Issues 1 - 4 of "O.T.O. Newsletter," and issues 1 - 10 of "The Magical Link", bound together.
Berkeley, California: O.T.O., 1977 - 1981. First Editions & Reprints. Softcover. Quarto (11" x 8.5" Issues). Originally issued as stapled fanzine type quarto booklets, these copies have had the staples removed and been bound in neon orange card covers, secured by a black spiral binding. The first four issues (Issues 1 - 4) of "O.T.O. Newsletter,": No. 1 May 1977ev (10 pages); No. 2 Sept. 1977 ev (22 pages); No. 3 Dec. 1977ev (30 pages) & No. 4 March 1978 ev (50 pages) and twelve issues of "The Magical Link": Nos. 1, January 1981ev, through No. 12, Dec. 1981ev. The issues of "The Magical Link" are typically between 8 and 10 pages each. As well as news relating to the recently revivified O.T.O. the journals include essays, poetry, reproductions of Crowley material (including letters and various short pieces not published elsewhere), advertisements, and so-on. As the O.T.O. had only just come back to life when they began publishing the "O.T.O. Newsletter," the print run of the first numbers was probably tiny, and Nos. 1 & 2 were reprinted in 1978, and No. 3 in 1983 to meet demand. In this group two Nos. 1 and 2 are reprints, and number 3 and 4 are First Editions. As far as we know all the issues of "The Magical Link" are first editions. General photocopy / duplicated fanzine-type production quality. The final page (cover) of each issue of "The Magical Link" was typically blank and when the journal was mailed it was folded with an address label and stamp placed on it. A number of the copies of "The Magical Link" still have the original address labels, etc. on them. Obviously when they were bound - almost certainly in the early 1980s - a series of holes had to be punched down one side of each leaf, but these have been neatly done and without any loss of text. As noted some of the final pages of the issues of "The Magical Link" have addresses on them, as well as stamps or printed "postage paid" notices. One blank has a short handwritten note - not seemingly related to the contents - on it. Clearly read, the covers are a bit grubby and show signs of handling, the pages show general signs of use, including a few small holes in a couple of leaves, a few chips to page edges, some darkening, marks from handling, and, with "The Magical Link" some creases from having been folded for mailing, etc. Overall G+ condition, and quite uncommon. Item #71012