York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1998. First Edition Thus. Hardcovers. Ten volumes in Two (complete). Large thick Octavos. Each volume containing over 2000 pages. Original white cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, gilt rules on spine and cover, color frontis, color plates, b&w illustrations. This two volume edition contains the text, illustrations, etc. of the ten volumes which make up the first series of "The Equinox", which were originally published biannually between 1909 & 1913. 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. Includes 34 pages of notes and corrections transcribed from Aleister Crowley's own copies of the volumes, a new seven page Introduction, and 14 pages of "Notes on Contributors" compiled by Frater Veritas Vincit [Hymenaeus Beta], none of which were published in earlier editions.
A lovely bright Fine set. Appears "as new" in a near-fine example of the original cardboard slipcase (the slipcase has just a hint of edgewear and one tiny tear) and still in the original publisher's thick printed cardboard mailing box. (no dustjackets - none issued). All considered the set is in quite remarkable condition, the books are easily damaged because of their size and the flimsy slipcase almost always suffers some damage. Very large heavy set - shipping at cost and will be quoted to buyer before shipping. Item #69791