The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King; Translated into English Tongue by a Dead Hand and Adorned with Divers Other Matters Germane Delightful to the Wise. Aleister CROWLEY, Commentary Introduction.
The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King; Translated into English Tongue by a Dead Hand and Adorned with Divers Other Matters Germane Delightful to the Wise

The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King; Translated into English Tongue by a Dead Hand and Adorned with Divers Other Matters Germane Delightful to the Wise

London: The Equinox Ltd., 1976. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, x + 66pp. Black cloth with red title, etc. to spine and front board. B&W diagrams, ribbon page markers. The famous grimoire of talismanic magic, the Lemegeton of Solomon. Crowley first published his edition of the book at Boleskine in 1904, in an edition of only 200 copies using translations which had been prepared by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, his former mentor in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. This edition (a facsimile with minor corrections) was published by "The Equinox (Booksellers and Publishers) Ltd." - the sadly short-lived venture by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin which briefly brought a frisson of excitement to the gentlefolk of Kensington, London, in the mid-1970s. From the collection of Clive Harper with his discreet 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. A lovely, bright Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket is just lightly rubbed and creased at spine ends. Now covered in protective mylar sleeve.) Large book, additional shipping may apply. Item #66118

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