The Magical Revival.
London: Skoob Books Publishing, 1991. First corrected Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. viii+ 244pp. Black cloth with silver title, etc. to spine, silver star to upper board, illustrations, glossary, bibliography and index. First published in 1972, "The Magical Revival" was the first book in what became Grant's first "Typhonian Trilogy," in which he posited links between various ancient traditions and the occult practices of Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, Dion Fortune etc. Oddly one of the rarest of the Skoob / Grant editions. The text itself is a exact reprint of the 1972 First Edition, although it has a previously unpublished Foreword by Kenneth Grant, and a number of errors present in the first edition have been identified in this edition, and listed both in sittu and on an errata page. There is a large sticker on the back panel of the dustjacket detailing Kenneth Grant's expulsion from the O.T.O. by Karl Germer, and outlining the opinion of the O.T.O. that the Nu-Isis Lodge and "the magical system described in the present work" bears "little or no resemblance to the O.T.O. as designed by Frater Superior Baphomet XI (Aleister Crowley) and his predecessors ..." The O.T.O. objected to some of Grant's statements and use of the name of the Order, and persuaded the publishers to place this notice on copies of his books, under threat of legal action. Typically the labels were placed on the shrinkwrap in which the book was originally encased, rather than on the dustjacket itself, so the label was usually lost or discarded when the shrinkwrap was removed, and thus copies with it - as this - are uncommon. A tight, unmarked, near-Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket (Dust jacket has O.T.O. label on back panel as noted, otherwise a little light shelf rubbing to panels and a hint of chafing & creasing to edges. Now protected by a removable mylar sleeve.). Item #69377