The Holy Books. Aleister CROWLEY, Israel Regardie.

The Holy Books.

Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation, Inc., 1969. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 116pp. White glazed cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover. Printed through-out in black and dull gold. Errata. First edition thus. With a short introduction by Israel Regardie. As has often been observed, this edition could more accurately have been entitled 'Three Holy Books', as it contains only "Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli Sub Figura VII," "Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente Vel LXV," & "Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita." Still, it was a ground breaking edition in terms of making these Holy Books available to a broader public - for many years it was the only relatively easy way to access the texts. The 1969 "First Edition Thus" - much scarcer than the 1972 reprint and has gold borders to the pages (in the manner of the original volume) which were omitted from the 1972 printing. Lower spine lightly bruised, page edges a bit darkened else a lovely bright near Fine copy. (Although no dustjacket was issued with this 1969 edition, a previous owner has added a tidy handmade dust jacket of pink paper with black lettered title label). Item #61808

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