The Book of Thoth. A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians. Being the Equinox Volume III No. V.
Newburyport MA: Red Wheel / Weiser, 2017. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Quarto. xii + 288pp. Egyptian patterned endpapers. Bound in fine navy cloth with gilt lettering and stamping on the spine, smyth sewn, with a rounded spine, and cloth headbands. The 2017 Red Wheel / Weiser Books edition of "The Book of Thoth" released to mark the 60th anniversary of the Weiser publishing imprint. For the most part it is a faithful reproduction of the 1969 Samuel Weiser Inc edition, but with the illustrations of the Thoth Tarot cards were rephotographed from the original artworks, and (in the case of the eight colour-printed designs) colour-corrected. Printed colour endpapers reproduce the Egyptian motif that appeared on the boards of the 1944-published O.T.O. first edition. While matching the original design, the dust jacket also features updated art and the text has been digitally restored and printed on a heavy, coated paper-stock. Appears "as New" thus a bright, clean Fine copy in near-Fine dust jacket (the dust jacket has a hit of shelf-wear, now in protective mylar cover). Item #70966