Underworld Amusements Presents Might is Right: 1927 Facsimile & Leaf Edition

This hardback art book is a full-color facsimile of the 1927 edition of Might is Right. An original page of Might is Right, as published by the Dil Pickle Press of Chicago, has been tipped into each copy. Less than one hundred copies of this reliquary will be available, and only a portion of those made available for sale to the public.

Underworld Amusements is proud to present Might is Right: 1927 Facsimile & Leaf Edition (PREORDER)

Might is Right: 1927 Facsimile & Leaf Edition

Author: Ragnar Redbeard / Arthur Desmond

Introduction: Kevin I. Slaughter

Publisher: Underworld Amusements

Pages: 192 Size: 6.25×9.25″

The 1927 edition was the last edition of Might is Right to be printed in the author’s lifetime, with every detail personally overseen by Ragnar Redbeard himself. This book features the same striking yellow cover that adorned the edition used by Anton Szandor LaVey during his Friday night lectures in San Francisco. The Doctor spoke of it as “the yellow book,” and took inspiration from it for the first part of his own infamous book, The Satanic Bible.

An exceptionally rare opportunity to own a breathtaking (un)holy relic of the most dangerous book ever written!

Available exclusively from Underworld Amusements

(Official release date is August 20, 2021)


Might is Right: 1927 Facsimile Edition

Author: Ragnar Redbeard / Arthur Desmond

Introduction: Kevin I. Slaughter

Publisher: Underworld Amusements

Price: $15.95 Pages: 194 Size: 5.5×8.5″

Release date: August 2021 ISBN: 978-1-943687-26-8

Featuring a brief introduction by Kevin I. Slaughter, this paperback is a high-quality facsimile of the 1927 edition of Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard, originally published by Dil Pickle Press of Chicago. We can once again read Might is Right exactly as Ragnar Redbeard intended it to be read, in all of its pure, unadulterated fury!

Available from Underworld Amusements or Barnes & Noble

**To order BOTH books use code “FAXOFLIFE” at checkout and receive a 33% discount on Might is Right: 1927 Facsimile Edition**



Step inside the wonderful world of a 1900s Bookselling business. Booklists including historic and important must-read books, and works from: Niccolo Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Stirner, Herbert Spencer, Oscar Wilde, Ragnar Redbeard, Malfew Seklew, Count Leo Tolstoy, Francis Lord Bacon, Ernest Pack, Sir Samuel Fergusson, Alphonse Daudet, Bart Kennedy, and Emile Souvestre.


Famous must-read books for men and women on every “ISMS.” Under the pseudonyms: Gavin Gowrie, and Richard Thurland, Arthur Desmond sold books by mail through “The House of Gowrie” and “Thurland & Thurland,” Evanston, Chicago.

“A Thousand Books of Fame.”

FREEMASONRY—“The Open Road To Damnation.” The pamphlet is brilliantly written, is extremely aggressively vitriolic. It speaks of the hidden “Black Degrees” and the “Adoration of Satan.”

“THE COMING SLAVERY,” By Herbert Spencer. For all men interested in social change or reform. Socialists, populists and prohibitionists are invited to read this.

“THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MALFEW SEKLEW,” By Malfew Seklew. (F. M. Wilkesbarre)

“WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?” By Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic Explorer.

“THE VIRGIN’S GOD-CHILD,” By Emile Souvestre.

“THE POPE’S MULE,” By Alphonse Daudet.

“Don’t read drivel—read the books that make you strong to dare and do.” —Arthur Desmond.


A documentary history of Arthur “Ragnar Redbeard” Desmond’s short-lived political career as a radical candidate for parliament in New Zealand. Included are the speeches and press coverage culled from period accounts.

Arthur Desmond (1859-1929), a young local Napier, a common worker, a cattle-drover, came from nowhere as ‘a representative of the small settler and the working man’ when he stood for parliament in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand in 1884. Mr. Desmond caused quite a big stir in the political establishment as an unknown candidate with his strong and radical views. He lost to Captain Russel, and came last at a third place with 190 votes against Capt. Russel’s 564, and Mr. Sutton’s 381.

This compilation will not try to say or explain anything other than what has already been reported by the press between 1884-1885. What it will do is give you Arthur Desmond’s first-ever speeches, commentary, correspondence, and articles filled with critique and praise. Poetry, and Politics—Love, and War, well, maybe not soo much love.

Later, we have learned that Arthur Desmond lived a life under many different names, one of the most notorious was Ragnar Redbeard, under which he wrote the infamous, and suppressed book Might is Right, published in 1896. Another, and much less widely known nom de plume he used for a brief period was “Keo Kaha,” a Maori signature that means Strong Point.

Enjoy this little “scrapbook,” a time-piece of the political radical Arthur Desmond. From cattle-drover to Radical Demagogue.



“The Enchiridion” by Epictetus in four English-language translations. For the first time, four English language translations of ‘The Enchiridion’ by Epictetus under one cover. Translations by Elizabeth Carter, George Long, Thomas Higginson and Perry Matheson. Introduction by Trevor Blake. Illustrations by Michael P. Brumage.