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The Book of Lies.

Stock Code 111961

London, Weiland and Co., 1913

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First edition of Crowley's masterwork, consisting of 93 chapters including a question mark, an exclamation mark, poems, rituals, instructions, and obscure allusions and cryptograms. Several chapters and a photographic plate reference Leila Waddell, Crowley's muse throughout the writing process for this volume.

As Crowley described it: 'This book deals with many matters on all planes of the very highest importance. It is an official publication for Babes of the Abyss, but is recommended even to beginners as highly suggestive.' Around 1921, Crowley wrote a short commentary about each chapter, assisting the reader in the Qabalistic interpretation.

First edition; 12mo (14.7 x 9.3 cm); errata slip tipped in between pp60-61, 2 full-page photographic plates, light offsetting to endpapers, Librairie des Sciences Occultes label to front pastedown, else unmarked internally; publisher's black cloth gilt, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, minor rubbing to extremities, trace of fraying to the lower portion of the upper joint, but a decent copy of a pretty book.

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The Book of Lies.

[CROWLEY, Aleister] FRATER PERDURABO (pseud).

Stock code: 111961

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