The Equinox Vol. I No. II (1909 First Edition)


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Aleister Crowley; Various

Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd, London, Autumn 1909. First Edition. Lacking its binding and in need of attention, but offering an opportunity to a collector who can see the potential. Pages 1-382 and 385-397 appear relatively intact, pages 383/384 are loose, pages 341-334 have a crease vertically down the centre. The following pages are included but are loose – title page, advert for what Vol No.I No.III will contain, reviews (half page missing). Also included is a fabric title spine binding. Do not be misled, this is not a fools errand, but rather a realistic re-binding project. The pages themselves are generally bright and clean. Once re-bound this will make a fabulous edition.

Contents for Equinox Vol I. No. II (included as a guide only, bare in mind condition notes above) :

  1. Frontpages
  2. Editorial
  3. Liber O [vel Manus et Sagittae sub Figura VI]
  4. The Herb Dangerous (Part II) : The Psychology of Hashish. By Oliver Haddo
  5. Reviews
  6. The Garden of Janus. By Aleister Crowley
  7. The Dream Circean. By Marital Nay
  8. The Lost Shepherd. By Victor B. Neuburg
  9. A Handbook of Geomancy
  10. The Organ in King’s Chapel, Cambridge, By G. H. S. Pinsent
  11. A Note on Genesis
  12. The Five Adorations. By Dost Achiha Khan
  13. Illusion D’amoureux. By Francis Bendick
  14. The Opium-Smoker
  15. Postcards to Probationers. By Aleister Crowley
  16. The Wild Ass. By Alys Cusack
  17. The Sphinx at Gizeh. By Lord Dunsany
  18. The Priestess of Panormita. By Elaine Carr
  19. The Temple of Solomon the King (Book II)
  20. Amongst the Mermaids. By Norman Roe
  21. Ave Adonai. By Aleister Crowley
  22. The Man-Cover. By George Raffalovich
  23. Stewed Prunes and Prism: The Tennyson Centenary. By A. Quiller, Jr.
  24. Stop Press Reviews

The Equinox (subtitle: “The Review of Scientific Illuminism”) is a series of publications in book form that serves as the official organ of the A∴A∴, a magical order founded by Aleister Crowley (although material is often of import to its sister organization, Ordo Templi Orientis). Begun in 1909, it mainly features articles about occultism and magick, while several issues also contain poetry, fiction, plays, artwork, and biographies. The last issue was published in 1998.

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Weight 1.081 kg