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Q.B.L. or The Bride's Reception: Being A Short Cabalistic Treatise On The Nature And Use Of The Tree Of Life.

Achad, Frater [Charles Stansfeld Jones]. [Aleister Crowley].
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Book Description: Printed for the Author, Chicago, 1922. 1st Edition. First edition of Achad's most important book. Ex-Libris Aleister Crowley. Extraordinary Presentation Copy Inscribed By Frater Achad: "To my Beloved Father / 666 / in the hope that this, my / first book, may meet with / his approval / 777". 8vo., 106 pp + 43pp. + 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) + 1 folded black & white diagram. Limited Edition: #2 of 250 signed copies. THE MOST IMPORTANT POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION COPY. Black paper-covered boards, linen spine, paper title label, top edge gilt. Label slightly chipped, some wear to corners and edges of boards. Light damping along top margin of first few leaves and a couple of inconsequential nicks. Interesting bookplate of Phyllis Duveen. A very good & important copy. Aleister Crowley ("666") considered himself to be the "Spiritual Father" to Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones, "777"), as he relates on page 801 of the CONFESSIONS: "What I had really done . was to beget a Magical Son. So, precisely nine months afterwards . Frater O.I.V., entirely without my k now ledge, became a Babe of the Abyss. . The Book of the Law speaks of this 'Child' as 'One,' as if with absolute vagueness. But the motto which Frater O.I.V. had taken on becoming a neophyte was 'Achad,' which is the Hebrew word for 'One.' It is further predicted that this 'Child' shall discover the Key of the interpretation of the Book itself, and this I had been unable to do." In this light, Achad refers to Aleister Crowley as his "Beloved Father" in the INSCRIBED DEDICATION. This is copy # 2 of 250; we presume that copy #1 was retained by the Author. The bookplate of Phyllis Duveen, the wife of Denis I. Duveen, a noted collector of Alchemical books & Esoterica] was possibly executed by AUBREY BEARDSLEY (although unsigned). The Duveen Collection is noted for its depth and balance. The catalogue of Duveen's library "Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica: An Annotated Catalogue of Printed Books on Alchemy, Chemistry, and Cognate Subjects in the Library of Denis I. Duveen," printed in London, 1949 remains a touchstone for scholars and collectors of European Chemistry before 1900. There are some penciled annotations in the margins of the text. These include the following: Page 2 has the phrase "get Essay Berashith" (to be found in the Collected Works of Aleister Crowley). Page 49 has the word "Tau" noted across from a discussion of THE UNIVERSE. Page 64 has the phrase "Book 777" across from a section on THE TREE OF LIFE. Page 97 has the phrase "Liber Legis" in the margin where the author refers to THE INITIATION OF 1917. BY THE MASTERS OF WISDOM FROM OTHER PLANES OF BEING. We cannot confirm that this penciling is in the hand of Crowley, nor of the previous owner Duveen but all things are possible. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 21175

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Konx Om Pax. Essays in Light.

CROWLEY, Aleister.
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Book Description: London, Walter Scott Publishing Co., 1907., 1907. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition. Small 4to. Frontispiece photogravure portrait of Crowley by Aimee Dupont. Original white buckram, with elaborate highly stylized ruled title design stamped in gilt, t.e.g., other uncut (light soiling; spine a bit darkened). Very good. 108 pages + 12 page publisher's advertisements at end. No other signatures or bookplates. Number 130 of 500 numbered copies, signed by Aleister Crowley on the limitation page. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Aleister Crowley in black fountain pen ink on the front free endpaper with a long inscription to an anonymous recipient: "January 9, 1909, My dear (name of recipient erased), Please accept this book. I think you will like the binding much better that the previous effort. It costs a good deal more, of course, so I am putting up the price to 10 shillings. Even that leaves hardly any way in of profit. Why this book was so very expensive to produce I don't know - but it was! I hope the country is restoring you & that you will be able to keep term after all. Fuller & I are thinking of going up next week - it won't be half itself without you, yours, Aleister Crowley." Printed at the Chiswick Press. Yorke 56. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 303225

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FORTH, BEAST! Signed.

