Liber Aleph Vel CXI: The Book of Wisdom or Folly; In the Form of an Epistle of 666 The Great Wild Beast to his Son 777. Being the Equinox Volume III Number VI.
York Beach ME: Red Wheel / Weiser Books, 2005. Seventh Printing. Softcover. Large octavo. xxxiv + 222pp, Glossy printed card covers. Color frontispiece, index. The seventh printing of the revised Second Edition, which included a new Prolegomenon by Hymenaeus Beta. The book was first published by Karl Germer, Crowley's chief disciple and successor as head of the O.T.O. In his 'Introduction' Germer declared the book to be ".. one of the masterworks of the late Aleister Crowley ... one of ... [his] greatest and deepest books, into which he put his very blood." He then quotes Crowley as writing that "Liber Aleph, the Book of Wisdom or Folly," was intended to express the heart of my doctrine in the most deep and delicate dimensions. It is the most tense and intense book I have ever composed." The faintest of shelfwear, slight rubbing to laminate on fore-edges of covers, otherwise appears unread, thus a clean unmarked copy in near Fine condition. Item #70976