Samuel Weiser, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good plus condition. No Jacket. Gilt and rose gold stamped blue cloth
York Beach, Samuel Weiser, 1992 (facsimile edition)/ 1929.
Quarto, [vi], 308, 132 pages with a few illustrations plus 5 full-page plates and 2 colour frontispieces.
Gilt-decorated blue cloth lightly bumped at the foot of the spine; bottom edge slightly marked; an excellent copy.
This edition was limited to 1000 copies.
The legendary Blue Equinox was Crowley’s first attempt to publicize the principles and aims of the magical secret society Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) and its allied order the A.A. In it, Crowley laid out the esoteric, social, ethical, and philosophical ideas that he believed provided the framework for a new ethics and the liberated morality of the future. Upon publication, the book was threatened with suppression by the authorities of the day. Many of the papers in the Blue Equinox anticipated social liberties we tend to take for granted today.