The Whirlpool. Aleister introduction to CROWLEY, Ethel Archer.
The Whirlpool

The Whirlpool

London: Wieland & Co., 1911. First Edition. First Edition. Hardcover. Octaqvo. 46pp (+ 4pp. adverts) Paper covered boards with striking illustration. A collection of poems addressed to Victor Neuburg and other Crowley intimates. It includes an Introduction & Dedication by Crowley and a poem by Victor Neuburg. Ethel Archer was a close associate of Crowley's at the time, and one of the central figures in the group involved with the publication of The Equinox series: with her husband Eugene Wieland she published a number of Crowley's works. Includes advertisements for The Equinox and other Crowley titles at rear. From the collection of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper with his book-label tipped in at rear. The words "For Review / [an illegible price] net" have been written on the front free end-paper, but then erased so they are barely legible. The handwriting looks suspiciously like Crowley's - which would hardly be surprising as he was deeply involved with Wieland and its publications - but as someone has erased it and only a faint imprint remains it is impossible to tell with certainty. Boards and spine a little darkened, light rubbing to edges, a little light foxing to endpapers. Overall a VG+ copy of a work which due to its fragile nature is seldom enountered in as nice a condition as this. Item #39447

Price: $600.00