Khing Kang King: The Classic of Purity. Liber XXI. Aleister CROWLEY, Ko Yuen.
Khing Kang King: The Classic of Purity. Liber XXI.
Khing Kang King: The Classic of Purity. Liber XXI.

Khing Kang King: The Classic of Purity. Liber XXI.

King's Beach, CA: Thelema Publications, 1974. Second Thelema Publications Edition. Hardcover. Small square octavo. 6 3/4" x 5 1/2" 22 pp (printed only on recto side of page). Royal blue cloth with gold stamped title ("Liber XXI") to spine and front cover. Printed in blue. With the ownership SIGNATURE of Martin P. Starr on the front free endpaper. Originally published by Crowley in 1939 in an edition of 100 copies (of which arguably less than a quarter were distributed) the book was first reprinted by Helen Parsons-Smith, ex-wife of Jack Parsons and long time member of Agape Lodge of the OTO, in 1973. In 1974 she brought out this new edition. Aside from a binding difference, the text has been reset, and this new edition has a reproduction of a drawing by Crowley not previously published. There were two main issues of this new edition, one (with silver titling on the front board) was limited to 100 numbered copies, and the other (with gold titling on the front board) was un-numbered. Precedence of issue is not known, although it seems safe to assume that the numbered issues preceded the unnumbered issue. This copy is the unumbered issue. From the collection of Martin Starr, a great friend of Helen Parsons Smith's, and well-known Aleister Crowley scholar and editor. A bright, near Fine copy. No dustjacket - none issued. Item #63230
ISBN: 0913576328

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