Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in. Aleister CROWLEY, The Master Therion.
Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in.
Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in.
Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in.
Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in.
Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in.
Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in.

Magick In Theory and Practice (being part III of Book 4) An Undated Partial Typescript of the first Twenty Chapters with an original example of his "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" leaflet tipped in.

[ circa 1960s ]. Hardcover. Quarto. (11 7/8 x 8 5/8 inch). (ivff) + 82page (numbered and with text on rectos only) Contemporary mustard coloured cloth with "Book Four Part III" (all caps) lettered up spine in gilt. Brown endpapers. A typescript with some rules, corrections, and Hebrew letters added in pen. Bound in at the front is an original example of the doublesided leaflet "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" (1934) which is often found with copies of "Magick in Theory and Practice" (Book 4, Part III, published in 1930). The upper half of the recto of the leaflet is taken up by a photograph of Crowley in Middle Eastern dress, standing with arms spread in front of an ancient-looking building below which are nine lines of text beginning "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life." The verso has a further sixteen lines of text.
On the inside front cover of the typescript a typed label has been affixed, which reads: "Book Four Part 3, being Magick in Theory & Practice. This is the only known copy of the first draft. The MS has been lost. This copy differs from the published edition, 80pp. with a photo of A.C." As far as we know this is not strictly accurate, as examples of various typed manuscript / manuscript fragments of "Magick in Theory & Practice" are now known to survive. A close comparison of sections of this manuscript with the text as published in the 1929 / 1930 Lecram Press first edition suggests that that the text of the typescript is identical with that of the first XIX Chapters except that the typescript is missing substantial portions (perhaps 40% of the total text) and has no footnotes. As far as we can see the typescript has no additional material. It is theoretically possible that the typescript represents some early unfinished and now-lost manuscript of the work, but it does seem unlikely, especially as the wording is, as far as we can see, identical. Conversely one would have to ask if this were not the case, why someone would go to the effort of carefully copying out, and abridging, the first half of "Magick in Theory & Practice" from a published volume. An enigma thus.
From the collection of Clive Harper with his discrete book-label neatly tipped into the book-box. 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 "Your Interest In Magick" leaflet is itself quite scarce, the typescript presumably unique. There is a crease across the centre of the leaflet, which is otherwise in VG+ condition. There is a hint of shelf-wear to the binding of the typescript. The lower corner of the typed label on the front paste-down has been torn off, causing an abrasion to the surface of the paper. Overall the volume is in VG+ condition. A curious and unusual piece of Crowleyana.



Hardcover. Quarto. (11 7/8 x 8 5/8 inch). (ivff) + 82page (numbered and with text on rectos only) Contemporary mustard coloured cloth with "Book Four Part III" (all caps) lettered up spine in gilt. Brown endpapers. A typescript with some rules, corrections, and Hebrew letters added in pen. Bound in at the front is an original example of the doublesided leaflet "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life" (1934) which is often found with copies of "Magick in Theory and Practice" (Book 4, Part III, published in 1930). The upper half of the recto of the leaflet is taken up by a photograph of Crowley in Middle Eastern dress, standing with arms spread in front of an ancient-looking building below which are nine lines of text beginning "Your Interest In Magick should be the Dawn of a New Life." The verso has a further sixteen lines of text.
On the inside front cover of the typescript a typed label has been affixed, which reads: "Book Four Part 3, being Magick in Theory & Practice. This is the only known copy of the first draft. The MS has been lost. This copy differs from the published edition, 80pp. with a photo of A.C." As far as we know this is not strictly accurate, as examples of various typed manuscript / manuscript fragments of "Magick in Theory & Practice" are now known to survive. A close comparison of sections of this manuscript with the text as published in the 1929 / 1930 Lecram Press first edition suggests that that the text of the typescript is identical with that of the first XIX Chapters except that the typescript is missing substantial portions (perhaps 40% of the total text) and has no footnotes. As far as we can see the typescript has no additional material. It is theoretically possible that the typescript represents some early unfinished and now-lost manuscript of the work, but it does seem unlikely, especially as the wording is, as far as we can see, identical. Conversely one would have to ask if this were not the case, why someone would go to the effort of carefully copying out, and abridging, the first half of "Magick in Theory & Practice" from a published volume. An enigma thus. The "Your Interest In Magick" leaflet is itself quite scarce. There is a crease across the centre of the leaflet, which is otherwise in VG+ condition. There is a hint of shelf-wear to the binding of the typescript. The lower corner of the typed label on the front paste-down has been torn off, causing an abrasion to the surface of the paper. Overall the volume is in VG+ condition. Curious, and obviously unique. Item #69189

Price: $450.00