A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema.
York Beach, Maine, USA: The Teitan Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Large Octavo. (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, approx 23.5 x 16cm), xxiv + 348pp. Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt magic square on front cover. Limited to 418 numbered copies, this being copy # 41 - one of a small number of original "launch" copies with a bookplate SIGNED by both Campbell and Kaczynski and affixed to the front blank. From the publisher: 'A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema' is an important tool for those engaged in the study of the group of inspired texts received by Aleister Crowley between the years 1904 and 1911. It comprises a survey of every word in these texts, along with a brief quotation to give the context in which each word is used, and the location in which it appears. On the most basic level the book serves as a convenient reference guide or index to the contents of 'The Holy Books.' More importantly, it provides a level of access to the basic elements of the structure and composition of the texts that no conventional reading would afford. Key words and their frequencies of use become apparent, broader usage patterns are revealed, and the identification of particular phraseologies and idioms is simplified. The new paths of exploration that it opens for those with knowledge of the Kabbalah and Gematria are too numerous to list. The 'Concordance' includes an Introduction by the compiler, Colin D. Campbell, a student and teacher of the Thelemic, Kabbalistic, and Enochian magickal systems, and a Foreword by Crowley biographer and scholar, Dr. Richard Kaczynski. Appears as new - thus a tight unmarked near Fine copy in mylar covered near Fine dust jacket. Item #70938