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Thumbs Up!  Five Poems by Aleister Crowley.

   

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Variations
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State (a): Stapled machine-made paper sheets sewn into gray card wrappers.1
Upper cover lettered in black ‘THUMBS UP! | In hoc | [emblem of the Beast 666] | signo Vinces’.2
8 1/2” x 6 1/4”.2
State (b):

Stapled booklet issued without wrappers.4

Has a tipped-in slip at page 7 requesting Contributions toward the printing of a much larger edition for free distribution among the Soldiers and Workers of the Forces of Freedom.1

8 1/2” x 6 1/4”.4

 
Publisher:    
Printer:    
Published At: P.O. Box 2411, Hollywood, California.1  
Date: 1942.1  
Edition: 2nd Edition.  
Pages:

8.1

 
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Remarks:

The cover design was drawn by Lady Frieda Harris.3

This second edition has neither portrait nor errata slip of the first edition.1 
A typed note before the title-page states that
A number of copies have been made available for free distribution among the Soldiers and Workers of the Forces of Freedom.2

 
Pagination:
Page(s)  
[  1] Title-page
[2-8] Text
 
Contents:

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

 

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Other
Known
Editions:

+ Thumbs Up!  A Pentagram – A Pantacle to Win the War, O.T.O., London, 1941.
+ 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., 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. 48.  
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Personal observation of the item.

3. Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., Perdurabo:  The Life of Aleister Crowley, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2010, p. 516.
4. Weiser Antiquarian Books, Catalog # 7, “Aleister Crowley & Your Interest in Magick.”
 

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