Liber Aleph VEL CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly; In the Form of an Epistle of 666 The Great Wild Beast to his son 777 being The Equinox Volume III No. vi. Aleister CROWLEY.

Liber Aleph VEL CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly; In the Form of an Epistle of 666 The Great Wild Beast to his son 777 being The Equinox Volume III No. vi

Chico, CA: L.A. Brock [ for Level Press ], ND (Circa early 1970's). Reprint. Softcover. Large quarto. xiv + 226pp. Printed on light green paper, b&w frontisportait. An early 1970s edition printed by L. A. Brock for the Level Press, although it does not have the Level Press imprint. The the complete text of Crowley's masterwork. This edition has an introductory note by one "C.A." on the inside front cover and 5 paragraphs of text by L. H. (probably Llee Heflin) on the inside rear cover. It mentions a work that is forthcoming in 1973, suggesting therefore an earlier publication date, however it is possible that it is a verbatim reprint of the 1972 edition, done a few years later. 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. Covers lightly rubbed and with a few creases, upper corner bumped, page edges a little darkened and thumbed, a few light creases to upper edge and upper corner of pages, a bit of glue residue at inner margins. Small, barely visible tape reinforcements at head and tail of spine, overlapping onto both covers. A distributor's label has been placed over the L.A. Brock imprint on the verso of the title-page. Still a tight, clean VG copy of an uncommon printing. Item #65096

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