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Khing Kang King (Liber XXI).  The Classic of Purity first Written Down by Me in the Episode of the Dynasty of Wu and Now Made into a Rime by Me Aleister Crowley.

   

Title Page

 

Limitation Page

 

Page 1

 

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100 copies printed on hand-made paper and issued unbound.1
Copies were specially bound to the purchaser's requirements.1
Some copies signed and numbered.
Copies were issued with an original pen and ink drawing by Aleister Crowley on the back of the frontispiece.1
Gerald Yorke states
“A few were issued with an original watercolour or drawing by the author on the back of the frontispiece.”4
11 3/8
” x 17 1/2”.3
Top and bottom of pages cut and trimmed.3

 

Crowley noted the distribution as follows:5

01.  Aleister Crowley.  This copy is bound in green buckram with two onlaid perpendicular patterned cloth sides, approximately 3 1/4” wide..

02.  Gerald Yorke.  Bound in half buckram, subfusc.

03.  Lady Frieda Harris.  This copy currently resides in the Harry Ransom Center, University of Austin, Austin, Texas (Call number PR 6005 R7 L5 1939)

04.  Pearl Brooksmith.

05.  Mrs. Blanche Senior Pagoda Landscape.

07.  Ben Stubbins.

11.  J. G. Bayley.

15.  Karl Germer.

20.  Ben Stubbins.

21.  ditto [this has been deleted].

27.  Wilfred Talbot Smith.

28.  Wilfred Talbot Smith.

38.  F. H. [Lady Frieda Harris?]

42.  M[ichael]. Juste (Michael Houghton).  Bound in green cloth.

63.  Clifford Bax.  Bound in Chinese paper.

69.  Fiat Caput Celeste (Gerald Hamilton).

93.  Lady Frieda Harris.

 

Publisher:

Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) (BCM/ANKH).1

 

Printer:

Western Printing Services, Ltd., 31-35 Brick Street, London, W.1.2

 

Published At:

London.1

 

Date:

An Ixiii Sol in 0° Cancer.  7.40 a.m. 22 June 1939 e.v.1

 

Edition:

1st Edition.

 

Pages:

10.3

 

Price:

Priced at 3 Guineas.1 

 

Remarks:

From the book itself: “This edition consists of 100 copies signed and numbered; each copy will contain an original pen and ink drawing by the Artist, and specially bound according to the purchaser's requirements.”
This is not an actual translation by Crowley but rather a paraphrase of James Legge’s translation.

 

Pagination:2

Page(s)

 

[  i]

Half-Title “LIBER XXI”

[  ii]

Limitation Page

[  iii]

Title-Page

[  iv]

Used for Crowley's pen and ink drawing

[1-6]

Text

[  7]

Advertisement for The Equinox of the Gods

[  8]

Advertisements for various books by Aleister Crowley

 

Contents:

 

 

Author’s
Working
Versions:

1.

Manuscript in the hand of Aleister Crowley.  Pages:  11.  Warburg Institute Collection.

 

Other
Known
Editions:

+

Thelema Publications, California, 1973.

+

Thelema Publications, California, 1974.

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The Equinox: Volume V, Number 3; Thelema Publishing Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1980.

 

Bibliographic
Sources:

1.

Aleister Crowley, Khing Kang King, O.T.O., London, 1939, limitation page.  

2.

Ibid., page 2 of advertisements.

3.

Personal observation of item.  

4.

Gerald J. Yorke, “Bibliography of the Works of Aleister Crowley” in John Symonds’ The Great Beast, Rider and Co., London & New York, 1951, p. 308.

5.

Timothy d'Arch Smith, personal communication, 7 July 2015.

 

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