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b. 1875 - d. 1947

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        • Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Cards
          Apr. 11, 2024

          Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot Cards

          Est: $100 - $150

          Ordo Templi Orientis. Aleister Crowley.

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        • Durand (Andre).- Crowley (Aleister) Hymn to Pan, 10 silkscreen prints by Andre Durand, signed and numbered by the artist, Aeon Art, 1980.
          Oct. 05, 2023

          Durand (Andre).- Crowley (Aleister) Hymn to Pan, 10 silkscreen prints by Andre Durand, signed and numbered by the artist, Aeon Art, 1980.

          Est: £150 - £200

          Durand (Andre).- Crowley (Aleister) Hymn to Pan, one of 85 copies, 10 silkscreen prints by Andre Durand, signed and numbered by the artist, loose as issued, within presentation drop-back box, cloth, with clasps, a little scuffed at edges, folio, Aeon Art, 1980.

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        • CROWLEY ALEISTER: (1875-1947)
          Jul. 12, 2023

          CROWLEY ALEISTER: (1875-1947)

          Est: €1,500 - €2,000

          CROWLEY ALEISTER: (1875-1947) English occultist, philosopher, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist and mountaineer. T.L.S., A. Crowley, one page, oblong 8vo, Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum, Cefalu, Sicily, 2nd November 1920, to G. Bell & Sons. Ltd. Crowley commences his letter stating 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law', continuing to thank his correspondents for their letter and remarking 'You will by now have received the balance of the account due to you. I have transferred my interests in the stock to the Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum and authorize you to deliver same to their order'. Crowley concludes his letter writing 'Love is the law, love under will'. Rare. Some light creasing and minor age wear to the edges, about VG George Bell & Sons were a London book publishing house established in 1839. Crowley's letter was written from the Abbey of Thelema, a small house used as a temple and spiritual centre (as well as a type of magical school) in Sicily, which he had opened in 1920. The commune, which has been described as a type of 'anti-monastery', was designated by Crowley as 'Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum', a College towards the Holy Spirit.

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        • Occultism.- Crowley (Aleister) and others. The Equinox, The Official Organ of the A.A., vol.1 no.1 - vol.1 no.8 only, 1909-12.
          Jan. 26, 2023

          Occultism.- Crowley (Aleister) and others. The Equinox, The Official Organ of the A.A., vol.1 no.1 - vol.1 no.8 only, 1909-12.

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Occultism.- Crowley (Aleister) and others. The Equinox, The Official Organ of the A.A., vol.1 no.1 - vol.1 no.8 only, plates and illustrations, vol.1 inner corner bumped and creased, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, rubbed and soiled, some spine labels chipped, 4to, 1909-12; and a duplicate of no.3 (9) ⁂ A complete run of the first 8 numbers of this important occultist periodical.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) The Works, 2 vol. only (of 3) in 1, Autograph Note signed from F. S. Flint, Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905.
          Jun. 09, 2022

          Crowley (Aleister) The Works, 2 vol. only (of 3) in 1, Autograph Note signed from F. S. Flint, Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905.

          Est: £150 - £200

          Crowley (Aleister) The Works, 2 vol. only (of 3) in 1, Autograph Note signed from F. S. Flint bound after p.66, later morocco-backed cloth, covers a little mottled, 8vo, Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905. ⁂ A curious association copy that demonstrates the influence of Crowley on the imagist poets. In the note Flint states "With this copy... I introduced Crowley to Edward Storer... who, sceptical at first, soon conceived enthusiasm enough to proclaim Crowley a great poet, to go about proselytising his fame, and to issue his Mad Bird under the protection of an epigraph from Crowley". Flint goes on to state the that Crowley was "first made known by this edition also to... T. E. Hulme... and Ezra Pound".

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Ambergris, first edition, Elkin Mathews, 1910.
          Apr. 07, 2022

          Crowley (Aleister) Ambergris, first edition, Elkin Mathews, 1910.

