Written by Michael Aquino, documenting the history of the Church of Satan, and it's founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. This was first privately published by the Temple of Set, in 1983. I have never seen a hardcover copy of this book, and do not know if the first edition was hardbound, or not. This may well be a unique, one-of-a-kind custom bound copy, which Aquino had made at the request of Nevill Drury. It has been very elaborately inscribed by Aquino, on a blank page at the front.
So it is almost certain, that he had at least one copy, and maybe a handful of copies bound in this way. But if there are more of these out there, you never see them come up for sale. Given the book is over 500 pages in length, and the later editions had additional material, it always close to impossible to have the book properly bound, in one volume.Most of the later editions that I have seen, are usually just photocopied or printed A4 pages, with punched holes, and bound by either a plastic comb binder, or metal binder (or other ties), with usually black card covers. Sometimes it is split into parts, making it into a 4 volume set (or similar). In addition to the text, there are numerous appendices, notes, index and color plates. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire what may well be a unique hardcover 1st edition of. This copy belonged to the late Nevill Drury, and has been inscribed to him, by Michael Aquino. This will make an excellent addition to any Satanic library.
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The item "CHURCH OF SATAN by Michael Aquino Anton Szandor LaVey Hardbound Signed 1st Edn" is in sale since Tuesday, October 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "reix718" and is located in Belfield, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.