Item #55494 The Magical Record of the Beast 666. The Diaries of Aleister Crowley 1914-1920. John Symonds, Kenneth Grant.

The Magical Record of the Beast 666. The Diaries of Aleister Crowley 1914-1920.

London: Duckworth, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xvi + 326pp. Red cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine. Index. The First UK trade edition of this significant publication of Crowley's diaries. The significant first publication of Crowley's diaries, which cover virtually the whole of Crowley's American sojourn, from shortly after his arrival in 1914 to his departure in 1919, his subsequent travels, and early days at Cefalu in 1920. In it recorded not only day to day events, but his magical workings, experiments with sex magick and drugs (hence he termed them his "Magical Record"). Cloth lightly chafed at corners, spine ends bruised, page edges a little darkened and discoloured, pages toned, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket a bit chafed, creased and chipped at edges, clipped). Item #55494
ISBN: 01715606360

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