Crowley, Aleister] Marlow, Louis. [Louis Wilkinson].
(Montreal, QC, Canada)
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Book Description: Faber & Faber Ltd,, London, 1946. 1st Edition. Crowley's Personal Copy. Sm. 8vo., 200pp. A very good copy showing light use. First Edition. Pale blue boards, gilt titled at the spine [mildly faded, the gilt still bright]. Louis Marlow, [Crowley's Literary Executor] satirist, whose criticism of life cuts deep. "This is a book with ingredients both sweet and astringent, written by a man who has thought deeply, acted independently, reflected sagely, and is able to set down in bold, lucid, vivid paragraphs a life-time of rich and impassioned experience." & according to the author, the essays in this book have something to offend everyone. Presentation copy with a lengthy inscription by the author on the half title: "For / Aleister Crowley - With apologies for / the very imperfect / sketch of him / herein attempted. / From / Louis Marlow / And now in April 1946. Deirdre MacAlpine / April 1948". Also - Boldly signed by Crowley on the front pastedown with his phallic signature form, adding four lines of original poetry - "On Louis the immortals / sardonically look / he sought fame as a poet / and found it as a cook!". Penciled notes on the ffe: " Lidoll [sic] Hart / The Revolution in Warfare", & on the verso of the half title: "I want to ask Joad what's his answer to the very serious attack on his integrity on page 98 of this book" Some AC marginalia - one or two author's holographic corrections. With: a very good 2 page als on Crowley's personal stationery with his red 666 seal at the top. Dated September 25, Netherwood, The Ridge, Hastings. "Dear Louis / Peccavi / Mea Maxima Culpa / I ought to be kicked 77 times around circular Route No 2. Ungrateful swine that I am; a hog, a viper. Well, you know, I'm not really though it looks like it". Good content follows - signed: "Thine in sackcloth & ashes / Aleister". Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 21182

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KONX OM PAX. Essays in Light. Signed

Crowley, Aleister.
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Book Description: Walter Scott Publishing Co., London, 1907. 1st Edition. Presentation Copy inscribed to his great friend, Edward Thornton. One of 500 signed copies, additionally inscribed in blue/black fountain pen on the ffe: "Dear Thornton, / Here's luck! How is it / I never hear from you? / Aleister Crowley / [22 Chancery Lane WC]" Small 4to. The first issue bound in black buckram with white lettering [light out of darkness]. A very good copy with some minor shelf wear & surface rubs; the white silk screened titles still quite sharp - a bit of light foxing to the fly leafs [Signed by Aleister Crowley beneath his frontis portrait]. The book contains four essays primarily & was one of Crowley's own favourite works. He wrote glowingly of it in his 'Confessions', in particular describing the final essay 'The Stone of the Philosophers' as being " really beyond praise". "I now began to see that this was schoolboyish bashfulness, and to feel my responsibility as an exponent of the hidden knowledge, to treat my prose as reverently as my verse, and (consequently) to produce masterpieces of learning and wit. The "Dedication and Counter-Dedication" of Konx Om Pax is wholly admirable and it rises to a delightful satirical climax of four stanzas on the "empty-headed Athenians". "The Wake World" is a sublime description of the Path of the Wise, rendered picturesque by the use of the symbols of the Taro, and charming by its personification of the soul as a maiden. "My name is Lola, because I am the Key of Delights, and the other children in my dream call me Lola Daydream." "Ali Sloper; or the Forty Liars" shows traces of my old vulgarity. The dramatis personae contain a lot of bad puns and personal gibes, but the dialogue shows decided improvement; and the "Essay on Truth" is bo th acute and witty, with few blemishes. "Thien Tao" gives my solution of the main ethical and philosophical problems of humanity with a description of the general method of emancipating oneself from the obsession of one's own ideas, while there are passages of remarkable eloquence. The last essay in Konx Om Pax, "The Stone of the Philosophers which is hidden in Abiegnus, the Rosicrucian Mountain of Initiation", is really beyond praise. Its genesis is interesting. I had written at odd times, but mostly during my travels with the Earl of Tankerville, a number of odd lyrics. The idea came to me that I might enhance their value by setting them in prose. I therefore wrote a symposium of a poet, a traveller, a philosophical globetrotter, an a dept, a classical scholar and a doctor. They are made to converse about the chronic calamity of society, and the poems (ostensibly written by one or other of the men) carry on the thought. The result is, in reality, a new form of art; and I certainly assisted the lyrics by giving them appropriate springboards". - A.C. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 21177

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HOLOGRAPH ENVELOPE BEARING RARE WAX SEAL OF ALEISTER CROWLEY. Signed

Crowley, Aleister.
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Book Description: Publisher, Aylesbury, 11 AM 28 JLY Bucks, 1944. Framed & Glazed. Original Autographed Letters & Documents. Aleister Crowley, [Edward Alexander Crowley, 1875 / 1947]. British occultist, writer, mountaineer, poet, Mystic, Magician & Yogi. The most influential member of several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn & [O.T.O.] Ordo Templi Orientis. Best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. Envelope, Signed 666. Aylesbury, 11 AM 28 JLY 1944 Bucks - with his very rare, personal Egyptian cartouche wax seal bearing the symbols of a papyrus stalk, water, a serpent, & ankh, [Recto]In His Hand]: "Rt. Rev Dr. W.B. Crow c/o Geo. H. Brook Esq. Commons Lodge, Lepton in Huddersfield W. Yorks" "P.S. I should also be glad of a list - as long as possible - of all the "fabulous" beings from leprechauns & kelpies to nymphs & reads. Just the names. 666". The Egyptian cartouche wax seal (measures 1" x 1 1/4") & is dark red brick in colour. Very Rare. The envelope is creatively mounted over a strong black & white image of AC; archivally double matted, double glazed for viewing both sides with gold filet in an elegant wood frame, glazed to an overall size of: 13" 1/4 x 16" 1/4 [7" 1/2 x 10" 1/2] . Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 29156

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The Collected Works.

