Rooms of Mystery. Elliott O'DONNELL, Aleister Crowley: related works.

Rooms of Mystery.

London: Philip Allan, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 282pp. Blue cloth gilt-lettered on spine. A wide-ranging and sometime lurid glimpse of "rooms mysterious" in pre-Second World War Britain, written by Eliot O'Donnell (1872 - 1965), the Irish author who became famous for his books on ghosts and the supernatural. Amongst the chapters are: "Inns of Ill Repute," "Torture Rooms and Rooms Containing Gruesome Casks and Tanks", "Rooms that Have Witnessed All Kinds of Magical and Queer Happenings" etc. there is one "The Room of the Crab and Other Mystery Chambers" that includes a four page description of a visit that O'Donnell made to Aleister Crowley's Chelsea studio. From the collection of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper, with his pencilled initials on front free endpaper and his book-label loosely-inserted. Spine ends chafed, page-edges foxed, minor spotting to prelims, otherwise a VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #45379

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