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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.
London, The Equinox, . Israel Regardie's copy of the third issue of Crowley's book of devotional verse, submitted anonymously to the Catholic publishers Burnes and Oates in 1908, who somehow overlooked its sexual undertones, and published it as Amphora. Crowley then published his own version, with an obscene epilogue. The original edition was withdrawn, and Crowley used the leftover sheets to publish this edition. This copy has the original front and rear wrappers but has been rebacked, a not uncommon condition for this cheaply made volume. Regardie, a British author and occultist, was for several years Crowley's secretary and later wrote a number of books on esoteric subjects. In the 1950s he experimented with LSD and other mind-altering drugs. Regardie's bookplate appears inside the front cover; an excellent association copy. With the restoration, a very good copy in wrappers, in a custom clamshell case. [#034867] $1,500
NY, Dutton, (1923). Crowley's first novel, reportedly based on his own experiences as a drug user. Contemporary owner name and date to front flyleaf. Small spot to spine, light corner tap, and rear hinge starting; still a near fine copy, without dust jacket. [#034868] $850
London, Mandrake Press, . A collection of three stories, issued in the series "Mandrake Booklets." Owner name, address, and 1930 date on the front flyleaf. Near fine in a very good, spine-darkened dust jacket. Rare: we find only one copy listed in OCLC WorldCat. [#034870] $750