CROWLEY, Aleister.
(London, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: Foyers, The Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905–7, 1905. 3 volumes in 1, octavo. Original limp white buckram, titles to upper board gilt, top edge gilt others uncut. Some spotting to endleaves, cloth rather grubby. Very good. Printed on India paper. First Edition, Sole Printing. With the ownership inscription of one Raymond Radclyffe on the front free endpaper, underneath which is Crowley's later signed presentation inscription, "I am sad, for he [Radclyffe] was one of the very best that ever lived; a City Editor straight as Euclid before Einstein attacked him, and one of the best literary critics and friends in the world. But now I am glad, for Collin Brooks to whom I give this copy (which is not mine to give) has restored me to that 'too much love of living' which I thought I had packed. Aleister Crowley 26-5-42 EV". A spectacular piece of early Crowley egomania. Radclyffe was a journalist and editor of whom Crowley wrote, "Raymond Radclyffe, who, though utterly indifferent to Magick, was passionately fond of poetry and thought mine first-class, and unrivaled in my generation"!. Bookseller Inventory # 40343

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Thumbs Up! A pentagram - a pantacle to win the war.

CROWLEY, Aleister.
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Book Description: At the Abbey of Thelema, Rainbow Valley, California: The O.T.O, 1941, 1941. Quarto. Single quire sewn into original blue wrappers, title to front in red, edges uncut, errata slip tipped in on the title. Wrappers a little darkened and very lightly dampstained, tiny closed tear and a couple of spots to frontispiece, faint partial tanning to title. An excellent copy. Portrait frontispiece of the author tipped in. First edition, first printing. Number 32 of 100 numbered copies signed by the author and with his inscription to Knowles on the limitation page: "To Guy Knowles, Known in the Secret Conclaves as G. K., from his old companion-on-the-hoof a.c., known in the Arcane Aeropagus as [feathered arrow pointing to author's signature] in memory of unfading Himalayan splendour". In 1902 Crowley, Guy Knowles (1879–1959) and Swiss climber Jacot-Guillarmod attempted to scale K2. In the course of the climb Crowley threatened Knowles with a revolver. Knowles promptly disarmed him and kept the weapon as a souvenir of their adventure for the rest of his life. Bookseller Inventory # 90036

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A.L.S., 1942, to his disciple, Frieda Harris, with interesting Content

Aleister Crowley
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Book Description: An extraordinary two-page autograph letter signed ("666") by Aleister Crowley. Crowley writes to his disciple Frieda Harris, January 5th (1942?), opening with comments about the artist Aubrey Beardsley. He opens, "Dear Frieda, 93 [Crowley's Thelemic greeting]. I have often heard artists criticize A.B. They had one thing in common; they could none of them draw. (He died some years before King Edward came to the throne. I am palsied by your inaccuracy.) Period, indeed! His line made an epoch. Your debt to him is evident, and immense. By the way, he is perfect [adds alchemical symbol for sublime]. The combination of [adds occult symbol for Saturn] and [adds occult symbol for Venus] is equilibrium, almost Chinese is marvellous." Crowley goes on to make reference to a card, presumably his single-page publication Liber Oz - Crowley’s idea of mankind’s basic and intrinsic rights according to Thelemic teachings - which was published in December 1941. "The card is really ‘Love under Will’; a cold-blooded precise adjustment without emotional waste; a deep and true joy in the Righteousness of the Universe; a love which can exult in every horror because it is the exact fulfilment." Crowley concludes his letter, "Oh, could I but instil into your blood the poison of the Dragon of the Middle Kingdom! And with all that majestic hest and death, it is a dance! 93 93 93. F.(raternal)ly 666". In very fine condition. Frieda Harris, an artist, was introduced to Crowley in 1937 and went on to design his Thoth tarot deck and became his devoted disciple. She took the name of Tzaba ("Hosts"), whose letters add up numerically to 93, a significant number in Thelemic philosophy. She also became interested in the I Ching. Bookseller Inventory # 000237

