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CROWLEY, Aleister.

Rare books by Aleister Crowley, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Moonchild, The Star in the West, and Songs of the Spirit.

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  1. Ahab and Other Poems.

    Ahab and Other Poems.

    First edition, first impression. One of 150 copies on paper. There were a further 12 copies on vellum, most of which were never bound. Rare. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1903

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 42705

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  2. The Sword of Song. Called by Christians The Book of The Beast.

    The Sword of Song. Called by Christians The Book of The Beast.

    First edition, first printing, one of just three copies printed on vellum for Crowley's own use. A major presentation copy inscribed by Crowley on the initial blank, in a mixture of letters and symbols: "An XIX [the Sun in 8 degrees 15 minutes Libra, the Moon in 0 degrees Cancer, i.e. in Thelemic dating, 2 October 1923] City of Tunis. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law [symbol] I, the Beast 666 [symbols] A?A? give this third vellum copy of The Sword of Song (the other two being in my possession & that of John Quinn) to Edmund Saayman on his 26th birthday and his day of reception as a probationer of A?A? with the Motto of [Hebrew letters] "There the scribe knew the narcissus in his heart" with all good Will for his Attainment of the Summum Bonum True Wisdom & Perfect Happiness. Learn More
    £37,500

    Date of Publication: 1904

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 107816

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  3. The Diary of a Drug Fiend.

    The Diary of a Drug Fiend.

    First edition, first impression of Crowley's first published book. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115009

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  4. An Open Letter to Lord Beaverbrook.

    An Open Letter to Lord Beaverbrook.

    First edition of Crowley's pseudonymous self-defence against the lurid accusations made against him in a series of Sunday Express articles, arising from his activities in the abbey of Thelema, at Cefalù, Sicily. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 51263

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  5. Moonchild.

    Moonchild.

    A Prologue
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 36099

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  6. The Fun of The Fair.
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    The Fun of The Fair.

    (Nijni Novgorod, 1913 e.v.)
    First and limited edition, number 23 of 200 copies signed flamboyantly by the author below his frontispiece portrait. The Fun of the Fair is Crowley's long but colourful poem describing the famous Nizhni Novgorod Fair, held from the mid-sixteenth century up until 1929, a vital centre for trade that attracted merchants from India, Iran and Central Asia. Learn More
    £1,875

    Date of Publication: 1942

    Published: Barstow, CA & London

    Stock Code: 113633

    Signed: Yes

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  7. The Great Beast.

    The Great Beast.

    The Life and Magick of Alesteir Crowley.
    First edition thus. Symonds met Crowley in 1946, the year before the author's death, and impressed him sufficiently to be appointed his literary executor; this work combines two of Symonds's earlier biographical studies, The Great Beast (1952) and The Magic of Aleister Crowley (1958), with a "mass of material" that had come to light in the intervening twenty years (jacket back flap). Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108478

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  8. The Magical Record of the Beast 666.

    The Magical Record of the Beast 666.

    The Diaries of Aleister Crowley 1914-1920. Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 105036

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  9. Liber Lucis.

    Liber Lucis.

    A new exposition of The Law of Thelema prepared according to the instructions of Master Therion, 666, and by his son here proclaimed Master Amado 777.
    First and only edition of this xeroxed typescript periodical, "subsequent issues of these occasional papers will be of strictly limited edition" (publisher's note in Issue I). A very scarce complete set: Copac records only one location in British and Irish institutional libraries (a complete set at the Warburg Institute), OCLC adds two complete sets, at Harvard and, via the St Galler Bibliotheksnetz, at the Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Trogen, Switzerland. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: [c. 1972-73]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107963

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