A Typescript Comprising three of Crowley's Holy Books: "Liber VII: Liber Liberi Vel Lapidis Lazuli, Adumbratio Kabbalæ Aegyptiorum Sub Figura VII;" "Liber Trigrammaton sub Figura XXVII;" & "Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita Sub Figura DLXX." Aleister CROWLEY.
A Typescript Comprising three of Crowley's Holy Books: "Liber VII: Liber Liberi Vel Lapidis Lazuli, Adumbratio Kabbalæ Aegyptiorum Sub Figura VII;" "Liber Trigrammaton sub Figura XXVII;" & "Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita Sub Figura DLXX."
A Typescript Comprising three of Crowley's Holy Books: "Liber VII: Liber Liberi Vel Lapidis Lazuli, Adumbratio Kabbalæ Aegyptiorum Sub Figura VII;" "Liber Trigrammaton sub Figura XXVII;" & "Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita Sub Figura DLXX."

A Typescript Comprising three of Crowley's Holy Books: "Liber VII: Liber Liberi Vel Lapidis Lazuli, Adumbratio Kabbalæ Aegyptiorum Sub Figura VII;" "Liber Trigrammaton sub Figura XXVII;" & "Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita Sub Figura DLXX."

ND: ND [circa 1920s - 1930s ]. Typescript. Probably top-copy carbon. Typed on the rectos only of 63 leaves (including 3 blanks) of 8" x 10" British "Large Post Quarto" typing paper, in original period plain blue/green card wrappers, secured with string ties at inner margins. Approx. 20 manuscript corrections and insertions of Greek and Hebrew words and letters (some quite large and carefully executed) as well as a very clear rendering of the group of sigils that appear in verse 44 of Chapter IV of "Liber Trigrammaton," all neatly entered in ink in a contemporary hand. The texts of three key Thelemic "Holy Books." The typescript was one of a series that were prepared for distribution (probably sale) within the A.'. A.'. at a time when the texts themselves were out-of-print and otherwise unavailable. Although undated, it was almost certainly prepared in the late 1920s or early 1930s, as it is identical (down to typeface and paper type) to other examples that were in the collection of A. E. Richardson, of Surbiton, Surrey, who was a student of Aleister Crowley's from the late 1920s up until December 1936. This particular typescript is reputed to have belonged to Crowley's Australian disciple, Frank Bennett. It came from the collection of the Australian bookseller and Crowley collector Norman Robb (circa 1895-1961) who was a friend of Frank Bennett's and acquired many of his papers and books after his death. It is quite possible that it was owned by Bennett, as it was kept by Robb with a group of Bennett's papers, but it is possible that Robb acquired it elsewhere. There certainly seems no doubt that it was prepared during Crowley's life-time for circulation amongst members of the A.'. A.'. Importantly each of the Holy Books has a two paragraph postscript identifying the Grade within the A.'. A.'. with which it is associated, and commenting on its use. Curiously these postscripts appear to be absent from most modern reprints of the texts. These privately-produced typescripts rarely appear for sale, and were generally the only source of such material available to Crowley's followers in the absence of formally printed versions. A little shadowing from the carbon, some light wear to the card wrappers, still VG+ condition. Item #63297

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