The Search for Abraxas.
DRURY, Nevill, & SKINNER, Stephen ( Introduction by Colin Wilson ).
London: Neville Spearman, 1972. First edition Hardcover. Octavo. xxii + 138pp. Brown boards with gilt-lettered spine. B/w frontis & illustrations. Bibliography and index. A study of the search for meaning through initiation and the occult and mystical experience. Includes a chapter on Austin Osman Spare. Loosely-inserted is a single printed sheet, folded once to form a four-page prospectus/order form for this book; several b/w illustrations from the book are reproduced (prospectus has slight insect damage to the bottom-edge of the front page, and some discoloration & edge wear elsewhere). From the collection of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper, with his book-label on the front pastedown. Slight uneven browning to fore- & top-edges, small bottom-edge bump to rear board, otherwise a solid, unmarked VG+ copy in quite a VG dust jacket (dust jacket a little darkened and lightly chafed at edges, not clipped). 0-85435-321-6 (Item ID: 42075)