The Camberwell Beauty. Louis GOLDING, signed.

The Camberwell Beauty.

London: Gollancz, 1935. First Edition, Inscribed. Hardcover. Octavo. 446pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "For Val, who requests me not to put any cliches in this book, from Louis, who hopes he hasn't. June 6, 1935." A novel. It includes a character, Frank Tomlinson or Machatan, who is clearly based on Crowley, and who has an Abbey "Collegium Artium Mysticarum" (like Crowley's "Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum") in Syracuse, Sicily (rather than Cefalu, Sicily) etc. etc. From the collection of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper, with his book-label on the front pastedown & penciled ownership name on front free endpaper. Spine chafed at head & foot, extremities rubbed, slight bumps to corners of boards, slight age-browning to edges, otherwise a solid VG copy in Fair dust jacket (dust jacket is defective, with major missing pieces at top of spine & front panel substituted with copied material). Unusual with the author's inscription. Item #41690

Price: $150.00

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