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27/11/2011 12:44 am  

i am looking for one of these in good condition.


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26/06/2012 12:13 am  

hello, i have found one of these and am just wondering about the authenticity of the book/signatures .

Can anyone with a good judgement of Crowleyana respond on here or message me if you wish?

see  WeiserAntiquarian.com  catalog #100

Aleister Crowley, Thumbs Up: A Pentagram - a Panticle to Win the War. Palomar Mts. CA / London: The O.T.O., 1941. [First Edition, limited]. Wrappers. Small quarto. xiipp. Original green wrappers, titled in red. Frontis portrait of Crowley (printed in red) tipped to inside of front wrapper. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies [this number 59]. Unusually this copy is signed twice by Crowley, once on the title page and once on the limitation page.


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26/06/2012 5:56 am  

Weiser are reputable.


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26/06/2012 7:14 am  

It was in Catalogue 100 as such:

Aleister Crowley, Thumbs Up: A Pentagram - a Panticle to Win the War. Palomar Mts. CA / London: The O.T.O., 1941. [First Edition, limited]. Wrappers. Small quarto. xiipp. Original green wrappers, titled in red. Frontis portrait of Crowley (printed in red) tipped to inside of front wrapper. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies [this number 59]. Unusually this copy is signed twice by Crowley, once on the title page and once on the limitation page.
An extraordinary work - effectively Aleister Crowley's published curse on Adolf Hitler. The work comprises five poems by Crowley and three pages of prose. It collates as follows: p. 1, Title page, p. 2. Limitation page, p. 3 "The Pentagram," pp. 4 - 5 "England, Stand Fast!", p. 6 "Toast (Battle of the River Plate)", pp. 7 - 8 "Hymn for the American People", p. 9 "Anthem" p. 10 "Note to Anthem" , p. 11 "Contents", p. 12 "To Adolf Schicklgruber." In the full page "Note to Anthem" Crowley recounts the details of the first four times of publication of Liber Legis, and the consequent turmoil in world events which he suggests flowed from it (the Balkans War, First World War etc.) Below this he refers to three "Days of National Prayer" (introduced to Britain by George VI and Winston Churchill following he outbreak of War) and their total failure to achieve anything positive, this being because they were appeals to "the dead religion of the old Aeon of Osiris." The last page is addressed "To Adolf Schicklgruber [Adolf Hitler] and/or whosoever it may concern: remember ..... " This is followed by a list of eight names of people who Crowley felt to be his enemies, such as De Wend Fenton, Horation Bottomley, Rigby Swift J., Norman Mudd etc. and who he implied had therefore suffered accordingly. A small cross appears next to the names of six who were already dead. Beneath this are the words, "Et illium generis defutati omnis turbam" ..... (loosely translates as "and the whole bunch of them can get stuffed!") Beneath this is a section, with blanks that could be filled in, in which Crowley could add the name or names of others to be added to "the hit list." Despite the seriousness of his dislike for Hitler and those others named, it is difficult not to think (perhaps hope) that this particular page was rather tongue in cheek!
Twelve line errata slip tipped to title page (last 2 lines give "This book is published by the Author at 10 Hanover Square, / London, W. 1."). Limitation page states "Published by the O.T.O. [dove and pyramid seal] At the Abbey of Thelema, Rainbow Valley, Palomar Mountains, California, U.S.A. [etc.]" A hint of discolouration to the wrappers, light crease to corners, otherwise a lovely near Fine copy. Unusual with two Crowley signatures. (39527) $2,250.00

But it does not appear to be still available on their website, meaning it has sold.


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26/06/2012 9:16 am  

You can buy from Weiser with complete confidence - they are noted dealers in this field.


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26/06/2012 7:12 pm  
"fama_fraternitatis" wrote:
You can buy from Weiser with complete confidence - they are noted dealers in this field.

Yes, I'd agree with that…

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26/06/2012 8:36 pm  

Me three! I mean when I do buy books, which is quite infrequently, as I prefer to practice these days.


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26/06/2012 9:51 pm  

Enjoy the practice, Michael!


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27/06/2012 1:05 am  
"michaelclarke18" wrote:
Me three! I mean when I do buy books, which is quite infrequently, as I prefer to practice these days.

I prefer to do both.

And FWIW, I can also vouch for Weiser Antiquarian.  They're a great seller and always helpful and reliable.


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27/06/2012 1:37 am  

As for: The last page is addressed "To Adolf Schicklgruber [Adolf Hitler] and/or whosoever it may concern: remember ..... "
Schicklgruber was Adolph's grandmother's last name.
As for availability, I just ran a search on Weiser's site:

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No Match Found For: thumbs up[/align:1tg8j1q5]

He who hesitates is lost.
Or at least he don't get the book.


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Mykaljon
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27/06/2012 3:13 am  

So, it's thumbs down for Thumbs Up!


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michaelclarke18
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27/06/2012 5:32 am  

I prefer to do both.

I think I made it clear that I still buy the occasional book.


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27/06/2012 5:41 am  

The copy here is signed on the limitation page rather than the title page, however they are said to have been signed twice:

http://100thmonkeypress.com/biblio/acrowley/books/thumbs_up_a_pentagram_1941/thumbs_up_a_pentagram_1941.htm


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27/06/2012 7:49 pm  

Great link - many thanks.


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27/06/2012 10:26 pm  

I have bought books from Weiser Antiquarian before and have never been let down. All the ones I've acquired through them are still in my collection. They are a great business.


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