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

Tao Teh King. Liber CLVII.

London: Askin Press & Samuel Weiser, 1976. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Octavo. (vi) + 116 pp. Printed paper covers. Crowley's rendering of the greatest of the Taoist classics, with a new Introduction by Stephen Skinner. Typescripts of Crowley's version of the "Tao Teh King" circulated amongst Crowley's students, but the work remained unpublished until 1976 when two editions appeared almost simultaneously: this edition which was jointly published by Askin Publishers of London & Samuel Weiser Publishing of NYC, and one by Helen Parsons Smith under her Thelema publications imprint (precedence of publication is not known). This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Stephen Skinner to Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper on half title page - and thus from the collection of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper, with his ex libris bookplate on front blank. Very light shelf rubbing else a tight, clean near Fine copy. Item #66350
ISBN: 0877282811

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