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Aleister CROWLEY

Ahab and other poems

CROWLEY, Aleister
Ahab and other poems/ by Aleister Crowley: with an introduction and epilogue by Count Vladimir Svareff
London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1903.

The typography and bindings used by William Morris appealed to Crowley and so when he commissioned the Chiswick Press to print Ahab he specified that the Caxton Antique typeface designed by Morris be used. The Count Vladimir Svareff who “wrote” the introduction and epilogue was of course Crowley himself.

A tarot card

CROWLEY, Aleister
Aleister Crowley Thoth tarot deck
New York: U.S. Games Systems, 1978.

Printed in Belgium, this tarot pack was designed by Aleister Crowley in partnership with Lady Frieda Harris.

The banned lecture

CROWLEY, Aleister
The banned lecture: Gilles de Rais: to have been delivered before the Oxford University Poetry Society on the evening of Monday February 3rd, 1930
London: Published by P.R. Stephensen, 1930.
The book of lies

CROWLEY, Aleister
Liber CCCXXXIII [i.e. trecentesimus tricesimus tertius] : the Book of lies, which is also falsely called, Breaks: the wanderings or falsifications of the one thought of Frater Perdurabo, which thought is itself untrue
London: Wieland, 1913.

Crowley's photograph above
CROWLEY, Aleister
The spirit of solitude: an autohagiography, subsequently re-Antichristened The Confessions of Aleister Crowley
London: Mandrake Press, 1929

The copy held here is inscribed on front flyleaf: To Edmund Goldstein and is signed by Aleister Crowley. An Australian, P.R.Stephenson, who was sympathetic to Crowley because of the perceived smear campaign against him, ran the Mandrake Press.

The winged beetle

CROWLEY, Aleister
The winged beetle
London: Privately printed, 1910.

A sumptuously produced volume of poetry, which was issued in an edition of only 350 copies.

Witchcraft, magic & alchemy

Grillot De Givry, Emile
Witchcraft, magic and alchemy. By Grillot De Givry. Translated by J. Courtnay Locke
London: Harrap, [1931]
The art of Rosaleen Norton

NORTON, Rosaleen
The art of Rosaleen Norton; with poems by Gavin Greenlees
Sydney: Walter Glover, [1952]
Earth inferno

SPARE, Austin Osmon
Earth inferno

London: Askin Press, 1976
A book of satyrs

SPARE, Austin Osmon
A Book of satyrs
London: Co-operative Printing Society, 1907
The book of black magic

WAITE, Arthur Edward
The Book of black magic and of pacts: including the rites and mysteries of goetic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy
Chicago: The De Laurent Co., 1940

A reprint of Waite’s original edition of 1898.

WAITE, Arthur Edward
The Book of ceremonial magic: including the rites and mysteries of goetic theurgy, sorcery and infernal necromancy
London: Rider, 1911
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