Eight Lectures on Yoga... Being The Equinox, Volume 3, Number 4. Aleister CROWLEY, Mahatma Guru Sri Paramahansa SHIVAJI, pseudonym.
Eight Lectures on Yoga... Being The Equinox, Volume 3, Number 4
Eight Lectures on Yoga... Being The Equinox, Volume 3, Number 4

Eight Lectures on Yoga... Being The Equinox, Volume 3, Number 4

London, The O.T.O. [Ordo Templi Orientis], BCM/ANKH, 1939.

Quarto, vi, 84, [4] (publisher's advertisements) pages with a full-page illustration plus a frontispiece portrait of Crowley, and a small erratum slip and advertisement (printed on pink paper) tipped in on page 84.

Brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the front cover, all edges uncut; cloth rubbed at the extremities, with minimal wear to one corner and the ends of the spine; endpapers lightly tanned; tiny stain to the bottom edge of the rear free endpaper, with minimal impact on the two advertising leaves; acidic tissue-guard uniformly tanned, affecting the frontispiece and (to a lesser extent) the title page; overall an excellent copy with an ownership signature in light pencil on the front pastedown.

'In a 15 July 1939 letter to Wilfred Talbot Smith, Crowley mentions that in order to save on shipping costs he is sending 30 copies of the book in sheets to be bound by Smith as near as possible to the original edition. These unbound sheets were sent to California where they were locally bound by the Agape Lodge of the O.T.O. All aspects of this variation are the same as state (a) with the exception of (1) the actual binding, (2) the line "Printed in England" has been added to the bottom of the colophon on page 88 and (3) the errata slip has been tipped in instead of bound in' ('The Aleister Crowley Bibliography Project', online). This copy, with the tipped-in erratum slip, and 'Printed in England' at the foot of the colophon, is one of these elusive 30 copies.

Item #120403

Price (AUD): $4,000.00