SPHINX: 5th ANNIVERSARY : DEATH OF NICHOLAS CULPEPER, ESQ

Well dear Nick, it’s near five years now I’ve been missing you since your demise age 69 from cancer on 9th February 2011… Nicholas Clayton Bishop-Culpeper, Esq shed the mortal clay a half decade ago leaving behind his famous “Culpeper Mail Order Book Service” and a lasting legacy for me with at least two hundred books of my library selected from his marvellous “6ulpeper 6rowleyana 6atalogues” – beginning 1980 and gathered over thirty years during happy times of paper catalogues and air mail letters. Every book and letter a treasure from a best friend, a truly generous gentleman and Aleister Crowley scholar. The world will never see his like again… I honour and keep alive your memory Nicholas, in my heart.

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William Thirteen

I also have a book or two from old Nick’s collection, though I never had the pleasure of making his acquaintance. “Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their wills;… Read more »

lashtal

I had the great pleasure of meeting Nick a handful of times and spoke with him on the phone a few days before his passing. He was a gentleman and a scholar in the truest sense. His funeral was memorable and very well attended.

sandyboy

He was a real gent and a friend. I managed to visit with him a couple of times in the weeks before he passed. His funeral was absolutely packed with friends from various aspects of his life. Five years on and Weiser are still working through selling his book collection. There’s supposed to be a book from them about the best items in his personal library at some point down the line. I still think about Nick often and it doesn’t feel like half a decade since he went.

Nino Antinous

Sandyboy – do you have any idea when Weiser to plan to issue their book on Nick’s collection? it would be a wonderful tribute to him.

sandyboy

No, I’m supposed to write something for it but I’m told they are still working through his sizable collection.