Magick Without Tears. Aleister CROWLEY, Israel Regardie.

Magick Without Tears.

St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1973. First Edition thus, Second printing. Hardcover. Large Octavo. xxxvi+ 522 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, 4 full-page illustrations. Crowley had originally intended to entitle this book "Aleister Explains Everything" - it is in essence his personal commentary on his own magical work and training - in the form of 80 letters addressed to students. It is without doubt one of his most straightforward and lucid expositions of Magick. It was first published by Crowley's follower, Karl Germer, in an edition that almost certainly did not exceed 100 copies. This is the second printing of the new edition published by Llewellyn which includes Germer's original foreword, and a new Introduction by Israel Regardie, who also edited the text, removing some material he felt to be redundant. It was first published in June 1973, and sold so well that this second printing was released in November of the same year. A couple of modest vertical creases to spine, hint of shelfwear, edges of text block a little darkened, previous owner's name on front pastedown. Else a lovely, tight, clean VG+ copy in near fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket has just a hint of rubbing at edges, not clipped. Now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). Item #69597
ISBN: 0875421156

Price: $230.00

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