          Est: £150 - £200

          Crowley (Aleister) Ambergris. A Selection from the Poems, first edition, portrait frontispiece, Betty May's copy with pencil note of provenance to endpaper, original boards, lettered in gilt, spine a little browned, spine ends and corners a little bumped, rubbed, 8vo, Elkin Mathews, 1910. ⁂ An interesting association copy of this scarce collection. The pencil note states "This copy belonged to Mrs. Betty Sedgewick, formerly one of Jacob Epstein's Models. She gave evidence in the case of Crowley v. Hamnett in April 1934". Betty Sedgwick was better known as Betty May (1894-?1980) was a bohemian dancer and model who led an eventful life. Her third husband, Frederick Loveday, became an acolyte of Crowley's. The pair travelled to Sicily and took part in some of Crowley's rituals, although May only tentatively in order to avoid being thrown out of Crowley's Abbey and separated from her husband. She was the principle witness in the Crowley's libel suit against Nina Hamnett, testifying on behalf of the defence to witnessing the ritual sacrifice of a cat during one of Crowley's ceremonies.

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        • Occultism.- Crowley (Aleister) and others. The Equinox, the Official Organ of the A.A., vol. 1 nos. 1-6 & 10, 1909-13.
          Nov. 25, 2021

          Occultism.- Crowley (Aleister) and others. The Equinox, the Official Organ of the A.A., vol. 1 nos. 1-6 & 10, 1909-13.

          Est: £400 - £600

          Occultism.- Crowley (Aleister) and others. The Equinox, the Official Organ of the A.A., vol. 1 nos. 1-6 & 10, plates and illustrations, spotting and foxing, vol. 1 with ink ownership inscription of Meredith Starr to front free endpaper and upper cover, vol.1 with some splitting to gutter with a few ff. working loose, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, paper labels to spines (vol. 1 rather chipped), some splitting to joints of vol. 1 & 2, rubbing and soiling to covers, 4to, 1909-13. ⁂ A good run of the early numbers of this important occultist periodical. Vol. 1 with the ownership inscription of prominent occultist and contributor to Equinox. Roland Meredith Starr (1890-1971), occultist and poet, wrote for the Occultist in Equinox. He is also credited with introducing the teachings of Meher Baba to the West.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) The Fun of the Fair (Nijni Novgorod, 1913 E.V.), number 12 of 200 copies signed by the author, London and Barstow, CA, O.T.O, 1942.
          Sep. 30, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) The Fun of the Fair (Nijni Novgorod, 1913 E.V.), number 12 of 200 copies signed by the author, London and Barstow, CA, O.T.O, 1942.

          Est: £500 - £700

          Crowley (Aleister) The Fun of the Fair (Nijni Novgorod, 1913 E.V.), number 12 of 200 copies signed by the author below frontispiece portrait, errata slip tipped in at front, mimeographed "Political Vote" and "Landed Gentry" pages tipped in at rear, original stitched wrappers lettered in red, some light toning, light creasing to head and foot, near-fine generally, [Yorke 43], 8vo, London and Barstow, CA, O. T. O, 1942. ⁂ Crowley only signed a small number of copies in this limitation.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Moonchild: a prologue, first edition, signed and inscribed by author, 1929.
          Sep. 30, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Moonchild: a prologue, first edition, signed and inscribed by author, 1929.

          Est: £5,000 - £6,000

          Crowley (Aleister) Moonchild: a prologue, first edition, signed and inscribed by author, original cloth, slight bumping to spine extremities, dust-jacket, split at upper joint, loss to spine and upper panel, small loss to corners, 4 tears, rubbed and worn, 8vo, 1929. ⁂ Inscribed, "To Clements Hassell, with sincere admiration of a fine artist and appreciation of an excellent friend from Aleister Crowley Oct 8. '32 e.v." Hassell is most likely the British artist Hilary Clements Hassell (1871-1949). With Crowley's notes for his itinerary to the final free endpaper, interestingly using the planetary signs for Mars and Mercury to denote days of the week. The mentions of 'Foyles' and 'Lunch at Grosvenor House' possibly refers to the 'Foyle's Literary Luncheon' that was given on 15th September 1932, where Crowley was the guest of honour and spoke on "The Philosophy of Magic."

