The Eye in the Triangle. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. Dr. Israel - With typed letter REGARDIE, signed, Patricia Monocris, Aleister Crowley related works.
The Eye in the Triangle. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley.
The Eye in the Triangle. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley.

The Eye in the Triangle. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley.

Phoenix AZ: Falcon Press, 1982. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Octavo. xxxii + 523pp + i adverts. b&w illustrations and photos of Crowley. ASSOCIATION COPY. This copy includes 7 x 4.5 inch typed letter SIGNED from Regaride to "Pat" (Patricia Ann Behman) who under the pseudonym Patricia Monocris provided the epilogue to this edition. The note is dated 1 June 1982, and is on notepaper headed: "From the desk of - / Dr. F. I. Regardie." It mentions some tapes that he was sending (not present) as well as this copy of the book which he sent her, and compliments her on her command of English as displayed in the Epilogue. It is signed simply "Francis" which was Regardie's actual first name, and the name by which his close friends knew him. "Pat" was Patricia Ann Behman (1946-2017), a long term friend of Regardie's who as Soror Monocris de Astris played a crucial role in the revival of the Golden Dawn in the USA, and who wrote under the pseudonym Cris Monnastre (in addition to Patricia Monocris). The book is a biographical study of Crowley by his one-time secretary and student Israel Regardie. It was first published in 1970,. Although a stated "third printing" it is actually a "first edition thus" as it is the first to include both the Introduction by Robert Anton Wilson and the Epilogue by Patricia Monocris. This copy most recently 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. Covers a little rubbed with a few light marks from handling, pages lightly toned. Still a tight, clean VG copy with an interesting provenance. Item #66608
ISBN: 0941404080

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