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Thumbs Up!  A Pentagram – A Pantacle to Win the War.

   

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Lower Cover

 

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Interior Cover

 

Title Page

 

Frontispiece

 

Limitation Page

 

Errata Slip

 

Errata Slip (Magnified)

 

Contents

 

To Adolf Schiklgruber

 

Print
Variations
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100 copies.1
Bound in green wrappers.1
Wrappers created by folding 19” x 14 1/4” piece of paper in half, then in half again, resulting in a double thickness wrapper with a finished size of 9 1/2” x 7 1/8”.  The wrapper is closed on top and left edges but open on the right and bottom edges.2

Upper cover lettered in red ‘Thumbs Up!’.2
Copies are numbered with some copies signed.2
9 1/2” x 7 1/8”.2

 
Publisher: Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.).2  
Printer: Chiswick Press.2  
Published At: The Abbey of Thelema, Rainbow Valley, Palomar Mountain,  California, U.S.A.2  
Date: 6.26 a.m. July 23, 1941 e.v.2  
Edition: 1st Edition.  
Pages:

12.1

 
Price:

Priced at 11/-.3 

 
Remarks:

Has a photograph of Crowley printed in red mounted on the inside front of wrapper as frontispiece with the caption ‘The Author: An V (1909 e.v.)’.2
 

An errata slip, printed in red, is tipped in at the title-page.2
 

Distribution:
Copy #2 currently resides in the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.5

Copy #11 was sold to Gordon Carr, Stock Exchange.10
Copy #14 was sold to Edward Noel Fitzgerald.
Copy #15 went to Karl Germer with an inscription which read ‘Caroio fratri meo amico dilectissimi hunc librum do.  666.’4
Copy #17 was sold to O.L. Gordon, Captain of HMS Exeter.
Copy #27 was sold to Greta Valentine.3
Copy #32 went to Guy Knowles with an inscription which read ‘To Guy Knowles, known in the secret conclaves as G.K., from his old companion on-the-hoof A.C., known in the Arcane Areopagus as Aleister Crowley in memory of unfading Himalayan splendour.’8.

Copy #33 went to Louis Umfreville Wilkinson with an inscription which read ‘To the best mind that I know:  would it were not so busy lecturing to morons!  Good Umfreville, let me join thee!.’6.
Copy #42 went to Frater N.S.F with an inscription which read ‘amicitia invicta   666.’7

Copy #77 was sold to G.J.W. Haswell, The Anchorage, The Avenue, St. Albans Herts.10
Copy # 90 was sold to Peggy Bartlett.9

 
Pagination:
Page(s)  
[  1] Title-page
[  2] ‘PUBLISHED BY THE O.T.O. | [dove descending] | At the Abbey of Thelema, Rainbow Valley, Palomar Mountains, California, U.S.A. | An. I xv Sol in o1 o2 o3 Leo. 6.26. a.m. July 23, 1941, e.v. | One Hundred Copies only numbered and signed by | the Author.  This copy is No.    ’
[3-9] Text
[  10] Note to Anthem
[  11] Contents, Colophon ‘ [rule] | PRINTED IN ENGLAND | BY THE CHISWICK PRESS LTD., | NEW SOUTHGATE, LONDON, N.11.’
[  12] ‘To Adolf Schicklgruber ...’
 
Contents:

- The Pentagram
- England, Stand Fast
- Toast
- Hymn
- Anthem

 

Author’s
Working
Versions:

   
 

Other
Known
Editions:

+ Thumbs Up!  Five Poems by the Author of “The V Sign”, O.T.O., London, 1941.
+ Thumbs Up!  Five Poems by Aleister Crowley, O.T.O., Los Angeles, California, 1942.
+ Thumbs Up!  Five Poems by Aleister Crowley, O.T.O., Hollywood, California, 1942.
+ Devil’s Press, Calgary, Alberta Canada, (Limited edition of 250 copies, 1988.
+ Mandrake Press, England, 1993.
 
Bibliographic
Sources:
1. 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, p. 47.  
2.

Personal observation of the item.

3.

Aleister Crowley, Diary entry for 17 July 1941, unpublished.

4. Bill Heidrick, Thelema Lodge Calendar, November 1997, Internet resource last accessed on 27 November 2015.
5. Call No. PR 6005 R7 F8 1942 - Copy 3.
6. Call No. PR 6005 R7 T5 1941 - Copy 2.
7. Call No. PR 6005 R7 T5 1941 - Copy 1.
8.

Rothschild-Berlin Catalog, “Catalogue of an Enigma,”, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1989. Also, Peter Harrington, Bookseller Invertory # 90036, Internet resource, last accessed on 2 August 2015.

9. Aleister Crowley, Diary entry for 6 October 1941, unpublished.
10. Aleister Crowley, Diary entry for 1 July 1941, unpublished.
 

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