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        • Crowley (Aleister) View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]
          Sep. 30, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]

          Est: £10,000 - £15,000

          Crowley (Aleister, English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer, 1875-1947) View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal on cream wove paper, signed with phallic initial 'A', inscribed with the number 17 and the astrological symbol of Aries in the lower right corner, sheet 320 x 420 mm (12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in), under glass, faint handling creases, minor surface dirt, framed, [1921] ⁂ Rare example of Crowley's draughtsmanship, produced during his time on Cefalù where he established his religious community of Thelemites, the "Abbey of Thelema". The picture can be approximately dated using the thelemic calendar, which starts in 1904; the year 1921 was the 17th year of the Aeon of Thelema, and the inscribed "date" with symbol of Aries places this work between March 20 and April 21. The point of focus within the present image appears to be the changing sky, with clouds dominating the picture with only small points of land and sea for reference.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Olla: An Anthology of Sixty Years of Song, first edition, one of 500 copies, signed presentation inscription from the author, [1946].
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Olla: An Anthology of Sixty Years of Song, first edition, one of 500 copies, signed presentation inscription from the author, [1946].

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Crowley (Aleister) Olla: An Anthology of Sixty Years of Song, first edition, one of 500 copies, signed presentation inscription from the author " J[acintha] B[uddicom] 93 from A. C. 666 26.12.'46" to half-title, frontispiece portrait by Augustus John, original cloth, some light staining to head, dust-jacket by Frieda Harris, spine ends and corners chipped with tape repairs to recto and verso, creasing and short tears to head and foot, rubbing, light surface soiling, [Yorke 45], 4to, published by the O.T.O, 121 Adelaide Road, London, NW3, [1946]. ⁂ Presentation copy to the poet Jacintha Buddicom who befriended Crowley in later life. Buddicom is also notable as a childhood friend of George Orwell's. 93 is an important Thelemic number and often used in greeting.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) The City of God, number 140 of 200 copies signed by the author, additional signed presentation inscription from the author to Gladys Mitchell and with A.L.s. from the author, 1943.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) The City of God, number 140 of 200 copies signed by the author, additional signed presentation inscription from the author to Gladys Mitchell and with A.L.s. from the author, 1943.

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Crowley (Aleister) The City of God. A Rhapsody, number 140 of 200 copies signed by the author below frontispiece portrait, additional signed presentation inscription from the author "To Gladys Mitchell also a Builder with the admiration of Aleister Crowley Dec. 3 '44" to limitation p., and with 3pp. Autograph Letter signed from Crowley to Mitchell loosely inserted, original stitched wrappers, light fading to covers, spine ends a little chipped, creasing to extremities, [Yorke 44], 8vo, Published by the O. T. O., 1943. ⁂ With a charming inscription from Crowley to the detective fiction writer Gladys Mitchell. In the letter Crowley discusses his reputation "I am so accustomed to being denounced as Head of the Internation Drug Traffic, White Slave Traffic, German Spy System, Fourth Division of the O.G.P.U, and so on. A busy lad" and discusses a recent book of Mitchell's that has occasioned the correspondence between the two writers (possibly The Worsted Viper which involves Satan worshipers in Norfolk). He also praises her creation Mrs. Bradley and makes a gift of the present inscribed work.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) The Fun of the Fair, number 12 of 200 copies signed by the author, London and Barstow, CA, O. T. O, 1942.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) The Fun of the Fair, number 12 of 200 copies signed by the author, London and Barstow, CA, O. T. O, 1942.

          Est: £500 - £700

          Crowley (Aleister) The Fun of the Fair (Nijni Novgorod, 1913 E.V.), number 12 of 200 copies signed by the author below frontispiece portrait, errata slip tipped in at front, mimeographed "Political Vote" and "Landed Gentry" pages tipped in at rear, original stitched wrappers lettered in red, some light toning, light creasing to head and foot, near-fine generally, [Yorke 43], 8vo, London and Barstow, CA, O. T. O, 1942. ⁂ Crowley only signed a small number of copies in this limitation.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Thumbs Up!, number 32 of 100 copies signed by the author, this copy with presentation inscription from the author to Guy Knowles, Published by the O. T. O., 1941.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Thumbs Up!, number 32 of 100 copies signed by the author, this copy with presentation inscription from the author to Guy Knowles, Published by the O. T. O., 1941.

