Q.B.L. OR THE BRIDE'S RECEPTION: Being A Short Cabalistic Treatise On The Nature And Use Of The Tree Of Life.
Chicago: Printed for the Author, 1922.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author with inscription by N.C.Ross. Signed First Limited Edition of Frater Achad's [Jones, Charles Stansfeld] most important book Q.B.L. OR THE BRIDE'S RECEPTION. 8vo., 106 pp + 43pp. + 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) + 1 folded black & white diagram. Limited Edition: #97 of 250 signed copies. Dark Green paper-covered boards, beige linen spine, paper title label printed black, top edge gilt, pages trimmed on top only. All pages, plates with tissue guards are present.
Very interesting "Fold-out Kabbalistic diagram of the tree of life " has an embossed seal of Norman C. Ross.
A genuinely rare edition.
There are a few notations by N.C.Ross as well as his inscription.
A very good & important copy. Aleister Crowley ("666") considered himself to be the "Spiritual Father" to Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones, "777"), as he relates on page 801 of the CONFESSIONS: "What I had really done was to beget a Magical Son. So, precisely nine months afterwards . Frater O.I.V., entirely without my know ledge, became a Babe of the Abyss.The Book of the Law speaks of this 'Child' as 'One,' as if with absolute vagueness.
But the motto which Frater O.I.V. had taken on becoming a neophyte was 'Achad,' which is the Hebrew word for 'One.' It is further predicted that this 'Child' shall discover the Key of the interpretation of the Book itself, and this I had been unable to do."
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