New edition of The Book of Thoth

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Weiser Books is publishing a new limited edition facsimile hardcover of Aleister Crowley’s The Book of Thoth.

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Aleister Crowley’s The Book of Thoth endures as one of the most definitive volumes on the tarot ever written. This classic text describes the philosophy and use of Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, a deck designed by Crowley and painted by Lady Frieda Harris. The Thoth Tarot has become one of the bestselling tarot decks in the world. It is also one of the most original interpretations of the tarot, incorporating astrological, numerological, Egyptian, and Qabalistic symbolism. While there are many other useful guides to this famous tarot deck, there are no others that explain the deck in its designer’s own words.

This new facsimile edition of The Book of Thoth is a faithful reproduction of the Samuel Weiser Inc. 1969 edition, which in turn was a facsimile of the original O.T.O. edition printed in 1944. The text is digitally restored, printed on a heavy, coated stock, and features revised color plates and black and white illustrations of the Thoth Tarot based on new photography of the original art, courtesy of the O.T.O. and The Warburg Institute. The book text block is smyth sewn, with a rounded back, and headbands. Printed endpaper reproduces the Egyptian motif from the board covers of the 1944 edition. The cover is quality cloth over boards with gold stamping on the spine, and is wrapped with a jacket which again features updated art while matching the original design. Weiser Books takes pride in the release of this new hardcover reprint on the event of our 60th anniversary in publishing.

“The Book of Thoth is an indispensable companion to the deck and the most authoritative and reliable guide to the Tarot in the New Aeon.” ―Hymenaeus Beta, Frater Superior, O.T.O.

To mark our 60th Anniversary, Weiser Books is publishing a facsimile hardcover of its 1969 edition of Aleister Crowley’s The Book of Thoth, which in turn was a facsimile of the original O.T.O. edition printed in 1944. One of our bestselling titles, this book endures as one of the most definitive volumes on the tarot ever written. This classic text describes the philosophy and use of Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, the deck designed by Crowley and painted by Lady Frieda Harris.
The new collector’s edition features digitally restored text printed on heavy, coated stock, and features revised color plates and black and white illustrations of the Thoth Tarot based on new photography of the original art, courtesy of the O.T.O. and The Warburg Institute. The book text block is smyth sewn, with a rounded back and headbands. Cloth-bound with gold foil stamping and printed endpapers reproduce the Egyptian motif from the board covers of the original 1944 edition.

We will not be reprinting The Book of Thoth facsimile edition – once this special run of 3,000 copies sells out, that’s it. Advance copies of this quality hardcover have already been favorably received by such luminaries in the field as Jim Wasserman, Lon Milo DuQuette, and Rodney Orpheus.
The Book of Thoth
Hardcover, 304 Pages, 7.5 x 9
ISBN: 9780877289500
List Price: $60.00


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