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Crowley (Aleister) Thumbs Up!, first edition, first issue, number 32 of 100 copies signed by the author, this copy with presentation inscription from the author "To Guy Knowles, Known in the Secret Conclaves as G. K., from his old companion-on-the-hoof a.c., known in the Arcane Aeropagus as Aleister Crowley. In memory of unfading Himalayan splendour" to limitation p., portrait frontispiece of the author tipped onto verso of upper wrapper (frontispiece with spotting and repaired tear to head, likely remounted), errata slip tipped in at front, light patch of browning to title, original stitched wrappers, light toning to covers, some light damp-staining, [York 42a], Published by the O. T. O., 1941. ⁂ An excellent association copy inscribed to a companion on Crowley's failed expedition to climb K2. The expedition to climb K2 in 1902 was unfortunately unsuccessful although the party reached further than any before them and set several altitude endurance records in doing so. The expedition was beset by bad weather as well as the party suffering from a multitude of physical (Crowley had recurring bouts of malaria) and psychological ailments. Crowley's eccentricities including his decision to bring a substantial poetry library with him did not help matters; at one point Crowley threatened Knowles with a large revolver but was disarmed by the rest of the party. Knowles kept the revolver for the rest of his life as a memento of the extraordinary episode.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Temperance. A Tract for the Times, number 41 of 100 copies signed by the author, Privately issued by the O. T. O., 1939.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Temperance. A Tract for the Times, number 41 of 100 copies signed by the author, Privately issued by the O. T. O., 1939.

          Est: £400 - £600

          Crowley (Aleister) Temperance. A Tract for the Times, number 41 of 100 copies signed by the author, original wrappers with wire thread stitching, some light toning and surface soiling but near-fine generally, [Yorke 41], 8vo, Privately issued by the O. T. O., 1939.

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        • [Crowley (Aleister)] " Mahatma Guru Sri Paramahansa Shivaji .Eight Lectures on Yoga, Equinox Vol. 3 No. 4, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1939.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          [Crowley (Aleister)] " Mahatma Guru Sri Paramahansa Shivaji .Eight Lectures on Yoga, Equinox Vol. 3 No. 4, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1939.

          Est: £600 - £800

          [Crowley (Aleister)] " Mahatma Guru Sri Paramahansa Shivaji". Eight Lectures on Yoga, Equinox Vol. 3 No. 4, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author " To Louis Fox, an admirable cook a cordial companion. Wishing him as one does in happier climes "A thousand times a night for a thousand years" Aleister Crowley" to endpaper, frontispiece portrait, illustrations, pink errata slip tipped in at end, scattered spotting, partly unopened, original cloth, very light sunning to spine, light splash marks to covers, dust-jacket, spine ends and corners chipped with tape repairs, holing to fore-edges and spine with tape repair, light creasing to head and foot, [Yorke 62C, 4], 4to, Published by the O. T. O., 1939. ⁂ Louis Fox makes regular appearances in Crowley's diaries of the late 1930s, often as a dinner companion and often with favourable comments as to the food ("His ravioli and cream. Oh boy!")

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        • [Crowley (Aleister)] The Equinox of the Gods. The Official Organ of the A.A. Vol.III, No. III, first edition, first issue, signed presentation inscription from the author, issued by the O.T.O., 1936.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          [Crowley (Aleister)] The Equinox of the Gods. The Official Organ of the A.A. Vol.III, No. III, first edition, first issue, signed presentation inscription from the author, issued by the O.T.O., 1936.

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          [Crowley (Aleister)] The Equinox of the Gods. The Official Organ of the A.A. Vol.III, No. III, first edition, first issue, signed presentation inscription from the author to Edward Grove to endpaper, colour plate, illustrations, facsimile sheets of 'The Book of the Law' in wrapper and loosely inserted in pocket at end, errata slip with 10 items tipped in at rear, two different prospectuses and copy of typed promotional letter by 'A. L. Alexander' loosely inserted, some light marginal toning or finger-soiling, upper hinge weak, bookplate of Timothy d'Arch Smith to pastedown, original white buckram lettered and decorated in gilt, spine browned, spine ends and corners bumped and frayed, light toning and soiling to covers, uncut, [Yorke 63C,3b], 4to, issued by the O.T.O., 1936. ⁂ Crowley's foundational text for Thelema inscribed to the husband of a former lover. Edward Grove, a painter, married Euphemia Lamb, an artists' model and former lover of Crowley, in 1934.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) The Stratagem and other Stories, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Edward Goldston, Madrake Press, [1930].
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) The Stratagem and other Stories, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Edward Goldston, Madrake Press, [1930].

