Aleister Crowley published his edition of the Goetia in 1904 and ever since then it has been a work which inspires dread and fascination. In February 1976, Equinox Publishing published the first facsimile edition from their premises in 4 Holland Street, London, W8. This place was the occult bookshop set up by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who wrote 'There was not one bookshop in London with a good collection of occult books and I was so pissed off not being able to get the books I wanted.'
The Goetia was one of the two first books Equinox published. It is a sought-after, scarce item which is a testament to the 1970s and to Page's commitment to Crowley's work. This copy has a bookseller's sticker of the legendary Sorcerer's Apprentice occult shop in Leeds.
London: The Equinox (Booksellers and Publishers) Ltd., 1976. First Facsimile Edition. Printed by Garden City Press Ltd. Hardcover with dustwrapper, 66pp.
Volume and Condition. Original black cloth, titled and decorated in dark red in facsimile of the first edition. A near fine copy in a dustwrapper that seems to have almost entirely escaped any wear and tear, having only minor creasing. A lovely copy of a scarce facsimile edition. Internally clean and striking, with the bookseller's label of The Sorcerer's Apprentice to the rear pastedown.