Liber AL Vel Legis: The Book of the Law. An Examination of Liber XXXI & Liber CCXX.
Berkeley, CA: Conjoined Creation, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 270pp. Bound in dark blue linen with gold foil lettering on spine. Full color dust jacket. This hardcover edition limited to 80 copies, SIGNED and hand-numbered by Marlene Cornelius. A new and expanded edition of this detailed (and sometimes controversial and sometimes humorous) study of "The Book of the Law" that was originally published as issue 8 of the Thelemic research journal "Red Flame." From the publishers: "The original manuscript of Liber AL vel Legis is subjected to a minute analysis - every word, punctuation, emendation and 'chance shape of the letters' is examined in detail, resulting in the most accurate transliteration of the holograph possible. The creation of the various typescript versions of Liber AL, known as Liber CCXX, is also thoroughly examined, tracking the numerous changes in each of the published versions." Also included is R. Leo Gillis' contribution to the recent so-called Fill/Kill debate, the essay "Deem not of Change: Fill vs Kill in Liber CCXX." 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. Merest hint of shelf-wear, otherwise as-New. A Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. Item #70921