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Weiser Antiquarian Catalog #93

Weiser Antiquarian Catalog 93

Weiser Antiquarian Catalog #93 is now available, featuring works by and about Aleister Crowley

Be sure to have a look at Weiser Antiquarian’s new catalog #93, featuring books by and about Aleister Crowley, at: http://weiserantiquarian.com/catalog

About this new catalog, Weiser writes:

Weiser Antiquarian Books is pleased to announce the release of the ninety-third of our on-line catalogues. Being number 93 it really had to be an Aleister Crowley catalogue, and a rather special one at that. For the most part the catalogue contains material from the collection of our longtime friend and customer, the late Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper (1942-2011), although it also includes works from several other collections, including those of Helen Parsons Smith, Wilfred Talbot Smith and others.

The books in the first section are all from the Bishop-Culpeper collection, and without doubt comprise the most comprehensive collection of biographical and autobiographical works pertaining to Crowley ever to be offered in one place. What makes them particularly special is that many of the books are signed, inscribed, or include letters from the author(s) or other related ephemera. Of particular importance is a proof copy of the 1969 Symonds and Grant edition of Crowley’s Confessions, that is inscribed by John Symond’s and with his manuscript corrections, and accompanied by a large and significant archive of related letters. The books in the second section are also all from the Bishop-Culpeper collection, and are mainly literary and other memoirs, all of which contain some reference to Aleister Crowley. The mainly first-person accounts in these works provided valuable source materials for many of the biographies in the first section, and some of them are quite rare, and took Nick many years to track down.

The third section of the catalogue is devoted to Crowley rarities, and comprises a mixed collection of books and ephemera. The most outstanding item would have to be a complete original typescript of Liber LXXI, …that is Crowley’s rendition of Mme. Blavatsky’s The Voice of the Silence and Commentary, with numerous manuscript corrections and insertions in Crowley’s handwriting. Other fascinating ephemeral items include a prospectus for The Equinox of the Gods with a few holograph annotations by Crowley, a receipt in Crowley’s handwriting for a copy of the rare Bagh-i-Muattar which he borrowed in the hope of republishing it, and a manuscript address list, in which Crowley has written the names and address of over 60 friends and acquaintances – including his own. Rare books in this section include a superb, signed and numbered copy of the white buckram edition of Konx om Pax; a scarce review issue of the black-bound issue of the same work; the hand-made paper edition, limited to 50 numbered copies, of The Winged Beetle; and a presentation copy of Crowley’s The High History of Good Sir Palamedes inscribed by C. Stansfeld Jones to Wilfred Talbot Smith. Also of great rarity are the Helen Parsons Smith reissue of the Karl Germer edition of The Vision and the Voice and a first edition, with original prospectus and errata sheet loosely inserted, of the Germer edtion of Magick Without Tears. The final selection contains some Crowley Curiosities, books that are in one way or another related to Aleister Crowley, although their relevance is not always obvious at first glance.

As often there are too many interesting items to detail in a short overview like this, but there are some genuinely important and unusual pieces throughout the catalogue, and we recommend that those interested scrutinise it carefully.

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New Edition: White Stains

Aleister Crowley’s “White Stains”

An entirely new edition, illustrated by Fredrik Söderberg. Printed in four colours, hardbound with dustjacket.

UPDATE! Now available for pre-order; find your regional dealer at www.edda.se

Release evening: Wednesday, September 7 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm, at:

Milliken Gallery
Luntmakargatan 78,
113 51 Stockholm
Sweden
 

“English poet-magician Aleister Crowley published White Stains in 1898, an era of intense creativity for the budding magus-to-be. The original edition of a mere 100 copies was printed in Amsterdam with the help of Leonard Smithers (publisher of Beardsley, Wilde, Burton et al). Part of the edition was later ‘appropriated’ and destroyed by English Customs officers, due to the erotic nature of the poems. In a Victorian Zeitgeist that found Oscar Wilde intensely shocking, Aleister Crowley of course took everything one step further. The virile sexual force stemming from Crowley’s pen is but one of his trademark traits here. In this early collection, we also find examples of his remarkable wit, a thorough understanding of psycho-sexual dynamics, bombastic expressions of lyrical love, as well as his beloved Swinburnean structures of classical poetry. White Stains really is Crowley at his youthful best.”

