Magick In Theory and Practice [ Also known as Book 4. Part III ]; Subscriber's Edition. Aleister CROWLEY.
Magick In Theory and Practice [ Also known as Book 4. Part III ]; Subscriber's Edition

Magick In Theory and Practice [ Also known as Book 4. Part III ]; Subscriber's Edition

Paris: Lecram Press, 1929 [1930]. Subscriber's Edition. Hardcover Quarto (10 x 8 inches), xxxiv + 436 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt title etc to spine, top edge tinted red. There were several variant issues of the first hardbound edition of Crowley's magnum opus, "Magick in Theory and Practice." This slightly less common issue has the boards bound in maroon cloth (rather than buckram) and with the top edge tinted red (rather than un-tinted, or gilt). Crowley originally had "Magick" issued in four parts in Paris, each in paper wrappers, and with an additional color plate, but was apparently dissatisfied with the result, and had the plate removed, a new title page prepared, and had most copies disbound and sent to Britain, where they were rebound in a durable cloth or buckram, to make this, the "Subscriber's Edition." Although the title-page has the date of 1929, the "Subscriber's Edition" did not actually appear until 1930. 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. A hint of bruising to the corners & spine ends, a few barely noticeable spots to upper board and spine, remarkably bright and fresh inside. Overall, a lovely, tight & clean VG+ copy (lacks dust jacket). Item #66671

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