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Crowley (Aleister) The Stratagem and other Stories, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author "To Edward Goldston this first venture on my behalf from Aleister Crowley" to endpaper, illustration, light browning to endpapers, original cloth-backed boards, paper label to spine chipped at foot, not affecting lettering, light marking to spine, dust-jacket, light browning to spine, spine with minor chipping to head, light creasing to head, near-fine overall, [Yorke 52], small 8vo, Madrake Press, [1930]. ⁂ Crowley's only short story collection inscribed to the publisher. Following the closure of the Mandrake Press in 1930, Crowley briefly managed to revive the stricken publisher. The present work was the first published for Crowley by the new company as alluded to in the inscription. Sadly the new company faired no better than the old and they were forced to close the same year. For more Goldston and the Mandrake press see lot 100.

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        • [Crowley (Aleister)], "The Master Therion". Magick in Theory and Practice [Book Four. Part Three], 4 vol. in 1, first edition, first issue, presentation inscription from the author, Paris, Lecram …
          Jul. 07, 2021

          [Crowley (Aleister)], "The Master Therion". Magick in Theory and Practice [Book Four. Part Three], 4 vol. in 1, first edition, first issue, presentation inscription from the author, Paris, Lecram …

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          [Crowley (Aleister)], "The Master Therion". Magick in Theory and Practice [Book Four. Part Three], 4 vol. in 1, first edition, first issue, presentation inscription from the author in Greek "To Mega Therion 666, 9 = 2 A. A., Logos Ainos Thelema 93" facing title, colour plate, occasional pencil notes to margins, printed prospectus loosely inserted with a few notes and corrections in ink and pencil, bookplate of A. E. Richardson to pastedown, contemporary red half calf with lettering and hexagram design in black to upper cover after design of original wrappers, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, [Yorke 62Ca], large 8vo, Paris, Lecram Press, 1929. ⁂ An inscribed copy of Crowley's most celebrated work, possibly the author's own copy. Magick in Theory and Practice is Crowley's comprehensive guide to Thelema and wider Magick practices, it is his most enduring work and there are very few known inscribed copies. Mega Therion was the name given to the Beast in the Book of Revelations and was adopted as a name by Crowley following a ritual in 1916. It is possible then that the inscription by Crowley is addressed to this alter ego.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Moonchild. A Prologue, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Edward Goldston, Mandrake Press, 1929.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Moonchild. A Prologue, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Edward Goldston, Mandrake Press, 1929.

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          Crowley (Aleister) Moonchild. A Prologue, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Edward Goldston to front free endpaper, spotting to fore-edge, browning to endpapers, original cloth, light rubbing and bumping to spine ends and corners, dust-jacket by Beresford Egan, light sunning to spine, chipping to head of spine and corners, short splits to head and foot of upper joint, faint marking to upper panel, an excellent copy, [Yorke 51], 8vo, Mandrake Press, 1929. ⁂ An excellent association copy inscribed from the author to the publisher. A key Crowley title and with the Beresford Egan jacket, arguably his most iconic work. Edward Goldston, alongside P. R. Stephenson, founded the Mandrake press in 1929. They published three works by Crowley before the publisher was forced to close in 1930. See also lot 102.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Mortadello; or the Angel of Venice, first edition, lengthy signed presentation inscription from the author, Weiland and Company, 1912.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Mortadello; or the Angel of Venice, first edition, lengthy signed presentation inscription from the author, Weiland and Company, 1912.

