Tag Archives: 1974

The Pleasure Quest of the R.S.P.

The Pleasure Quest of the R.S.P. by Peter Quimme, a 1974 trade paperback with a cover price of $1.50 from Dell, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Peter Quimme The Pleasure- Quest of the R. S. P.

I will claim this brand new acquisition for the Reading Room was made entirely based on the previously posted review by Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus … but, the cover is pretty awesome as well.

“What were a group of the world’s most expert amorous gentlemen, the ever-ready members of a youthful erotic love cult, a voluptuous female sex researcher and her all-very-male staff, an I-am-curious U.S. Senator and a girl Friday with all the answers, a talented gorilla and a French chambermaid doing at an orgy?” — back cover

“An Invitation You Can’t Turn Down R.S. xx P.

Could the truth be wilder than fiction? This was the question that stirred the distinguished members of the R.S.P. (Royal Society of P–rn–gr–ph–rs) to rise to their greatest challenge. For years they had produced under-the-counter masterpieces for an adoring public—works written with list and x’s, never failing to arouse a most gratifying response.

But now the time had come to turn from their pens to more potent instruments of pleasure—to turn, in short, from fantasy to flesh.

And their invitations went out to a most extraordinary variety of people to join them in a most unusual part.

Needless to say, everyone came…” — front matter

Collected Works of Aleister Crowley

Collected Works of Aleister Crowley, in three volumes, reprinted by the Yogi Publication Society, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Aleister Crowley's Collected Works from Yogi Publication Society

 

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Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on the Book of the Law

Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on the Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley, edited and annotated by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant, with an introduction by Kenneth Grant, the 1974 edition from 93 Publishing, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

John Symonds, Kenneth Grant and Aleister Crowley's Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on the-Book of the Law from 93 Publishing

Unfortunately this is just a rather clandestine facsimile of a facsimile of the much sought after Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law.

 

The Hermetic Library Reading Room is an imaginary and speculative future reification of the library in the physical world, a place to experience a cabinet of curiosities offering a confabulation of curation, context and community that engages, archives and encourages a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to contribute to the Hermetic Library Reading Room, consider supporting the library or contact the librarian.