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Book Description: NP ND [Circa 1942], London, 1942. ND. Four leaves of holograph manuscript of an unpublished WWII poem signed "Aleister Crowley" [with his 'phallic A' signature] on the second leaf. Written in ink on 4 leaves (each approx 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches) of Ryman's Jacobean Handmade paper. The rectos of the first two leaves have the poem, the third and fourth leaves comprise notes outlining the rime and rhythm schemes. A note in Crowley's hand at the top of the third leaf is addressed to the Censor, and explains: "Please do not think this is a code. Reference to Mr. Joseph Auslander English Poetry Librarian of Congress Washington D.C. will make evident the bona-fides." A short pencil note on the verso of the fourth leaf is obviously addressed to a copyist, and asks for '2 carbons, all copies on airmail paper. Urgent.' Also included is a typed copy of the poem (only), on two sheets of thin 8 x 10 inch typing paper secured together with a staple, with the title in ink in Crowley's handwriting at the head of the first page, and again but in blue pencil on the verso of the second sheet. Wartime propaganda in the United States (and many other countries) was often crude and racist, and in this extraordinary unpublished piece Crowley demonstrates that he too was not shy about appealing to the lowest common denominator. The poem is believed to have been sent to Agape Lodge member Ray Leffingwell, a musician, perhaps with the idea that he would set it to music. The chorus of the poem reads: Their one weapon, smiling treachery;Imitation, all their span;Their sole pleasure, torture-lechery,Yellow mockeries of man,Gibbering monkeys of Japan: -Come, exterminate the vermin!The poet and novelist Joseph Auslander (1897 - 1965) mentioned by Crowley held the position of 'Consultant in Poetry' to the Library of Congress between 1937 and 1941. Of course the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour took place on Dec. 7th, 1941, so presumably Crowley wrote the poem and sent it to to his US followers shortly after the attack, that is at the end of 1941 or very beginning of 1942.Pages a trifle dusty, rustmarks from an old paperclip in top left hand corner of the manuscript leaves, otherwise VG plus. Bookseller Inventory # 27810

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THE EYE IN THE TRIANGLE. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. Inscribed

Regardie, Israel. [Aleister Crowley].
(Montreal, QC, Canada)
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Book Description: Llewellyn Publications, Saint Paul, Minnesota:, 1970. 1st Edition. Presentation Copy. 8vo., A near fine copy in the publisher's black cloth, gilt - in a lightly used dustwrapper. Regardie has warmly inscribed this book to Ursula Greville: "For Ursula / who did some editing on this magnum opus / Love, Francis." {Regardie dedicated AHA! to Ursula Greville a 'loving, generous, devoted friend of many years who, like Aleister Crowley changed the entire course of my life.'} This is a stated First Edition / First Printing. There is some light wear to the board's extremities & to the crown and foot of the book's spine. There are three small page notations on the final free endpaper. The dustwrapper is not price clipped; with the original publisher's price of $10.00 still intact on the front flap. There is a 1" x 2" chip missing from the top right corner of the front panel and a 2" closed tear in the same area. There are several small chips missing from the crown of the DJ's spine. "Aleister Crowley has for years been reviled by the public media as 'The Most Evil Man in the World.' And he has for years been hailed by a small handful of scholars as the greatest of modern mystics, the 'Prophet of a New Aeon.' Now, The Eye in the Triangle appears to clear up some aspects of the dual mystery. In this book Israel Regardie examines the life and work of Aleister Crowley from a sympathetically objective point of view. Many of Crowley's loveliest and holiest works are quoted from sources long out of print. The Eye in the Triangle is essential to an understanding not only of Crowley but of all modern magic and occultism." -- from the book's dustwrapper. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 26938

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Alice: An Adultery.

CROWLEY, Aleister.
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Book Description: Privately Printed, London, 1903. First Edition. Softcover. 8vo. x x + 96pp. Original green "camel hair" turned-in wrapper. China paper. According to Duncombe-Jewell only 100 copies of this First Edition were printed. Alice was amongst Crowley's favourite poetical works: it is a sonnet sequence in which he recounts a particularly memorable affair that he had enjoyed with a married woman a few years earlier in Honolulu. It includes a "Critical Essay on Alice" signed 'G.K.' not reprinted in the 1905 edition. A truly rare book - seldom found because of its small printing and notoriously frail binding. Backstrip slightly faded, wrappers a little chipped at head and tail of spine, very light scattered foxing throughout. Otherwise a clean VG+ copy. Bookseller Inventory # 39465

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THE TREE OF LIFE, A STUDY IN MAGIC. Signed.

Aleister Crowley] Regardie, Israel.
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Book Description: Rider & Co., London, 1932. 1st Edition. Presentation Copy To Hereward Carrington. First edition. large 8vo, 286 pp, A very good copy [some shelf wear & wear at the head & heel of the spine in publisher's black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated, 3 beautiful multicolor plates, 6 other illustrations. Presentation Copy - Hereward Carrington (1880-1958) was one of the great psychic & magic researchers of the 20th Century. He was friends with Houdini, Crowley, & other greats in the magic & occult realm. He wrote several books, including "Houdini and Conan Doyle", along with Bernard Ernst. He was President & founder of the American Psychical Institute, had his own radio show in the 1930s/40s. His books are still in publication today. (Francis) Israel Regardie (1907-1985) was an occultist, author and one time secretary to the legendary Aleister Crowley. As an adept of the now defunct secret order known as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, he became infamous among the occultists of his day for breaking his oath of secrecy and publishing the order's complete rituals in his book "The Golden Dawn". Regardie continued with his occult studies and already established as a co-author, published the first of his own books A Garden of Pomegranates and The Tree of Life in 1932. The first contai ned his Qabalistic studies and was based on research and knowledge gleaned from various sources. The Tree of Life however was based on the teachings of the Golden Dawn, which had ceased to exist in 1903. When published it caused a lot of excitement among the occult elite and was considered one of the most complete and understandable texts on practical magic ever written. Through out his career, Regardie's own achievements were often overshadowed by his association with Aleister Crowley, which often frustrated him, but his charitable nature and his ability to be forgiving toward his old friend was evident when he authored perhaps the most definitive biography on Crowley called The Eye in the Triangle. Regardie retired from his practice in 1981 and moved to Sedona, Arizona where he continued to write. His later books included Ceremonial Magic, The Lazy Man's Guide to Relaxation, and The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic. While retired he continued to give advice on health and magical matters until the end of his life. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 21180

