The Tao Teh King. Liber CLVII. Aleister CROWLEY, Stephen Skinner - SIGNED.

The Tao Teh King. Liber CLVII.

London: Askin Press & Samuel Weiser, 1976. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Octavo. (vi) + 116 pp. Color illustrated paper covers. This copy SIGNED by Stephen Skinner on the title page. Askin Publishers of London & Samuel Weiser Publishing of NYC jointly published this scarce edition of Crowley's rendering of the greatest of the Taoist classics, with a new Introduction by Stephen Skinner. The book is 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. Very light rubbing to covers and edges, light bump to lower corner, pages lightly toned. Still a tight, bright and unmarked VG+ signed copy. Item #65012
ISBN: 0877282811

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