'Forty Years On: At the Metropole.' A single page mimeographed poem. Aleister CROWLEY.

'Forty Years On: At the Metropole.' A single page mimeographed poem.

Undated - circa 1946. First Edition thus. Mimeographed (or otherwise mechanically reproduced) on a single 8 x 10 inch buff colored sheet. Crowley published a slightly different version of this poem under the title 'Forty Years On: To Angela Constadine' in his Olla (1946). The version published in Olla appears to have been slightly bowdlerized, thus the lines which appear in the books as 'The tarts quite a little bit tartier; The road-hog more pushingly present," appear in this broadsheet as the more racially-offensive ''The tarts undeniably tartier; The Semite more pushingly present.' Crowley apparently had a small number of this version 'printed' for recipients of copies of Olla who he thought would be appreciate it. VG condition. Item #31902

Price: $75.00

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