The Ninth Arch. Kenneth GRANT, Aleister Crowley related.

The Ninth Arch.

London: Starfire Publishing, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xxxviii + 604pp. The 'standard' or 'trade' issue of the first edition limited to 903 copies bound in black Wibalin cloth. Colour frontispiece of an artwork in pastel by Austin Osman Spare. 26 black and white plates of work by Kenneth & Steffi Grant, Pete Smith, Hiruyuli Fukuda, Alfred Floki, Brian Ward, Ellerina Mortier, Mark Bell, Morn Morgan, Sidney Sime and Judith Page. A coloured plate bound in at the rear reproduces the front panel designs of the dustwrappers of the nine books which make up Grant's three trilogies. Index, glossary and appendices. "The Ninth Arch" contains the text and commentary on the "Book of the Spider," a 'received' text revealed to members of the Nu Isis Lodge of Grant's Typhonian O.T.O. The work completes Grant's trilogy of trilogies (The Magical Revival, Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God, & Cults of the Shadow) + (Nightside of Eden, Outside the Circles of Time, Hecate's Fountain) + (Outer Gateways, Beyond the Mauve Zone, Ninth Arch). Dustwrapper design by Steffi Grant. A couple of tiny bumps to top edge of front board, and light bruise to top corner of rear board. Otherwise it appear as new. Thus a near-Fine copy in Fine mylar-protected dust jacket. Item #68561
ISBN: 0954388704

Price: $185.00