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

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

New York, NY: Ram Importer Inc., 1970. Facsimile edition. Hardcover. Small folio. 66pp. Original fine black cloth with gilt title, etc. to covers. The uncommon "Ram Importers" edition of "The Book of the Goetia." This was the first modern near-facsimile edition, preceding The Equinox Booksellers edition by 6 years and the Magickal Childe edition by nearly 20. Crowley originally published his edition of the Lemegeton of Solomon at Boleskine in 1904, under the title "The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King" 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. 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. Corners and spine ends very lightly bruised, Skoob Bookshop ink stamp on front pastedown, a few easily erased pencil notations to front blank, else a lovely VG+ copy. (No dust jacket issued with this edition). Item #66682

Sold