Item #69199 The Equinox. Vol. I No. IX [ Volume One, Number Nine ]; The Official Organ of the A.:.A.:.; The Review of Scientific Illuminism. Aleister CROWLEY.
The Equinox. Vol. I No. IX [ Volume One, Number Nine ]; The Official Organ of the A.:.A.:.; The Review of Scientific Illuminism
The Equinox. Vol. I No. IX [ Volume One, Number Nine ]; The Official Organ of the A.:.A.:.; The Review of Scientific Illuminism

The Equinox. Vol. I No. IX [ Volume One, Number Nine ]; The Official Organ of the A.:.A.:.; The Review of Scientific Illuminism

London: Wieland & Co., March 1913. First Edition - 'Standard Issue'. Hardcover. Small quarto. (xxvi) + 314pp + (xviii adverts). Original printed papered boards, with fabric spine with paper title label. This copy has the front board design with the title and a series of horizontal lines printed in black across it that was typical of later numbers of "The Equinox", while the back board has a large advertisement for Part I of "Book Four" on a bright red background (curiously most copies seen have the same advertisement, but on a yellow background." Crowley was the editor and principal author of most of the volumes of "The Equinox," which contained a variety of poetry, fiction, and reviews - generally with esoteric themes - alongside a number of articles of occult instruction. The contents of this volume include: The Temple of Solomon The King (Continued), Lines To a Young Lady Violinist On Her Playing In A Green Dress Designed by the Author, Energized Enthusiasm, The "Titanic", At Sea, Dumb!, The Vitriol-Thrower, The Fairy Fiddler, By Ethel Archer, An Evocation of Bartzabel The Spirit Of Mars, The Testament Of Magdalen Blair, Ercildoune, My Crapulous Contemporaries, No. VII, A Galahad In Gomorrah, How I Became A Famous Mountaineer, The Tango: A Sketch, By Mary D'este And Aleister Crowley. Later numbers of "The Equinox" (as this) are far less common than the earlier numbers, and it is generally thought that he reduced the print-run, possibly by as much as half, as the series progressed and his funds ran low. 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 thin fabric used for the spines of the First Trade Editions of "The Equinox" was notoriously fragile, and is often damaged or missing altogether. In this case it is unusually good, with just a few small chips at the head of the spine, and the original paper spine-label, which tended to flake off, is present and intact. The paper-covered boards are a bit rubbed and a little marked. Boards lightly rounded and chipped at the corners, and there is some light chipping to the edges, as almost always. The pages are uniformly toned, but not brittle, a very few light pencil notes throughout, a few creased corners. An unusually nice VG+ copy of a volume seldom seen in better condition. No dustjacket (none issued). Large & heavy book, additional shipping may apply. Item #69199

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