THE BOOK OF THOTH: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, being the Equinox Volume III, No. V.
Cape Neddick, ME: Weiser Antiquarian Books, 2007. First Edition, Second Issue. LIMITED TO ELEVEN COPIES ONLY, each of which is accompanied by an original autograph letter, signed, from Crowley to the 'artist executant' of the book. Half leather, over paper boards with Egyptian design identical to the 1944 edition. Each of the eleven copies also has a bookplate mounted on the front pastedown, stating its limitation and provenance, and a four-page booklet, printed on the same paper as the book itself, outlining the history of the volume. Included with each copy is an original handwritten letter, signed, by Crowley, to Frieda Harris. The letters are each approx. 250 words, written on both sides of a sheet of notepaper, usually about 8" x 5", begin and end with the Thelmic greetings (usually written in full, but sometimes in cipher: 93 93/93) and are signed simply 'Aleister.' Fine condition. xii + 288 + [iv] pp. Small quarto. (Item ID: 16000)