The Equinox of the Gods. Aleister CROWLEY, Note to the Facsimile, Hymenaeus Beta.
The Equinox of the Gods.
The Equinox of the Gods.

The Equinox of the Gods.

Scottsdale, AZ: New Falcon Publications, 1991. Limited Edition Facsimile. Hardcover. Octavo. (9 x 6.25 inches). [xii]. 137pp [67pp]. Half (faux?) leather with marbled paper boards & matching marbled endpapers, gilt titling to spine. Editorial note, b&w frontis, colour plates of the Stele of Revealing. The words "Collector's Limited Edition" are lettered down the spine between the title and the publisher's name, but no indication of the size of the print run is usually given. However, this copy has "36 / 100" handwritten within a circular inkstamped limitation seal on the half-title page. It is additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Hymenaeus Beta on the same page "For Fra.'. A, with fraternity / in the Bonds of the Order / 93 93/93 / [Eleven-fold cross] [signed] Hymenaeus Beta." The text is a corrected "facsimile edition" of Crowley's first major published study of the origins of "The Book of the Law," with a facsimile of the manuscript reproduced at the rear (unlike the original edition this is bound in, rather than in a separate folder). This edition includes the short but interesting Foreword by Hymenaeus Beta that also appeared in the 93 Publishing version published the same year. 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. The label can easily be removed without affecting the page, although it would be a shame not to preserve this record of the book's provenance. Merest hint of shelf-wear and very slight darkening to page edges - but still a tight, clean Fine copy (no dust jacket issued, but a custom cut protective mylar cover has been added). A scarce association copy in lovely condition. Item #69169
ISBN: 1561840289

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