          Est: £3,000 - £4,000

          Crowley (Aleister) Mortadello; or the Angel of Venice, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to the poet Evan Morgan incorporating an older inscription "The smokeless perfumed torch, admiration without envy of Aleister Crowley for the Author of 'The City of Camels' has transformed this Loan Copy into a modest presentation." with the Thelemic date 1933 to front free endpaper with additional signed lengthy inscription to pastedown, some occasional scattered foxing, browning to endpapers and half-title, original red cloth lettered in gilt, fading to spine, a few light splash marks, uncut, preserved in custom black morocco drop-back box, [Yorke 49], 4to, Weiland and Company, 1912. ⁂ One of Crowley's rarest titles with a superb and lengthy encomium to a fellow poet and practitioner of Magick. Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar (1893-1949), published poet and accomplished occultist. After the death of his father in 1934, he took possession of the family seat of Tredegar House and there devoted a room entirely to the practice of Magick. Crowley was a frequent visitor and would collaborate in Morgan's Magick rituals including one that was allegedly so horrifying Crowley fled before it was completed.

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        • [Crowley (Aleister, editor)] The Equinox Vol. 1, No. VI, The Official Organ of the A. A., The Review of Scientific Illuminism, [one of 50 subscriber's copies], inscribed by Crowley, Wieland & Co., 1911.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          [Crowley (Aleister, editor)] The Equinox Vol. 1, No. VI, The Official Organ of the A. A., The Review of Scientific Illuminism, [one of 50 subscriber's copies], inscribed by Crowley, Wieland & Co., 1911.

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          [Crowley (Aleister, editor)] The Equinox Vol. 1, No. VI, The Official Organ of the A. A., The Review of Scientific Illuminism, [one of 50 subscriber's copies], inscribed by Crowley "Feed my sheep, Perdurabo, Anno VIII" on half-title, colour frontispiece (a little offset onto title), advertisements, 2 advertisement ff. with browning to inner margin, light browning and ink inscriptions and stamp to endpapers, faint remains of ink stamp to pastedown, original white buckram, blocked and lettered in gilt, spine browned, spine ends and corners a little bumped, light soiling to covers, t.e.g., others uncut, [York 63, A6], 4to, Wieland & Co., 1911. ⁂ Crowley here using his magical name chosen when he was inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Likely inscribed to a follower - "Feed my sheep" was Jesus' instruction to Peter to spread the word of the gospels.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) The Winged Beetle, first edition, number 113 of 350 copies, signed presentation inscription from Crowley comprising three original limericks, Privately Printed, 1910.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) The Winged Beetle, first edition, number 113 of 350 copies, signed presentation inscription from Crowley comprising three original limericks, Privately Printed, 1910.

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Crowley (Aleister) The Winged Beetle, first edition, number 113 of 350 copies, signed presentation inscription from Crowley comprising three original limericks dated Sunday Aug 19 '22 to endpapers, with Glossary of Obscure Terms tipped in at end, light scattered foxing, light browning to endpapers, original boards lettered and decorated in gilt, light fading to spine, spine ends a little bumped with small split to head, but a near-fine example otherwise, t.e.g., others uncut, [Yorke 33], 8vo, Privately Printed, 1910. ⁂ A superb copy with a lengthy and charming inscription to each of Austin Harrison's three daughters. Due to a flood at a storage facility a number of copies of this edition were lost and copies in this condition are rare. Austin Harrison (1873-1928), journalist, editor of The English Review. He published several articles by Crowley in 1922 including a pseudonymous article for the Shelley centenary.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Konx Om Pax. Essays in Light, number 93 of 500 copies, Crowley's own copy, New York and Boleskine, Walter Scott Publishing Co. and S. P. R. T., 1907.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Konx Om Pax. Essays in Light, number 93 of 500 copies, Crowley's own copy, New York and Boleskine, Walter Scott Publishing Co. and S. P. R. T., 1907.

