Four issues of The English Review, August, September, October, November 1914, bound in one volume. Aleister Crowley contributes a poem "Chants Before Battle" to The English Review, No. 69, August 1914 & a poem "To America" to The English Review, No. 71, October 1914. Aleister contributes to CROWLEY, Austin HARRISON.

Four issues of The English Review, August, September, October, November 1914, bound in one volume. Aleister Crowley contributes a poem "Chants Before Battle" to The English Review, No. 69, August 1914 & a poem "To America" to The English Review, No. 71, October 1914.

London: The English Review, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. viii + 528pp. Original blue publisher's cloth with gilt-lettered red title-label on spine. A bound edition of The English Review, Volume XVIII (comprising four issues: August, September, October & November 1914). Bound without advertisements or wrappers. Aleister Crowley contributes a seven page piece, "Chants Before Battle," to the August 1914 issue. "Chants Before Battle," comprises a series of short patriotic poems written around the outbreak of the First World War, each in the style of a well-known poet (Chaucer, Tennyson, Browning, Shelley, Blake, et al) and each with the theme "We don't want to fight, but if we have do ...watch out." Crowley also contributes a six page patriotic poem, "To America," which he apparently originally wrote at the conclusion of the Spanish-American war to the October 1914 issue. Other contributions to the magazines include "August, 1914) by John Masefield, a section of essays on "The Kaiser's War," "Notes on Some of my Wanderings" by Arthur Symons, "The Philosophy of Revolt" by Joseph McCabe, a poem by Eden Philpotts, plus other articles and poems by various writers as well as a section of essays on "The War of Liberation." Spine & boards slightly rubbed & discolored, a few small bumps to edges, page-edges slightly discolored, minor foxing to endpapers, otherwise a tight, internally-clean VG copy. Item #45472

Price: $125.00