Edited and with an introduction by William Breeze. This edition contains six stunning watercolour paintings by Fredrik Söderberg, reproduced in full colour.

Edda Bok, 2011. Hardbound book with dustjacket, 128 pages, 11 x 18 cm. Limited edition of 418 numbered copies.

A limited art edition of the book will also be available for purchase at Milliken Gallery on the night of the release: 43 copies in slipcase, with a screenprint by Söderberg.

Release date: September 7, 2011.

Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event.

Moon-Wane and Other Poems : $10

Night of Pan Books

Night of Pan Books

Moon-Wane and Other Poems : $10

Night of Pan Books has published a new 20pp pamphlet, printed on heavy card stock with original art by August Lascola.

This collection of three poems was published by Crowley in 1922 e.v. One of the three poems was also published under a different title is Olla. These poems have not been published anywhere else.

Details from Michael Kolson, proprietor of Night of Pan Books:

Ordering details:

  • Orders within the US add $3.00 for shipping
  • Canada add $5.00 for shipping
  • Elsewhere add $7.00 for shipping
  • Washington State residents please add 9.5% sales tax.

If you would like to order multiple copies please let me know and I will calculate the shipping for you.

Payments can be made by Paypal to: mkolson@attglobal.net

Or check or money order, made payable to “Michael Kolson” and sent to:

Night of Pan Books
719 Highland
Seattle WA 98109

Dealer inquiries welcome.

AHA! by Aleister Crowley $12

AHA! by Aleister Crowley

AHA! is available for less than $20 at Weiser Antiquarian

Weiser Antiquarian has two copies of Aleister Crowley’s AHA! available at Weiser Antiquarian:

$12 : Falcon Press, 1983. Reprint Softcover. : http://bit.ly/991GEp

$15 : New Falcon Publications, 1987. Reprint Softcover. : http://bit.ly/djLUT0

Crowley described AHA! as “An exposition in poetic language of the ways of attainment and the results obtained.” This profoundly esoteric work particularly highlights the two central experiences of the Path, the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing of the Abyss. It also marks Crowley’s final acceptance of the mysteries and teachings of The Book of the Law .

This new edition features a previously unpublished and invaluable Commentary by Frater Achad, one of Crowley’s most important early students, which indicates a method by which the mystic depths of AHA! may be further explored. It includes an elaborate Commentary by Israel Regardie, a primary Crowley biographer and spokesman. An Afterword by Crowley scholar James Wasserman places the work within the context of Crowley’s overall life and teaching.

Crowley Collection Sale

Adam Chaney is parting with some very nice Crowley books. Contact him directly to purchase. He also has some books by other authors available. See his Facebook Note for the complete list. See below for the Crowley.

Crowley, Aleister – Magic in Theory and Practice (1929 subscriber’s first edition / single volume) Very good condition, HC, dustjacket in facsimile. $350

Crowley, Aleister – Liber Aleph (1961 First Edition) Fine condition, HC w/DJ. $400

Crowley, Aleister – Moonchild (1929 First Edition) Very Good / spine slightly cocked. HC w/o DJ. $200

Crowley, Aleister, et al. – Equinox V:2 (1979 First Edition) HC w/DJ. Fine condition. $200

Crowley, Aleister – The Equinox (1974 / 10 volumes – Weiser second printing) Very Good. HC w/o DJ. $850

Crowley, Aleister – 777 (1955 Neptune Press / limited edition 1,100 copies) 1/4 Vellum – 3/4 Buckram binding w/o DJ. Very good. $200

Crowley, Aleister – 777 (No date – OTO Private Publishing / second revision) Leather bound w/o DJ. Very Good. Some shelf wear. $350

Crowley, Aleister – Snowdrops From a Curate’s Garden (1986 Teitan Press) HC w/DJ. Fine Condition. $100