TKS Books, 2022. Item #3450
10 x 6 in. spiral-bound book, 64 pp., with holographic gold-stamped cover. Cover image by Zoe Kudrnac.
Several years in the making, this catalog contains introductory essay, photographs, and complete bibliography of poet Diane di Prima's occult library—a collection she alludes to her memoir, Recollections of My Life as a Woman.
The library contains numerous themes that appeared in di Prima's poetry, including alchemy, medieval mysticism, premodern history, the Kabbalah, Aleister Crowley, psychedelics, crystal healing, and more. Many of the books were inscribed by friends or annotated with reading notes by di Prima, which the bibliography notes.
The occult library was recently placed by Granary Books at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This is from an edition of 55 copies, numbered by the editor. There is a low-res PDF version available at no cost.
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