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

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 - Deluxe Issue. 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. THE PUBLISHER'S OWN COPY - NUMBER 1 OF 100. The publisher, Helen Parsons Smith, had intended that each copy of the deluxe edition would have a hand-written limitation statement in it on the dedication page, however most copies escaped without it. This was her own copy and has a limitation statement in her hand-writing, reading "This is Copy 1 / of 100 / [SIGNED] H. Parsons Smith" (this is an abridgement of the statement that she wrote in copies that were for sale). 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 Typescripts of Crowley's version of this Chinese classic circulated amongst his students, but the work remained unpublished until 1976.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), widow of W. T. Smith and ex-wife of Jack Parsons, 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). This copy does not have the errata slip which was loosely inserted into the later copies that were distributed. From the library of Helen Parsons-Smith. A tight, clean, Fine copy in a lightly rubbed near-Fine example of the original transparent mylar "dust jacket" with gilt titling down spine. Item #63235

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