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THE EQUINOX OF THE GODS


     

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The Equinox of the Gods.  The Official Organ of the A\A\

   

Upper Cover

 

Lower Cover

 

Spine

 

Cover / Spine

 

Interior Cover

 

Pocket

 

Title Page

 

Copyright

 

Contents

 

Stele

 

Stele

 

Errata Slip

 

Errata Slip (Close Up)

 

Folder (Upper Cover)

 

Folder (Lower Cover)

 

Folder (Interior)

 

Manuscript (Page 1)

 

Print
Variations
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1,000 copies Printed on Japanese vellum (Japon paper).5
Bound in white buckram.5
Upper cover stamped in gilt ‘THE | EQUINOX | [seal of the A
\A\ | OF THE | GODS’.2
Spine stamped in gilt vertically down the spine ‘THE [eye of horus in a rayed triangle] | Equinox| [then horizontally across the spine] OF THE | [then vertically down the spine] GODS [dove descending]’.
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11 3/8” x 8 3/4”.2

 

Publisher:

Privately published by the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.).3

 

Printer:

Western Printing Services, Ltd., Bristol.1

 

Published At:

London.3

 

Date:

23 September 1936.6

 

Edition:

First Edition.

 

Pages:

vi + 137 + unnumbered page + 65 single-sided sheets.5

 

Price:

Priced at 1 guinea.4 

 

Remarks:

Bound by Spalding and Hodge.4
Printed in 16pt Bembo type.4

Has errata slip with 10 items5 facing page [138].

A portfolio contained in a pocket at the end of this book contains a photolithographic facsimile reproduction of the original manuscript of The Book of the Law plus the Commentary on The Book of the Law.  (65 loose sheets measuring 10 7/16” x 8 3/8”, in a heavy white paper wrapper.) 

 

Pagination:2

Page(s)

 

α]

Illustration

β]

Paraphrase of stele’s inscription

δ]

Paraphrase of stele’s hieroglyphs

γ]

Illustration

[  iii]

Title-page

[  iv]

O.T.O. notice

[  v]

Contents

[  vi]

Illustration

[1-11]

Prefatory material

[  12]

Blank

[  13]

Ornamental fly-title

[  14]

O.T.O. notice

[15-137]

Text

[138]

Illustration

 

Contents:

- The Summons
- A Summary
- Liber Al vel LEGIS
- Genesis Libri Al

Pocket
- The Comment
- Facsimile of the MS. of Liber AL

Illustrations
- The Stélé of Revealing
- Four Horoscopes
- First Sketch of a Quabalistic Key to Liber AL

 

Author’s
Working
Versions:

1.

Aleister Crowley’s printer’s mock-up, with notes and corrections in his hand.  Contains galley proofs of the text of the book and 1st proofs of the facsimile manuscript of The Book of the Law.  Pages:  80 + 65 facsimiles in pocket on back cover.  27cm.  London, BM/JPKH.  1936.  Warburg Institute Collection.

 

Other
Known
Editions:

+ O.T.O., London, 1936 (subscriber's edition).

+

O.T.O., London, 1937.

+

O.T.O., California, Circa 1942.

+

O.T.O., New Jersey, Circa 1955.

+

O.T.O., California, Circa 1987.

+

Gordon Press, New York, 1974.

+

O.T.O., California, 1974.

+

Stellar Visions, San Francisco, 1986.

+

New Falcon, Arizona, 1991.

 

Bibliographic
Sources:

1.

J. Edward Cornelius, The Aleister Crowley Desk Reference, The Teitan Press, York Beach, Maine, 2013, pp. 112-113.

2.

Dianne Frances Rivers, A Bibliographic List with Special Reference To the Collection at the University of Texas,  Master of Arts Thesis, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1967, pp. 118-121. 

3.

Gerald Yorke, A Bibliography of the Works of Aleister Crowley (Expanded and Corrected by Clive Harper from Aleister Crowley, the Golden Dawn and Buddhism:  Reminiscences and Writings of Gerald Yorke, Keith Richmond, editor, The Teitan Press, York Beach, ME, 2011, pp. 54-55. 

4.

Timothy d’Arch Smith, The Books of the Beast, Mandrake, Oxford, 1991, p. 19.

5.

Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law:  Liber Al vel Legis, Red Wheel/Weiser, York Beach, ME, 2004, p. 153.

6. Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., Perdurabo:  The Life of Aleister Crowley, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2010, p. 493.

 

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