London: John Baker, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 268pp. Black cloth lettered in silver on spine.
A novel by John Symonds, who was of course the author of the most famous biography of Aleister Crowley, "The Great Beast." This copy includes passing references to Crowley and "The Purple Dwarf," an erotic novel that he is supposed to have written, but no copy of which has ever been found. From the library of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper, with his bookplate on the front pastedown & ownership name on front free endpaper. Fading to top-edge (near spine), spine rubbed at top & bottom, else a VG+ copy (lacks dust jacket). Item #41939