Item #53215 The Tao Teh King. Liber CLVII A New Translation; (The Equinox ..... Volume III, No. VIII). Aleister Ko Yuen CROWLEY, introduction etc. to.

The Tao Teh King. Liber CLVII A New Translation; (The Equinox ..... Volume III, No. VIII)

Kings Beach, CA: Thelema Publications / O.T.O., 1976. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Approx. 100pp. Natural raw silk covered boards, with blind-stamped vertical suede-leather title label on upper board. Patterned endpapers, hand made paper, original mylar protective cover has title imprinted in gilt down spine. The specially-bound deluxe edition of this printing, limited to 100 copies. These sometimes had a handwritten limitation statement and number by Helen Parsons Smith, but most copies, like this one, were issued without it. There was also a regular edition in a different binding. Typescripts of Crowley's version of this Chinese classic circulated amongst his students, but the work remained unpublished until 1976. Then, Helen Parsons Smith (1910 - 2003), ex-wife of Jack Parsons and W. T. Smith, and long time member of Agape Lodge of the OTO, produced this edition under her Thelema publications imprint (Stephen Skinner's Askin Publishers in England produced a separate edition almost simultaneously). Errata slip loosely inserted. Cloth lightly flecked and a little darkened, Page edges very slightly darkened, merest hint of pale foxing to the first few leaves. Otherwise a tight, clean, near-Fine copy in the original transparent mylar "dust jacket" with gilt titling down spine. Item #53215

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