The Book of the Law Liber AL vel Legis.
NP: Full Moon Press, 1986. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Quarto (11.75 x 8.25 inches) Not paginated, [46pp]. Yellow paper wrappers, secured down left hand margin with 4 staples. Front wrapper has "THE / BOOK / OF THE / LAW / "LIBER AL VEL LEGIS" / [above a large 'Mark of the Beast' seal]" crudely reproduced from a hand-lettered / drawn original. Text reproduced from a type-written mastercopy - typed entirely in caps (!). Printed on rectos only. Quite possibly the least attractive edition of "The Book of the Law" ever to be published. Edition limited to only 51 numbered copies, this being No. 11 - as noted "11 / 51" at top corner of front blank. The text appears to have been retyped from the corrected 1942 US edition. The title page is on the recto of the first leaf and reads: "AL / LIBER LEGIS / THE BOOK Of THE LAW / LIBER CCXX / DELIVERED BY / 93 AIWASS 418 / UNTO / ANKH-F-N-KHONSU / (ALIESTER CROWLEY) / WHO ART / THE MASTER THERION / 666 / 1986 FULL MOON PRESS: The limitation number is handwritten with an oblique over the number 51" [Note the misspelling of Aleister above]. The "Tunis Comment" is not identified as such, but is headed "Introduction," and is on the recto of the second leaf, the text of "The Book of the Law" (Liber CCXX), starts on the recto of the third leaf. 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. A few light bumps to corners, edges lightly rubbed, pages a bit toned but clean and unmarked - overall a clean VG+ copy of an unusual, if unattractive edition. Item #70865