The Holy Books of Thelema. With a., 777 Hymenaeus Alpha, Grady Louis McMurtry.

The Holy Books of Thelema.

York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1983. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Large octavo. (9.25 x 6.375 inches) xlviii + 270pp. Original black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and Greek lettering to upper board. Appendices. The first published collection of all of the fourteen Holy Books of Thelema, along with a comprehensive Preface by Hymenaeus Alpha, facsimile of original holograph of "The Book of the Law," (Liber XXXI) Bibliography etc. From the collection of Clive Harper with his discrete book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Harper is well-known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. The label can easily be removed without affecting the page, although it would be a shame not to preserve this record of the book's provenance. Light creasing to fore-edge of a dozen pages, otherwise a tight, bright and unread near Fine, in VG+ dust jacket. (Dust jacket a bit yellowed at extreme upper edges and inner flaps, light overall rubbing, Book-seller's sticker on rear panel, not clipped. Now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). One of the nicer copies we have seen in recent years. Item #64833
ISBN: 0877285799

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