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THE EQUINOX OF THE GODS

(SUBSCRIBER'S EDITION)


     

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Title:

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

 

 

Upper Cover

 

Spine

 

Title Page

 

Errata Slip

 

Folder (Upper Cover)

 

Folder (Lower Cover)

 

Manuscript (Page 1)

 

 

Print
Variations
:

250 copies printed on machine-made paper.4
Bound in orange paper boards with a blue cloth spine.4
Spine has a printed paper label printed vertically down the spine ‘THE EQUINOX OF THE GODS
’.1

 

Publisher:

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

 

Printer:

Western Printing Services, Ltd., Bristol.1

 

Published At:

London.3

 

Date:

September 1936.1

 

Edition:

First Edition.

 

Pages:

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

 

Price:

Priced at 11 shillings.4 

 

Remarks:

This edition has a cancel slip changing the last threes lines of the title-page to ‘An Ixi in | DECEMBER MCMXXXVII E.V. | Privately issued by the O.T.O. | BCM/ANKH 188 High Holburn, W.C. 2’.5

Bound by Key & Whiting, Canonbury, London.1
Printed in 16pt Bembo type.4

Has errata slip with 17 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:

+

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.

+ O.T.O., London, 1937.

+

O.T.O., New Jersey, Circa 1950's.

+

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.

 

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