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ASTROLOGY: YOUR PLACE IN THE STARS. Signed

Adams, Evangeline [Aleister Crowley].
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Book Description: Dodd Mead & Company, New York, 1930. 1st Edition. First Edition. A near fine, fresh copy in a very good original dustwrapper showing light use with a 1" chip on the back panel. Inscribed by Adams on the front free endpaper: "Subscribed to Mr. George H. Gregory / with best of wishes of / Evangeline Adams / May 1930". large 8vo. xiv + 528 pp. original bright blue cloth with gilt title to spine & front cover, Illustrated in B&W, with charts. Published under the Adams's name, the book was likely written by Aleister Crowley who co-wrote & ghost wrote several titles with Adams over a number of years until they has a falling out. This title was her [their] most ambitious; a primer to the planets' influence in the various signs & contributed much to her success as the most famous astrologer of her day, responsible for broadening the appeal of astrology in America. "Adams came from the same illustrious family as two American presidents, John Adams & John Quincy Adams; however, she dismayed her conservative New England relations by, 'dabbling in heathenism'. Her clients ranged from the poor and unknown to the powerful and famous. She taught astrology to financier John Pierpont Morgan, who once stated, 'Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do." A rare presentation copy. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 27519

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Gargoyles. Being Strangely Wrought Images of Life and Death.

CROWLEY, Aleister.
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Book Description: Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, Boleskine, Foyers, 1906. First edition. Small 8vo. vi + 104pp. Original printed jap vellum turned-in wrappers, over plain paper boards. Title page in red and black. One of an issue of 50 copies on handmade paper. It was intended that these would be numbered and signed, and although this copy has been numbered, it has not been signed. (There was also an issue of 2 copies on roman vellum, and 300 copies on machine made-paper ). A collection of verse by Crowley, dedicated to a romantic interest named Lola who he met just as he was about to break up with his wife Rose: "At Coulsdon, at the very moment when my conjugal cloudburst was impending, I had met one of the most exquisitely beautiful young girls, by English standards, that ever breathed and blushed. She did not appeal to me only as a man; she was the very incarnation of my dreams as a poet. Her name was Vera; but she called herself "Lola". To her I dedicated Gargoyles with a little prose poem, and the quatrain (in the spirit of Catullus) 'Kneel down, dear maiden o'mine.' It was after her that my wife called the new baby!" Wrappers grubby and internally (and very neatly) reinforced at spine. All else sound and bright. Overall a VG+ copy. Bookseller Inventory # 33979

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The Ninth Arch.

GRANT, Kenneth, Signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant [ Aleister Crowley related ] .
(York Beach, ME, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Starfire Publishing, London, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. xxxviii + 604pp. First edition limited to 1000 copies (of which 97 copies were used for an 'edition deluxe'). This 'standard' or 'trade' edition bound in black Wibalin cloth. Unusually this copy is SIGNED by both Kenneth and Steffi Grant on the half ttle page. Colour frontispiece of an artwork in pastel by Austin Osman Spare. 26 black and white plates of work by Kenneth & Steffi Grant, Pete Smith, Hiruyuli Fukuda, Alfred Floki, Brian Ward, Ellerina Mortier, Mark Bell, Morn Morgan, Sidney Sime and Judith Page. A coloured plate bound in at the rear reproduces the front panel designs of the dustwrappers of the nine books which make up Grant's three trilogies. Index, glossary and appendices. "The Ninth Arch" contains the text and commentary on the "Book of the Spider," a 'received' text revealed to members of the Nu Isis Lodge of Grant's Typhonian O.T.O. The work completes Grant's trilogy of trilogies (The Magical Revival, Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God, & Cults of the Shadow) + (Nightside of Eden, Outside the Circles of Time, Hecate's Fountain) + (Outer Gateways, Beyond the Mauve Zone, Ninth Arch). Dustwrapper design by Steffi Grant. A few very light scratches to cloth, a few faint brownish marks to page edges, otherwise a tight bright near Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket (dust jacket very lightly rubbed). Bookseller Inventory # 44382

