Item #30252 The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism. Victor Neuberg, eds Mary D'Este Sturges.
The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism
The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism
The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism
The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism
The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism
The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism
The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism

The Equinox Vol. I, No. VII. The Review of Scientific Illuminism

London: Wieland & Co., 1912. First edition. Large 8vo, xii, 424 pp, bound in illustrated paper over boards backed in cloth, with a printed spine label. No dust jacket as issued. The early issues of the Equinox were printed in editions of 1000 copies, and later numbers - presumably this number - in editions of probably 500 copies. Illustrated with black and white photographs and other plates.

"So I found that the format of The Equinox shocked the bookseller; worse still, it was not a book, being issued periodically, nor a magazine, being to big and well produced!" - Aleister Crowley, Confessions, p. 606.

"With the publication of this REVIEW begins a completely new adventure in the history of mankind." -Crowley, from the foreword of Number 1.

The seventh issue of the original incarnation of the Equinox, and the first to be published with Neuberg and D'Este Sturges taking over from Aleister Crowley as editors. An important issue. "for this Seventh Number of the EQUINOX is the most important that has heretofor appeared. It contains the Account of the Revelation made in Egypt to Frater P... at the Equinox of the Gods, with facsimiles of Liber Legis and of the Stele of Revealing, the base of all our work..." - from the foreward.

This iss also includes numerous photographs of Crowley in yoga poses, a frontispiece lithograph portrait of Crowley by Auguste Clot after the drawing by Augustus John, a three part folding plate of the manuscript of Liber Legis, etc.

Last but certainly not least, this was the issue of the Equinox which printed The Rites of Eleusis, which takes up the last third of this issue.

Due to the bulk of the periodical and the board bindings, issues of the Equinox are quite fragile, and are often found with broken bindings. This is an intact, very good, complete copy, showing some old tape ghosts to the head and crown of spine with an abrasion to front panel near crown, darkening to the spine and wear to the spine label, and addition minor chipping and wear, and lower tip lightly bumped throughout, but with the binding completely intact and the interior bright - a very good example. Item #30252

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