I own a very, very rare 1st edition of The Equinox by Aleister Crowley. These were published in 1906. I purchased these from a book dealer in Australia and hand carried them back to the States.
Aleister Crowley studied all things mystical and occult and wrote journals about all of it. These were combined and published as the Equinox.
You can see the publishers date here in Roman Numerals.
The table of contents for the first volume.
Aleister was quite a dope addict. He was a heroin addict. At the end of his life his doctor refused to prescribe more heroin for him. Aleister put a curse on the doctor and the two died within an hour of each other.
He was called the most evil man alive.
He led a life as full of debauchery as possible. They celebrated his death with a black mass.
This is a rare book on Freemasonry.
The Freemasons are a fraternal organization formed in the 16th century. There are over 5 million in the United States alone. They exist all over the world. They are a very secret society. Almost every president of the United States up until JFK was a Freemason....gets you to thinking, eh?
Beginning of chapter one.
It looks like the Freemasons have not always been tolerated!
This is a copy of another very rare book, The Grand Grimoire. The original dates back to 1522. A grimoire is a textbook of magic.
It is still the bible for the Voodoo and Santeria religions.
Two illustrations of Lucifer.
A book on Gypsy Sorcery
Gypsies are still prevalent the world over.
They live by their own set of rules.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of these rare and unusual books and maybe it will up your creep factor and start putting you in a Halloween mode!!!
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