The Soul of the Desert. Aleister CROWLEY.

The Soul of the Desert.

Kings Beach, CA: Thelema Publications, 1974. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Small square octavo. 36 pages (printed on recto only). Brown cloth with gilt title on spine and front cover. A poem 'Written at Tozeur 17 March 1914,' it was first published in an issue of the Occult Review of the same year. This was its first separate publication. An association copy, with the ownership SIGNATURE of Crowley scholar and editor Martin P. Starr on the front free endpaper. Starr was a long-time friend of Helen Parsons Smith, and the author of "The Unknown God," the biography of her first husband W. T. Smith. This edition was published by Thelema Publications, the company run by Helen Parsons-Smith (1910 - 2003): who as well as being the widow of W. T. Smith, was the ex-wife of Jack Parsons, and long time member of Agape Lodge of the OTO. A Fine copy, and unusual thus (no dustjacket - none issued). Item #63231
ISBN: 0913576085

Price: $125.00

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