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Book Description: NP ND [1946], 1946. The draft of a telegram written on the recto only of a single sheet of two sheets of 8 x 5 inch notepaper. The draft, in Crowley's distinctive handwriting, has the telegram address "LILLIPUT LUD LONDON" and "1 / 4" (the latter in pencil) at the head of the page. The text reads: "Please alter personal note stop Mailing revised copy immediately [signed] Aleister Crowley." In 1946 Crowley, with the assistance of John Symonds - then a young journalist who would later become one of the Beast's best known biographers - placed a short humorous piece by Crowley entitled "How to tell an Englishman from an American" with the editors of Lilliput, a popular small-format magazine. However it seems that Crowley was not happy with the "potted biography" or "personal note" about him that either Symonds or the Lilliput editors wrote to accompany the piece. On receiving the proofs or draft text he therefore sent this telegram, asking them not to go to press with the existing text, but rather to wait on an alternative piece that he would send them at once. The published biographical note, under "Contributors to this issue" reads in part: "Aleister Crowley (p. 147) magus, poet, mountaineer, explorer, big game hunter, chess master and cook - to mention a few of his accomplishments. Author of many books, particularly standard works on Magic and the Tart Cards ." and was almost certainly written by Crowley himself. So presumably the telegram had the desired effect. An interesting piece relating to a publication which, due to Lilliput's huge circulation, probably had the largest print-run of any non-newspaper publication in Crowley's lifetime. Nicely signed, although with Crowley's triangular "civvy" A rather than his more occult "phallic A." Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 45906

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Rosa Coeli A Poem By H.D. Carr With An Original Composition By Auguste Rodin

Crowley, Aleister [H.R. Carr]
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Book Description: Printed At The Chiswick Press, London, 1907. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Rodin, Auguste (illustrator). First edition. 17 pages in text. 32 x 25 cm. Limited edition, one of 488 copies on handmade paper with a full page watercolor drawing by Auguste Rodin signed in the plate. Born Edward Alexander Crowley, also known as Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast, Crowley, a bisexual libertine who gained tumultuous notoriety in his lifetime; denounced by the popular press as "the wickedest man in the world," was perhaps the most influential occultist of all time. He married Rose Edith Kelly in 1904 to which these poems may have been dedicated. Clean, bright copy, lacks back cover. Orig. blue printed wrappers disbound, housed in fine quarter brown morocco and maroon cloth portfolio, spine printed in gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 19289

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Letter Refering to Aleister Crowley as 'our mutual friend'

Chesterton, G.K. & Crowley, Aleister (relating to)
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Book Description: 1930. Letter. Book Condition: Fine. Although Crowley is not mentioned by name the letter refers to 'our mutual friend' and continues by wondering how he manages to live in Kensington with his wife in such state - 'How does he do it?' Signed G.K. and handwritten on headed paper: 4, Park Row, Knightsbridge, S.W.1. Originally sent to the recipient with a copy of 'his latest publication' Magic in Theory and Practice. Dated 8.vii.30. Single sheet headed notepaper, 13 x 17.5cm, fine. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 005942

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Jane Wolfe: The Cefalu Diaries 1920-1923 - With Commentary by Aleister Crowley

Wolfe, Jane; Crowley, Aleister; Compiled and Introduced By David Shoemaker
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Book Description: College of Thelema of Northern California, 2008. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, hardcover, #25 of 31 copies, signed by the editor, a crisp, Near Fine copy in full black leather with gilt titles. Signed by Editor. Bookseller Inventory # 37714

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Red Flame a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 1: The Poetry of Grady Louis McMurtry.

McMURTRY, Grady Louis [ Aleister Crowley: related works] J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius (Editors).
(York Beach, ME, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Privately Printed (J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius), Berkeley, CA, 1994. First Edition - First Issue. Softcover. Quarto. approx. 220pp (variously paginated) The first edition of the very first volume of the Red Flame series, limited to only 56 copies. This copy signed by editor Jerry Cornelius on the first leaf. This book 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. In the large format that would become synoymous with the early "Red Flame" series (the later volumes were published in smaller "trade paperback" format). Edges and spine ends lightly chafed, otherwise a tight clean copy in near Fine condition. Extremely uncommon, and a landmark work in modern Thelema. Bookseller Inventory # 43365

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Snowdrops from a Curate's Garden.

Crowley, Aleister
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Book Description: edda 2013., 2013. 206 (2) s. Richly illustrated. Half French binding, slip case in cloth, silk screen print. Förlagsnytt exemplar. The first 43 copies are hardbound in a Half French binding and come in a slipcase together with a signed silkscreen print by Fredrik Söderberg (Limited Edition). Bookseller Inventory # 141781

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Gamaliel, the Diary of a Vampire and Dance, Doll, Dance!