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          Crowley (Aleister) Konx Om Pax. Essays in Light, number 93 of 500 copies signed by the author, Crowley's own copy with his ink inscription "The Beast 666, Private Copy reserved for the City of Paris" to endpaper, annotations to 10pp. and 3pp. of extensive notes to rear endpapers regarding the opening of an Aleister Crowley restaurant, frontispiece portrait, light finger-soiling to text, browning to endpapers, original white buckram blocked in gilt, spine rubbed and a little browned, soiling to covers, corners bumped, t.e.g., others uncut, [Yorke 56], New York and Boleskine, Walter Scott Publishing Co. and S. P. R. T., 1907. ⁂ A remarkable copy that encapsulates Crowley's minute knowledge of esotericism as well as his humour and his constant drive for self-promotion. For the planned restaurant, to be named "Au Cul-de-Jatte" (which translates "the legless person"), Crowley suggests the location ("Obscure ill famed quarter, but not too inaccessible. Narrow dark alley"), the furniture ("No chairs or tables, but mattresses, armchairs, bolsters... dyed to appear dirty"), food ("Featuring extraordinary concoctions by a.c. both food and drink (Crowley Mixed Grill: Crowley Cup)"), attractions ("1) Myself... 3) Surprise ideas, to be sprung at intervals: e.g. my brand of "Veuve Squicquot"") as well as other particulars including a breakdown of the initial expenses and potential profits. The number of this copy, 93, is a number of significance within Thelema.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Seven Lithographs By Clot From the Water-Colours of Auguste Rodin, one of 488 copies, signed presentation inscription from Crowley to Karl Gerner, Chiswick Press, 1907.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Seven Lithographs By Clot From the Water-Colours of Auguste Rodin, one of 488 copies, signed presentation inscription from Crowley to Karl Gerner, Chiswick Press, 1907.

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Crowley (Aleister) Seven Lithographs By Clot From the Water-Colours of Auguste Rodin, With a Chaplet of Verse, one of 488 copies, signed presentation inscription from Crowley "To Karl Gerner, In affectionate token of his great kindness during the bitter summer of Aug XXI, Aleister Crowley, Oct 1, '25" to endpaper, 7 colour lithographed plates after Rodin, some light offsetting, browning to endpapers, original cream cloth lettered in gilt, light browning to spine, spine ends and corners a little bumped and frayed, light discolouration to covers, still excellent overall, [Yorke 27], large 4to, Printed for the author at the Chiswick Press, 1907. ⁂ An excellent association copy, inscribed to one of Crowley's most loyal followers who would succeed him as head of the Ordo Templi Orientis, provided him with financial support for much of his life and was entrusted with both his ashes and literary remains. The warehouse holding the unbound sheets from this work was flooded, causing loss to the stock as well as damage to the surviving copies, offsetting as in the present case is commonplace.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) The Works, 3 vol. in 1, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905-07.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) The Works, 3 vol. in 1, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905-07.

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Crowley (Aleister) The Works, [edited by Ivor Back], 3 vol. in 1, first edition, "Essay Competition" issue on India paper, signed presentation inscription from the author "G. A. S. ?Puiscant, a trifling token of appreciation for his many kindnesses" to endpaper, spotting to endpapers, bookplate and ink stamps of St. Catherine's College Oxford, original limp linen, spine browned, spine to head of lower joint, soiling to covers, [Yorke 23], 8vo, Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905-07. ⁂ Published by Crowley's new publishing company whose name was a parody of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. In an attempt to boost sales Crowley offered a £100 prize for the best essay on his works. The winner was also allegedly the only entrant, a Captain J. F. C. Fuller who enthused over Crowley's skill as a poet.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Why Jesus Wept, first edition, initialed presentation inscription from the author, Privately Printed, 1904.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Why Jesus Wept, first edition, initialed presentation inscription from the author, Privately Printed, 1904.

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          Crowley (Aleister) Why Jesus Wept, first edition, initialed presentation inscription from the author "W. J. W. startles the Belle (touches the clitoris as they say at the White Cat) This, then to startle you. A. C." to endpaper, some light scattered spotting, 1 gathering loose, note in pencil in Crowley's hand "M. H. Bell Htl. de la Haute Loire Bd. Raspail" loosely inserted, original Japanese vellum wrappers, largely unopened, spine browned with ends chipped, browning and soiling to covers, preserved in custom drop-back box, [Yorke 19a], 4to, Privately Printed, 1904. ⁂ The rare first edition of this religious satire by Crowley with a typically enigmatic and risqué inscription. We can trace no other inscribed copy. This copy without the two printed inserts (often lacking). A loosely inserted bookseller's description intriguingly gives the provenance as by descent through the family of Clive and Vanessa Bell.

