Frater Achad Osher 583. Spine a bit sunned and chafed with light creasing and bumping at ends, edges lightly rubbed, (33828) $125.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc., & David and Lynn Scriven (authors). Red Flame, A Thelemic Research Journal – Issue No. 2. Mystery of Mystery, A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism. Berkeley, California: J. Edward & Marlene Cornelius, 1995. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto xiv+224 pp. Original red pictorial wrappers. First edition, limited to 93 copies. From the library of Helen Parsons Smith, with a presentation inscription on the title page to Helen from co-authors, David and Lynn Scriven, and with a loosely inserted holiday greeting card to her from Red Flame publishers Jerry and Marlene Cornelius (the card was almost certainly sent out with the book). The card has Marlene’s name and Pangenetor Lodge printed on the back, and on the front a wonderful color photograph of Marlene in the exact same stance as the famous image of Regina Kahl of Agape Lodge performing the Gnostic mass which graces the volume’s cover. Obviously Helen read the volume, and as almost invariably happened, the soft paper spine started to come apart. She has therefore reinforced both the spine, and the outer third of the cover, with strips of transparent plastic tape otherwise VG. A remarkable association copy spanning two generations of Thelema in America. (31695) $350.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc., & David and Lynn Scriven (authors). Red Flame, A Thelemic Research Journal – Issue No. 2. Mystery of Mystery, A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism. Berkeley, California: J. Edward & Marlene Cornelius, 1995. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto. xiv +224pp. Original red printed wrappers. Presentation inscription on the title page from the authors David and Lynn Scriven – signed with their Magical names. Covers a bit chafed overall, with some rubbing to all edges. As often happened the soft paper spine had been damaged, and has some long splits, and appears to have been glued in place again. This does not affect the actual strength of the book, the binding itself is still tight and strong, it is just that the paper covering of the spine looks somewhat ragged. (33829) $225.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, David and Lynn Scriven: Red Flame A Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 2. Mystery of Mystery, A Primer of Thelemic Ecclesiastical Gnosticism. Berkeley, California: J. Edward & Marlene Cornelius, 1998. First Edition, Fourth Printing. Softcover. Quarto. xiv +224pp. Original red printed wrappers. Signed by Jerry Cornelius (with his magical name) on the title page [oddly though this printing wasn’t done until 1998, Jerry seems to have dated it 1996ev. Perhaps he was caught in one of those famous Berkeley time-shifts?]. Just a hint of rubbing to edges, otherwise Fine condition. (33819) $185.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 3 Friends & Acquaintances of Aleister Crowley. Berkeley, California: Red Flame / J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius, 1996. First Edition / Limited. Softcover. Quarto. x + 202pp + (iv) pp (adverts] Original printed wrappers. Edition limited to 156 copies. Another delightful issue of this journal of Thelemic scholarship. “This issue contains forty nine chapters about individuals and their personal experiences with The Great Beast. It covers notables such as Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Hemingway, Maugham, Ian Fleming, Montague Summers and William Seabrook, to name only a few.” Light rubbing to edges and ends of spine, page edges slightly dusty, otherwise a tight, clean Near fine copy. (26090) $200.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 4 The Aleister Crowley Desk Reference. Berkeley, CA: Privately Printed (J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius), 1997. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto viii (+ii) + 216 pp Edition limited to 156 copies. Original printed wrappers. “This Desk Reference contains the most comprehensive, alphabetical breakdown of Aleister Crowley’s writings ever published. If you’re looking for where a particular item written by Crowley is located, this will tell you where you can find it as well as when and how often it might have been published. It has over 220 pages of listings which include not only his published works but also numerous unpublished pieces. It lists his essays, novels, magazine articles, pamphlets, magical writings and all his poems individually, as well as breaking down every volume which he has ever written as to what is published therein. It also cross references Crowley’s Libers.” Spine very slightly faded and rubbed at ends, light bump to upper spine, a few light creased. Still a sound and unmarked VG+ copy of this very useful reference. (33827) $200.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 5: Yi King: A Beastly Book of Changes. Berkeley, California: Red Flame / J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius, 1998 . First Edition – limited. Softcover. Quarto viii + 230 pp (+iipp, adverts) Edition limited to 156 copies. Original printed wrappers. “This volume is a thorough study of Aleister Crowley’s understanding and use of the Yî King (I Ching) or Book of Changes. It gathers together the many references to the Yî from Crowley’s writings, both published and private, to provide a valuable glimpse into the structure of the Yî as well as the mind of Aleister Crowley.” Spine lightly sunned with 1 inch closed tear at lower end and faint dark smudge at upper end. Otherwise Near fine condition inside and out. (33825) $285.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 6: The Foolish Issue. Berkeley, CA: Privately Printed (J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius), Berkeley, California, 1999. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto (vi) + xii + 220 pp (+iipp). Original printed wrappers. Edition limited to 156 copies. Another important issue of this valuable journal of Thelemic scholarship. This number is devoted to fun and frivolity. It includes a number of parodies of Crowley’s works, a collection of his limericks, and a lot of Thelemic wit and wisdom. It also includes an “apologia” at the start addressed to those might be offended by its contents! Spine lightly sunned with some very light chipping to lower end and a 1/4 tear at upper end. Otherwise Near fine condition inside and out. (33824) $200.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame, a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 7: The Magickal Essence of Aleister Crowley. Berkeley, CA: Privately Printed (J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius), Berkeley, California, 1999 (First Edition – limited), 1999. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto xxx + (ii) + xii + 190 pp (+iipp, adverts) Edition limited to 156 copies. Original printed wrappers. Perhaps the most sought-after and controversial issue of this valuable journal of Thelemic scholarship. This issue “is composed of a set lessons distributed privately in one of Grady Louis McMurtry’s A.: A.: lineages, which are titled The Magickal Essence.” Spine a bit darkened and creased with a couple of short tears at head and tail, light rubbing to edges, light crease to upper cover, a couple of faint spots to rear cover. Still a sound, internally bright VG+ copy. Quite scarce. (33823) $485.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame, a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 8: Liber AL Vel Legis (The Book of the Law) . Berkeley, CA: Privately Printed (J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius), 2000. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto viii + 212pp. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed and signed by both Jerry and Marlene Cornelius on the title page: One of the most important issues of this valuable journal of Thelemic scholarship. A detailed (and sometimes controversial and sometimes humorous) study and examination of Crowley’s Book of the Law. Spine very lightly faded and rubbed at ends, light rubbing to edges, otherwise a Near fine copy. (33822) $450.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame, a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 9: Aleister Crowley in the Public’s Eye. Berkeley, California: Red Flame / J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto. xiv + 212pp + (ii) Edition limited to 156 copies. Original printed wrappers. This issue assembles and reprints an astonishing number of contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts of the Crowley’s life, ranging from a description of an ill-fated attempt to climb Kanchenjunga in 1905, to a selection of remembrances and obituaries published at his death. Just a hint of rubbing to covers, otherwise in Fine condition. (33820) $200.00

J. Edward (Jerry) & Marlene Cornelius, edit etc, Red Flame, a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 9: Aleister Crowley in the Public’s Eye. Berkeley, California: Red Flame / J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. Quarto. xiv + 212pp + (ii). Original printed wrappers. Edition limited to 156 copies. This copy inscribed by J. Edward Cornelius on the title page. Covers lightly rubbed, spine very slightly faded with a 3/4 inch closed tear at lower front fore-edge, otherwise a Near fine copy. (33821) $225.00

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