The Book of the Law. Liber AL vel Legis. With a Facsimile of the Manuscript as Received by Aleister and Rose Edith Crowley on April, 8, 9, 10, 1904 E.V. Centennial Edition. Aleister CROWLEY.

The Book of the Law. Liber AL vel Legis. With a Facsimile of the Manuscript as Received by Aleister and Rose Edith Crowley on April, 8, 9, 10, 1904 E.V. Centennial Edition.

York Beach, ME: Weiser / Red Wheel, 2004. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo (7.25 x 5.875 inches). 158 (+ii)pp. Matt papered boards with gilt & white titling on spine & and front board, and gilt decorations to front board. Black endpapers, red silk marker ribbon. Printed throughout in red and black. Color reproductions of the obverse and reverse of the Stele of Revealing. The First printing of the US Centennial Edition of "The Book of the Law" - appropriately enough (given the times) printed in China. The first printing is identifiable by two number rows on the verso of the title page: "10 09 08 07 06 06 04 [above] 7 5 4 3 2 1" The body of the work comprises the Introduction, and text of "The Book of the Law" (Liber CCXX), as taken from the 1938 UK edition, but with the inclusion of the corrections that were made to the 1942 US Edition. There follows the "Introductory Note" from "AL, Liber Legis, The Book of the Law" (the 1926 Tunis Edition), a facsimile of the manuscript of "The Book of the Law" (Liber XXXI) prepared from digital scans made by the O.T.O. in 1997, then two pages of quotations and "The Comment" from the Tunis Edition. The obverse and reverse of the Stele of Revealing are reproduced in color, along with Crowley's poetic paraphrases of the hieroglyphs (from "The Equinox" Vol. I, No. VII), and then the "Colophon" of the Tunis edition. Then a six page bibliography of references and an excellent Editorial Note signed V.V. (Hymenaeus Beta) which details the construction of the volume. An updated version of the two page notice starting "Life & Liberty" that was in the rear of the 1938 UK edition completes the book. Covers lightly rubbed. Otherwise a solid, unmarked near Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #65123
ISBN: 1578633087

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