Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction

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Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction

Postby Darren » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 19:19:58

In this month's update from Charles we have news that Christopher Lee's copy of the 1934 edition of TDRO (with an inscription by DW to CL) is up for sale with a price tag of £30000.

Details can be found at the following link (while it exists):

https://www.sotherans.co.uk/search.php? ... ee&x=0&y=0

Click on book details and there are some good photos of the book (front, back, with the cover off), the inscription and the leather "clamshell" box that stores it.
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Postby Charles » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 19:30:10

In contrast, Sir Christopher Lee's copy of 'The Devil And All His Works', also inscribed by DW, was recently sold by booksellers Peter Harrington for £325.

Quite a price difference !

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Postby Darren » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 19:44:31

Charles wrote:In contrast, Sir Christopher Lee's copy of 'The Devil And All His Works', also inscribed by DW, was recently sold by booksellers Peter Harrington for £325.


I wonder who bought it, Charles? :-k
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Postby Charles » Tue 26 Sep, 2017 21:12:01

I'm sure you can make an educated guess, given your not inconsiderable sleuthing skills :-)

If you like, I'll arrange for its owner to bring it to the Convention.

Talking of which, is there anything else anyone would particularly like to see in the 'travelling Museum' this year ?

Given it's out tenth, I will try to get hold of - and bring up - anything of particular interest if I can.

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Re: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction

Postby Darren » Fri 13 Oct, 2017 10:49:08

It would be exciting to see the CL copy of the Devil And All His Works at the convention. It would also be great to see CL's copy of TDRO - that would make a great selfie along with the TRDO Blu-ray in the other hand. But at £30000 that is unlikely.

And, as my introduction to DW was through his Black Magic books, and as they still retain my main focus for DW, I don't know if it possible but I would love to see DW's copy Crowley's "Magick in Theory and Practice" with AC's dedication. And also DW's copy of Essays in Petto by Montague Summers. I don't know if anyone coming to the convention has the connections to be able to borrow these for the day. The links of these two authors to the two greatest Occult masterpieces, TDRO and TTDAD, make these copies real treasures of the DW and general literary world.
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