UK: Hell Fire Club, 2018. Special Vellum Edition. Full Vellum. Quarto. A Special Edition, one of only 22 copies, each one designed to one of the Trumps of the Major Arcana; this is Copy for Atu II, THE PRIESTESS. 287 pp. Bound in full English calf vellum, top edge gilt, hand gilt titles and Crowleys personal seal of Ankh-ef-en-Khonsu to the spine. To the inside of the binding is a silk doublure of purple kashgar, with an inset Atu or 'trump' card of The High Priestess from a contemporary Thoth Deck, gilt border to the silk. To the rear of the binding is a further silk doublure with inset card in reverse showing the stunning Rose-Cross design painted by Frieda Harris for the original deck. Each of the 22 copies comes with a gilt-edged card stamped with the seal of the A.A. and is presented in a sturdy slipcase covered in purple kashgar silk. The text block is that of the 2017 Samuel Weiser Edition. Fine. Item #311164
¶ Originally published by Crowley in 1944, this new facsimile edition of The Book of Thoth is a faithful reproduction of the Samuel Weiser Inc. 1969 edition, which in turn was a facsimile of the original O.T.O. edition printed in 1944. The text is digitally restored, printed on a heavy, coated stock, and features revised color plates and black and white illustrations of the Thoth Tarot based on new photography of the original art, courtesy of the O.T.O. and The Warburg Institute. Crowley's Magnum Opus - one of his most important and enduring works.