GRANT, Kenneth. Signed [ Associate of Aleister Crowley ].
(York Beach, ME, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Starfire Publishing Ltd., London, 2003. First edition. Edition Deluxe. Hardcover. 8vo. 158 pp. Bound in quarter black goatskin with hand-made marbled gilt papered boards, gilt title etc. to spine, red endpages, color frontis. The "Edition Deluxe" limited to 81 hand-numbered copies signed by both Kenneth and Steffi Grant on the limitation page. Two tales in the 'Nightside Narratives' series - a companion volume to Grant's Against the Light and Snakewand and the Darker Strain. Light bump to top edge of upper board, otherwise a lovely near Fine copy in very lightly rubbed near-Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 39282

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WHITE STAINS. LIMITED ART EDITION.

Crowley, Aleister.
(Sequim, WA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Stockholm: Edda Publishing, 2011. Limited to 43 hand-numbered copies in slipcase, and a corresponding numbered silkscreen by Fredrik Soderberg. This is number 25., 2011. VERY FINE PREMIUM CLOTH EDITION IN MATCHING SLIP CASE. The first 43 copies of the book are signed by Carl Abrahamsson and Fredrik Söderberg. a signed silkscreen print (only 43 made) of a version of one of Fredrik Söderberg's paintings for the book, "Ode to Venus Callipyge". The image is 16 x 23 cm, the sheet is 19 x 25 cm. It's printed in black, light-blue and gold on 300 g Arches 88 ART stock: Placed in plain protective box. Bookseller Inventory # F16B-14266

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Convolvulus and Other Poems.

GRANT, Kenneth, Signed. Illustrations by Austin Osman Spare [ Associate of Aleister Crowley ].
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Book Description: Starfire Publishing, London, 2005. First Edition. Edition Deluxe. Hardcover. 8vo. 192pp. Quarter leather with silver cloth boards, gilt titling to spine. Endpapers printed in repeating pattern of line drawings by Austin Osman Spare. Illustrated title page printed in green and black. Austin Osman Spare illustrations in text. The "Edition Deluxe" limited to 75 specially bound hand-numbered copies signed by both Kenneth and Steffi Grant. A collection of poetry by Kenneth Grant, of the Nu Isis Lodge of the Typhonian O.T.O. "Convolvulus" contains all the poems previously published in the works "Black To Black" and "The Gull's Beak," along with a hitherto unpublished collection "Convolvulus: Poems of Love and The Other Darkness." Alongside the poems are reproductions of 21 sketches by Grant's friend, the artist Austin Osman Spare. Dustwrapper design by Steffi Grant. Upper spine very lightly rubbed, otherwise a lovely copy. As new. Fine condition Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 43623

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A Prophet in his Own Country. Being the Letters of Stuart X.

CROWLEY, Aleister, Introduces And Edits.) STUART, Henry Clifford [Stuart X] ( Presentation copy ).
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Book Description: Privately Published ND 1916, Washinton, D. C., 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 500pp. "Author's Edition": limited to 500 copies signed and numbered by the author (that is Henry Clifford Stuart). Navy blue cloth with white lettering. Portrait. A bizarre collection of letters mainly preoccupied with politics and finance - but touching on everything from the duties of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to the moral superiority of the Zulu warrior - written by New York businessman Henry Stuart Clifford to a number of luminaries including Lloyd George, President Woodrow Wilson, Sun Yat Sen as well as to various newspapers. Crowley, who spent the years of the First World War in the United States in relative penury, was apparently more than happy to take on the presumably reasonably-paid task of collecting, editing, and arranging the letters, as well as writing a 16 page introduction to them. Indeed he does so with considerable gusto, and it is difficult not to suspect that some of his more sycophantic observations are more than a little tongue-in-cheek. The inside front hinge is cracked but firm (suggestive of a judicious application of binder's glue at some stage). A little wear to the edges of the boards. Overall a VG copy. (no dustwrapper - believe none issued). Bookseller Inventory # 35603

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At the Feet of the Guru. Twenty-Five Essays.

GRANT, Kenneth [ Associate of Aleister Crowley ].
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Book Description: Starfire Publishing, London, 2006. First Edition. Edition Deluxe. Hardcover, 132pp. 8vo. Quarter black Japanese silk cloth over yellow Himalayan handmade papered boards. Gilt titling to spine, illustrations, glossary and biblio. 'Edition Deluxe,' limited to 97 specially bound hand-numbered copies signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. A collection of essays on Eastern Mysticism by Kenneth Grant. Written from the early 1950s onwards, the essays centre revolve around a number of teachers, including Ramana Maharshi, Pagal Haranath, Ramakrishna, Anandamayi Ma, Sivananda, and others. They were originally published in a various Asian journals, as well as the series Man, Myth and Magic. Several of the essays explore the concept of Advaita, which Grant feels saturated Crowley's work, and which apparently underpinned his own Typhonian Trilogies. Dustjacket design by Steffi Grant. As new. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 33532

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The Other Child and Other Tales.

