Hell Fire Club Books – Little Essays Toward Truth – Aleister Crowley

Hell Fire Club Books have announced the publication of a new, hand-bound edition of Aleister Crowley’s ‘Little Essays Towards Truth’:

Little Essays Toward Truth
Aleister Crowley

Imprimatur: O.S.V. 6=5 Imperator


22 copies bound in vellum
220 copies bound in pearl kidskin with ivory cloth

All sixteen essays introduced with notes and a glossary by Frater V.V.V.
Printed in colour onto fine English Laid paper

This present volume follows closely the format of the first edition with the following exceptions:

  • We have updated the image of the Tree of Life (here included on page 93) so as to make it more legible but did not alter any of Crowley’s attributes.
  • Extensive footnotes have been added as the first edition included but a single footnote in the chapter on Chastity which is here clearly indicated as Crowley’s.
  • An index of key terms has been added to aid the Student in their research.

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William Thirteen

The introductory note at the Hellfire books site suggests that the essays and the title were only finished sometime in the early thirties. This is incorrect as they had already been translated by Martha Küntzel in the 1920’s (the title as well: “Kleine Aufsätze, die zur Wahrheit leiten”). In fact, the two essay “Man” and “Mastery” were first published in 1928, in German translations, in the first two issues of the Fraternitas Saturni’s journal “Saturn Gnosis”.

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