The Book of the Law [ The Path of Supreme Equilibrium ]. Aleister CROWLEY, Edited and, additional, Marco Lichtenberg, Edited.

The Book of the Law [ The Path of Supreme Equilibrium ].

Antwerp: Mahakala Free Press, ND (ca. 1960 - 1980). First Edition Thus. Softcover. Quarto. (12 x 8.5 inches). Approx 50pp - unpaginated - text on rectos only. White tape bound paper covers, upper cover lettered and illustrated in black. Text duplicated from a typescript. An unusual privately printed work which includes a transcription of Crowley's "The Book of the Law", along with: "Precepts of Yamantaka by Yogananda; an Introduction to "The Book of the Law" (presumably by Lichtenberg), and "The Path of Supreme Equilibrium" by Lichtenberg. A truly unusual publication. It is undated, but given the production style etc. it would appear to be from the 1960s or 1970s (a previous owner has written his acquisition date of 17-11-'87 on the first blank, so it is certainly from before then. More 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. Well worn and used. Covers worn and disoloured with some damp marking to upper edges and spine, tape spine worn with some tearing and loss at upper edge, owner's ink stamp and penned name etc on first blank, pages a bit toned with tide mark at upper edges (not affecting text), no marks to text. Overall a complete but shabby Good only copy of this most unusual work. Item #68301

Price: $100.00