GRANT, Kenneth ( Signed ) [ Associate of Aleister Crowley ].
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Book Description: Starfire Publishing Ltd., London, 2003. First edition, Edition Deluxe. Hardcover. 8vo. 216pp. Bound in quarter black goatskin with handmade gold marbled paper over boards. Gilt title etc. to spine. Color frontis. Dust jacket illustration by Steffi Grant. This is the "Edition Deluxe" limited to 94 specially-bound copies, hand-numbered and signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. Occult fiction in Grant's Nightside Narratives series. A lovely bright copy. As New. Fine condition in Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 25410

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Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn and Buddhism. Reminiscences and Writings of Gerald Yorke.

YORKE, Gerald [ Aleister Crowley related ] Edited by Keith Richmond, with contributions by David Tibet, Timothy d'Arch Smith and Clive Harper.
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Book Description: The Teitan Press, York Beach, Maine USA, 2011. Edition Deluxe. Hardcover. Octavo (9 x 6 inches, approx 23.5 x 15.2cm). 344pp. Quarter leather, with cloth boards, in cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece, and 16 pages of black and white illustrations. The "edition deluxe," limited to 93 numbered copies, bound in white quarter leather, signed by the contributors: Keith Richmond, Timothy d'Arch Smith, David Tibet, and Clive Harper (there is also cloth bound edition of 930 copies). A series of 20 essays by Gerald Yorke, who for four years was one of Aleister Crowley's closest followers, and remained a lifelong friend. Although in later life he embraced Buddhism, Yorke was one of the handful of people who laboured to preserve the legacy of "The Beast" after his death in 1947, and through his work as a publisher's advisor he was also instrumental in the publication of many of the most important works of his times on the occult, yoga and Buddhism. Yorke's profound practical as well as theoretical knowledge of these subjects is reflected in these essays, some of which are published here for the first time. They are accompanied by a biographical Introduction by Keith Richmond, a Reminiscence by Timothy d'Arch Smith, and a revised version of Yorke's Crowley Bibliography by Clive Harper. The book concludes with a lengthy Interview with Gerald Yorke by David Tibet, undertaken shortly before Yorke's death in 1983. NEW book. Fine in fine clothbound slipcase. Insured shipping at cost. Bookseller Inventory # 39946

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Red Flame a Thelemic Research Journal. Issue No. 1: The Poetry of Grady Louis McMurtry.

McMURTRY, Grady Louis [ Aleister Crowley: related works] J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius (Editors).
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Book Description: Privately Printed (J. Edward and Marlene Cornelius), Berkeley, CA, 1994. Second Printing. Softcover. Quarto approx. 220pp (variously paginated) The corrected second printing of the first edition, published the same year (1994). Both first and second printings were limited to 56 copies each. This copy signed on the half title page by Jerry Cornelius and dated in the year of publication. This book 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 second printing includes a new Foreword by Frater Achad Osher 583, and is in the distinctive large format of the first "Red Flame" series (the new edition that was published in 2004 is in a small "trade paperback" format. Edges a little dusty, otherwise near Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 43367

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Starfire: a Journal of the New Aeon. Volume II, Number 3.

STALEY, Michael, Editor (Aleister Crowley and Kenneth Grant : related material).
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Book Description: Starfire Publishing Ltd., London, 2008. Deluxe edition. Hardcover. 4to. 190pp. + ii plates. Blue cloth with gilt serpent design and lettering to upper board, gilt lettering to spine, sewn. Limited to 131 hand numbered copies signed by Michael Staley on the limitation page. Extensively illustrated in colour and b&w. The first issue of Starfire appeared in 1986, and it has been an occasional Journal of the New Aeon ever since. Dedicated to Thelema, it brims over with articles and artwork of relevance to the Thelemic current. All previous issues are now out of print and difficult to obtain. This is the first new issue of Starfire for many years, and includes a collection of articles, short stories and artwork which include: • The Magic of Folly by Richard Ward – some considerations of ‘The Fool’ card in the Tarot; • Sinister Shades in Yellow by Alistair Coombs – an essay on the work of novelist Sax Rohmer; • The Stone of Stars by Oliver St. John – a fascinating short story woven around a talismanic stone and the forces it calls down; • Tzaddi is not the Star by Elmet Caradoc – some considerations on the Thoth deck; • The Aphotic Oracle by Daniel Lett – on the rôle of the imagination in magic; • Nightmare Sorcery by Richard Gavin – utilising the powers of dream; • Maranatha: a Blessing or a Curse by Stephen Dziklewicz – an insightful analysis of this word; • The Altar by Peter Smith – another fascinating short story, this time focusing on the history of a lost grimoire; • A Very Personal Tantrum by Joe Claxton – an account of consequences from some specific ritual work The issue also includes as a supplement several presentations from the April 2004 Thelema Beyond Crowley Conference held in London to mark the Centenary of the transmission of The Book of the Law. The supplement includes the following: • Looking Forward! by Kenneth Grant • The Letter Killeth by Michael Staley • A Hundred Years Hence by Martin Starr • Calling Mr. Crowley by Andrew Collins • The Evolution of Maat Magick by Margaret Ingalls. Illustrations by Austin O. Spare, Peter Smith, Kyle Fite and Allen Holub. A NEW copy in Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 43456

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