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        • Crowley (Aleister) Songs of the Spirit, first trade edition, [one of 300 copies], presentation inscription from the author, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1898.
          Jul. 07, 2021

          Crowley (Aleister) Songs of the Spirit, first trade edition, [one of 300 copies], presentation inscription from the author, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1898.

          Est: £600 - £800

          Crowley (Aleister) Songs of the Spirit, first trade edition, [one of 300 copies], presentation inscription "With the author's kindest wishes" to endpaper, scattered foxing, light browning to title, original cloth, uncut, light rubbing and fading to spine, light stain to upper corner of upper cover, spine ends and corners a little rubbed and bumped, [Yorke 4a], small 8vo, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1898. ⁂ Rare, we can trace no other inscribed copy. Early collection of poetry by Crowley who was only 22 at the time of publication.

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        • Aleister Crowley (1875-1947),
          Feb. 11, 2020

          Aleister Crowley (1875-1947),

          Est: £150 - £200

          ALEISTER CROWLEY (1875-1947), 1987, Aleister Crowley funeral book, issued in a limited number of 200, this being 61, to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of his death in 1947 On 1 December 1947, Crowley died at Netherwood of chronic bronchitis aged 72. His funeral was held at a Brighton crematorium on 5 December; about a dozen people attended, and Louis Wilkinson read excerpts from the Gnostic Mass, 'The Book of the Law', and 'Hymn to Pan'. The funeral generated press controversy and was labelled a Black Mass by the tabloids. Crowley's ashes were sent to Karl Germer in the US, who buried them in his garden in Hampton, New Jersey

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        • Aleister Crowley Autographed Page
          Oct. 14, 2018

          Aleister Crowley Autographed Page

          Est: $3,400 - $4,500

          What is the nest way to describe him? Huge influence on Jimmy Page. Signed piece of paper looks to be from a book. Great shape.

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        • CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947). The Diary of a Drug Fiend. London: W. Collins Sons & Co., Ltd., 1922. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Publisher's black cloth lettered in red (worn, lacking back-strip). FIRST EDITION.
          Jul. 26, 2017

          CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947). The Diary of a Drug Fiend. London: W. Collins Sons & Co., Ltd., 1922. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Publisher's black cloth lettered in red (worn, lacking back-strip). FIRST EDITION.

          Est: £250 - £350

          CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947). The Diary of a Drug Fiend. London: W. Collins Sons & Co., Ltd., 1922. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Publisher's black cloth lettered in red (worn, lacking back-strip). FIRST EDITION.

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        • CROWLEY, Aleister. (1875-1947). Moonchild A Prologue. London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. 8vo. (Occasional light browning and spotting). Publisher's green cloth (lightly faded, rubbed). FIRST EDITION.
          May. 31, 2017

          CROWLEY, Aleister. (1875-1947). Moonchild A Prologue. London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. 8vo. (Occasional light browning and spotting). Publisher's green cloth (lightly faded, rubbed). FIRST EDITION.

          Est: £80 - £120

          CROWLEY, Aleister. (1875-1947). Moonchild A Prologue. London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. 8vo. (Occasional light browning and spotting). Publisher's green cloth (lightly faded, rubbed). FIRST EDITION.

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        • Aleister Crowley (Royal Leamington Spa 1875-1947 Hastings) Landscape with volcano and a saint
          Sep. 14, 2016

          Aleister Crowley (Royal Leamington Spa 1875-1947 Hastings) Landscape with volcano and a saint

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          Aleister Crowley (Royal Leamington Spa 1875-1947 Hastings) Landscape with volcano and a saint signed with monogram (lower left) pencil and watercolour on paper 13 ¾ x 19 ½ in. (34.3 x 49.5 cm.)

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        • [CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947).] White Stains. The Literary Remains of...
          Nov. 18, 2014

          [CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947).] White Stains. The Literary Remains of...

          Est: £2,500 - £3,500

          [CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947).] White Stains. The Literary Remains of...

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