Aleister Crowley began publishing his massive periodical
the Equinox in 1909. Victor Neuburg assisted by
providing general support and selections of his poetry,
beginning with “The Lonely Bride” for the first issue. For
the March 1912 issue Crowley was replaced as editor, at
least in name, if not in fact, by Mary d’Este Sturges with
Neuburg as sub-editor, presumably as an attempt to distance
Crowley from the Equinox. The recent bad publicity
generated by the “Looking Glass” trial had apparently caused
a drop off in new A\A\
students and a backlash against the Equinox itself.
Throughout the publishing history of the Equinox,
Neuburg contributed poetry to all 10 issues with the
exception of Numbers 7 and 9.
Judging by an advertisement in the Equinox, Number 8,
published in September 1912, his lengthiest contribution,
the poem "Rosa Ignota", was originally planned to be issued
as a separate publication. The ad, shown below, stated that
it was in preparation for publication and would have been
his second book published by Crowley after The Triumph of
Pan in 1910.
Each book is bound by hand, measures 11" x 8 1/2" and
features a spine fashioned from red oak. 129 pages.
Numerous illustrations, decorative borders and initials are
featured throughout the book. Printed on 24 pound text
weight, acid-free paper specifically chosen for this edition
with a cover of acid-free 80 lb. Royal Fiber cardstock. The
outer cover is made from handmade, 100% cotton rag, marbled
paper. The text is set in Nyala font.
As an added bonus, each book comes with a hand-bound
copy of several pieces that Neuburg wrote for The Order of
Woodcraft Chivalry's periodical The Pinecone. Each
copy also includes a handsome bookplate and bookmark.
Please act quickly to reserve your copy before this limited
edition is sold out. Only 148 copies are being made
available to the public.
Edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Price: USD